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Main Line Health announces new vice president of administration at Lankenau Medical Center

May 19, 2021 News Releases

Lankenau Medical Center announced today that Yonathan Kebede, FACHE, has been named Vice President of Administration for Lankenau Medical Center. He succeeds John Schwarz, who now serves as President of Bryn Mawr Hospital, another member of Main Line Health.

Kebede has more than 15 years of experience within the healthcare industry, serving in various roles at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Premier Health, the largest health system in Southwest Ohio. In his most recent role at Premier Health, he served as Vice President of Operations at Miami Valley Hospital, a large urban hospital in Dayton, OH.

As vice president of administration, Kebede will oversee the growth and operational performance of all departments at Lankenau, and work with leadership to identify and set strategic goals and implementation. "Yonathan will play a significant role in the continued success of our facility, working to ensure we're operating efficiently and providing our patients and community with optimal, high-quality health care. Yonathan brings with him a wealth of experience, and I look forward to seeing him thrive in this role," said Phillip D. Robinson, FACHE, President of Lankenau Medical Center.

Kebede holds a master's degree in Health Administration from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and a bachelor's degree in Health Sciences Management from The Ohio State University. He maintains active memberships in the American College of Healthcare Executives and the National Association for Health Services Executives, and has held leadership roles within both organizations.

Alongside his active roles in community health, Kebede is passionate about investing time within the African American community and promoting health and education in the community at large. When he's not working, he enjoys international travel with his family and friends, distance running, golfing, and playing and watching soccer.

About Lankenau Medical Center

Lankenau Medical Center, a member of Main Line Health, is recognized as a national leader in advancing new options to diagnose and treat illness, protect against disease and save lives. Located on a 93-acre campus just outside of Philadelphia, Lankenau Medical Center is a 389-bed, not-for-profit teaching hospital that includes one of the nation’s leading cardiovascular centers; the Lankenau Institute for Medical Research, one of the few freestanding hospital-associated research centers in the nation; and the Annenberg Conference Center for Medical Education, that trains over 100 new physicians each year through nationally ranked residency and fellowship programs. Lankenau has received both regional and national recognition for its excellence in providing state-of-the-art, quality care. Lankenau Medical Center has been named among the top 10 hospitals in Pennsylvania and top five in the Philadelphia metro area in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals 2019–20, and was ranked as high-performing in abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, aortic valve surgery, colon cancer surgery, gastroenterology & GI surgery, geriatrics, heart bypass surgery, heart failure, hip replacement, knee replacement, lung cancer surgery and nephrology. Lankenau has achieved The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for stroke care and breast cancer care and is one of the nation’s Top Performing Hospitals for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care. Lankenau has also been ranked for multiple years as one of the top 50 cardiovascular hospitals in the nation by Truven Health Analytics. Lankenau has also earned the highest distinction for excellence in nursing care, the American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet® designation.

About Main Line Health

Founded in 1985,Main Line Health is a not-for-profit health system serving portions of Philadelphia and its western suburbs. Main Line Health’s commitment—to deliver advanced medicine to treat and cure disease while also playing an important role in prevention and disease management as well as training physicians and other health care providers—reflects our intent to keep our community and ourselves well ahead. A team of more than 10,000 employees and 2,000 physicians care for patients throughout the Main Line Health system.

At Main Line Health’s core are four of the region’s most respected acute care hospitals—Lankenau Medical Center, Bryn Mawr Hospital, Paoli Hospital and Riddle Hospital—as well as one of the nation’s recognized facilities for rehabilitative medicine, Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital.

Main Line Health also includes Mirmont Treatment Center for drug and alcohol recovery; Main Line Health HomeCare & Hospice, which includes skilled home health care, hospice and home infusion services; Main Line Health Centers, primary and specialty care, lab and radiology, and other outpatient services located in Broomall, Collegeville, Concordville, Exton, King of Prussia and Newtown Square; Lankenau Institute for Medical Research, a biomedical research organization; and Main Line HealthCare,one of the region’s largest multispecialty physician networks.

Main Line Health is the recipient of numerous awards for quality care and service, including System Magnet® designation, the nation’s highest distinction for nursing excellence and the Mid-Atlantic Alliance for Performance Excellence (MAAPE) Excellence Award. Main Line Health is committed to creating an environment of diversity, respect and inclusion and has proudly embraced the American Hospital Association’s #123forEquity Pledge to Act to eliminate disparities in care. We are dedicated to advancing patient-centered care, education and research to help our community stay healthy.


Samantha Krouse
Manager, Communications
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