Rosangely Cruz-Rojas named Main Line Health’s first Vice President, Chief Diversity and Equity Officer
August 28, 2023News Releases
Bryn Mawr, PA — Main Line Health today announced that Rosangely Cruz-Rojas, DrPH, has been promoted to the inaugural role of Vice President, Chief Diversity and Equity Officer (CDEO). The promotion highlights her expertise and the integral role of diversity and equity at Main Line Health.
Dr. Cruz has worked for Main Line Health for more than 15 years, most recently as the System Director, Performance Measurement, Improvement and Analytics. She served as one of the initial leaders of the Disparities in Care workgroup for more than 10 years, provided consultation on equity matters and created the system’s equity dashboard. In 2012, she was awarded the Social Inequalities Research Award for excellence in doctoral research from the Center for the Study of Social Inequalities and Health at Columbia University.
In her new role, Dr. Cruz will direct the system’s diversity strategy. In partnership with members of the executive leadership team and other internal stakeholders, she will continue the development of sustainable policies, processes and initiatives designed to promote cultural humility, foster diversity and achieve equity in an inclusive environment.
“Main Line Health has a long-standing commitment to creating an inclusive environment focused on welcoming and embracing diversity while assuring equity and belonging,” said Jack Lynch, FACHE, President and Chief Executive Officer, Main Line Health. “We are excited about the CDEO role and the new insight we will gain, and we are thrilled to have someone of Rosangely’s caliber to continue the effort toward eliminating disparities. She is a stalwart supporter, leader, educator and advocate. She brings a wealth of experience in health care disparities, analytics and factors influencing health outcomes, quality, safety and patient experience.”
Dr. Cruz-Rojas earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a Master of Public Health in Biostatistics at the University of Puerto Rico. She obtained a doctoral degree from the Sociomedical Science program at Columbia University, School of Public Health.
She completed a five-year pre-doctoral program in Psychiatric Epidemiology and was awarded the Eugene Litwak Prize in Sociomedical Sciences for excellence in preparation of a dissertation research proposal in 2007.
About Main Line Health
Founded in 1985, Main Line Health is a not-for-profit health system serving Philadelphia and its suburbs. Main Line Health's commitment — to deliver safe, high-quality, equitable and affordable care for treating and curing disease, playing an important role in prevention and disease management, as well as training physicians and other health care providers — reflects our intent to be the region's premier choice for clinical care, research, and education. A team of more than 13,000 employees and over 3,500 employed and independent physicians and advanced practice providers care for patients throughout Main Line Health.
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 premier facilities for rehabilitative medicine, Bryn Mawr Rehab 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 the prestigious American Hospital Association Quest for Quality Prize, highest tier ratings from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for Overall Hospital Quality and systemwide recognition in the 2023-2024 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. Main Line Health is committed to creating an environment of diversity, respect, equity and inclusion, has proudly received awards in this area and has 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 patients stay healthy and live their best lives.