Endowed position is Bryn Mawr Hospital’s first — and Main Line Health’s first for nursing

Dr. Fiona Felton named Claire Baldwin Endowed Vice President of Patient Care Services

Bryn Mawr, PA — An endowed position has been established at Bryn Mawr Hospital, representing a pair of milestones — the first endowed position in the institution’s 130-year history and the first ever to be designated for a nursing position at Main Line Health.

The Claire Baldwin Endowed Vice President of Patient Care Services honors the legacy of the longtime nursing excellence advocate, who worked at Bryn Mawr Hospital from 1984 to 2012. Fiona Felton, DNP, MBA, RN, FACHE, NEA-BC, the hospital’s vice president of patient care services for the last four years, has been named the position’s inaugural holder.

“We are so grateful to see Claire honored in such a meaningful, enduring way by our dear friend Elia Durr Buck, who passed away in late 2022 and funded this position, leaving one final remembrance of her legacy as a champion of Bryn Mawr Hospital nurses,” said hospital President John Schwarz. “Throughout her career, Claire emphasized professional nursing practices and always sought to advance progressive change, including taking the lead on Bryn Mawr Hospital’s orthopedic expansion and initiating its neurointerventional and bariatric services. She connected with people, listened and exuded respect for all patients, staff and visitors. Claire is the ideal choice.”

Baldwin, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, has helped the hospital reach new levels of patient care, first as an instructor in the School of Nursing specializing in operating room education, then as associate vice president of surgical care, and finally, as vice president of administration/nursing, which later evolved into the vice president for patient care services position now held by Dr. Felton.

Dr. Felton is responsible for all nursing operations at Bryn Mawr Hospital. She most notably helped guide the hospital throughout the pandemic. She began her career at Abington Hospital before joining Main Line Health in 2009 as an administrative fellow. She served in a variety of leadership roles and became the director of nursing for Bryn Mawr Hospital in 2018 before assuming her current role in 2020.

“There could not be a more worthy recipient than Fiona,” Schwarz said. “She has maintained high-quality nursing and patient care during some very challenging times. Fiona is a tireless champion of employee wellness and success, working every day to ensure our nurses have the tools, training and support they need to provide compassionate, cutting-edge care.”

Dr. Felton said she hopes to live up to the standards set by Baldwin.

“I am so gratified to be honored as the inaugural holder of this position,” Dr. Felton said. “The care, compassion and skill of our nurses is a vital part of the foundation of success at Bryn Mawr Hospital. The resources that come with this honor will help as I work to support additional nursing, patient care, teaching and research initiatives in the future.”

Dr. Felton holds a master of business administration and a master of science in nursing from La Salle University and a doctor of nursing practice from West Chester University.

About Bryn Mawr Hospital

Bryn Mawr Hospital, part of Main Line Health, is a 284-bed, not-for-profit acute care teaching hospital dedicated to helping the community stay well ahead on the path to lifelong health. Bryn Mawr Hospital has received both regional and national recognition for its excellence in providing state-of-the-art, quality care. U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals 2022–2023 rated Bryn Mawr Hospital as High Performing in six commonly occurring conditions and medical procedures and earned two coveted Adult Specialty ratings. The hospital offers a full range of services, including cancer care, orthopaedic care, cardiovascular care, behavioral health, maternity care, bariatric surgery, neurovascular and a level III neonatal intensive care unit, all aided by a dedicated team of health care professionals and innovative technologies. Through Bryn Mawr Hospital's collaboration with the Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience, the university-affiliated neurointervention center is an accredited thrombectomy-capable stroke center that offers rapid access to advanced diagnostics and treatment options for stroke care. Bryn Mawr Hospital is affiliated with the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to deliver exceptional care for pediatric patients and their families, including 24/7 coverage of the pediatric emergency department, pediatric inpatient unit and level III NICU.


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