Connecting with Tina Bruckner

What is your role at Paoli Hospital?
I am the senior executive assistant to the hospital president, vice president of medical affairs and secretary to Paoli Hospital Foundation Board.

How would you describe your job to a 5-year-old?
I work in a hospital. I’m not a doctor or nurse. I help people help other people that are sick. I am so lucky that every day I get to work alongside of people that save other people’s lives.

What do you love most about working for Main Line Health?
Everyone shares the same vision and is dedicated to the mission. This truly creates a family environment where everybody is there for each other. People care about me as a person and about my professional growth. There is a genuine spirit of cooperation and shared goals all relating to customer support/satisfaction—both internally and externally.

Name three things that can always be found on your desk.
Water, tons of pens, and my grandchildrens’ pictures.

What is your motto or personal mantra?

  • Where there is hope, there is faith; where there is faith, miracles happen.
  • Don’t wait for the storms to pass, dance in the rain.
  • If the plan doesn’t work, change the plan, not the goal.
  • Keep going! Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life.

Guilty pleasure?
Dark chocolate—it’s heart healthy!

What do you do when you’re not being everyone’s go-to administrator and problem solver at Paoli?
Support group; HOA Board; and family, family, family (four daughters, two stepsons and four glorious granddolls)!

Employee Giving Campaign raises $63,000

This year, 310 employees supported Paoli Hospital by making a charitable gift to the Employee Giving Campaign. This fundraising campaign provides employees with an opportunity to make a pledge or one-time gift to the department or program of their choosing and directly benefits patients and their families. Our deepest thanks to everyone who joined their colleagues in supporting Paoli Hospital’s annual drive.

Gifts at work: Five employees win Willens Memorial Scholarship

In memory of her husband, John S. Willens, MD, Joyce Lamson-Scribner, RN, PhD established an endowment fund to support an educational scholarship for a Paoli Hospital employee. Dr. Willens founded the anesthesia department here at Paoli Hospital and was chief of anesthesia from 1973 to 1996. One of his greatest pleasures was teaching. He committed himself to educate all health care professionals encouraging them to provide the best possible care for all patients. It is because of his never-ending love of education that this scholarship was established.

Joyce Lamson-Scribner (center) pictured above with the 2019 winners from left to right: Taylor Randel, food and nutrition; Shawnna Austin, FCMU; Sarah Roberts, ICU; Morgan Thibodeau, ED; and Matthew Alexy, food and nutrition.

Steve and Lauri Aylward, supporting the future of Paoli Hospital

For nearly 20 years Paoli Hospital has been an important part of our lives. We have donated our time as volunteers—Steve as a trustee on the Foundation Board, Lauri in the Breast Center, and our daughters in patient transport. Each year we make charitable gifts to the hospital in memory of Lauri’s mom, Mary Lou Lanphear, who spent her career as a Paoli Hospital registered nurse and director of occupational health.

Paoli Hospital is simply a local treasure. We believe it’s a key factor in making Chester County one of the greatest places to live in Pennsylvania. Considering what the hospital means to us, we decided to strengthen our family’s legacy by including Paoli Hospital as a beneficiary of our long-term financial plans. A planned gift is an easy way to give back so that Paoli Hospital can continue to deliver the high-quality medical care that we have all come to expect.

Having an outstanding medical facility in the community gives us peace of mind. We like knowing Paoli is around the corner when we most need it and think it’s important to support our community hospital. We hope you share our aspiration to preserve Paoli Hospital’s excellence for future generations.

Will you consider including Paoli Hospital in your plans? To helps us better understand your reasons and readiness for giving, take the short survey found at You’ll receive a free blanket just for participating!

To learn more about planned giving at Paoli Hospital contact Meghan Sayer at 484.565.1688 or visit

Relive moments from the H. Phelps Potter Society’s evening of celebration

On May 15, the Paoli Hospital Foundation welcomed over 90 guests at Terrain at Devon Yard for the 2019 Potter Society/Paoli Society Appreciation Dinner. This annual event recognizes major annual donors (The Potter Society), as well as planned giving donors (The Paoli Society).

View photos from the 2019 appreciation dinner (Google Photos)