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Main Line Health March 19, 2020 In the News
Last Updated on April 5, 2021

At Main Line Health we continue to educate our patients and community about our response to COVID-19. The following media stories include insights and expertise from Main Line Health clinicians and staff.

Philadelphia Inquirer


New York Times

  • She already found it tiring to drive half an hour from her home in Media, Pa., to Dr. Lisa Sardanopoli's office at Lankenau Medical Center; now, walking into a hospital also seemed dangerous.: With Red Tape Lifted, Dr. Zoom Will See You Now

NJ Pen

CBS Local


KYW News Radio

Main Line Today

  • These three local health care workers experienced the uncertainties and joys of pregnancy and childbirth during the COVID-19 pandemic. 3 Main Line Families Share What It’s Like To Give Birth During a Pandemic

  • April 3 was not a good day for Matt Cracas. That morning, his father, Jim, was admitted to Paoli Hospital for COVID-19 treatment after battling fever, fatigue and exhaustion at home.: How This Chester County Man Saved His Family’s Business During the Coronavirus Pandemic

  • "No country in the world has enough hospital beds and medicine to care for a large volume of patients effected by a widespread pandemic," says Dr. Lawrence Livornese Jr., an infectious disease specialist and chairman of the department of medicine for Main Line Health. "We're having regular meetings about this that involve all aspects of our health system, from administration to supply chain, pharmacists and infectious disease specialists.": Local health care experts weigh in on coronavirus


Philadelphia Business Journal

Main Line Media News

  • As this article goes to press, a special shipment from Brown is making its way to Main Line Health and Lankenau Hospital offices in Wynnewood. "Solemates," based in Manhattan and Port Chester, New York, has joined the team effort in supporting the COVID-19 battle by donating its anti-face chafing Blister Blocker product to frontline healthcare workers.: Harriton grad's New York 'Solemates' brand saving face for frontline medical teams

Montco Today

Delco Times



Well Ahead Philly



  • "At Main Line Health, we are closely following the latest information and updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and are committed to providing our patients, staff and community with up-to-date information about the COVID-19 outbreak in our region and how our hospitals are responding.": How Main Line Health is prepping for coronavirus



Yahoo! News

  • Louis Vuitton donated 1,000 non-surgical face masks to Main Line Health to support the region's Covid-19 relief efforts. All donated masks were locally produced at Louis Vuitton's workshops in the United States.: Louis Vuitton Donates Face Masks To Main Line Health

Press Ganey

  • We at Press Ganey are grateful for nurses' tireless dedication to providing safe, high-quality, patient-centered care today, and every day. Press Ganey would like to say "thank you" with this video tribute to nurses. The BMH staff is shown at :38 and LMC staff at :44. Barbara is also shown at 1:22.: Answering the Call: A Tribute to Nurses

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ENA Connection

  • Suburban Philly Family Thrilled to Work Together in Same Hospital. The intersection of family and career is more pronounced for Lizzie Capuzzi, BSN, RN, CEN, than it is for most other nurses. She is working alongside her mother and father at Lankenau Medical Center in Wynnewood, PA.: Three’s Company

Global Banking and Finance Review

  • And it’s worth remembering what Bridget Therriault, strategic communications and corporate affairs leader at Main Line Health ,said in the webinar, "Those organizations that act with humility, support their people through the heartache and worries while also celebrating one another’s successes will show their true selves. Your brand and your people are being tested in more ways than you could have ever imagined and if successful you will be celebrated for your actions as we begin to move forward".: COVID-19 and comm – We’re not done yet

My ChesCo

Becker's Hospital Review

  • Barbara Wadsworth, DNP, RN. Senior Vice President of Patient Services and CNO of Main Line Health (Newtown Square, Pa.): Dr. Wadsworth has more than 30 years of experience in executive nursing and she currently leads a team of around 3,000 nurses as the senior vice president and CNO of Main Line Health.: 50 hospital and health system CNOs to know | 2020

The Record Herald

Daily Local News

  • Every year, Main Line Health employees join community leaders and health care partners to discuss research, initiatives and ideas aimed at addressing disparities in care. On Friday, May 29, Main Line Health hosted its ninth annual Healthcare Disparities Colloquium.: Main Line Health hosts annual healthcare disparities event

The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia

Jewish Exponent

  • Ostrov is using the Merion Station school’s 3-D printer and laser cutter to make face shields that are acrylic screen barriers held in place with headbands, an effort described in an April Jewish Exponent article. Prototypes were approved by the infectious disease prevention team at Lankenau Medical Center for approval. Since then, 6,000 face shields have been created and donated.: Community Briefs: Woidislawsky and Breslow Beat COVID-19


  • AKC TV: For a long time, therapy dogs have been a welcomed guest for hospitalized patients and health care workers. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic we have highlighted many dogs who helped spread kindness and joy during a frightening time in society. One dog who continued to spread that kindness was 5-year old therapy dog, Finn at Riddle Hospital.: Flat Finn Provides Comfort To Hospital Patients

Journal of Emergency Nursing

  • Imagine this: You arrive at your assigned department for your regularly scheduled shift, and soon after you are redirected to the third-floor intensive care unit (ICU). This particular floor has been entirely converted to care for coronavirus (COVID-19) patients. On the Other Side of the Rails

Business Wire

  • Immunome, Inc. (Nasdaq: IMNM), a biopharmaceutical company that utilizes its human memory B cell platform to discover and develop first-in-class antibody therapeutics, announced today that its discovery engine has isolated potent antibodies capable of neutralizing several SARS-CoV-2 variants, including the South African Variant (B.1.351), in pseudovirus testing. Immunome is a company that was co-founded by LIMR Professor Scott Dessain and spun out of LIMR. Both Scott and George Prendergast are on the scientific advisory board for this biotech firm, based in Exton. Immunome Discovers Antibodies Capable of Neutralizing Multiple SARS-CoV-2 Variants, Including the South African Variant, in Pseudovirus Testing


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.