Main Line Health commits to a greener future by signing the Health Sector Climate Pledge

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In a significant step toward environmental sustainability, Main Line Health has signed the Health Sector Climate Pledge, committing to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and improve climate resilience.

This national initiative — launched by the White House and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in 2022 — unites healthcare organizations in tackling climate change. To date, approximately 950 health-related organizations have signed the pledge, including hospitals, health systems, health centers, suppliers and insurance companies.

“We are committed to improving the human condition through environmental stewardship because we recognize the profound impact climate change has on public health,” said Jack Lynch, FACHE, President and CEO, Main Line Health. “By signing on to the Health Sector Climate Pledge, we are making a bold commitment to reduce our environmental footprint and ensure a healthier future for our patients, community and the planet.”

Aligned with the Paris Climate agreement, the Health Sector Climate Pledge challenges healthcare organizations to achieve ambitious environmental goals. By signing the pledge, Main Line Health commits that it will:

  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2030
  • Achieve net-zero emissions by 2050
  • Develop climate resilience plans to safeguard facilities and communities from the growing impacts of climate change
  • Commit to conducting a Scope 3 (supply chain) emissions inventory

Main Line Health made environmental sustainability a key focus of its operations by serving as one of the goals of the System’s 2022–2026 Strategic Plan. The goals and targets include reducing energy and water consumption, establishing a sustainable waste management program, and committing to sustainable design and construction guidelines.

“We believe that a sustainable healthcare system is not only good for the environment but also essential for delivering high-quality care to our patients,” said JoAnn Magnatta, Senior Vice President, Planning, Design & Construction/Real Estate/Public Safety and Facility Management.

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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.

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Phil Ellingsworth Jr.
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