Nursing at Main Line Health
Main Line Health nursing is a group of caring, dedicated professionals who provide superior patient care at four of the Philadelphia region’s most respected acute-care hospitals—Lankenau Medical Center, Bryn Mawr, Paoli and Riddle hospitals—as well as Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, one of the nation’s premier facilities for rehabilitative medicine.
Main Line Health nurses foster partnerships with each other, physicians, multi- disciplinary teams, patients, families and the greater community to yield excellent outcomes. Using evidence-based practice and conducting research, Main Line Health nurses elevate quality and patient safety in a dynamic work culture.
Professional. Caring. Attentive. Respectful. Collaborative. Highly-skilled. Experienced. These are just few of the words that patients, physicians and peers regularly use to describe Main Line Health nurses.
Why work at Main Line Health?
Main Line Health serves the Philadelphia tri-state area, which includes the Main Line, a collection of some of the most beautiful suburbs in the country, with tree-lined streets, stone colonial homes, parks, affordable housing, the best school systems in the state and more. Malvern, Paoli, Exton, Media and Collegeville are just a few of the other outstanding communities that are great places to live within an easy commute to our hospitals.
To work at Main Line Health also means our hospital campuses are just minutes from the city of Philadelphia, with its vibrant, urban offerings. From chic restaurants to shopping and shows, set amidst historic architecture and the nation’s first capitol, rich with American history and culture.
What distinguishes Main Line Health nurses is the degree of autonomy and accountability they exhibit. Our nurses are encouraged and expected to be proactive for their patients in an environment that encourages critical thinking and professional growth. In addition, our nurses have an exceptionally collaborative relationship with our physicians who, in turn, greatly depend upon our nurses' assessments and decision-making.
Main Line Health nurses exhibit leadership at all levels of the system as executives, managers, educators, staff nurses and nurse researchers. In fact, not one but two of our hospital presidents are nurses.
We provide a safe, welcoming work environment with flexible works schedules and competitive compensation. What's more, we’re committed to workplace diversity and encourage continuing education and career development.
It's no wonder our nurses have an average of 11 years of continued employment at Main Line Health, or why some nurses have been known to regularly commute up to 200 miles just to work here.
A commitment to quality and patient safety
We have made it our mission to provide patients with a superior patient experience. This translates to the consistent delivery of safe, high-quality clinical care in the absence of preventable harm.
We want our patients to know that we take seriously the importance of monitoring and measuring our safety and quality performance track record. Our Quality Scorecard is our way of providing transparency as to how we are doing when compared to other health care organizations. We’re proud to state that in all categories, Main Line Health exceeds the national average and often surpasses the high standards we set for ourselves.
Diversity, Respect & Inclusion
Like our patients, the Main Line Health family encompasses a wide range of backgrounds and abilities. Just as each of our patients require a personalized care plan, each of our employees, physicians and volunteers bring distinctive talents to Main Line Health. Yet, regardless of our unique design, we all share a singular purpose: to provide superior care.
Main Line Health's Diversity, Respect & Inclusion initiative celebrates our differences and our similarities. Ultimately, we want everyone to feel respected for who they are and for their unique contributions to the workplace.
In light of the recent racial protests and racial injustices, Main Line Health took the lead in announcing the collective commitment of 13 Southeastern Pennsylvania hospitals and health systems to combat racism, inequality and discrimination in all its forms. The partnership will ensure that health care organizations across the region are aligned in fostering a diverse, equitable environment and addressing health care disparities.
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Main Line Health has received its second System Magnet® designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the nation’s highest recognition of excellence in nursing care, as well as exceptional multidisciplinary teamwork, awarded to only eight percent of hospitals in the nation.
In addition to Magnet designation, Main Line Health also received five “exemplars” from the ANCC. Exemplars are determined by the Commission on Magnet Recognition and represent a best practice among Magnet hospitals.
Equal Employment Opportunity
It is the policy of Main Line Health to provide Equal Employment Opportunity to all people in all aspects of employer/employee relations without discrimination because of race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, political affiliation, military service, relationship status or other non-merit based factors; to select, develop and promote employees based on the individual’s, qualifications, experience and job performance; to maintain a working environment free of all forms of discrimination, harassment and intimidation. This policy extends to all management practices and decisions including, but not limited to, recruitment and hiring practices, performance appraisals, an employee’s compensation, benefits, opportunities for promotion, training and development and transfer. Main Line Health will comply with the letter and spirit of applicable local, state, and federal laws, statutes, regulations and guidelines concerning Equal Employment Opportunity.