Friday, June 07, 2013
Main Line Health is proud to be the health care provider for the 2013 U.S. Open Golf Championship at Merion Golf Club, June 10-16.
Over 150 physicians, physician assistants and nurses, who are volunteering their time from across the five hospital health system, will be stationed at five medical tents throughout the golf course to care for any players, event spectators or other workers or volunteers who may need medical treatment. These clinicians will also be providing concierge medical services to help care for players and their families while they are visiting the Main Line during the course of the championship.
“Over the past six months, Main Line Health clinicians and key administrators have been collaborating with USGA officials, Haverford EMS and local law enforcement officials to ensure we are as well prepared as possible to make this a healthy and safe event for all involved,” said Robert Feinberg, Director of Emergency Preparedness for Main Line Health.
Main Line Health clinicians offer a few simple safety reminders for those planning on attending the U.S. Open: “If you are planning on attending the event, remember to stay well hydrated, wear plenty of sunscreen, and pay careful attention to course signage, which is designed to ensure spectator safety,” said Robert Good, MD, U.S. Open Merion Golf Club Medical Committee Chair and Chief of Orthopedic Surgery at Bryn Mawr Hospital.
“We are honored to play a role in this distinguished championship,” says Jack Lynch, President and CEO of Main Line Health. “On behalf of the Main Line Health family, we hope all golfers and visitors enjoy our Main Line hospitality!”
Founded in 1985, Main Line Health (MLH) is a non-profit health system serving portions of Philadelphia and its western suburbs. At its core are four of the region’s most respected acute care hospitals — Lankenau Hospital, 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, and Mirmont Treatment Center for drug and alcohol recovery. Main Line Health, with over 10,000 employees and 2,000 physicians, provides the area’s most advanced medicine, as well as health-centered care, education and research to help our community stay well ahead on the path to life-long health.