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Bryn Mawr Hospital president Andrea Gilbert announces retirement

Bryn Mawr Hospital September 22, 2020 News Releases

Andrea Gilbert, president of Bryn Mawr Hospital, announced plans today to retire in January 2021 after more than 20 years of service to Main Line Health as president of Bryn Mawr Hospital and Executive Leader.

Gilbert joined Main Line Health in 2000 as the senior vice president of Bryn Mawr Hospital, bringing with her more than 30 years of experience in health care and hospital administration. Before joining Bryn Mawr Hospital, Gilbert was the CEO of City Avenue Hospital in Philadelphia. She was named president of Bryn Mawr Hospital in 2002.

“Bryn Mawr Hospital has been a pillar of the community for generations. I consider myself very fortunate to be a part of its history and to have had the privilege of serving our patients and community,” said Gilbert. “I will forever be grateful for the friendships I have made and for the colleagues whose compassion, talent and spirit of service have made Bryn Mawr such a special place.”

Under Gilbert’s leadership, Bryn Mawr Hospital established several important facilities and patient care services including: Main Line Health Newtown Square; The Barbara Brodsky Comprehensive Breast Center; 135 S. Bryn Mawr Avenue Medical Office Building; the Interventional Stroke Program; and The Dee Adams Center for Integrative and Regenerative Medicine, anticipated to open in 2021 on the Bryn Mawr Hospital campus.

Additionally, Gilbert led Bryn Mawr Hospital to achieve national recognition in safety and clinical quality from U.S. News & World Report, ANCC Magnet Recognition Program, CMS Hospital Compare, and The Joint Commission.

During Gilbert’s tenure, she played an integral role in securing funding and community stakeholder support for several campus modernization and expansion projects, including:

  • A new Patient Pavilion, opened in 2019, which was funded in part by the most successful capital campaign in Bryn Mawr Hospital’s history. The team surpassed the campaign goal of $30 million by $2.3 million, and Gilbert played a critical role in securing $5 million, the single-largest gift for the campaign.
  • Renovation of the emergency department in 2008, made possible by a capital campaign that raised $16 million. 
  • Renovation of the pediatric unit in 2016 funded entirely by a $1.6 million gift, which Gilbert was instrumental in securing.  
  • Approval from the Main Line Health Board of Governors to renovate the inpatient Behavioral Health unit. To date, Gilbert and the Bryn Mawr Hospital team have raised more than $4 million of the $10 million goal.

“Andi leaves behind a remarkable legacy, and her leadership of an exceptional team and commitment to quality, safety and equity ensures the hospital will continue to be an integral part of the community for many more years to come,” said Main Line Health President & CEO Jack Lynch. “We congratulate Andi on a storied and successful career and thank her for her many years of service to Bryn Mawr Hospital, its patients and our community.”

Gilbert will continue in her role until January 1, 2021. A national search is underway for her successor. 

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.

About Bryn Mawr Hospital

Bryn Mawr Hospital, a member of Main Line Health, is a 234-bed, not-for-profit acute-care teaching hospital dedicated to helping the community stay well ahead on the path to lifelong health. Boasting a brand new Patient Pavilion that opened in February 2019, Bryn Mawr Hospital has received both regional and national recognition for its excellence in providing state-of-the-art, quality care. Bryn Mawr Hospital was named among the top 10 hospitals in the Philadelphia region, and the top 20 hospitals in Pennsylvania, in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals rankings for 2018–19, and Bryn Mawr Hospital has earned Magnet® designation for the third time for its superior nursing staff. The hospital offers a full range of services, including cancer care, orthopaedic care, cardiovascular care, behavioral health, maternity care, bariatric surgery, neurovascular and a level III neonatal intensive care unit, all aided by a dedicated team of health care professionals and innovative technologies. Through Bryn Mawr Hospital’s collaboration with the Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience, the university-affiliated Neurovascular Center is an accredited thrombectomy-capable stroke center that offers rapid access to advanced diagnostics and treatment options for stroke care. Bryn Mawr Hospital has also collaborated with Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children to include round-the-clock pediatric care for the pediatric unit and in the pediatric emergency department with additional board-certified, fellowship trained pediatric emergency medicine physicians.


Megan Call
Director, Communications
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