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Firas Saidi, MD, Named President-Elect of Pennsylvania Society for Post-Acute and...

Firas Saidi, MD, Named President-Elect of Pennsylvania Society for Post-Acute and Long-term Care Medicine

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(Bryn Mawr, PA – October 26, 2015) – Firas Saidi, MD, System Chief, Section of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine, part of Main Line Health (MLH), has been named President-Elect of the Pennsylvania Society for Post-Acute and Long-term Care Medicine (PMDA).  Dr. Saidi will become president after two years, and will hold that position for a two-year period.

The PMDA is an organization of long-term care providers and professionals committed to the continuous improvement of care for Pennsylvanians across the long-term care continuum. PMDA provides advocacy, education and professional development services for medical directors, physicians, nurse practitioners and other health care team members.

“I am pleased to be appointed President Elect of an organization that I have been proud to be involved with for over 10 years,” said Dr. Saidi. “I look forward to working with PMDA members to increase exposure for the organization and to work closely with health care providers, post-acute and long-term care facilities as well as state government agencies to enhance quality of care as well as outcomes in post-acute and long-term care settings.”

Dr. Saidi has been practicing geriatrics at Lankenau Medical Center for the past 11 years. He is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University and practices geriatrics at Lankenau as well as being the medical director of multiple nursing facilities in the area. Dr. Saidi is a member of the American Geriatric Society, Society of Post-acute and Long-term Care Medicine (AMDA) and the American College of Physicians.

 

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About Main Line Health

Founded in 1985, Main Line Health (MLH) is a not-for-profit health system serving portions of Philadelphia and its western suburbs. At its core are four of the region’s 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; Mirmont Treatment Center for drug and alcohol recovery; and HomeCare & Hospice, a home health service. Main Line Health also consists of Main Line HealthCare, one of the region’s largest multi-specialty physician networks, and the Lankenau Institute for Medical Research, a non-profit biomedical research organization located on the campus of Lankenau Medical Center. Main Line Health also consists of four outpatient health centers located in Broomall, Collegeville, Exton and Newtown Square. Main Line Health Hospitals, with more than 10,000 employees and 2,000 physicians, are the recipients of numerous awards for quality care and service, including System Magnet® designation, the nation’s highest distinction for nursing excellence. Main Line Health is among the area’s leaders in medicine, providing advanced patient-centered care, education and research to help our community stay healthy.

 

 

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