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Health and Wellness Village

Reflecting Our Community's Health Needs​

Going beyond physical health and extending into multiple dimensions of wellness, Health and Wellness Villages create communities committed to holistic wellbeing. The concept establishes a health-conscious environment that helps close the gap in disparities of care with expanded community programming.

By creating a space that fosters healthy lifestyles, we can reduce the risk of some of the most preventable chronic diseases, including obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, osteoporosis and bone fractures, hypertension, respiratory disease, and stroke. 

Main Line Health and its development partners are designing our campus plans centering on healthy living and sustainability. We are guided by principles that will be expressed in various facets of the project:

Circle graph titled "Our Guiding Principles". Provide innovative and exceptional care. Respect the iconic architecture and viewsheds. Aging in place. Promote Active living. Improve Connectivity. Strengthen Sustainability.

Services and amenities offered will reflect the Lower Merion community's current and future health care needs. Today, the local population has above-average rates of the following compared to the national average*:

  • Physical inactivity

  • Hypertension

  • Heart Failure

  • Stroke

New health care spaces on the St. Charles campus will allow us to better accommodate patient-centric care — seamless, coordinated personalized health and wellness services. We envision patients conveniently accessing multi-specialty care, advanced imaging, rehabilitation, infusions, surgeries, urgent care and more in an outpatient setting. Patients will have the ability to utilize multiple services in one day, all in one place. Co-location will particularly benefit the elderly and those with disabilities.

The campus's natural beauty has its own wellness advantages. The construction of 4.5 miles of walk/bike trails, open to all, will create space for daily runs, the occasional stroll, family bike rides and a multitude of other opportunities. Learn more about how Main Line Health plans to foster community on the site. 

Main Line Health recognizes that the future of healthcare is transformative and technologically advanced. New space provides new opportunities for the future of medicine. We believe the Health and Wellness Village concept is best suited to provide Lower Merion and the surrounding region with exceptional care, promoting longer, healthier lives for decades to come.

*Sources: Centers for Disease Control, Claritas, Decision Resources Group, IQVIA, Truven Health Analytics, Siemens Healthineers​

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