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CHICAGO, IL

Main Line Health Engages JLL to Manage Maintenance and Engineering Across the 1,385-Bed System

New partnership with JLL will improve efficiencies and bottom line savings


CHICAGO, April 10, 2014 — Main Line Health (MLH) in Philadelphia, PA has joined an increasing number of hospitals and healthcare systems seeking to further enhance their maintenance and engineering functions while achieving economic efficiencies, performance improvements and operational advantages. The not-for-profit healthcare system has engaged JLL’s Healthcare Solutions group to provide facility services for its five hospitals and drug and alcohol treatment center.

The MLH medical campuses total 1,385 beds and four million square feet of space. JLL will provide plant operations, contract procurement, energy management, vendor management and related support services. This will include the management of all maintenance and engineering-related personnel employed by Main Line Health.

Main Line Health is located in the western suburbs of Philadelphia area and includes Bryn Mawr Hospital in Bryn Mar; Lankenau Medical Center in Wynnewood; Paoli Hospital, in Paoli; Riddle Hospital, in Media; Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, in Malvern and Mirmont Treatment Center in Media.

“At MLH, our first commitment is to provide a superior experience for our patients and employees,” said JoAnn Magnatta, Senior Vice President, Facilities, Design and Real Estate, Main Line Health. “By transferring certain critical, non-core health care services to a firm with specialized expertise in maintenance and engineering, we’ll further enhance our ability to deliver on our mission of excellence in quality, safety and financial performance.”

“Like all health systems across the country, Main Line Health is challenged by the changing health care landscape,” said Peter Bulgarelli, Executive Managing Director, JLL’s Healthcare Solutions group. “By leveraging the human capital and best practices of JLL and its Healthcare Solutions professionals, MLH can continue their intense focus on superior patient care while ensuring that their maintenance and engineering services are functioning at the highest level.”

JLL’s Healthcare Solutions group now third-party manages 138 hospitals, over 14,000 beds, more than 33 million square feet of hospital and healthcare related real estate and more than $651 million in annual managed expenses for hospital clients across the country. The firm has approximately 650 healthcare professionals supporting its clients.

JLL’s Healthcare Solutions group partners with hospitals and healthcare systems throughout the nation, delivering comprehensive inpatient and ambulatory facility management, strategic consulting, real estate capital advisory, program management, property management, transaction services, lease administration and energy/sustainability advisory services. Through its work, the Healthcare Solutions group connects healthcare business strategies to real estate solutions, driving efficiencies and enhancing quality.  For the last five years JLL has been ranked among the top five development firms in the Modern Healthcare Magazine’s Design & Construction Survey. For more news, videos and research resources on JLL, please visit the firm’s U.S. media center Web page. Bookmark it here:  http://www.us.am.joneslanglasalle.com/UnitedStates/EN-US/Pages/News.aspx

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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 the Home Care Network, 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 hospitals, with more than 10,000 employees and 2,000 physicians, are the recipients of numerous awards for quality care and service, including recognition among Truven Health Analytics’ list of Top 100 Hospitals and Magnet®, the nation’s highest honor 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.

About JLL
JLL (NYSE:JLL) is a professional services and investment management firm offering specialized real estate services to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying and investing in real estate. With annual revenue of $4 billion, JLL operates in 75 countries worldwide. On behalf of its clients, the firm provides management and real estate outsourcing services for a property portfolio of 3 billion square feet and completed $99 billion in sales, acquisitions and finance transactions in 2013. Its investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $47.6 billion of real estate assets under management. For further information, visit www.jll.com.