(BRYN MAWR, Pa.)—The pediatric nursing staff at Bryn Mawr Hospital will sponsor their annual Juvenile Diabetic Candy Exchange Party on Sunday, November 1st from 4 to 6 p.m. in the hospital’s Clothier Auditorium, 130 S. Bryn Mawr Avenue.
This annual free event gives children and adolescents with diabetes, ages one through 18, the opportunity to enjoy trick or treating with their friends, and then, instead of discarding the candy, exchange it for a gift bag.
This year’s event features Steve Clarke "The amazing Pumpkin Man" who holds the Guinness World Records title of the fastest pumpkin carver. Additionally, there will be entertainment by “Makin Music” and Stacey’s Face Painting, and refreshments will be served.
Juvenile Diabetes, also known as Type 1 diabetes, has its onset during childhood. Children diagnosed with juvenile diabetes are insulin dependent, meaning their bodies lack the hormone that is necessary to convert the food they eat into energy. According to the American Diabetes Association, about one in every 400 to 600 children and adolescents has type 1diabetes.
Bryn Mawr Hospital, a member of Main Line Health, is a 319-bed, not-for-profit acute-care teaching hospital dedicated to helping the community stay well ahead on the path to lifelong health. Bryn Mawr Hospital has been named as one of the top six hospitals in the Philadelphia metro area and top 12 in the state of Pennsylvania by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals 2016–2017, and is ranked as high-performing in the specialties of orthopedics and urology. U.S. News & World Report also ranked Bryn Mawr Hospital as high performing in the following Common Core specialty areas: abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, COPD, colon cancer surgery, congestive heart failure, hip replacement, knee replacement and lung cancer surgery. Bryn Mawr Hospital has earned Magnet® designation for the third time for its superior nursing staff. Bryn Mawr Hospital’s Neuro-Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (NCICU) has also received the 2015–2018 American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) Silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence for the second time. The National Institutes of Health Commission on Cancer has accredited our Cancer Center and our Comprehensive Breast Center has been accredited by The Joint Commission and the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. Bryn Mawr Hospital’s Bariatric Program has been accredited by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. The hospital offers a full range of services, including cancer care, orthopedic 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 technology such as the Intuitive Surgical System's DaVinci Robot and Navio Robotic Arm Orthopedic System. Through Bryn Mawr Hospital’s collaboration with the Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience, the university-affiliated Neurovascular Center 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 inpatient unit and in the pediatric emergency department with additional board-certified, fellowship trained pediatric emergency medicine physicians.
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