“Family Play It Safe” Day Celebrates Expanded Pediatric Emergency Service at Bryn Mawr Hospital

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Kids Day

Main Line area children stopped by “Family Play It Safe” day to enjoy the festivities.

(Bryn Mawr, Pa. – October 26, 2012)— Bryn Mawr Hospital, a Main Line Health hospital, and Nemours duPont Pediatrics, recently hosted a “Family Play It Safe” day to celebrate the expansion of their collaboration to include coverage  in the Bryn Mawr Hospital pediatric emergency department. Nemours pediatric specialists now provide round-the-clock pediatric emergency services in the Bryn Mawr Hospital pediatric emergency department.

The innovative collaboration between these two healthcare organizations has been bringing high quality pediatric care services to the nearly one million children in the five-county region of Southeastern Pennsylvania for nearly 15 years.

Along with tours of Bryn Mawr Hospital’s Pediatric Emergency Department and the Nemours Kids Transport ambulance, families received bicycle, poison and home fire safety tips, participated in a host of activities including a booth for teens simulating drowsy, drinking and distracted driving conditions, a virtual concussion experience and face painting, music and healthy refreshments.

About Bryn Mawr Hospital

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 life-long health. The Hospital achieved Magnet® designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the nation’s highest award for recognizing excellence in nursing care, and has been nationally recognized by Press Ganey, Thomson Reuters (now Truven Analytics), and The Joint Commission, along with other healthcare ratings organizations, for its high quality patient care. The Neurocardiac Critical Intensive Care Unit (NCICU) and Intensive Care Unit (ICU) have received the Silver Beacon Award by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) for superior nursing care. Bryn Mawr Hospital has been named among the top ten hospitals in the Philadelphia metro area in US News & World Report’s Best Hospitals, and is ranked as high-performing in nine categories: cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, gastroenterology and GI surgery, geriatrics, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology. The Hospital offers a full range of services, including bariatric, cancer, cardiovascular, maternity, Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, neurovascular and orthopedic, all aided by a dedicated team of health care professionals and innovative technologies such as the da Vinci® Surgical System’s robotic technology and RIO Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System. Through Bryn Mawr Hospital’s collaboration with the Jefferson Neuroscience Network, the university-affiliated Neurovascular Center offers rapid access to advanced diagnostics and treatment options for stroke and cerebral aneurysm care. Bryn Mawr Hospital has also collaborated with Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children to include round-the-clock care for children in our pediatric inpatient unit and emergency department staffed by emergency medicine physicians who are board-certified in pediatric care. For more information, visit

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