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“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 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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