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Bryn Mawr Hospital to Host Halloween Candy Exchange for Children with Diabetes

Thursday, October 31, 2013

WHEN: Friday, Nov. 1, (event is taking place from 5:00–7:00 pm; media is invited from 5:00–6:00 pm)

WHAT: Bryn Mawr Hospital, part of Main Line Health, is hosting a fun-filled candy exchange for children ages four to 18 who suffer from Insulin Dependent Diabetes. Children are invited to dress in their Halloween costumes and bring their candy to the hospital to exchange it for gift certificates, nutritious drinks, snacks and toys. Fun activities will be available for all participants.

WHY: The candy exchange gives diabetic children the chance to enjoy safe Halloween treats in a fun environment that caters to their specific health needs.

WHO: Insulin-dependent diabetic children between the ages of four and 18, and their family members. Bryn Mawr Hospital physicians, nurses and other health care professionals will also be in attendance.

WHERE: Bryn Mawr Hospital, Cafeteria, 130 South Bryn Mawr Avenue, Bryn Mawr, Pa.

CONTACT: Megan Kutulis, Web Content and Communications Administrator, 610.392.8266; kutulism@mlhs.org 

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. Bryn Mawr Hospital has earned Magnet® designation for the third time for its superior nursing staff. The Hospital has been nationally recognized by Press Ganey, Truven Health Analytics, The Joint Commission and other healthcare ratings organizations for its outstanding quality of patient care. Bryn Mawr Hospital has been named among the top ten hospitals in the Philadelphia metro area in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals, and is ranked as high-performing in nine categories: cardiology & heart surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, gastroenterology & GI surgery, geriatrics, nephrology, neurology & neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology. Bryn Mawr Hospital’s Neuro-Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (NCICU) has also received the 2015–2018 American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) 2015 silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence for the second time. The Hospital offers a full range of services, including cancer care, orthopedic care, cardiovascular care, maternity care, bariatrics, 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 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 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 emergency medicine physicians. For more information about Bryn Mawr Hospital, visit mainlinehealth.org/brynmawr.

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