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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 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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