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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. 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 mainlinehealth.org/brynmawr.

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