Bryn Mawr Hospital Oncology Dept. to Sponsor C.H.I.L.I Cook-Off and Cancer Community Day on 4/26

Monday, April 21, 2014

WHEN: Saturday, April 26, 2014, 10:00 am–2:00 pm (news media is invited from 11:00 am–Noon for a ceremony honoring clinical trial patients by Dr. John Devlin)

WHAT: The Bryn Mawr Hospital Oncology Program will sponsor a C.H.I.L.I. (Champions for Hope, Information, Levity & Inspiration) Cook-Off and Cancer Community Day, honoring Bryn Mawr Hospital’s cancer clinical trial patients. The event will feature various program and treatment information offered by the Oncology Program including: smoking cessation, nutrition, wig program, clinical trials, pet therapy and much more. Free activities for the whole family including: games, face painting, Dunk-a-Doc tank, Strollin’ Colon, live music performed by the Brigade, and raffles for a chance to win a prize! Reiki sessions or massages will also be offered, as well as food and beverages, including the chili cook-off. Winners of the chili cook-off will be announced at the end of the event.

WHO: Bryn Mawr Hospital’s oncology physicians and clinicians will be present. Bryn Mawr Hospital’s clinical trials heroes will be honored by Dr. John Devlin, Bryn Mawr Hospital hematologist and medical oncologist.

WHERE: Bryn Mawr Hospital, Parking Lot C, 130 South Bryn Mawr Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010.

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.

Mary Kate Coghlan
Communications Specialist

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