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. BMH’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.
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 has 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), The Joint Commission and other healthcare ratings organizations for its high quality 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 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 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. Bryn Mawr Hospital has 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.
Mary Kate Coghlan
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