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Paoli Hospital Auxiliary presents Mistletoe and Magic gala to celebrate hospital's 100th anniversary

Paoli Hospital November 21, 2013 News Releases

The Paoli Hospital Auxiliary will commemorate the hospital's 100th anniversary with a very special Mistletoe & Magic fundraising gala.

This centennial celebration offers a time for the Paoli Hospital family and the community to reflect on the hospital’s historic roots. Now having served Chester County for 100 years, Paoli Hospital has come a long way since its inception in 1913 when it was only a small farmhouse known as the Homeopathic Hospital of Chester County. After its move from West Chester to the 23-acre location in Paoli, it now has 231 licensed patient beds, more than 1,000 employees and is known as the county’s only trauma center.

WHEN: Saturday, November 23, 2013 (news media is invited from 6:00–7:45 pm; remarks begin at 7:30 pm)

WHO: The event will feature remarks from Denise Degus, president, Paoli Hospital Auxiliary; Jack Lynch, president and CEO, Main Line Health; and Jim Paradis, president, Paoli Hospital.

WHERE: Phoenixville Foundry, 2 North Main Street, Phoenixville, PA 19460

About Main Line Health

Founded in 1985, Main Line Health is a not-for-profit health system serving portions of Philadelphia and its western suburbs. Main Line Health’s commitment—to deliver advanced medicine to treat and cure disease while also playing an important role in prevention and disease management as well as training physicians and other health care providers—reflects our intent to keep our community and ourselves well ahead. A team of more than 10,000 employees and 2,000 physicians care for patients throughout the Main Line Health system.

At Main Line Health’s core are four of the region’s most respected acute care hospitals—Lankenau Medical Center, Bryn Mawr Hospital, Paoli Hospital and Riddle Hospital—as well as one of the nation’s recognized facilities for rehabilitative medicine, Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital.

The Main Line Health system also includes Mirmont Treatment Center for drug and alcohol recovery; Main Line Health HomeCare & Hospice, which includes skilled home health care, hospice and home infusion services; Main Line Health Centers, primary and specialty care, lab and radiology, and other outpatient services located in Broomall, Collegeville, Concordville, Exton and Newtown Square; Lankenau Institute for Medical Research, a biomedical research organization; and Main Line HealthCare, one of the region’s largest multispecialty physician networks.

Main Line Health is the recipient of numerous awards for quality care and service, including System Magnet® designation, the nation’s highest distinction for nursing excellence, the Mid-Atlantic Alliance for Performance Excellence (MAAPE) Excellence Award, and recognition as among the nation’s best employers by Forbes magazine. Main Line Health is committed to creating an environment of diversity, respect and inclusion and has proudly embraced the American Hospital Association’s #123forEquity Pledge to Act to eliminate disparities in care. We are dedicated to advancing patient-centered care, education and research to help our community stay healthy.

About Paoli Hospital

Paoli Hospital, a member of Main Line Health, is a 231-bed, not-for-profit acute care hospital and Regional Trauma Center with outpatient facilities in Exton and Collegeville. Paoli has been ranked among the top 10 hospitals in the Philadelphia Metro area by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals 2016–17, and was ranked 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. Paoli is a multi-year recipient of the Premier “Award for Quality” and Truven Health Analytics’ 100 Top Hospitals® for providing superior patient care, and has earned Magnet® designation for the third time for its superior nursing staff.


Bridget Therriault
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