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Paoli Hospital maternity unit/NICU to host Philadelphia Zoo art dedication

Paoli Hospital November 22, 2013 News Releases

Paoli Hospital will host a dedication ceremony of artwork donated by the Philadelphia Zoo. The photos of the zoo’s most beloved animal families are hung throughout the halls of Paoli Hospital’s brand new Hattersley Family-Centered Maternity and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), which, like the zoo, is dedicated to a family-centric experience. As parents welcome their newest miracles, they can relate to giraffes, orangutans, Amur Tigers and other majestic wild animals who share the same, nurturing bond with their young. The dedication will consist of brief remarks and a tour of the artwork hung on Paoli Hospital’s new maternity unit and NICU.

WHEN: Monday, November 25, 2013, (event begins promptly at 3:30 pm)

WHY: The artwork was donated by the Philadelphia Zoo in honor of Sandra Baldino, Paoli Hospital Foundation trustee and Philadelphia Zoo board member, and her sons, who were both born several weeks early. Baldino’s youngest son was a patient for two weeks in the NICU at Paoli Hospital.

WHO: The dedication will feature remarks from Jack Lynch, president and CEO, Main Line Health; Jim Paradis, president, Paoli Hospital; and Vik Dewan, president and CEO, Philadelphia Zoo. Sandra Baldino and her children will also be in attendance at the event.

WHERE: Paoli Hospital, 255 West Lancaster Avenue, Paoli, PA 19301

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.

Contact

Bridget Therriault
Director, Communications
Office: 484.580.1025
Cell: 484.222.9154
therriaultb@mlhs.org