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Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital’s Art Ability Exhibit ends successful 12-week run with $43,651 in sales by artists with disabilities

Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital January 15, 2014 News Releases

Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital’s 18th Annual Art Ability juried international art show will end a successful two-month run at the hospital with approximately $43,651 in sales of arts and crafts by artists with disabilities on Jan. 26th. This year, 215 artists from 31 states and 9 countries earned more than $7,000 in prize money for 400 pieces of art including works on paper, sculpture, photography, mixed media, jewelry, metalwork.

With the support of volunteers and sponsors, Art Ability provides a marketplace and showcase for the talents and tenacity of artists with disabilities from the United States, Canada and many foreign countries. In addition to prize money, participating artists receive 80 percent of the purchase price for their artwork, with 20 percent going to Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital in Malvern to support patient services. More than $200,000 has been raised for the hospital by this annual event over the last 18 years.

“The talents of these artists completely transcend any and all limitations,” says Donna Phillips, president of Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital. “Art Ability communicates a powerful message regarding the exceptional competencies of people with disabilities, and encourages every one of us to reach beyond our own personal obstacles.”

In addition to grants and charitable support from Eden Charitable Foundation; The Katherine Alexandra Charitable Fund; Kistler-Tiffany Foundation; Scott and Carol Hennessy; and the William Penn Foundation, Art Ability received event sponsorship support from ARAMARK Healthcare; Pepper Hamilton, LLP; SkillSurvey, Inc; Toll Brothers. For more information about the annual event and plans for next year’s show, please contact the Art Ability office at 484.596.5607.

About Main Line Health

Founded in 1985, Main Line Health is a not-for-profit health system serving Philadelphia and its western suburbs. Main Line Health's commitment—to deliver advanced medicine for treating and curing disease, playing an important role in prevention and disease management as well as training physicians and other health care providers—reflects our intent to be the region's premier choice for clinical care, research, and education. A team of more than 10,000 employees, 3,000 nurses 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 premier facilities for rehabilitative medicine, Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital.

Main Line Health 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, King of Prussia 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 U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals, System Magnet® designation; the nation's highest distinction for nursing excellence and the Mid-Atlantic Alliance for Performance Excellence (MAAPE) Excellence Award. Main Line Health is committed to creating an environment of diversity, respect, equity, and inclusion, has proudly received awards in this area and has 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 patients stay healthy and live their best lives.

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About Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital

Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, part of Main Line Health, is a leader in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation. The 148-bed, not-for-profit hospital offers the full continuum of rehabilitation services, including acute inpatient care, as well as outpatient services for adults and adolescents. The hospital received Magnet® designation, the nation’s highest distinction for excellence in nursing care, and is accredited by the Joint Commission; is designated as a NICHE facility and is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital treats patients with traumatic and non-traumatic brain injury, stroke and other neurological disorders, traumatic and non-traumatic spinal cord injury, amputations, and orthopaedic injuries. Bryn Mawr Rehab Outpatient Network treats individuals with a wide range of conditions and injuries from brain injury, spinal cord injury and Parkinson’s disease to concussions, pelvic floor disorders and lymphedema. Our outpatient rehabilitation services are conveniently located throughout the western suburbs of Philadelphia.