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Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital’s Denise Scott receives G.E.M. Award

Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital May 21, 2014 News Releases

Denise Scott, RN-BC, CRRN, WCC, staff nurse on Spruce Unit at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, was selected over four other finalists as the winner in the clinical nursing, inpatient, category at the recent GEM (Giving Excellence Meaning) Awards celebration sponsored by Susan Decker, Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital wound, ostomy and continence nurse, nominated Scott for this recognition.

Scott cares for patients after orthopedic surgery, spinal cord injury and amputee surgery, as well as for patients who are deconditioned with neuromuscular disorders. She is wound care certified and plays a key role in the hospital’s dermal defense team, providing timely skin assessments on newly admitted patients. She is known for her superior insight into clinical and social issues which affect patient care. She is also involved with patient education.

In nominating Scott, Decker stated: “If you had the pleasure of working in our rehabilitation facility, you would know this nominee’s reputation as a strong educator, clinical expert, and patient advocate are common place. This RN has created a positive reputation by being self-motivated in the thirst for knowledge and experience, an innovator in clinical practice, and a mentor for new nurses and students. I can’t stress how I have personally depended on this RN for immediate answers to questions or suggestions for patients with Spinal Cord Injury. There are less than a handful of nurses at one time that share this RN’s years of knowledge and passion for rehabilitation nursing. This nominee is an obvious mentor for others who are following in the same path.”

In her speech, Denise recognized Main Line Health and Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital as well as all the disciplines on our teams at Rehab that have helped her achieve this prestigious award.

Two other Main Line Health nurses were finalists for a G.E.M. Award in other categories:

  • Advancing and Leading the Profession – Sara Hollstein, RN, MSN, AOCNP, CRNP, ANP-BC, Paoli Hospital
  • Education and Mentorship – Susan Lynch, RN, MSN, CNE, CNOR, RNFA, clinical educator, Surgical Services, Riddle Hospital

The G.E.M. awards have hundreds of applicants from Southeastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware who are nominated by readers.

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 Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital

Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, a member 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 range of illnesses and injuries treated at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital includes traumatic, mild traumatic and non-traumatic brain injury, stroke and other neurological disorders, spinal cord injury and amputee and orthopedic injuries and illnesses. In addition, Bryn Mawr Rehab provides rehabilitation services at convenient outpatient locations in the western suburbs of Philadelphia. The hospital has also achieved Magnet® designation, the nation’s highest distinction for excellence in nursing care.


Bridget Therriault
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