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Bryn Mawr Hospital’s Mary deSimone Receives Nurse.com G.E.M. Award

Bryn Mawr Hospital June 1, 2015 News Releases
G.E.M. finalists
In photo (from left) are G.E.M. finalists Eileen Phillips,
Laurie Watson, Deb Mantegna, Elizabeth Ann Sunderland,
Meghann Horst and Mary deSimone.

Mary deSimone, Emergency Department Nurse Manager, Bryn Mawr Hospital, part of Main Line Health, was named the winner in the Patient and Staff Management category at the recent G.E.M. (Giving Excellence Meaning) Awards celebration sponsored by Nurse.com.

“Hearing the finalist nominations read aloud was humbling as I realized the extent to which nursing has affected positive change in their institutions and to our profession,” deSimone said. “I am proud to represent Bryn Mawr Hospital and Main Line Health. They have afforded me many opportunities to grow. I am also very aware this honor is reflective of an entire team of individuals.”

The nomination entry included this comment: “Mary has contributed immeasurably to improving patient outcomes and the nursing work environment at Bryn Mawr Hospital through her leadership and advocacy. She works tirelessly to ensure patients and their families receive optimal care and has been a source of strength for her staff through challenging and difficult patient experiences.”

A total of six MLH nurses were finalists for the G.E.M. Award this year:

  • Volunteerism and Service – Laurie Watson, director of Patient Experience, Lankenau Medical Center, and Meghann Horst, oncology staff nurse, Paoli Cancer Center
  • Home Community and Ambulatory Care – Elizabeth Ann Sunderland, medical oncology nurse navigator, Paoli Cancer Center, and Deb Mantegna, community health manager, Riddle Hospital
  • Advancing and Leading the Profession – Eileen Phillips, director, Acute Care Services, Riddle Hospital

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

About Bryn Mawr Hospital

Bryn Mawr Hospital, a member of Main Line Health, is a 234-bed, not-for-profit acute-care teaching hospital dedicated to helping the community stay well ahead on the path to lifelong health. Boasting a brand new Patient Pavilion that opened in February 2019, Bryn Mawr Hospital has received both regional and national recognition for its excellence in providing state-of-the-art, quality care. Bryn Mawr Hospital was named among the top 10 hospitals in the Philadelphia region, and the top 20 hospitals in Pennsylvania, in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals rankings for 2018–19, and Bryn Mawr Hospital has earned Magnet® designation for the third time for its superior nursing staff. The hospital offers a full range of services, including cancer care, orthopaedic care, cardiovascular care, behavioral health, maternity care, bariatric surgery, neurovascular and a level III neonatal intensive care unit, all aided by a dedicated team of health care professionals and innovative technologies. Through Bryn Mawr Hospital’s collaboration with the Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience, the university-affiliated Neurovascular Center is an accredited thrombectomy-capable stroke center that offers rapid access to advanced diagnostics and treatment options for stroke care. Bryn Mawr Hospital has also collaborated with Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children to include round-the-clock pediatric care for the pediatric unit and in the pediatric emergency department with additional board-certified, fellowship trained pediatric emergency medicine physicians.