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Bryn Mawr Hospital and Lifecycle WomanCare (formerly known as The Birth Center) announce new partnership

Bryn Mawr Hospital September 2, 2015 News Releases

Bryn Mawr Hospital, part of Main Line Health, and Lifecycle WomanCare, formerly known as The Birth Center, are proud to announce their new collaborative partnership to provide high quality and family-focused health care to pregnant and postpartum families throughout the Main Line community and beyond.

This partnership will magnify the impact of two dynamic pillars of healthcare in the greater Philadelphia region. Bryn Mawr Hospital’s longstanding reputation for excellent obstetric care, close proximity to Lifecycle WomanCare, and both entities’ commitment to providing more options for patient-centered, natural birth experiences for their patients make this an ideal partnership.

As part of this collaboration, Lifecycle WomanCare will transfer patients to Bryn Mawr Hospital should the mother and/or baby be in need of a wider scope of medical options during antepartum, intra-partum, or postpartum care. Bryn Mawr Hospital’s planned construction of family-centered, state-of-the-art maternity suites will provide even greater continuity of care for patients who transfer. Lifecycle WomanCare’s certified nurse midwives will have privileges at Bryn Mawr Hospital, and will continue to care for patients during labor and birth, while working collaboratively with Bryn Mawr Hospital staff and their on-call physician coverage team, to guarantee that both parents and baby receive superior, patient-centered, and timely obstetric care.

“We are very pleased to re-establish and broaden our relationship with Lifecycle WomanCare says Andi Gilbert, President, Bryn Mawr Hospital. “We believe this partnership will enhance the services available to expectant families in our community.”

“We are very pleased to collaborate with Bryn Mawr Hospital, which truly shares LWC’s commitment to providing the highest quality of family-centered, compassionate care to expectant families,” said Kathryn Boockvar, Executive Director of Lifecycle WomanCare. “We know Bryn Mawr Hospital will offer our families a breadth of natural, personalized and innovative options, synergistic with LWC’s maternity and birth care, breastfeeding support and community programs.”

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, orthopedic 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 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.

Contact

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