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Bryn Mawr Hospital honors the 120th anniversary of the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair

Bryn Mawr Hospital May 31, 2016 News Releases

Hospital has been the Show’s beneficiary since 1919

Andrea Gilbert, President of Bryn Mawr Hospital, part of Main Line Health, participated in a press conference on May 26, bringing attention to the kick-off of this year’s opening—and 120th anniversary—of the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair.

“I want to thank and congratulate all who have worked incredibly hard to keep the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair a vital institution in our community, while preserving its rich history, for the past 120 years,” says Gilbert. “What began in 1896 with a dozen local gentlemen hoping to improve their stock of horses for their carriages, has become the largest outdoor horse show, and one of the largest volunteer-run fundraising efforts, in the country. Just as Bryn Mawr Hospital is defined by the staff, physicians and volunteers who strive each day to provide a superior experience, the volunteers are the backbone of the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair. The spirit of community that each and every volunteer continually brings to this event is truly inspiring.”

Bryn Mawr Hospital’s longstanding relationship with the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair dates back to 1919, with gifts to the hospital totaling over $15 million in the last 97 years. Most recently, the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair presented Bryn Mawr Hospital with a donation of $500,000—the largest gift that Devon has ever presented to the hospital, and the second installment of a five-year, $2 million pledge to support the hospital’s Renovation and Modernization Project.

For more information about the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair, which runs through June 5, visit

About Bryn Mawr Hospital

Bryn Mawr Hospital, a member of Main Line Health, is a 287-bed, not-for-profit acute-care teaching hospital dedicated to helping the community stay well ahead on the path to lifelong health. Bryn Mawr Hospital has been named as one of the top six hospitals in the Philadelphia region and top 12 in the state of Pennsylvania by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals 2017–18, and is ranked as high-performing in the specialties of gastroenterology & GI surgery, geriatrics and orthopedics. U.S. News & World Report also ranked Bryn Mawr Hospital as high performing in the following procedures/conditions: COPD, colon cancer surgery, heart failure, hip replacement and knee replacement. Bryn Mawr Hospital has earned Magnet® designation for the third time for its superior nursing staff. Bryn Mawr Hospital’s Neuro-Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (NCICU) has also received the 2015–18 American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) Silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence for the second time. The National Institutes of Health Commission on Cancer has accredited our Cancer Center and our Comprehensive Breast Center has been accredited by The Joint Commission and the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. Bryn Mawr Hospital’s Bariatric Program has earned the MBSAQIP Accredited Comprehensive Center designation from the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. 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.


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