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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 devonhorseshow.net.

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.