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Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital hosts First Swing Golf Clinic

Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital September 30, 2016 News Releases

On Wednesday, September 28, 2016, Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital, part of Main Line Health, hosted the 2016 First Swing Golf Clinic, in partnership with the Eastern Amputee Golf Association (EAGA) and RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve. Despite the rainy weather, 23 eager golfers took part in the clinic, and a representative from the EAGA, four RiverCrest Golf pros, and 16 staff members from Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital helped out with the lessons throughout the day. The diversity of participants included individuals with amputation, stroke, brain injury, and spinal cord injury. Some participants had never golfed before, while others were back on the course for the first time since their injury/illness.

“The golf event is truly inspiring and reminds us all why we chose to work at a place like Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital. The diversity and number of the participants and the commitment of staff makes this an event that we hope will continue to grow even more in the coming years” said Clare Small-McEvoy, director of therapy services, Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital.

Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital offered this program at no cost to participants through the generous support from sponsors, including Lawall Prosthetic & Orthotic Services; Kinetic Prosthetics; BOAS Surgical; Brandywine Living; Cocco Enterprises, Inc.; Prosthetic Innovations, LLC; Baylinks Golf; Dick’s Sporting Goods, Inc.; Eastern Amputee Golf Association and RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve.

The Eastern Amputee Golf Association’s objective is to assist in the rehabilitation of amputees and provide for their general welfare, both physical and psychological, through the medium of golf and its associated activities.

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.

Main Line Health 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, King of Prussia 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 and the Mid-Atlantic Alliance for Performance Excellence (MAAPE) Excellence Award. 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, part 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 hospital received Magnet® designation, the nation’s highest distinction for excellence in nursing care, and is accredited by the Joint Commission; is designated as a NICHE facility and is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital treats patients with traumatic and non-traumatic brain injury, stroke and other neurological disorders, traumatic and non-traumatic spinal cord injury, amputations, and orthopaedic injuries. Bryn Mawr Rehab Outpatient Network treats individuals with a wide range of conditions and injuries from brain injury, spinal cord injury and Parkinson’s disease to concussions, pelvic floor disorders and lymphedema. Our outpatient rehabilitation services are conveniently located throughout the western suburbs of Philadelphia.