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Bryn Mawr Hospital receives $430,000 donation from Devon Horse Show and Country Fair

Bryn Mawr Hospital December 21, 2016 News Releases

Third installment towards $2 million pledge by Devon Horse Show and Country Fair will enhance the patient experience at Bryn Mawr Hospital

(Bryn Mawr, Pa.) – Bryn Mawr Hospital, part of Main Line Health, received a $430,000 donation from the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair at a reception in Bryn Mawr Hospital on Friday, December 2, 2016. The donation, presented to Bryn Mawr Hospital President Andi Gilbert and Andrew Reder, Chair, Bryn Mawr Hospital Foundation, is the third installment towards a five-year, $2 million pledge made by the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair in support of Bryn Mawr Hospital’s renovation and modernization project.

“It’s an honor to be a longstanding contributor to Bryn Mawr Hospital,” said Devon Horse Show Chair Wayne W. Grafton, who presented the check along with the 2016 Devon Country Fair Co-Chairs, Karin Maynard and Beth Wright, and Devon Horse Show President Richard O’Donnell. “The ability to present this check each year is directly tied to the success of the Show, which is run by thousands of volunteers, to whom we are grateful.”

The Devon Horse Show and Country Fair, in its 120th year, has supported Bryn Mawr Hospital since selecting it as its sole beneficiary in 1919. The Devon Horse Show has contributed $1,355,000 of their pledge of $2 million towards Bryn Mawr Hospital’s For Every Generation capital campaign which supports the renovation and modernization project.

“Devon has been extremely generous towards Bryn Mawr Hospital for nearly 100 years – and Devon’s extraordinary $2 million pledge towards our For Every Generation capital campaign is just the latest example of their generosity,” said Andi Gilbert, President, Bryn Mawr Hospital. “These volunteers give of themselves year round so that we can provide an enhanced experience for our patients and families.”

The $253 million renovation and modernization project, the most significant investment in the history of Bryn Mawr Hospital, will allow the 123-year-old Hospital to continue to provide superior care to the communities we serve for generations to come. The project will include a new intensive care unit to be dedicated by the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair.

About Devon Horse Show and Country Fair

Started in 1896, the Devon Horse Show is the oldest and largest outdoor multi-breed competition in the United States and draws in top competitors from around the world. With the grandeur of Philadelphia's historic Main Line as its backdrop, the show continues to reflect the local traditions and lifestyles of the community. The Devon Country Fair, run by more than 2,000 volunteers, offers a variety of boutique shops in miniature cottages, amusement rides and games for kids, multiple dining options, and special entertainment events. Proceeds support Bryn Mawr Hospital.

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.

The Main Line Health system 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 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, the Mid-Atlantic Alliance for Performance Excellence (MAAPE) Excellence Award, and recognition as among the nation’s best employers by Forbes magazine. 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 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.

Contact

Bridget Therriault
Director, Communications
Office: 484.580.1025
Cell: 484.222.9154
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