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Bryn Mawr Hospital unveils newly renovated pediatric unit with ribbon cutting and tours

Bryn Mawr Hospital June 13, 2017 News Releases

The newly renovated inpatient pediatric unit at Bryn Mawr Hospital held an open house with a ribbon cutting and tours to unveil its new space and name. Now called the Lori Beth Brodsky Pediatric Wing, the unit has been named in memory of the daughter of longtime Main Line Health benefactor, Mrs. Barbara (Bobbi) Brodsky. The renovations to the unit were made possible by a $1.6 million gift from Mrs. Brodsky in memory of her late daughter, who passed away in 2015.

“We are so deeply appreciative to Bobbi and her family for their continued support of Bryn Mawr Hospital and Main Line Health,” says Andrea Gilbert, president, Bryn Mawr Hospital, part of Main Line Health. “The renovations made to the pediatric unit demonstrate Main Line Health’s commitment to providing a superior experience to all who come to us for care—especially to our youngest patients. We are honored to dedicate this unit in Lori Beth’s memory and are thrilled that the beautiful renovations match the highly-skilled, compassionate care our team provides.”

As part of the renovation, each patient room was updated with fresh paint, flooring, flat screen televisions and Xbox one video game systems. The hallways, flooring and lighting throughout the unit were upgraded. Additionally, the nurses station was redesigned and the nursing call system was upgraded for maximum efficiency and workflow. The family nourishment room, playroom and conference rooms were also renovated.

“On behalf of the entire Main Line Health team, we are incredibly grateful to the Brodsky family for their unwavering support,” says Jack Lynch, president and CEO, Main Line Health. “The Brodsky family’s ongoing generosity—dating back to their very first philanthropic gift to us in 1988—has resulted in more than $9 million in contributions to improving and enhancing the health of our communities. The renovations to the pediatric unit, matched with our partnership with the renowned clinicians of Nemours, further enhance Bryn Mawr Hospital’s commitment to serving as a destination for superior pediatric care that is close to home.”

In the Bryn Mawr Hospital Pediatric Emergency Department (ED) and Lori Beth Brodsky Pediatric Wing, services are provided by Nemours pediatricians who have specialty training and experience in pediatric medicine, and by Bryn Mawr Hospital pediatric nurses who are trained in pediatric advanced life support (PALS). For more information about pediatric services at Bryn Mawr Hospital, visit

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.


Mary Kate Coghlan
Communications Specialist
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