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Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital’s Dr. David Long honored at BIAPA Annual Conference

Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital June 28, 2017 News Releases

David F. Long, MD, medical director of the Brain Injury Program at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, part of Main Line Health, was honored Monday at the 2017 Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania’s Annual Conference. The Pioneer in Brain Injury Award was presented to Dr. Long in recognition of his initiative, expertise and creativity leading to the development of services and support in the field of brain injury rehabilitation. Although known for his efforts, the presentation of the Pioneer Award is made to formally recognize Dr. Long’s significant role in advancing the field.

“I am very grateful for the many patients and families I have met through the years, as they truly inspire and motivate me,” said Dr. Long. “Although I am being honored as a pioneer in brain injury, I feel that the real heroes of healthcare are the patients, caretakers and staff who persevere through adversity.”

Dr. Long is a board-certified neurologist, specializing in concussion, neurorehabilitation and behavioral neurology. He has been treating patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) since 1983. Dr. Long is actively involved in brain injury research, and has lectured and published extensively in the brain injury field, including multiple journal articles and several book chapters. He has co-chaired national conferences in neurorehabilitation for the American Society of NeuroRehabilitation (ASNR), and has made television appearances with regards to the rehabilitation of patients with brain injury. Areas of particular interest include treating patients with emerging coma and the minimally conscious state, hydrocephalus, cognitive and behavior disturbances after TBI, and utilizing the brain’s remarkable plasticity to facilitate rehabilitation and recovery.

In addition to his responsibilities at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, Dr. Long also consults for ReMed Recovery Centers, is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the Chester County Medical Society, the Pennsylvania Medical Society, and the American Medical Association. In addition, Dr. Long has a seat on the board of the Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania.

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.