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Bryn Mawr Rehab honors patients and opens new center during National Rehab Awareness Week

Main Line Health September 21, 2017 News Releases

Patients, state officials and Main Line Health Leadership celebrate

Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, part of Main Line Health, recognized the start of Rehab Awareness Week with a ribbon cutting for a new outpatient center on the Malvern campus. The Outpatient Center at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital includes 70,000 square feet of gym space, new state-of-the art therapy equipment, a centralized care area and 60 parking spaces specifically for outpatient visitors.

Donna Phillips, president of Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital; Jack Lynch, CEO of Main Line Health; Brian McTear, Bryn Mawr Rehab Foundation board chair, State Representative Duane Milne; Dawn Martin a representative from Senator Tom McGarrigle’s team; community leaders; Bryn Mawr Rehab staff and members of the community were in attendance for the occasion.

Following the ribbon cutting, patients, employees and family members assembled for the annual patient stories reception. Four former Bryn Mawr Rehab patients shared their story of recovery and re-connected with their care team.

“This event is just another way we can connect our community of patients, caregivers and staff,” said Donna Phillips, president of Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital. “Having former patients share their stories to current patients is inspiring and reinforces the message to never give up, continue to set goals and to know that in every small success there is a victory.”

Each year, Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital takes part in a week-long celebration for employees in honor of National Rehab Awareness Week, a week dedicated to raising awareness of the value and impact of rehabilitation on individuals and the community.

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.