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Bryn Mawr Hospital celebrates unveiling of new Patient Pavilion with official ribbon cutting

Bryn Mawr Hospital January 10, 2019 News Releases

Bryn Mawr Hospital, part of Main Line Health, celebrated yesterday the official ribbon cutting of the new 256,418-square-foot, eight floor patient pavilion, which will offer patients and families a more spacious, enhanced design that is focused on patient comfort and healing. The new pavilion boasts a new labor and delivery unit, maternity unit, critical care units, as well as 12 fully-equipped, state-of-the-art operating rooms.

“As the largest investment and most significant facility improvement in our campus’ history, and the second largest in Main Line Health’s history, this is a tremendous moment for our organization and a fantastic way to cap off the celebration of Bryn Mawr Hospital’s 125th year as a premier destination for care in the Philadelphia region,” says Andrea Gilbert, president, Bryn Mawr Hospital. “I want to express my deepest and most sincere thanks to the every member of the team who was involved in the conception, design, construction and operation of this new building. Together, we are ensuring that Bryn Mawr Hospital will be here to provide exceptional care for generations to come.”

A decade in the making, the Bryn Mawr Hospital patient pavilion is part of the hospital's modernization project, which is helping to raise the bar for patient rooms across the entire campus. Double occupancy rooms have all been converted to private rooms and many inpatient areas of the existing hospital have been renovated and modernized.

“It is because of the vision and leadership of Bryn Mawr Hospital’s administration, physician and nursing leaders, the support of our Main Line Health and Bryn Mawr Hospital Foundation Boards, and the generosity of our community partners, that this building has come to fruition,” says Jack Lynch, president and CEO, Main Line Health. “As a community hospital, Bryn Mawr is dedicated to helping our community get well and stay well—just as we have for the past 125 years. With the addition of this incredible pavilion, and the healing environment within it, this facility now rivals the advanced, high-quality care that is delivered by our team within these walls each day.”

View photos from the patient pavilion ribbon cutting (Google Photos)

In addition to Main Line Health and Bryn Mawr Hospital senior leaders, physicians, staff and volunteers, the event was attended by many of Bryn Mawr Hospital's community partners and elected officials. A formal program was held, and included remarks from Andrea Gilbert, president of Bryn Mawr Hospital; Don Miller, MD, Bryn Mawr Hospital campus medical staff president; Dave Rose, MD, Bryn Mawr Hospital campus chief of the department of surgery; Daniel Bernheim, Esq., president of the Lower Merion Township Board of Commissioners; Susan Selverian, Bryn Mawr Hospital Foundation Board chair; Betsy Balderston, chair of the Main Line Health Board of Governors; and Jack Lynch, president and CEO of Main Line Health.

Facts about the Bryn Mawr Hospital Patient Pavilion (PDF)

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.


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