Main Line Health to create ‘Fabric of the Community’ art project at new King of Prussia health center
Main Line Health King of PrussiaJanuary 14, 2020News Releases
Community members encouraged to participate
Main Line Health is collecting pieces of fabric from community members to contribute to a “Fabric of the Community” tapestry art project that will be installed at Main Line Health King of Prussia, opening in March 2020. The work of art, which will feature a wall of fabric arranged in a floral display, will enhance the facility’s Women’s Specialty Center. The center, in collaboration with Axia Women’s Health, will offer a wide range of specialty services focusing on the preventive, diagnostic and treatment needs of women. The artwork will be created using pieces of fabric contributed by community members—whether it’s a toddler’s outgrown T-shirt or a piece of a prom dress—and the personal stories that go with them.
“We are thrilled to showcase this incredible piece of art at our new health center, and even more excited for our community members to have the opportunity to contribute to it,” says Donna Phillips, president of Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital and senior executive of ambulatory and professional services, Main Line Health. “This project truly brings our community together and enhances our mission of improving the health and wellness for all those we serve.”
Fabric pieces roughly the size of a scarf will be used to create this work of art. With permission from those who contribute, a portion of each story may be shared via an interactive display featured in front of the tapestry display. To make a contribution to this community art project, and to share the story behind the donation, please visit mainlinehealth.org/kop. Drop-off boxes can be found at all Main Line Health hospitals and Health Centers until Friday, January 31.
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.