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Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital, Part of Main Line Health, achieves prestigious, first time CARF Accreditation for its inpatient cancer rehab services

Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital April 11, 2022 News Releases

Unique program is one of only a few of its kind in the nation

Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital recently received a prestigious nationwide distinction from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for its inpatient Cancer Rehab Program, part of Main Line Health's comprehensive cancer care. The recognition focuses on quality and a patient-centered approach in a healthcare environment.

Cancer rehabilitation is a personalized program to address a variety of conditions ranging from weakness, pain and fatigue, to changes in function related to specific types of cancers, such as brain, head and neck, spinal cord and debility resulting from other cancers and cancer-related treatments. Whether the cancer patient was recently diagnosed, is currently in treatment or has completed treatment, the care team and patient work together to achieve the individualized goals.

"Our cancer rehab program, while new, is already supporting patients with innovative therapies throughout their cancer journey. I am proud of the team at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital for their stand-out care," said Jack Lynch, FACHE, President and Chief Executive Officer, Main Line Health.

"This recognition reflects our strong commitment to quality, safety and equity. I am extremely proud of the diligent work our team has done to achieve this success. Our goal is to provide a safe, compassionate, and welcoming environment for patients and their families. The CARF accreditation is a culmination of the continuing commitment and dedication our staff has made to ensure our programs and services offer only the highest level of care for our patients and our community," says Donna Phillips, President of Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital.

CARF surveyors met with key staff, stakeholders and patients who helped to demonstrate the Program's commitment to offering services that are measurable, accountable and of the highest quality. The Program received high marks from the CARF team for the specialty programs offered to patients, the efficiency of the program, the investment in cutting edge technology and the staff's commitment to their patients. Surveyors noted the strong leadership and development of the Program as well as documentation that went above and beyond in crafting a patient's story. This attention to detail and strategic approach of the Program helped to augment its strengths and positioned it to achieve this respected accreditation.

Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital also received 3-year CARF re-accreditation for the following inpatient rehabilitation programs: comprehensive integrated inpatient rehabilitation program (adults); amputation specialty program (adults); brain injury specialty program (adults, children, adolescents); spinal cord system of care (adults); stroke specialty program (adults); and interdisciplinary outpatient medical rehabilitation programs: brain injury specialty program (adults, children adolescents); spinal cord system of care (adults).

Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital is committed to providing excellence in care to help patients resume their lives. Learn more about Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital's Cancer Rehab Program.

About Main Line Health

Founded in 1985, Main Line Health is a not-for-profit health system serving Philadelphia and its western suburbs. Main Line Health's commitment—to deliver advanced medicine for treating and curing disease, playing an important role in prevention and disease management as well as training physicians and other health care providers—reflects our intent to be the region's premier choice for clinical care, research, and education. A team of nearly 13,000 employees and more than 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 premier 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 U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals, 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, equity, and inclusion, has proudly received awards in this area and has 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 patients stay healthy and live their best lives.

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Gina Mahon
Manager, Communications
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