Main Line Health, Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital recognized for innovation in patient care

Main Line Health facilities

Bryn Mawr, PA — Initiatives at Main Line Health and Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital were two of 13 recognized by The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) with 2024 Achievement Awards.

The program, started in 1978, recognizes hospitals and health systems that are taking innovative approaches to strengthening the safety and quality of care, enhancing operations and patient experience, and partnering with their communities to address public health needs.

“I am so proud of our people for working collaboratively on ways to improve care for patients in the communities we serve,” said Jack Lynch, FACHE, President and CEO of Main Line Health. “These awards show that we have staff who are dedicated to not only finding solutions but working to ensure meaningful, sustainable implementation. I believe our efforts are an excellent model for other healthcare institutions.”

Main Line Health and Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital competed against organizations of a similar size for the Optimal Operations Award.

Main Line Health, which has four acute care hospitals — Lankenau Medical Center, Bryn Mawr Hospital, Paoli Hospital and Riddle Hospital — was honored for successfully developing and deploying a rapid improvement strategy to address emergency department crowding and resulting delays in care caused by local hospital closures and other factors.

At Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, educating staff on proper application of federal quality indicators resulted in facility performance exceeding regional and national benchmarks, with sharp increases in percentages of patients meeting self-care and mobility goals at discharge.

Entries were scored on specific criteria including results, adaptability and how the goal of advancing health equity was embedded in the initiative. In total, there were 93 entries for this year’s Achievement Awards.

HAP President and CEO Nicole Stallings said, “We are proud to announce the winners of HAP’s 2024 Achievement Awards, showcasing innovative, patient-centered projects that are making a difference in Pennsylvania. Strong health systems make strong communities and hospitals are central to our shared mission for a healthy Pennsylvania.”

Additional information about the awards program and detailed descriptions of the winning projects are available on HAP’s website.

About Main Line Health

Founded in 1985, Main Line Health is a not-for-profit health system serving Philadelphia and its suburbs. Main Line Health's commitment — to deliver safe, high-quality, equitable and affordable care 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 more than 13,000 employees and over 3,500 employed and independent physicians and advanced practice providers care for patients throughout Main Line Health.

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 Rehab 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 the prestigious American Hospital Association Quest for Quality Prize, highest tier ratings from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for Overall Hospital Quality and systemwide recognition in the 2023-2024 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. 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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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 is accredited by the Joint Commission, designated as a Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (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, cancer 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.


Larry Hanover
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