Bryn Mawr Hospital, has been combining sophisticated medical technologies with over a century-long tradition of community care.
Bryn Mawr Hospital was established in 1893 by Dr. George S. Gerhard, a local doctor who believed that medical expertise and community care should work hand in hand. For more than 128 years, the hospital and the communities we serve have supported each other to improve the health and quality of life of our neighborhoods. Bryn Mawr Hospital recently opened a new 256,418-square-foot, eight floor patient pavilion, which offers 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, adult ICU, and 12 state-of-the-art operating rooms. Today Bryn Mawr Hospital, part of Main Line Health, a not-for-profit healthcare delivery network in Philadelphia's western suburbs, continues its leadership as a sophisticated community hospital offering advanced medical technology and access to some of the most qualified medical staff in the region. Our physician faculty continue to educate the next generation of physicians through our top residency and fellowship programs.
Our new maternity wing provides outstanding comfort and care to more than 2,000 newborns and moms every year. For babies who need critical care, Bryn Mawr Hospital has a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit—the highest designation available. As children grow, we care for their needs in the Main Line's only inpatient pediatric unit. Pediatric specialists, through our affiliation with Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, staff the unit and are here around the clock. Pediatric sub-specialists from Nemours in cardiology, orthopaedics, gastrointestinal medicine, and ear, nose and throat (ENT), among others, have regular office hours at Bryn Mawr Hospital.
Bryn Mawr Hospital's long-standing commitment to providing the community with advanced medical technologies is evident in our cancer, surgical and cardiac services. Our physicians were among the first in the region to perform innovative procedures for identifying and treating breast cancer, including stereotactic biopsy and sentinel node biopsy. These procedures offer hope to the women of our community. Bryn Mawr Hospital has sophisticated interventional cardiology and electrophysiology suites that gives us the opportunity to achieve successful outcomes for our patients during their greatest time in need. Our cutting edge technology matches with highly skilled physicians and exceptional clinical performance from staff allows us to continue to advance in our practice.
Bryn Mawr Hospital's Neurointerventional Care Lab is the only one of its kind in the western Philadelphia suburbs. The care team performs complex and minimally invasive neurovascular procedures and life-saving stroke services, including intra-arterial tPA, endovascular coiling for hemorrhagic stroke, thrombectomy and stenting. Additionally, Bryn Mawr Hospital surgeons perform minimally invasive surgery of the colon, gallbladder and prostate, reflecting leading-edge clinical practice regionally.
Bryn Mawr Hospital's strong commitment to providing personalized, compassionate specialty care is apparent in our plastic and reconstructive surgery procedures. We have reconstructive surgeons who treat adults, adolescents, and children. Our practices include gender-affirming surgery such as facial feminization surgery, chest ("top") surgery and genital construction ("bottom") surgery; autologous flap and implant-based breast reconstruction; chest wall and lower extremity reconstruction. These procedures offer hope to our patients going through life changing phases in their lives. We have a strong interest in multidisciplinary care of transgender and gender nonconforming individuals. In 2020, Bryn Mawr Hospital earned the "LGBTQ Health Care Equality Top Performer" designation in Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Healthcare Equality Index for our continued commitment to LGBTQ inclusion.
Bryn Mawr Hospital has been recognized throughout the Delaware Valley and across the nation. The U.S. News & World Report recognizes Bryn Mawr Hospital year after year as a top hospital in the Philadelphia region. In addition to our hospital rankings, we also receive many accolades within our specialty programs and procedures. The orthopaedic program at Bryn Mawr Hospital is ranked among the top 100 in the nation. Led by an experienced team of surgeons, our orthopaedic service continues to be widely sought-after for its clinical and patient satisfaction outcomes.
I am also very proud of our new, 9,500-square-foot, state-of-the-art Dee Adams Center for Integrative and Regenerative Medicine, which offers a healing environment with amenities and programs to advance patients on their personal journey to health and wellness. Combining the best of conventional medicine along with complementary and alternative medical therapies, the interdisciplinary Center brings a unique synergistic health care model to our patients and the community.
Finally, our patients tell us that what comforts them most is the compassionate care given by our nurses and professional staff. We work hard to know our patients. Over time those relationships develop into a feeling of family that grows and deepens—as evidenced by the hundreds of "family members" who return to Bryn Mawr as volunteers. Day by day, year after year, community members come back to Bryn Mawr, giving generously of their time and surrounding our patients with warmth, hope and compassion.
I am extremely proud to be a part of the Bryn Mawr Hospital team, and I extend to you our commitment to quality, service and compassion, whenever you may need our care and help.
President, Bryn Mawr Hospital