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Bryn Mawr Hospital unveils newly renovated pediatric unit with ribbon cutting and tours

Bryn Mawr Hospital June 13, 2017 News Releases

The newly renovated inpatient pediatric unit at Bryn Mawr Hospital held an open house with a ribbon cutting and tours to unveil its new space and name. Now called the Lori Beth Brodsky Pediatric Wing, the unit has been named in memory of the daughter of longtime Main Line Health benefactor, Mrs. Barbara (Bobbi) Brodsky. The renovations to the unit were made possible by a $1.6 million gift from Mrs. Brodsky in memory of her late daughter, who passed away in 2015.

“We are so deeply appreciative to Bobbi and her family for their continued support of Bryn Mawr Hospital and Main Line Health,” says Andrea Gilbert, president, Bryn Mawr Hospital, part of Main Line Health. “The renovations made to the pediatric unit demonstrate Main Line Health’s commitment to providing a superior experience to all who come to us for care—especially to our youngest patients. We are honored to dedicate this unit in Lori Beth’s memory and are thrilled that the beautiful renovations match the highly-skilled, compassionate care our team provides.”

As part of the renovation, each patient room was updated with fresh paint, flooring, flat screen televisions and Xbox one video game systems. The hallways, flooring and lighting throughout the unit were upgraded. Additionally, the nurses station was redesigned and the nursing call system was upgraded for maximum efficiency and workflow. The family nourishment room, playroom and conference rooms were also renovated.

“On behalf of the entire Main Line Health team, we are incredibly grateful to the Brodsky family for their unwavering support,” says Jack Lynch, president and CEO, Main Line Health. “The Brodsky family’s ongoing generosity—dating back to their very first philanthropic gift to us in 1988—has resulted in more than $9 million in contributions to improving and enhancing the health of our communities. The renovations to the pediatric unit, matched with our partnership with the renowned clinicians of Nemours, further enhance Bryn Mawr Hospital’s commitment to serving as a destination for superior pediatric care that is close to home.”

In the Bryn Mawr Hospital Pediatric Emergency Department (ED) and Lori Beth Brodsky Pediatric Wing, services are provided by Nemours pediatricians who have specialty training and experience in pediatric medicine, and by Bryn Mawr Hospital pediatric nurses who are trained in pediatric advanced life support (PALS). For more information about pediatric services at Bryn Mawr Hospital, visit mainlinehealth.org/pediatrics.

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 more than 10,000 employees, 3,000 nurses 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 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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About Bryn Mawr Hospital

Bryn Mawr Hospital, a member of Main Line Health, is a 284-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 received both regional and national recognition for its excellence in providing state-of-the-art, quality care. Bryn Mawr Hospital was named among the top 10 hospitals in the Philadelphia region and the top 20 hospitals in Pennsylvania in U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals rankings for 2022–23. Bryn Mawr Hospital has also earned Magnet designation for the third time for its superior nursing staff. The hospital offers a full range of services, including cancer care, orthopaedic 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 is an accredited thrombectomy-capable stroke center that offers rapid access to advanced diagnostics and treatment options for stroke care. Bryn Mawr Hospital is affiliated with the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to deliver exceptional care for pediatric patients and their families, including 24/7 coverage of the pediatric emergency department, pediatric inpatient unit and level III NICU.