Governor Wolf Tours Bryn Mawr Hospital’s New Patient Pavilion and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
September 07, 2017
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf joined Main Line Health System and Bryn Mawr Hospital administration and staff on a tour of the newly renovated Bryn Mawr Hospital. The hospital recently completed a project to renovate its Warden Lobby space and construction is currently under way at a patient pavilion, a new $200 million, 200,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility that will modernize the hospital and help ensure patient comfort and convenience. The tour also included the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
“The tour of Bryn Mawr Hospital was an excellent opportunity to see the hospital and health system’s commitment to patient care and comfort; two very important aspects of health care that might be overlooked if not prioritized,” said Governor Wolf.
After the tour, Governor Wolf met with health system board members and hospital administrators and staff to discuss Main Line Health System’s strategic plans and healthcare delivery transformation, including the proposed federal repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Governor Wolf is part of a group of bipartisan governors fighting for responsible revisions to the ACA. In a letter to Congressional leadership, Wolf and Govs. John Kasich (OH), John Hickenlooper (CO), Brian Sandoval (NV), Bill Walker (AK), Terry McAuliffe (VA), John Bel Edwards (LA), and Steve Bullock (MT) outlined recommendations to improve the health insurance market, including recommendations for immediate federal action to stabilize the markets, responsible reforms that preserve recent coverage gains and control costs, and an active federal/state partnership based on innovation and a shared commitment to improve overall health system performance.
Governor Wolf met with members of the Main Line Health Board of Governors; and Jack Lynch, President & CEO, Main Line Health; Andi Gilbert, President, Bryn Mawr Hospital; Andy Norton, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Main Line Health; Pat Ross, MD, System Chair of Surgery, Main Line Health; Ray Baraldi, MD, Vice President of Medical Affairs, Bryn Mawr Hospital; Michael Criscuolo, Executive Director, Bryn Mawr Hospital Foundation; Jason Arbacheski, Government Relations Manager, Main Line Health; and Marianne Harkin, Vice President, Patient Services.
Bryn Mawr Hospital is a 319-bed, not-for-profit, acute-care teaching hospital dedicated to helping the community stay well ahead on the path to lifelong health. The facility was recently ranked among the state’s best hospitals, according to U.S. News & World Report.
The hospital offers a full range of services, including cancer care, orthopedic care, cardiovascular care, behavioral health, maternity care, bariatric surgery, neurovascular and a level III neonatal intensive care unit.