Bryn Mawr Hospital is hosting a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday to mark the start of construction for its $200 million patient care pavilion.
The five-story 200,000-square-foot pavilion will house:
- All private patients rooms
- Two new medical/surgical telemetry units with 54 beds and a new 18-bed intensive care unit
- A new surgical suite with 12 operating rooms
The project also includes renovating existing maternity and delivery rooms.
When plans for the pavilion were first revealed last year, medical center officials said the goal of the project is to significantly modernize Bryn Mawr Hospital to ensure patient comfort and improve patient convenience while delivering quality health care services.
“This is historic,” said Andrea Gilbert, Bryn Mawr Hospital’s president, in an interview last year. “This is the next chapter in Bryn Mawr Hospital’s long history. We waited a long time to do this. We wanted to assess what the community’s future needs will be. We spent the last decade studying all of that, and now we are ready to roll up our sleeves and make this investment.”
The 123-year-old Bryn Mawr Hospital is part of Main Line Health, a nonprofit health system based in Bryn Mawr that also operates Lankenau Medical Center, Paoli, Riddle and Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation hospitals in the Philadelphia suburbs.