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Health Briefs

December 17, 2016

Main Line Health opens health center in Concordville

Main Line Health has opened a new $47 million health center in Concordville. The health center located at 1020 Baltimore Pike in Glen Mills, serves as a premier destination for health and wellness, and provides a setting for convenient, easily accessible care for the community.

The nearly 131,500-square-foot center features the Main Line Health Care primary care and specialty care offices, Main Line Health Urgent Care Center, diagnostic and laboratory services, Nemours Children’s Health System pediatric primary care and the Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital Physical Medicine & Concussion Program.

The facility also offers a medically integrated Fitness & Wellness Center, featuring state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, saltwater filtered pools including a 25-yard lap pool, a therapy pool, a spa pool, steam rooms and saunas.

Fox Chase Cancer Center earns national accreditation from the commission on cancer

The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons has granted three-year accreditation with commendation to Fox Chase Cancer Center.

To earn voluntary CoC accreditation, a cancer program must meet or exceed the CoC quality care standards, be evaluated every three years through a survey process and maintain levels of excellence in the delivery of comprehensive patient-centered care. Three-year accreditation with commendation is only awarded to a facility that exceeds standard requirements at the time of its triennial survey.

The CoC Accreditation Program provides the framework for Fox Chase to improve its quality of patient care through various cancer-related programs that focus on the full spectrum of cancer care including prevention, early diagnosis, cancer staging, optimal treatment, rehabilitation, lifelong follow-up for recurrent disease and end-of-life care. When patients receive care at a CoC facility, they also have access to information on clinical trials and new treatments, genetic counseling and patient centered services including psycho-social support, a patient navigation process and a survivorship care plan that documents the care each patient receives and seeks to improve cancer survivors’ quality of life.

Nazareth Hospital receives accreditation from the College of American Pathologists

Nazareth Hospital Laboratory received accreditation from the College of American Pathologists (CAP) based on results of a recent on-site evaluation. During the CAP accreditation process, designed to ensure the highest standard of care for all laboratory patients, inspectors examine the laboratory’s records and quality control of procedures for the preceding two years. CAP inspectors also examine laboratory staff qualifications, equipment, facilities, safety program and record and overall management.

Comcast Foundation presents $15K grant to Magee Rehabilitation Hospital

The Comcast Foundation has awarded a $15,000 grant to Magee Rehabilitation Hospital to support assistive technology for adolescent and young adult patients.

The Comcast grant will help provide an array of services to ensure young patients can participate in the activities of everyday living through assistive technology. The technology enables patients to participate and engage with their peers on social media, receive academic tutoring enhanced by assistive technology and engage in other activities that contribute to their quality of life.

— Compiled by Ayana Jones