DEVON, Pa.--The Devon Horse Show and Country Fair has made a new pledge to donate another $2 million to Bryn Mawr Hospital, and it made its first contribution to that pledge with a donation of $375,000.
The donation was made during a reception at the first floor rotunda outside the Pennypacker Aucitorim of the Bryn Mawr Hospital on Dec. 6.
“Our partnership with Bryn Mawr Hospital continues to have a positive impact on the health and well-being of residents of the Main Line and beyond,” said Devon Horse Show and Country Fair Chairman Wayne W. Grafton. “We are proud to have renewed our pledge and commitment to our community’s premiere hospital.”
To date, the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair has contributed over $15 million to fund innovations at Bryn Mawr Hospital.
The $375,000 proceeds from 2019 show will support renovations to the inpatient Behavioral Health Unit at Bryn Mawr Hospital
SENIOR Co-Chair Darlene DiGorio, Co-Chair Eileen Devine and incoming Chair Buttons Corkhill along with members of the Horse Show and Foundation Boards presented the check to Bryn Mawr Hospital President Andi Gilbert, System Vice President Behavioral Health - Main Line Health Michelle Mullany and other members of the hospital community.
The Devon Horse Show and Country Fair’s new pledge will support the Behavioral Health Center, part of For Every Generation, a community-based $30 million capital campaign connected to Bryn Mawr Hospital’s milestone modernization project.
Patients with a wide variety of psychiatric conditions, including depression and anxiety, are treated by a multidisciplinary team at Bryn Mawr Hospital, which has the inpatient behavioral health care unit within Main Line Health.
“Bryn Mawr Hospital and Main Line Health are committed to caring for patients and families in need of behavioral health services,” said Mullany. “Devon’s support for this project means the exceptional clinical care that our behavioral health inpatient unit provides can be offered to even more patients, further addressing this need for all communities served by Main Line Health.”
With support from the Behavioral Health Fund, Bryn Mawr Hospital will expand its behavioral health unit to 40 beds, doubling its current size, and create modern facilities that are best suited to this vulnerable patient population.
This increased capacity will further enable Bryn Mawr Hospital to expand its overall scope of care, beyond general psychiatry, to include additional patient populations such as those with a Dual Diagnosis, those with both mental health and substance abuse disorders.
Started in 1896, the Devon Horse Show is the oldest and largest outdoor multi-breed competition in the United States and draws top competitors from around the world.
With Philadelphia's historic Main Line as its backdrop, the show continues to reflect the local traditions and lifestyles of the community.
The Devon Country Fair, run by more than 2,000 volunteers, offers a variety of boutique shops in miniature cottages, amusement rides and games for kids, multiple dining options, and special entertainment events.
Proceeds support Bryn Mawr Hospital.