Virtua recently celebrated the Topping Off Ceremony for the new Camden Health & Wellness Center. This traditional ceremony commemorated the signing of the last beam which was then placed at the top of the new Center, slated to open to the public in late 2018.
Signing the beam are from left: Deb Moran, Virtua VP of Community Based Service, Joan Grey, Virtua AVP of Ambulatory Services, Dennis Pullin, Virtua President & CEO, Assemblywoman Patricia Egan Jones, Assemblyman Arthur Barclay, and Camden Councilman Angel Fuentes. (All photos provided)
“Today we celebrate the culmination of years of planning and hard work to make our dream come true—a one-stop health and wellness center for the families of Camden,” explained Virtua president and CEO Dennis Pullin. “Virtua has a long history of being a trusted and reliable healthcare provider for the City of Camden. The need in Camden continues to increase and this Center will offer world-class healthcare and contribute to developing a healthier future for the Camden community.”
To complete the Topping Off Ceremony, a beam is secured.
The Center will include family medicine, an emergency room, specialty care services, dental, podiatry, physical therapy, laboratory and conference and education rooms. The state-of-the-art Center will incorporate 34,000 square feet and cost $23 million.
As one of New Jersey’s largest, non-profit health systems, Virtua provides comprehensive health care services to achieve its mission to help people be well, get well and stay well. Virtua provides services through Virtua Medical Group with 500 physicians and other clinicians, and at its urgent care centers, hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, health and wellness centers, fitness centers, home health services, long-term care and rehabilitation centers, and paramedic program.
A leader in maternal and child health services, Virtua delivers nearly 8,000 babies a year. It provides health services to 1,500 businesses, and participates in Virtua Physician Partners, a clinically integrated network of 1,000 physicians and other clinicians. Virtua is affiliated with Penn Medicine for cancer and neuroscience and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) for pediatrics. It employs over 9,000 and has been honored as the #1 Best Place to Work in the Delaware Valley many times since 2007.
It is the recipient of a 4-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for quality of care, and its hospitals earned straight A’s in patient safety by The Leapfrog Group and the 2016 Patient Safety Award from Healthgrades. U.S. News and World Report ranked Virtua’s Mount Holly and Voorhees hospitals as High Performing Hospitals and Voorhees as a Best Regional Hospital. Virtua is also the recipient of the Consumer Choice Award from the National Research Corporation. For more information, visit www.virtua.org or www.virtuabroadcastnetwork.org.