Virtua is proud to announce that Dennis Pullin, Virtua President & CEO, was recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of 2018’s Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare.
“From leaders of health systems who are actively working to make sure that communities of color have access to affordable and high-quality healthcare to heroes who protected victims of natural disasters and violent protests, this year’s Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare exemplify resilience and tenacity,” said Modern Healthcare Editor Aurora Aguilar. “These leaders have produced incredible results by elevating the quality of patient care at their organizations while supporting and advancing their peers to boost diversity in the C-suite. As Modern Healthcare’s first Latina editor, I take special pride in this program and look forward to seeing the Top 25 and the 10 to Watch honorees grow in their roles and their influence.”
In its seventh year, the biennial recognition program honors the top minority healthcare executives who are influencing the policy and care delivery models across the country. In doing so, they are also highlighting the continued need to nurture diversity in our organizations.
“I am honored to be recognized as a top minority executive by Modern Healthcare,” Pullin said. “Throughout my career I have worked to ensure that all patients—including those in underserved communities—have access to world-class quality healthcare.”
Pullin explained that Virtua continues to ensure high quality and financial stability, and has created a culture that focuses on providing an outstanding customer experience, achieved by investing in employees and hiring for values. Virtua constantly seeks new opportunities to improve population health and well-being for all patients. For underserved communities, this includes meeting community needs through a variety of outreach programs such as Virtua’s regional Mobile Farmer’s Market and participation in Housing First to provide permanent housing for homeless individuals.
The profiles of all the winners are featured in the February 26, 2018 print issue of Modern Healthcare and can be viewed here.
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.