As a non-profit organization, helping the community stay healthy is part of our mission. We offer free classes to educate people about disease prevention and facilitate support groups. Virtua provides clinical training not only for local nurses, paramedics and physicians, but also for the community including pediatric and adult CPR. Check our event calendar or call 1-888-VIRTUA-3 (1-888-847-8823).
A good neighbor
Virtua takes its role as the leading provider of healthcare services and its position as a major employer in the tri-county region to heart. As a result, the organization plays a key role in numerous activities to benefit the residents of the communities it serves above and beyond the normal day-to-day healthcare operations.
Community Health Needs Assessment
The Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) identifies health concerns and trends in a specific community through extensive research among consumers, community leaders and public health experts. The comprehensive assessment examines a wide variety of factors that affect community health, as well as the services available to address health needs. The results enable health care providers to refine programs and focus resources where they are most needed. Virtua’s mission to help the community be well, get well and stay well directly supports the findings of the CHNA.
Staff volunteer activities
Volunteerism at Virtua begins with the President/CEO and spans all levels of management and front-line personnel. Virtua associates provide their time and expertise to a range of community organizations. At the bottom of this page see some of these inspiring stories.
Three of Virtua's facilities provide meeting rooms and, at times, catering support at significantly reduced rates (compared to for-profit centers in the area) or free-of-charge as an in-kind contribution to the community. The meeting rooms are used by support groups as well as non-profit health and human service agencies who are not part of Virtua. These organizations use the rooms for annual events, monthly and weekly meetings, or on an occasional basis. In 2004, more than 150 outside organizations held approximately 1,812 meetings at Virtua facilities.
Free cancer screenings through NJCEED
Virtua provides cancer screenings for residents of Camden and Burlington Counties through the New Jersey Cancer Education and Early Detection program (NJCEED). NJCEED is a free cancer screening program funded by the Center for Disease Control and the State of New Jersey.
Learn more about NJCEED at Virtua.