Gary Long is the senior vice president of population Health for Virtua South. In this position, Long is responsible for delivering clinical and service excellence through efficient healthcare delivery of inpatient and outpatient operations, medical staff development and recruitment for a 368-bed, 680,000-square-foot regional medical center Virtua Voorhees and 198-bed Virtua Marlton Hospital.
Long has lead the transformation of Virtua Marlton into a cutting edge hospital utilizing technology with specialty programs, including surgical spine care, joint replacement surgery and stroke care. Virtua Marlton provides emergent and elective angioplasty, an acute vascular emergency program and a chest pain center, certified by the Society of Chest Pain Centers. Virtua Berlin continues to build its high quality services for area seniors. This includes the Acute Care for the Elderly (ACE) unit which brings the latest research and treatment techniques to geriatric medical care. In the ACE unit, elderly patients are cared for by a multi-disciplinary team all specially trained in geriatrics. Additionally, Virtua Berlin implemented a successful Wound Care Center that includes hyperbaric oxygen treatment.
Previously, Long was vice president of operations at Virtua Memorial. He also directed Virtua’s Operations Council which identifies and implements strategies to grow revenue, reduce costs and ensure an outstanding patient experience.
Long joined Virtua in 1999 as the assistant vice president of operations at Virtua Memorial. During this time, he directed a $20 million hospital expansion and renovation. This project included 26 new critical care unit beds, nine new operating rooms and equipment upgrades such as the addition of intensity modulated radiation therapy equipment (IMRT), bringing the latest technology for cancer treatment to the people of Burlington County.
Prior to joining Virtua, Long served as the director of social service and director of professional support services for Easton Hospital in Pennsylvania. A Temple University graduate with a master’s degree in social work, Long employed his skills and education by also working in child welfare, home health care and hospice.
Long is also connected to the community. He currently serves as the Chair of the American Heart Association’s Southern New Jersey Fall Heart Walk. He served as a trustee and board chair of Samaritan Hospice, was elected to two terms as a member of the Shamong Township School Board and served as a trustee of the Shamong Township Foundation for Educational Excellence.