Virtua Memorial breaks ground on Pediatric Pavilion
Rendering of Virtua Memorial's Pediatric Pavilion, slated to open in spring 2013.
Virtua Memorial Hospital recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new Pediatric Pavilion. The $9.5 million hospital expansion project will utilize an innovative model of care that centralizes inpatient and outpatient emergency services in the same location for children under 18.
The Pediatric Pavilion is designed for:
- Eight emergency treatment beds
- Three minor injury chairs
- Five inpatient beds
- Ronald McDonald playroom
- Respite area for patients and siblings
- Media center for patients and their families
A shared central nursing station ensures efficiency and immediacy of care. The Pavilion will be staffed by The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia physicians and by pediatric nurses — care providers who understand the unique needs of children.
“Virtua Memorial is the only pediatric care provider in Burlington County and treats over 7,000 children a year,” said Virtua President and CEO Richard P. Miller. “This new Pediatric Pavilion will allow our medical staff to treat all of our pediatric patients in a state of the art facility that affords the most efficient use of medical resources.”
Virtua leadership, employees and state and local legislators took part in the groundbreaking ceremony. The construction of the Pavilion is estimated to take about a year with the anticipated grand opening slated for spring 2013.
As one of New Jersey’s largest health systems, Virtua helps people be well, get well and stay well through a comprehensive range of health care services. Services are delivered through three health and wellness centers, three fitness centers, four acute care hospitals, primary and specialty physician practices with more than 240 physicians, urgent care centers, seven ambulatory surgery centers, home health services, two long-term care and rehabilitation centers, 12 paramedic units and a wide range of outpatient services. A leader in maternal and child health services, Virtua delivers almost 8,000 babies a year. Virtua also provides employment and wellness services to 1,700 businesses and corporations. An innovator in clinical and information technology such as electronic medical records, Virtua is recognized for its ground-breaking partnerships with GE Healthcare
, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)
and the Fox Chase Cancer Center
. It is the official orthopedic provider for the Philadelphia Flyers
. Virtua employs more than 8,400 people and has been honored as the #1 Best Place to Work in the Delaware Valley for seven consecutive years. It is the recipient of the Consumer Choice Award from the National Research Corporation. For more information, visit www.virtua.org