Virtua celebrates topping off ceremony in Moorestown
Gathering at the Topping Off Ceremony for Virtua Health & Wellness Center – Moorestown are:
(Left to right) Christopher Chekouras, VP/COO, Virtua Health Services Network, Tony Chigounis, Chairman, Virtua Board of Trustees, John Button, Mayor of Moorestown, Diane Allen, NJ State Senator, Richard P. Miller, Virtua President & CEO, Troy Singleton, NJ State Assemblyman, Robert Hockel, VP, Virtua Ambulatory Services & Development, Jim Rivard, VP, Virtua Support Services, and Bruce Garganio, Burlington County Freeholder Director.
The final steel beam placement at the new Virtua Health & Wellness Center in Moorestown was recently commemorated with a Topping Off ceremony, which signifies the completion of structural steel installation. The event, an ironworker’s tradition, featured two traditional symbols attached to the beam: an American flag for patriotism and an evergreen tree as a symbol of good luck to the building’s occupants.
The Virtua Health & Wellness Center - Moorestown will be a state-of-the-art 200,000-square-foot building housing physician practices, immediate care center, rehabilitation facilities, lab services, imaging services, nutrition counseling, a fitness center and a day spa. It is located on 18 acres in Centerton Square at 401 Young Avenue in Moorestown.
The concept behind Virtua’s Health & Wellness Centers is to keep people healthy. “Virtua is making healthcare choices easier by bringing all of these health and wellness services together at one Burlington County site. Virtua’s Health & Wellness Center – Moorestown provides the community with direct access to Virtua’s high quality health and wellness services and patient-focused care in one place right in their own neighborhood,” said Virtua President and CEO Richard P. Miller. “Moorestown is the perfect location for this center that will serve the residents of Moorestown, Mount Laurel, Hainesport and the surrounding communities.”
Virtua Health & Wellness Center – Moorestown is slated to open to the community in the Fall of 2012.
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