Virtua opens new Health & Wellness Center in Voorhees
Gathered to celebrate the opening of Summit Surgical Center located at the new Virtua Health & Wellness Center – Voorhees are: Toni Schmidt, Summit Surgical Administrator; Bob Segin, Summit Surgical Center Board of Director’s Chairman and Virtua’s Executive VP and CFO; Dr. Wendy Martinez, Summit Surgical Center Surgeon and Board of Directors Co-Chair; Richard P. Miller, Virtua President and CEO; and Tony Chigounis, Virtua Board of Directors Chairman.
Not pictured is Dr. Bryan McIntyre, Medical Director of Summit Surgical Center.
The new Virtua Health & Wellness Center in Voorhees officially opened its doors on March 5, 2012. The first group of services ready to serve patients includes Summit Surgical Center, Virtua Center for Women, Virtua Fox Chase Cancer Program (includes radiation oncology and other support services), Diagnostic Sleep Lab, an outpatient laboratory and pre-admission testing.
Reconstructive Orthopedics and Reconstructive Physical Therapy also have opened offices in the building. As the year progresses, more services will open their doors until the Center is fully operational by year’s end.
This 300,000-square-foot Health & Wellness Center was designed to provide a variety of services to help people get healthy and stay well. “Virtua recognizes that healthcare needs to be more than helping the sick or injured. It’s also about prevention and wellness programs designed to keep people out of the hospital,” explained Virtua President & CEO Richard P. Miller. ”This Center is integral to Virtua’s mission to keep people healthy and provide the highest quality care when and where it’s needed.”
The new Health & Wellness Center is located on the Virtua Voorhees campus. With both the hospital and the Health & Wellness Center in one location, patients now have easy access to a full-spectrum of healthcare services available at Virtua.
Throughout the remainder of the year, additional services scheduled to open include a new center for the Virtua Joint Replacement Institute, CHOP at Virtua pediatric care, imaging services for adults and children, breast specialty care, cardiology, female pelvic medicine, gynecologic oncology, neurosciences, pain and spine care, pediatric urology, a center for cancer and hematologic disease, a retail shop, and a pharmacy.
This Health & Wellness Center is the second of three centers designed by Virtua. Virtua opened the first center in Washington Township in 2010, and the third will open in Moorestown in late 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