Virtua Marlton employee receives SuperSTAR CEO Award
Tyheem "Ty" Baker (left), recipient of the Virtua SuperSTAR CEO Award, celebrates with Virtua President & CEO Richard P. Miller. Mr. Miller chose Ty for the community service he provides to the City of Camden through his Rebirth of Camden Foundation, which helps the children of Camden in many ways.
Tyheem (Ty) Baker, a Virtua Marlton security officer, was the recipient of the 2013 Virtua SuperSTAR CEO Award which recognizes an employee who has distinguished himself by going above and beyond as an employee and community member.
Ty Baker was also honored with the Dorothy Cox-Fisher Award for community service for founding the Rebirth of Camden Foundation, dedicated to the children of Camden—the city where he was born and raised. The Foundation organizes events and programs in Camden that raise funds for projects such as the distribution of backpacks with school supplies and a summer program. The Foundation’s pinnacle event is a basketball tournament that pits NBA players against local teams. This year’s event will be held at Camden High School on August 3.
“I know first-hand the importance of providing opportunities for children to experience a vibrant, full life in the City of Camden,” said Ty. “My goal is to inspire the kids of Camden to make good choices and to lead healthy and active lifestyles.”
Based on his impact on the Camden community, Virtua President & CEO Richard P. Miller selected Ty as the recipient of the Superstar CEO Award which goes to only one of the many SuperStar award recipients. “I really struggled with the selection because all of the SuperSTAR honorees have gone above and beyond in performing their jobs. I am convinced that Virtua has the Best People working with us,” Miller said. “But Ty really stood out. He has managed to merge his passion for basketball with his undying devotion to improving the lives of the youth of his hometown. Ty is truly a SuperSTAR, not only at Virtua but also in the City of Camden.”
Every year, Virtua honors those employees who have made an outstanding contribution through exceptional job performance and/or service above and beyond the everyday requirements of their jobs. These individuals are honored at an event where they are presented with a coveted SuperSTAR Award. The culmination of the evening is the announcement of the one person chosen from this outstanding group to receive Virtua’s SuperSTAR CEO Award.
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, three 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 more than 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
. Virtua employs more than 8,400 people and has been honored as the #1 Best Place to Work in the Delaware Valley every year since 2007. It is the recipient of the Consumer Choice Award from the National Research Corporation. For more information, visit www.virtua.org