Virtua recognized with Business Expansion Award
Chris Brown, Burlington County Freeholder (left), greets Stephen Kolesk, M.D., Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Virtua Memorial, during the presentation of the Business Expansion Award at the Tri-County Economic Development Summit.
Virtua was recently recognized for its continuing growth in the wellness sector of healthcare at the Tri-County Economic Development Summit. As part of the “Eds and Meds” symposium at the Westin Hotel and Conference Center, Virtua received the Business Expansion Award for the development of the new Virtua Health and Wellness Center-Moorestown, slated to open in Fall 2012.
Stephen Kolesk, M.D., Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Virtua Memorial, accepted the award from Burlington County Freeholder, Chris Brown. “The new Virtua Health and Wellness Center-Moorestown strategically positions Virtua’s ability to reach an expanding demographic population deeply rooted in maintaining a healthy lifestyle through fitness related activities,” noted Kolesk.
Virtua broke ground on the $96 million wellness center in the summer, providing construction jobs and, the potential for 300 permanent positions moving forward.
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 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
. 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