Congressman Andrews visits Voorhees replacement hospital site
U.S. Representative Rob Andrews
announced $200,000 in federal funding for the Voorhees replacement hospital. Speaking alongside the congressman at an event on the construction site were Richard P. Miller
, Virtua's President and CEO, Ninfa Saunders
, Virtua's Executive Vice President for Health Services, and Elizabeth Fong- DeLeon
, Virtua's section chief of neonatology.
Appreciation for the support from Congressman Andrews and the state's two U.S. senators, Democrats Frank Lautenberg
and Robert Menendez
, was expressed by Mr. Miller at the event. "Virtua's new state of the art hospital in Voorhees is well on its way to completion and will bring a new level of care to our region," he said. "Congressman Andrews and Senators Menendez and Lautenberg have been very supportive of the technological advancements that will provide sophisticated neonatal care in the new hospital. We greatly appreciate their support of Virtua and the parents and babies of South Jersey, most of whom use Virtua's maternity and pediatric services."
The funding will be used to acquire Giraffe Omnibeds for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). The Giraffe Omnibeds cost approximately $35,000 each. The beds provide quiet, "womb- like environments" for fragile newborns with special lighting and temperature controls to maximize infant development.
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
. 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