Philadelphia Flyers visit Voorhees Pediatric Unit
Virtua Voorhees Pediatric Unit welcomed members of the Philadelphia Flyers Monday afternoon as team members spread holiday cheer to patients and family. With just a few days before Christmas, both children and adults at Virtua were delighted by the visit.
Five players made the visit - forwards Simon Gagne
and Mike Knuble
, defensemen Kimmo Timonen
and Derian Hatcher
, and goalie Antero Niittymaki
. They brought gifts for the families - including plenty of orange and black memorabilia - and posed for photos and signed autographs.
Virtua Health, South Jersey's largest healthcare provider, partners with the Flyers on numerous community initiatives promoting fitness, wellness and safety. Virtua is also the official orthopaedic provider of the Philadelphia Flyers.
In addition to a busy pediatric unit, Virtua delivers more babies than any other healthcare provider in the area. Families can access a broad range of pediatric specialty services, including cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, general surgery, nephrology, neurology, neurosurgery, orthopaedics and pulmonology.
Virtua also treats children in a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit staffed by board-certified, fellowship-trained pediatric intensivists and pediatric nurses with specialized training in pediatric critical care. Virtua provides intensive monitoring and treatment for children recovering from complex surgery and for those with serious medical conditions.
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