Ronald McDonald House Family Room dedicated at Virtua Voorhees NICU
Pictured, from left: Bob Steen, Board President of Ronald McDonald House of South Jersey; Jerry Space, McDonald's Corporation; Ronald; Mike Kotzen, Virtua Voorhees VP and COO; and Patricia Davis Lahn, donor of the new room.
Staff at the Virtua Voorhees neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) gathered on June 7 to celebrate the dedication of the Ronald McDonald House Family Room.
"About six years ago, Ronald McDonald House of Southern New Jersey held a similar celebration at the previous Virtua Voorhees hospital," said Virtua Voorhees COO Mike Kotzen. "We are grateful that they have carried that commitment over to the new facility to provide comfort to the families in our care with this beautiful space."
The space, which was funded by The Davis Family Foundation and Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Philadelphia Region, contains a kitchen, dining area, seating and computers for families to use while their children are in the NICU. There are also two private bedroom suites with bathrooms to serve as a place for family members to rest.
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