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Santa visits pediatric unit at Virtua Voorhees

Santa visits Virtua Voorhees

For the sixth straight year, Virtua Voorhees welcomed Santa, who handed out toys to children in the pediatric unit, emergency department CARES unit and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Santa arrived in a shiny fire truck, with his many elves arriving by limousine.

In honor of their late son Nicholas Joseph who died at birth, Anthony and Danielle Monte Carlo of Woodbury started a tradition of collecting gifts for young patients at Virtua Voorhees who are unable to celebrate at home. Donations from local businesses and members of the community make the visit possible each year by donating to the non-profit St. Nick’s Sleigh and the Virtua Foundation.

Santa and his helpers posed for photos with the children and their families, handing out toys of all shapes and sizes.

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 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 or www.virtuabroadcastnetwork.org.