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Virtua remembers long-time advocate and friend

Virtua expresses great sadness upon learning of the passing of its long-time friend and advocate, Bob Scarborough, who joined the volunteer leadership of West Jersey Health System in 1972, utilizing his years of experience in the construction industry to serve as a member of the construction committee for the Voorhees hospital.

He was a founding member of the West Jersey Health & Hospital Foundation Board of Trustees, serving as Chairman from 1977 through 1978, and he was a long-time member of the Board of Trustees of West Jersey Hospital where he served as Chairman from 1984 through 1986.

Mr. Scarborough also chaired the West Jersey Centennial Campaign, a $7.5-million fundraising endeavor marking the health system's 100-year anniversary. Mr. Scarborough kicked off the campaign with a lead gift that led to the naming of "The Scarborough Center for Women and Children" at the Voorhees Division. Mr. Scarborough served in many leadership roles throughout his active years on the board.

A firm believer in "fundraising" and "friend-raising," Mr. Scarborough never hesitated to reach out to others and expand Virtua's circle. While serving as honorary chairman of the Annual Fund campaign, he made it a point to personally contact anyone making a gift of $100 or more.

Through the years Mr. Scarborough's entire family, including his late wife, Olive, and his sons, Randle and Kevin, were involved in his efforts on behalf of Virtua. Mr. Scarborough will truly be missed, but his legacy will live on after him.

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 or www.virtuabroadcastnetwork.org.