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News Room: Press Releases

Senator Menendez visits Virtua Health in Voorhees

Concern over healthcare is a national issue. Access to care, insurance coverage, and support from federal and local government is a major topic among consumers as well as providers.

United State Senator Robert Menendez wants New Jersey residents to know that he shares their concerns and is taking steps to help. Senator Menendez visited Virtua Health in Voorhees to share his views on the current state of healthcare in New Jersey and in the country. He also reiterated his commitment to women's and children's health issues, among them the State Children's Health Insurance Program (S-CHIP), the development of a national post-partum depression (PPD) awareness and education program, and a patient navigator program for women with breast cancer.

Senator Menendez was joined by Richard P. Miller, Virtua President and CEO, Virtua administration, board members and more than 100 Virtua employees. "We are very pleased that the Senator chose Virtua as a forum to discuss healthcare," said Rich Miller who is also the current chairman of the New Jersey Hospital Association (NJHA). "Our country and our state in particular are facing many challenges related to the current economy and dramatic state and federal budget cuts. It is good to know that healthcare has a very strong advocate in Senator Menendez."

Following a question and answer session with attendees, Senator Menendez visited the Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) where he had the opportunity to speak with staff and parents of newborns. Virtua delivers more than 7,600 babies each year and provides the highest level care to both newborns and mothers.
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.