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The earth is moving in Voorhees for Virtua's new medical campus



Virtua formally breaks ground in Voorhees
Pictured at the Virtua Voorhees site are (left to right): Michael Kotzen, vice president and chief operating officer of Virtua West Jersey Hospital Voorhees and Virtua Health's emergency medical services; Robert Segin, Virtua vice president and chief financial officer; Virtua Board Chairman A. Theodore Eckenhoff; Virtua President and CEO Richard P. Miller; Mayor of Voorhees Michael Mignogna; Ninfa Saunders, RN, MSN, MBA, PhD, Virtua executive vice president for health services; Jim Rivard, Virtua vice president, support services; and Mario DiNatale, Voorhees Deputy Mayor
Voorhees, NJ - Ceremonial shovels and hard-hat wearing executives moved a small amount of dirt during the formal groundbreaking for the new Virtua medical campus in Voorhees. But that is nothing compared to the activity taking place each day as momentum continues at a rapid pace for the new structure.

Virtua unveiled plans late last year for the new campus that will transform healthcare delivery for generations to come. Steady progress has continued with land surveys, demolition and ground preparation. Just recently Voorhees Township officials and Virtua leadership had the opportunity to officially break ground as excitement builds for the new hospital and outpatient center, scheduled for completion by 2011.

"Historically, hospitals were undersized and built to accommodate current technologies, often outdated even before they opened," said Miller. "But the new Voorhees campus has been designed to accommodate expanding technology and serve the community well into the future."

The new campus will include a state-of-the-art digital hospital and a regional outpatient center for easy access to a wide variety of comprehensive services. The facilities will incorporate advanced technologies and quality clinical services, all within a healing environment.

To view more information, pictures, artist renderings and videos about the new Virtua medical campus in Voorhees, click here.

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.