Virtua celebrates Seventh Annual National Wear Red Day
Johanna Timonen (left), wife of Flyers defenseman Kimmo Timonen, and Adrienne Kirby, Virtua Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Ambulatory Services and Programs of Excellence and Chairperson of the American Heart Association's Southern New Jersey Go Red for Women Movement.
Virtua employees were joined by Johanna Timonen, wife of Flyers defenseman Kimmo Timonen, and Adrienne Kirby, Virtua VP and COO and Chairperson of the American Heart Association's Southern New Jersey Go Red for Women Movement as they celebrated National Wear Red Day, part of the association’s Go Red for Women campaign.
Virtua has partnered with the American Heart Association to turn New Jersey red and is proud to be the “South Jersey Goes Red” sponsor supporting the association’s Go Red for Women movement in Southern New Jersey. National Wear Red Day brings attention to the No.1 killer of New Jersey and American females – cardiovascular disease. In addition to Ms. Kirby, other top leadership at Virtua is involved in the association, with Ninfa Saunders, Virtua Executive Vice President for Health Services, participating on the association board.
Virtua’s cardiovascular program provides board certified cardiologists, vascular surgeons, state of the art catheterization labs, a 24/7 Primary Stroke center that is staffed by a trained, multidisplinary stroke team, and a interventional radiology lab used to diagnose and treat complex vascular disease. Virtua also provides life-saving angioplasties.
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