Virtua physician honored by Philadelphia Flyers
Joseph Costabile, M.D.,
is not only a well-respected Virtua vascular surgeon but he is also a Captain in the U.S. Navy and a reservist attached to the Marines' 4th Medical Battalion. Dr. Costabile has taken his 25 years of surgical experience and expertise to war zones during two tours of duty. His first tour took him to Kuwait for nearly a year in 2005. The second, most recent deployment was with the 4th Marine Logistics group at Camp Taqaddum, Iraq in early January 2008. In September, Dr. Costabile returned home to his surgical practice, Virtua Surgical Group.
Dr. Costabile speaks humbly about his service. "I'm just doing my job," he said. But his reputation makes it clear that whether in the operating room or on the front line of battle, Dr. Costabile uses his experience, talent and expertise to save lives.
Dr. Costabile was recognized for his service to the community and his country as a "Community Teammate" during a recent Flyers game. Flyers Ambassador of Hockey, Bob Kelly, presented Dr. Costabile with a personalized Flyers jersey as the crowd at the Wachovia Center gave him a standing ovation.
Virtua is the official orthopaedic provider of the Flyers. As South Jersey's largest healthcare provider, Virtua partners with the Flyers on many community initiatives for the people in our region.
Dr. Costabile resides with his wife in Marlton.
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
. 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