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News Room: Press Releases

Virtua programs honored in Philadelphia Magazine

From newborns to knee replacement, a pair of Virtua Health programs is listed in the May edition of Philadelphia Magazine as among the best programs to receive care in the Delaware Valley.

Philadelphia Magazine's annual "Top Docs" issue lists 2008 "Centers of Excellence," the best places to go for the highest level of expertise in the region. Included this year are Virtua's Maternal/Fetal Medicine program and Musculoskeletal Institute.

"This reinforces the fact that Virtua continues to be the leader in providing quality care not only in South Jersey, but the entire Philadelphia region," said Richard P. Miller, Virtua President and CEO. "We're extremely proud of this recognition."

Virtua Health delivers more than 7,600 babies a year, and its maternal/fetal program is the only one listed from South Jersey. More babies are delivered at Virtua than any other health care organization in southern New Jersey. The program specializes in providing care for high risk pregnancies, including women with prior pregnancy problems, and previous or current medical issues like hypertension or diabetes.

The Musculoskeletal Institute has specialized programs for spine and joint replacement, which are certified by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), an agency that defines standards for measuring services. Virtua also has programs dedicated to arthritis, rehab and sports medicine and fitness. More than 1,000 spine procedures are performed each year, and Virtua's surgeons have taught counterparts from as far away as Japan how to perform minimally invasive total knee replacement. There is also extensive emphasis on education for patients and families about rehabilitation and recovery.

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 or www.virtuabroadcastnetwork.org.