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News Room: Press Releases

Virtua Voorhees greets Miss America

Miss America Katie Stam visited Virtua Voorhees pediatric patients, participating in arts and crafts and accepting a challenge to fish and bowl on the Wii video game system. Later, she met with hospital administrators and staff for a discussion on Virtua programs relating to her platform, as well as a video overview of the Virtua replacement hospital under construction. Miss Stam was crowned in Las Vegas this past January. She is studying communications with an emphasis in electronic media at the University of Indianapolis. She hopes one day to become a television news reporter and anchor.

As part of Miss Stam's duties during her reign, she finds the opportunity to visit hospitals' pediatric areas and enjoys bringing smiles to the children's faces. She also speaks to older children about the importance of community service and involvement.

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.