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Virtua celebrates grand opening of Health and Wellness Center

Washington Township grand opening

Virtua officially opened its Health and Wellness Center in Washington Township today with community members receiving a first-hand look at South Jersey’s newest healthcare destination.

“We are pleased to bring Virtua’s services to fast-growing Gloucester County, a community already familiar with Virtua,” said Richard P. Miller, Virtua President and CEO. “Wellness is an important part of this new center, and Virtua has been building healthy communities since our inception more than a decade ago.”

Many of the area’s top specialists have chosen to practice in the new center, which represents an exciting concept in the way healthcare is delivered. Virtua worked closely with local physicians and township officials to design programs and services that best meet the needs of the community.

The 256,000-square-foot, $31-million Health and Wellness Center, at 239 Hurffville-Cross Keys Road in Sewell, focuses on the needs of patients and visitors, while maintaining a one-stop concept for wellness, diagnosis, care and treatment.

The Fitness Center includes the latest exercise equipment, a 25-meter indoor lap pool, cushioned jogging track and group exercise and spinning studios. A vir tú spa includes the latest in proactive wellness and offers a collection of traditional and alternative services, treatments and therapies to energize, relax, balance and heal. Kidz in Motion provides parents with expert child care services while they work out or attend a physician or spa appointment. And a café features healthy meal options.

“Virtua’s Health and Wellness Center is also a valuable economic engine for South Jersey, creating about 350 new jobs,” Miller said. “With a Town Center planned nearby, Virtua will be the anchor tenant in an area that will quickly become a destination not only for Washington Township residents, but for those from surrounding communities as well.”

The center includes physician offices; an Immediate Care Center that provides timely and convenient treatment of minor, unexpected injuries and illnesses; a surgery center; and maternal-fetal medicine, which offers the services of world-class maternal-fetal medicine specialists to care for women with high-risk pregnancies. Also offered are physical and occupational therapy, cardiac rehabilitation, medical and radiation oncology, radiology and women’s breast imaging services such as mammography and ultrasounds.

“Virtua is making healthcare choices easier by bringing a major site to Gloucester County,” said Adrienne Kirby, VP and COO of Virtua’s Ambulatory Services and Programs of Excellence. “With onsite physician offices, diagnostic testing, and outpatient surgery, visitors can see their doctors and undergo tests or procedures without ever leaving the building. The center provides the community with direct access to Virtua’s expertise and customer-focused care.”

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.