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Awards, Accreditation and Licensure

Consumer Choice Award: Virtua Voorhees received the Consumer Choice Award from the National Research Corporation in its annual survey of consumers.  Consumer Choice winners are determined by consumer perceptions on multiple quality and image ratings collected in National Research’s Market Insights survey, which is the largest online consumer healthcare survey in the U.S.

Best Place to Work 2014#1 Best Place to Work: Virtua is a #1 Best Place to Work in the Delaware Valley by the Philadelphia Business Journal in the 1,000 employee plus category. Virtua has also been elected to the Philadelphia Business Journal's Best Place to Work Hall of Fame.

South Jersey Biz has named Virtua among its "Best Places to Work." 

Patient Safety: All four Virtua hospitals were awarded an “A” rating for patient safety, according to Hospital Safety Score, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from errors, injuries and infections. The Hospital Safety Score is compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading experts on patient safety and is administered by The Leapfrog Group (Leapfrog), an independent industry watchdog organization. TThe Leapfrog Grouphe score is designed to give consumers useful information they can use to choose a hospital for themselves and their families.

The Leapfrog Group also bestowed a coveted "Top Hospital" distinction to Virtua Voorhees.

Patient Satisfaction: Virtua Voorhees Hospital received the Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award for Patient Satisfaction – a health care symbol of achievement based on patient surveys. It places Voorhees in the top five percent of all hospitals nationwide. Recognized as a leader in performance improvement, Press Ganey Inc. partners with more than 10,000 health care organizations worldwide to create and sustain high-performing organizations, and, ultimately, improve the overall health care experience.

Medical Excellence: Virtua has beenrecognized as one of the top-100 healthcare organizations in the nation for medical excellence and patient safety by CareChex, a division of Comparion Medical Analytics.

InformationWeek 500 list:
Virtua has been named to InformationWeek's 500 list of technology innovators. InformationWeek identifies and honors the nation's most innovative users of information technology with its annual InformationWeek 500 listing, and also tracks the technology, strategies, investments, and administrative practices of some of the best‐known organizations in the country.

#1 in Employee Engagement:
Virtua was a top-honors recipient for employee engagement in a survey conducted by HR Solutions, an independent human resources consulting firm. Virtua ranked number one nationally in employee engagement compared with more than 500 U.S. healthcare organizations. Virtua also took top honors in employee satisfaction.

CEO Cancer Gold StandardEmployee Wellness/Cancer Prevention: Virtua's employee wellness program received CEO Cancer Gold Standard re-accreditation from the CEO Roundtable. To earn Gold Standard accreditation, an organization must establish programs to reduce cancer risk through discouraging tobacco use; encouraging physical activity and teaching diet and nutrition; detecting cancer at its earliest stages; and providing access to quality care and clinical trials.

Perinatal Care: Virtua was designated a Regional Perinatal Center by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services. This designation means Virtua provides a full range of maternity services and testing for low- and high-risk pregnant women and advanced care for high-risk newborns.

Maternal Fetal Medicine: Virtua's Maternal Fetal Medicine program has been awarded a two-year accredidation in the area of "obstetric ultrasound" from the Ultrasound Practice Accreditation Council. The award is presented to practices which meet rigorous voluntary guidelines set by the diagnostic ultrasound profession.

Commission on Cancer Accredited ProgramCancer Care: Virtua's Oncology Program is fully accredited with commendation designation by the Commission on Cancer, a program administered by the American College of Surgeons (ACoS). Virtua's program received an Outstanding Achievement Award from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer for the fourth consecutive year. Virtua is one of 74 nationally accredited cancer programs to win this award, which serves to raise the bar on quality cancer care and increase awareness about quality choices among cancer patients and their loved ones. Virtua is also a Fox Chase Cancer Center partner.

Stroke Care: All four Virtua hospitals are designated Primary Stroke Centers by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services. Virtua's hospitals in Berlin, Marlton and Voorhees received the Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Silver Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart/Association Stroke Association for the treatment of stroke patients. Virtua Memorial received the "Get with the Guidelines" Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The Get With The Guidelines award recognizes hospitals that have a dedicated stroke unit, as well as a comprehensive system for rapid diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients admitted through the emergency department.

Spine Surgery: Virtua Memorial Hospital was designated an Aetna Institute of Quality (IOQ) for its spine surgery program. Designated IOQ facilities demonstrate excellence in care, a commitment to continuous improvement and represent an exceptional value to its members. The goal of Aetna’s IOQ is to assist members in choosing facilities that provide consistently high-quality and high-value care.

Diabetes Care: Virtua's Center for Nutrition and Diabetes Services received the Education Recognition Certificate for a quality Diabetes Self-Management education program from the American Diabetes Association. The ADA acknowledges that Virtua's program offers high-quality diabetes self-management education which is an essential component of effective diabetes treatment. Education Recognition status is verified by an official certificate from the ADA and is awarded for three years.

Accredited Chest Pain CenterChest Pain: Virtua Marlton has received accreditation as a Chest Pain Center by the Society of Chest Pain Centers. The center is a specialized program within Virtua Marlton's emergency room, offering rapid diagnosis and fast-track treatment of chest pain within minutes of a patient's arrival at the hospital.

Urgent Care: Virtua Express Urgent Care, located in Moorestown and Washington Township, has received the Certified Urgent Care designation which distinguishes it for excellence in urgent care services. Virtua Express treats a large scope of medical conditions and has met all of the Urgent Care Association of America’s established criteria. With its certification, Virtua Express Urgent Care and the Urgent Care Association of America demonstrate their commitment toward providing patients with access to appropriate levels of care.

Home Care: Virtua Home Care was ranked as one of the top 100 home-health agencies nationwide for achieving a balance in quality outcomes, quality improvement and financial performance. Home Health Line, the industry's leading news publication, and Outcome Concept Systems compared Virtua's program to more than 7,400 agencies within the country. Virtua Home Care's "Transitions in Care Program" bestowed with a New Jersey Hospital Association (NJHA) Excellence in Quality Improvement Award, which recognizes acute care programs for improving performance and enhancing quality, patient safety and satisfaction with care.

Nutrition Care: Virtua's nutrition program was selected as the Global Center of Excellence for Nutrition Support by Abbott Pharmaceuticals. Virtua was selected because of its commitment to and pursuit of excellence in patient care, especially as it relates to nutrition.

Bariatric Surgery:
Virtua Memorial was named a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). The Center of Excellence designation recognizes surgical programs that have a demonstrated track record of favorable outcomes, a commitment of resources, and clinical expertise to care for the bariatric weight-loss surgical patient.

Start! Fit-Friendly CompanyStart! Fit-Friendly Company: Virtua's Wellness Program was honored by the American Heart Association for its innovative and successful approach to employees' health and wellness. The program received the Fit-Friendly Platinum award. Virtua is one of only 14 organizations in the Northeast United States to obtain the platinum-level Fit-Friendly Company award, the highest level of achievement the AHA offers for worksite wellness campaigns that help employees eat better and increase exercise.

Employee Wellness:
Virtua was honored by the Philadelphia Business Journal for its focus on employee wellness programs, receiving a Healthiest Workplace Award.

Jevs Human ServicesBusiness Leadership Award:
Virtua was honored by JEVS Human Services, one of the largest social service agencies in the region, for routinely hiring job candidates with disabilities and other challenges as well as training and preparing all its employees for productive careers.

Breast Program: Virtua's Breast Program has been accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, a program administered by the American College of Surgeons. To earn this accreditation, a breast program must demonstrate a firm commitment to offering its patients every significant advantage in their battle against breast disease.

Sleep Medicine: Virtua’s Centers for Sleep Medicine in Cherry Hill, Marlton, Voorhees and Westampton have received accreditation in sleep medicine as the result of a survey by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), the national accrediting body for sleep centers. 

Most Wired Hospitals

Technology: Virtua’s excellence in technology earned official recognition as one of the Most Wired hospitals, a status achieved by only 375 of the nearly 6,000 registered hospitals in the country. The Most Wired designation is a key measurement that highlights the success of an Information Technology program. Through innovation and collaboration, Virtua has steadily built advanced technology and processes leading to comprehensive IT solutions based around quality, safety, and efficiency for Virtua patients and employees.

Virtua has achieved the Stage 6 designation of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Analytics Electronic Medical Records (EMR) Adoption Model™. This designation recognizes Virtua for its implementation of technology solutions that improve patient safety and quality of care.  

Fitness Center: Virtua Center for HealthFitness - Washington Township was named "Best Gym" in Philadelphia Magazine's Best of Philly publication. The Center for HealthFitness provides a wide range of fitness options to satisfy total fitness and health and wellness needs.

Sports Medicine:
The Philadelphia Soul selected Virtua's Concussion Awareness Program to receive a “Soulie Award” in the category of “Best Community Outreach Program.” The concussion program educates youth football coaches, parents and athletes on how to prevent, recognize and care for concussion injuries as well as provide tools to help keep athletes safe.


Joint Commission Accreditation

Joint Commission Disease Specific Certification

The Joint Commission has accredited all Virtua hospital services as well as Virtua’s home care agencies, long-term care organizations and laboratories.

The Joint Commission’s hospital standards address important functions relating to the care of patients and the management of hospitals. The Joint Commission develops its standards in consultation with health care experts, providers and researchers, as well as measurement experts, purchasers and consumers. To earn and maintain accreditation, a hospital must undergo an on-site survey by a Joint Commission survey team.

The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than 20,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States, including more than 10,600 hospitals and home care organizations, and more than 6,600 other health care organizations.


All of Virtua's clinical services including hospitals, long-term care and rehabilitation centers, ambulatory sites and outpatient services are licensed by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services.