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New Invisible Pacemaker Helps Treat Common Heart Rhythm Disorder

October 23, 2020 - The Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital cardiac team in Camden, N.J. offers patients the Medtronic Micra AV, the world’s smallest pacemaker for patients with electrical heart block.

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Virtua Health Unveils Mobile Grocery Store

October 20, 2020 - Today, Virtua Health revealed the latest component of its food access initiatives: the Eat Well Mobile Grocery Store, a 40-foot store-on-wheels to help position food as a form of medicine.

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New Tools, Techniques are Revolutionizing Breast Cancer Surgery

October 12, 2020 - New technologies have advanced breast cancer surgery. Virtua breast surgeon Elizabeth Revesz, MD, says patients are facing fewer repeat surgeries, better outcomes, and less stress both during and after treatment.

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Virtua Health Offers Halloween and 'Day of the Dead' Safety Tips

October 7, 2020 - Many typical Halloween and Day of the Dead activities are too risky during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Steven Santangelo, lead physician at Virtua Health Primary Care in Pennsauken, offers advice to celebrate safely.

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Virtua Health to Launch Mobile Grocery Store

September 9, 2020 - Virtua Health announced its latest food access initiative for Camden and Burlington Counties: the Eat Well Mobile Grocery Store, a 40-foot store-on-wheels.

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Virtua Launches Free COVID-19 Support Group

September 2, 2020 - Virtua Health is starting a free support group for people with COVID-19 and those who have recovered from the illness. It is believed to be South Jersey’s first such group organized by a health system.

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Flu-Shot Season Begins for Virtua Colleagues, Community

August 31, 2020 - Virtua Health will provide flu shots to its employees and to the wider community across Burlington, Camden, and Gloucester counties. Flu shots are also offered at Virtua's 27 primary care locations and through the Pediatric Mobile Services Program.

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Virtua Electrophysiology Laboratory is First in New Jersey to Achieve American College of Cardiology Accreditation

August 27, 2020 - Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Camden recently became the first hospital in New Jersey and the greater Philadelphia region to receive accreditation from the American College of Cardiology for its electrophysiology laboratory.

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New Minimally Invasive Procedure Removes Blood Clots from the Lungs, Saving Lives

August 19, 2020 - The heart team at Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Camden has the most experience in South Jersey with a new tool to treat pulmonary embolism. The FlowTriever® removes a clot from the lung arteries and the body, restoring blood flow and the ability to breathe.

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Virtua Physician Offers Advice to College Students During COVID-19 Crisis

August 17, 2020 - Virtua internal medicine physician Christopher Pomrink, DO – a COVID-19 survivor and father of a Temple University student – offers advice to worried college students heading to campuses in the fall.

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Patients Returning to Virtua Hospitals for Joint Replacement

August 12, 2020 - Knee and hip replacements are back to pre-pandemic levels at Virtua Health. Patients feel safe and comfortable, thanks to thorough safety measures, according to Dr. Howard Winter, program director of surgery for Virtua Health.

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Virtua Health Advances Telemedicine in Response to Pandemic

July 30, 2020 - Virtua Health is expanding its telehealth programs to improve access to high-quality health care for even more people, thanks to a $75,000 grant from TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank.

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Virtua Health Hospitals Recognized as Among the Best in New Jersey and Philadelphia Area

July 28, 2020 - Virtua Voorhees and Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes hospitals are among the best performing hospitals in New Jersey and the Philadelphia Metropolitan Area in the latest U.S News and World Report 2020-2021 rankings.

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Tim McGraw Gives Surprise Virtual Performance to Virtua Nurses

July 23, 2020 - Singer, actor, and producer Tim McGraw surprised frontline nurses with a pop-up performance and conversation via video chat. The Grammy-winning artist acknowledged the hard work and sacrifice of the staff at Virtua Marlton Hospital.

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Virtua Health Teams with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia to Provide Newborn Care at Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital

July 22, 2020 - Virtua Health announced today that the Special Care Nursery (SCN) at Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Camden, NJ, is now being managed and staffed by Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) neonatologists.

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