Dennis W. Pullin Named Most Admired CEO by Philadelphia Business Journal

December 6, 2019 - Dennis W. Pullin, FACHE, of Virtua Health is a recipient of the Most Admired CEO awards by the Philadelphia Business Journal. Honorees were highlighted in print on December 6, 2019.


An editorial team of judges selected 25 regional executives across a scope of industries for the sixth class of awardees. Honorees are established leaders with a strong record of innovation in their field, outstanding financial performance, a strong vision, and commitment to quality and diversity in the workplace, among other contributions to Greater Philadelphia. Pullin and the other honorees convened for a dinner reception on December 3 at the Union League of Philadelphia.


From the moment he arrived at Virtua, Dennis dedicated himself to improving the state of health care in South Jersey by prioritizing access, quality, and innovation,” said David Kindlick, chairman of the Virtua Health Board of Trustees. “Dennis spearheaded the complex process of acquiring Lourdes Health System. At the same time, he led many other projects—from the creation of key facilities and programs to advancing technology throughout the health system. This recognition is a fitting tribute to his character and accomplishments.”


“As a marketer, I particularly appreciate Dennis’s desire to better understand the health care needs and wants of our consumers,” said Chrisie Scott, Virtua Health SVP and Chief Marketing Officer. “His strategic initiatives to drive business-portfolio growth while meeting people where they are is resulting in an unmatched level of consumer preference and loyalty across South Jersey. I admire Dennis because he embodies the ‘here for good’ mentality that drives everything we do at Virtua.”

To view the complete list of honorees, click here


About Virtua Health:

Virtua Health is committed to helping the people of South Jersey be well, get well, and stay well by providing the complete spectrum of advanced, accessible, and trusted health care services. Virtua’s 14,000 colleagues provide tertiary care, including a renowned cardiology program, complemented by a community-based care portfolio. In addition to five hospitals, two satellite emergency departments, and more than 280 other locations, Virtua brings health services directly into communities through home health, rehabilitation, mobile screenings, and its paramedic program. Virtua has 2,850 affiliated doctors and other clinicians, and its specialties include orthopedics, advanced surgery, and maternity. Virtua is affiliated with Penn Medicine for cancer and neuroscience, and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for pediatrics. As a not-for-profit, Virtua is committed to the well-being of the community and provides innovative outreach programs that address social challenges affecting health, from addiction and other behavioral issues to lack of nutritious food and stable housing. A Magnet-recognized health system ranked by U.S. News and World Report, Virtua has received many awards for quality, safety, and its outstanding work environment. For more information, visit To help Virtua make a difference, visit

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