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Virtua Memorial's pavilion offers innovative pediatric care



Virtua Memorial opened its new Pediatric Pavilion designed to care for both inpatients and outpatients under the age of 18 in a centralized state-of-the-art location. The new $9.5-million expansion is equipped with both emergency treatment beds and inpatient beds and features a central nursing station. The waiting area for the Pediatric Emergency Department (ED) is now separate from the adult ED. This new pediatric care model ensures that all pediatric patients receiving treatment there benefit from the efficiency, immediacy and continuity of care that it provides.

As an organization, Virtua constantly seeks new and innovative ways to meet the needs of the community,” said Virtua President & CEO Richard P. Miller. “Only a handful of hospitals throughout the country have adopted this new and improved hybrid model and Virtua is proud to be one of the first to combine our pediatric inpatient unit and pediatric emergency services.”

As the only pediatric care provider in Burlington County, Virtua Memorial treats over 7,000 children each year with a 24/7 staff of pediatric nurses and Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania (CHOP) physicians. Combining all pediatric services into one centralized high-tech location benefits the children treated there. All pediatric patients are in the same area so the medical staff is immediately and continually available to all of the patients.

In addition to the inpatient and outpatient beds, the Pavilion also includes minor injury chairs, a Ronald McDonald family space, a respite area for patients and siblings, and a media center for patients and their families.

“Virtua has the privilege of delivering more than 8,000 babies every year with 2,500 of them delivered at Virtua Memorial,” said Matt Zuino, Virtua Senior Vice President for Population Health North. ”As Burlington County’s only pediatric provider, we also have the opportunity to care for them as they grow up. The Virtua Memorial staff is very excited to provide this new model of care for our young patients.”
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 for seven consecutive years. 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.