Update: Situation at Virtua Berlin
A patient presented at Virtua's Berlin hospital around 1:00 this afternoon with potential exposure to a toxic substance. The patient was isolated and a hazmat team was called. The hospital was on lock down for a short period until it was determined if the substance was toxic. It was subsequently determined to be non-toxic and not a threat to the patient.
All precautions were taken as part of our normal operating procedures. No other patients or employees were ever at risk. The hospital has been cleared as safe and has returned to normal operation. Virtua is appreciative of the work of the Cherry Hill Hazmat Team , the Berlin Police and Fire Departments, the Winslow Township Police and Fire Departments, the Waterford Township Police and Fire Departments, Camden County Emergency Services and the Prosecutor’s Office.
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, three 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
. 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