Riversharks hit homerun with pediatric patients
Camden Riversharks players Kyle Haines and Chris Walker visited children in the Pediatric Unit at Virtua Voorhees on May 27.The players brought along hats and baseball cards and signed autographs for the patients. They also presented Virtua with an autographed bat signed by every member of the Riversharks 2010 team to be displayed in the hospital's pediatric playroom.
In return, the young patients created a good luck poster for the players to hang in the team's clubhouse at Campbell's Field.
Virtua's pediatric program offers comprehensive care for infants to adolescents. Together with Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Virtua provides nearly 350 board-certified pediatricians, family medicine physicians and pediatric specialists.
Pediatric services include allergy and immunology, anesthesia, cardiology, critical care, neonatology, neurology, gastroenterology, orthopaedics, surgery, urology and more.
Virtua also offers CARES, a specialized emergency department for children at its hospitals in Voorhees and Mount Holly.
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, nine 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 8,700 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