Virtua begins mentor program
Virtua employees kicked off a mentoring program on Feb. 28 by participating in a "Day of Play" where youngsters from Big Brothers Big Sisters were treated to interactive games, prizes, food and more. Virtua partnered with the Camden County Freeholders and area service organizations to create a mentor program for children.
"The new mentor program is a great opportunity for Virtua employees to give back to the community," said Ron DeFeo
, CASTLE Program Director at Virtua Camden. "It's also a chance for area youngsters to interact and form bonds with our caring staff."
The Camden County Mentoring Initiative is supported by the Amachi Program, Volunteers of America of the Delaware Valley, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Camden and Gloucester Counties and the Center for Family Services.
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