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Four businessmen have streets named in their honor on new Virtua Voorhees campus

Left to right: Joseph Howe, Robert McElwee, William Bowman and Theodore Eckenhoff

Designing and constructing a completely new 680,000 square-foot hospital is no small task and years in the making. Four local businessmen have committed countless hours and tireless efforts of volunteer time to make the new Virtua Voorhees hospital a reality. To thank these individuals for their vision, dedication and commitment, Virtua has named four streets located on the new Virtua Voorhees healthcare campus in their honor.

“Each of these individuals is highly deserving of this honor,” said Richard P. Miller, Virtua CEO. “They have been involved in every phase of the development of the new Virtua Voorhees and this is one small way that we can express our appreciation.”

The following individuals were recognized recently during a special ceremony that included the honorees and their family and friends, Virtua leadership and staff and Virtua board members:

  • William Bowman, past-chairman Virtua board and a resident of Moorestown, NJ, was honored with a street named Bowman Drive.

  • A. Theodore Eckenhoff, Virtua board chairman and a resident of Southampton, NJ, was honored with a street named Eckenhoff Lane.

  • Joseph Howe, current board member and a resident of Indian Mills, NJ, was honored with a street named Howe Boulevard.

  • Robert McElwee, Virtua Facilities Planning Committee member and chairman of the Virtua Facilities Liaison and Advice Group (FLAG) and a resident of Haddonfield, NJ, was honored with a street named McElwee Lane.

Each honoree received a commemorative photo holding his street sign in front of the new Virtua Voorhees, along with a replica street sign.

The new hospital, a $463-million state-of-the-art digital facility is on target and scheduled to open in May/June of 2011.

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 or