Virtua Announces Robert Silcox as New Member of Board of Trustees
The Virtua Board of Trustees announces the appointment of its newest member, Robert Silcox. The real estate executive recently started a three-year term on the Virtua board in addition to his ongoing participation on the Virtua Foundation Board, which he chaired for 14 non-consecutive years.
“I am really looking forward to serving on the Virtua board. It’s an exciting time for Virtua, most notably due to the anticipated acquisition of the Lourdes Health System. As a long-time resident of Burlington County, I know that people are looking to us to come together and provide outstanding care well into the future. I am excited to be part of the team to deliver on that promise.”
Silcox is president and owner of Terra Associates, a real estate company located in Mount Holly, N.J. A graduate of Moravian College, Silcox is also board president of the Burlington County Special Services School and Burlington County Institute of Technology. Additionally, he serves as vice-chairman of the Mount Holly Municipal Utilities Authority Board.
Previously, Silcox served on the Mount Holly Board of Education for 24 years, 20 of which as president. He also served as board president of the Children's Home of Mount Holly. He is a member of the Mount Holly Rotary Club, having served as president, and is a Paul Harris Fellow.
Silcox and his wife, Marsha, reside in Mount Holly, N.J.
“We welcome Bob to the Virtua Board of Trustees and will surely benefit from his knowledge and experience as a respected business leader,” said Dennis W. Pullin, FACHE, Virtua president and CEO. “Bob has contributed his time and talents to Virtua for several decades and is a tireless advocate for the people of South Jersey. We are grateful for all he has done and all he will surely do.”
Virtua is South Jersey’s largest health system, committed to the mission of helping people be well, get well, and stay well and averaging more than one million patient encounters each year. Virtua’s 9,000-plus employees provide comprehensive care at three hospitals and nearly 200 other locations, in addition to bringing health services directly into communities through home health, rehabilitation, mobile screenings, and its paramedic program. Virtua has 1,000 affiliated doctors and other clinicians, and its specialties include orthopedics, advanced surgery, and maternity. Virtua is affiliated with Penn Medicine for cancer and neuroscience, and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for pediatrics. As a not-for-profit, Virtua is committed to the well-being of the community and provides innovative outreach programs that address social challenges affecting health, from addiction and other behavioral issues to lack of nutritious food and stable housing. A Magnet-recognized health system ranked by U.S. News and World Report, Virtua has received many awards for quality, safety, and its outstanding work environment. To help Virtua make a difference, visit foundation.virtua.org.