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Virtua in the News


At-home COVID-19 test kits say they’re not for kids under 2. So how do I test my toddler?
Dr. Mario Maffei of Virtua Primary Care in Voorhees offered practical advice for testing young children at home or in a clinic.
Philadelphia Inquirer

Omicron Cases Appear to Peak in U.S., but Deaths Continue to Rise
Even as hopeful data emerges, the threat has by no means passed. Melissa Zak, chief nursing officer at Virtua Mount Holly and Virtua Willingboro hospitals, expressed her continuing concern for health care workers and the community.
New York Times

At-home COVID-19 tests: Do they offer a passport to normalcy?
Many people are optimistic that the rapid tests will enable them to return to socializing, travel, and other regular activities. But experts warn the tests could also give false confidence, potentially leading people to unwittingly transmit the virus. Virtua primary-care doctor Ryan McCormick offered his insights.
Philadelphia Inquirer

Virtua Launches ‘Hospital at Home’
This innovative program—the first in our region—allows certain COVID-19 patients and others to heal from the comfort of their home rather than a hospital room. Benefits include higher patient and family satisfaction, and decreased likelihood of hospital readmission. 
Philadelphia Business Journal 

New COVID-19 antiviral pills can help you stay out of the hospital — if you can get them
Some major health systems, including Penn Medicine and Virtua Health, are still waiting for their first deliveries of the new antiviral pills.
Philadelphia Inquirer

Mass Vaccination Sites for Covid-19 Are Back 
Temporary mass-vaccination sites are re-opening nationwide, to get more people vaccinated and boosted due to the Omicron surge. Phyllis Worrell, Virtua’s emergency preparedness coordinator, offered her insights at the Burlington County Mega-Site, which Virtua runs in partnership with government entities.
Wall Street Journal

Omicron straining health care staffing: Hospital CEOs say workers face waves of stressors
Virtua President and CEO Dennis W. Pullin, FACHE, was among  several hospital leaders who discussed the challenges health care workers are facing as the pandemic continues.

Philly hospitals react to COVID-19 surge by delaying procedures, tightening visitor policies
Staff shortages and near-capacity COVID-19 units are straining area hospitals, even as they prepare for a bigger wave of cases following the holidays. Dr. Reg Blaber, Virtua’s chief clinical officer and executive vice president, discusses the situation.
Philadelphia Inquirer

Just one monoclonal antibody drug works against omicron. It’s in short supply at N.J. hospitals.
Area hospitals have tightened access to monoclonal antibody treatments for COVID-19, as the previous versions fail to work against the omicron variant and a newer, more effective treatment is in short supply. Dr. Martin Topiel, Virtua’s infection control officer, shares his perspective on the issue.

Virtua doctor encourages vaccinations as holidays approach
Dr. Jeff Seiden, attending physician in the CHOP at Virtua Pediatric Emergency Department at Virtua Voorhees Hospital, issues COVID cautions as the winter holidays approach.

South Jersey COVID-19 survivor finally home after battling virus for months at Virtua
In what many would describe as a holiday miracle, Virtua patient Joanne Masciocchi has returned home after spending eight months in various hospitals and care facilities.

Pa. and N.J. hospitals are really busy. They beg you to get your flu and COVID-19 vaccines.
Hospitals are filling up with a rise in COVID-19 cases, a backlog of non-COVID-19 medical needs that were delayed last year, and a busy flu season. Paul Minnick, president of Virtua Voorhees and Virtua Marlton hospitals, provides his insights on the situation.
Philadelphia Inquirer

A holiday miracle that comes in a vial
In this heartfelt essay, Virtua President and CEO Dennis W. Pullin, FACHE, reflects on the past year of the pandemic and his hopes for 2022. “The future of the COVID-19 pandemic is in our hands, literally,” he writes.

Pinches and pooches: New COVID-19 vaccine mega-site opens in South Jersey
The state, Burlington County, and Virtua Health are operating the new facility, which is inside a former A.C. Moore store in Mount Laurel.


TV Sports Personality Gives a Fresh Shout-Out to Virtua 
In a second instance, ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith publicly thanked Virtua President and CEO Dennis W. Pullin, FACHE, for helping him overcome his COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy. This time, it was during an interview about LeBron James’s belated vaccination admission. 
Hollywood Reporter 


COVID-19 Cases Rise in Burlington County; Virtua Offers Pop-up Vaccine Clinics 
Virtua has weekly pop-up clinics at the Eat Well Mobile Grocery Store site in Pemberton, and at the Eat Well Mobile Farmers Market site in Westampton. 

New Jersey, Philadelphia Begin Giving COVID-19 Booster Shots
When the CDC approved Pfizer booster shots recently, Virtua was among the first health systems in the state to begin offering the shots to its workforce. 


Virtua begins effort to get COVID boosters to 14,000 employees
Virtua Health began administering COVID-19 booster shots for its staff, becoming one of the first health systems in the state to do so. 


Breakthrough COVID-19: What are the symptoms, and did I have it?
A local health reporter found it hard to determine whether she’d had a breakthrough case of COVID-19 or just a cold, allergies, or other mild illness. She spoke to several experts, including two Virtua physicians.
Philadelphia Inquirer

She was hospitalized with COVID-19 while pregnant. Now she’s urging others to get vaccinated.
A local mom shares her story in hopes of encouraging other expectant mothers to get vaccinated and prevent the severe illness she experienced.
Philadelphia Inquirer


A Greater Sense of Purpose: COVID's Impact on Health Care Staff
South Jersey clinicians, including three Virtua staff members, discussed how their pandemic experiences have changed them. 


Children & COVID-19
This edition of “Jersey Matters” consists of an extended interview with Dr. Martin Topiel, chief of infectious diseases at Virtua Health, about the rise in cases of children infected by COVID-19 and the delta variant.
NJ News Network


What should vaccinated people know as COVID-19 variants spread?
A more contagious strain of the virus, called the delta variant, is raising concern amid an uptick in COVID-19 cases, particularly in pockets of the country with low vaccination rates.
Philadelphia Inquirer


Virtua Experts Urge Back-to-School COVID-19 Vaccination
With children soon returning to classrooms, Virtua physicians are imploring families to get their eligible kids vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as possible, especially given the more contagious Delta variant. 
KYW Newsradio 


Dennis Pullin Urges COVID-19 Vaccinations, Shares Health Tips on Radio Show
Virtua President and CEO Dennis W. Pullin, FACHE, joined B101.1's Morning Show to discuss the importance of getting the COVID-19 vaccine, maintaining overall health, and keeping up with important screenings and appointments. 


Mega-Site Celebrates its Last Vaccine Recipients & Vaccine Heroes
Virtua and its partners administered the Burlington County Mega-Site’s final vaccines and held a celebration for staff and volunteers.


Virtua Health to Require Staff to Receive COVID-19 Vaccination
Virtua aims to continue to boost vaccinations to protect its workforce and help end the pandemic.
Becker’s Hospital Review

N.J. to begin closing mega-site vaccination centers
Governor Phil Murphy expressed gratitude to the health systems that partnered with the state at each of these sites, including Virtua Health. 

As COVID-19 vaccines lead to reopening, experts share what they’re comfortable doing
Dr. Troy Randle, a Virtua cardiologist who had a stroke after COVID-19, is among several experts who discussed the activities they’re now doing, given the state of vaccinations and the pandemic. 
Philadelphia Inquirer 


New Virtua Program Helps Coronavirus 'Long Haulers' With Recovery
About 10% of coronavirus patients experience persistent complications from the illness. Virtua’s multi-disciplinary "Care After COVID" program helps people address these ongoing health issues.


Virtua Joins National Campaign Urging Americans to Get Vaccinated
Health systems nationwide are working to end the COVID-19 pandemic through the new “Get the Vaccine to Save Lives” campaign. The initiative aims to educate people on the vaccines’ safety and the need for herd immunity.
Philly Voice


The Road Ahead: Lessons of COVID-19 Will Yield Lasting Change in Healthcare
Virtua President and CEO Dennis W. Pullin, FACHE, was among seven health care leaders who provided their perspectives on the unprecedented challenges – and opportunities – presented by the coronavirus.
New Jersey Business


Volunteers Making the Difference at Moorestown Mall Mega-Site
Dozens of community volunteers assist Virtua colleagues to make the Burlington County Mega-Site “the most efficient COVID vaccination experience around.” 


Burlington County COVID-19 Vaccine Mega-site Reaches 300,000 Doses Administered
On April 25, 2021, Virtua Health, which runs the day-to-day operations of the Burlington County COVID-19 Vaccine Mega-Site, celebrated the 300,000th dose administered at the site.
Follow South Jersey


Vaccination Mega-site at Moorestown Mall Hits Milestone of 200K Doses
Virtua marked the milestone with a live guitar concert, balloons, and sweet treats. This story includes interviews with vaccine recipients and Dr. John Matsinger, Virtua’s EVP and chief operating officer.
Fox 29 News Philadelphia

COVID-19 Hospitalizations on the Rise in New Jersey
New Jersey health officials are concerned about rising hospitalizations. This story includes comments from Dr. Martin Topiel, Virtua’s chief infection control officer.
6 ABC Philadelphia

Burlington County COVID-19 Vaccine Mega-site Adds Sensory Rooms For Special Needs Patients
Virtua created specially designed rooms at the mega-site to provide a stress-free experience for people with autism, dementia, PTSD, and other conditions.
CBS Philly

Stephen A. Smith Vaccine Announcement
Sportscaster Stephen A. Smith is making headlines and earning praise on social media over his public decision to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Reflecting back on one year of COVID-19 in New Jersey
This story include an interview with Erin Tyson, a psychiatric social worker with Virtua, who says the past year has also taken a mental and emotional toll.
6 ABC Philadelphia

NJ Doctor says COVID-19 Vaccine Boost is only way to 'Get Back to Normal'
As Virtua surpassed its 100,000th vaccine dose given, KYW Newsradio spoke with Dr. Reg Blaber, Virtua’s executive vice president and chief clinical officer, about this encouraging milestone and the new Johnson & Johnson vaccine. 
KYW News Radio

Q&A Session with Virtua CEO to Encourage African-Americans to get Vaccinated
In an effort to encourage other African Americans to get vaccinated, Senator Troy Singleton hosted a virtual roundtable discussion with State Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli, Dr. Margaret Fisher, and Virtua President and CEO Dennis W. Pullin.

Monoclonal antibodies can help high-risk people with COVID-19
This innovative treatment must be given soon after a person tests positive. Dr. Martin Topiel discusses Virtua's monoclonal antibody program, and a patient shares her experiences with receiving the life-saving medication.
Philadelphia Inquirer

South Jersey health system offers treatment to keep COVID-19 patients out of the hospital
Virtua is among a limited number of providers offering monoclonal antibody therapy, which can help high-risk patients recover and avoid hospitalization. Virtua’s Dr. Martin Topiel discusses the medication, and a Virtua patient describes how the treatment helped him. 
News 12 New Jersey

Taking My Shot at Building Trust for the Vaccine
Dennis Pullin, president and CEO of Virtua Health, shares his thoughts on the Covid-19 vaccines, and why he's leading by example for people of color who may be apprehensive about the vaccines.
Reprinted from various publications


Majority of monoclonal antibody to fight COVID-19 therapy still sitting on shelves
Virtua is one of few organizations offering this leading-edge treatment, due to the logistical challenges of providing it. Since December, Virtua has treated 145 patients, according to Dr. Martin Topiel, Virtua's chief of infection control and chief of infectious diseases. 

Hospital Coronavirus Treatment has Changed. Here's What it Looks Like Now in Philadelphia
Health systems across the region have identified a core set of treatments that help fight the disease. Virtua’s Dr. Eric Sztejman provides his insights in this story.
Philadelphia Inquirer

One year after Virtua-Lourdes deal, combined health system has come a long way – with much more to do
Dennis W. Pullin, FACHE, president and CEO of Virtua Health, discusses the health system’s progress since Virtua and Lourdes became one – and the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.  
Philadelphia Business Journal

‘Better two-gether’: Virtua feels merger with Lourdes, 1 year ago this month, has been key to fighting COVID-19 in South Jersey
One year ago, Virtua Health assumed ownership of Lourdes Health System, a transaction that reshaped health care in South Jersey.

Tim McGraw crashes Virtua nurses' Zoom meeting to say thank you
Singer Tim McGraw crashed a Virtua Health video conference and visited with front-line nurses in this episode of “The Drop-In” on Spotify.

Banding Together
Leaders from across South Jersey health care systems provide an inside look at managing the COVID-19 pandemic. Dennis W. Pullin, FACHE, president and CEO of Virtua Health, is among six leaders featured in this Q&A piece.
South Jersey Magazine

Camden man going home from the hospital after battling COVID-19 for 60 days
Camden resident Darnell Lewis was released from Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital today after more than 60 days in the hospital.

Health Care Heroes
This year’s list salutes local workers who’ve stepped up during the COVID-19 pandemic, including Dr. Martin Topiel and Dr. Jennifer Khelil of Virtua Health.
South Jersey Biz

Returning Students May Present Coronavirus Problem, Virtua Warns
It's the time of year when college students and graduates come home for the summer, but this year, families have to be on the lookout for the coronavirus, explains Dr. James Sekel, lead physician at Virtua Primary Care — Washington Township.
Yahoo News

Local Health Leader Shares Insights for Summer and Beyond
Jersey’s Best
Reginald Blaber, MD, offers insights on how COVID-19 might evolve in the months to come and tips to help us continue to protect ourselves from contraction or transmission.

Virtua Resumes Non-Emergent Surgeries
After nearly 10 weeks, non-emergent surgeries are once again taking place at Virtua, including orthopedic procedures.

Philadelphia International Airport ‘Strongly Believes that it’s Safe to Fly’
CBS Philly
Is it safe to travel? Dr. James Sekel of Virtua Primary Care attempts to answer this complicated question in an interview with CBS3.

Neurosurgeon on the Front Lines of COVID-19 Sees Grace under Pressure
Philadelphia Inquirer 

Virtua’s Dr. Patrick Connolly penned an op-ed about his experiences on the front line of the COVID-19 health crisis.

Finding Peace in a Pandemic 
CNB News
New mother describes her peaceful birth experience at Virtua Health during the COVID-19 crisis. 

Podcast Interview with Dr. Adam Glasofer, Part 1: “There Are Some Great Ideas Out There.”
Health System CIO
Dr. Glasofer, chief innovation officer of the Virtua Center for Innovation, discussed the critical role innovation has played in Virtua’s response to COVID-19, among other topics.

Millburn Chinese Americans Rally Behind Front Line Workers to Help Fight COVID-19
TAP Into 
Story lists Virtua Health as a recipient of donations from the Millburn/Short Hills Chinese Association.


4200 People Have Been Tested for COVID-19 in the City of Camden
CNB News 
Story notes that Virtua Health and Cooper have teamed up to identify and test vulnerable communities.


Even in this time of protest and unrest, wearing masks is essential | Expert Opinion
Philadelphia Inquirer
This op-ed is co-authored by Dr. Azmatullah Hussaini, a hospitalist at Virtua Health and president of the American Muslim Health Professionals, New York/ New Jersey chapter. 

Protests shine light on health inequality, and create a 'hodgepodge' to address the issue
Yahoo Finance 
Story notes that Virtua Health and Cooper have teamed up to identify and test vulnerable communities.


America: South Jersey hospitals welcome the return of outpatient, elective procedures
Story quotes Dr. Reginald Blaber, EVP and chief clinical officer at Virtua Health. It includes a photo gallery from Virtua Memorial Hospital.

'It Wasn’t Scary At All’: South Jersey Mother Recalls Delivering Baby At Hospital During Pandemic
New mom Dena Moore said Virtua Voorhees had everything under control with safety precautions to make her feel comfortable.


Covid-19 Chronicles from All Corners of the Garden State
NJ Monthly
This statewide round-up notes that Heart of Camden distributed boxes of food from Virtua Health’s Food Pantry to 100 families in Camden’s Waterfront South neighborhood.


Survey Shows Some Americans Avoiding Medical Care Due to COVID-19 Fears
NBC 10
Dr. Reg Blaber, EVP and chief clinical officer of Virtua Health, speaks about the importance of still getting treatment for ailments other than COVID-19.

‘This is war with an invisible enemy’: Navy doctor describes grueling fight against COVID-19 in NYC
Dr. Joseph Costabile, a U.S. Navy vascular surgeon, was deployed to a Brooklyn hospital last month at the peak of the pandemic. He is a general and vascular surgeon for the Virtua Surgical Group and at Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital.

Man greeted with cheers, big hug as he leaves Virtua Marlton Hospital after battling COVID-19
A family mourning the loss of two relatives to COVID-19 had a moment of celebration when a third loved one was discharged from a local hospital – and received a long hug from an overjoyed grandchild.

Hospitals give inspiring accounts of survival, even as death toll rises
Two Burlington County men were discharged from separate hospitals after each had battled COVID-19 for more than a month. One of the men, Ralph Trincone, was released from Virtua Marlton Hospital.

Burlington County to begin testing residents without symptoms of coronavirus
Burlington County Times 
Story includes testing site at Virtua Willingboro Hospital.

Will blood plasma from recovered COVID patients pay off in treatment of the infected?
70 and 73 
Virtua Health is one of many organizations working with the Mayo Clinic in a study to determine whether convalescent plasma helps treat people with the coronavirus. Story includes interview with Dr. Lukasz Polisiakiewicz, of Virtua Health.

What Is ‘Medical Distancing’ and Why Does It Have Doctors So Worried?
NBC 10
Medical distancing is when people avoid or delay seeking medical help for conditions that previously would have had them going to a physician's office or emergency room. Story quotes Dr. Reginald Blaber, EVP and chief clinical officer at Virtua Health.

Health system shines in anything-but-normal period | Opinion
Guest column by Dennis W. Pullin, FACHE, president and CEO of Virtua Health. The article was written for National Hospital Week, May 10-16.

A Show of Strength
South Jersey Magazine

South Jersey is fighting the coronavirus in a variety of ways. Story includes interview with Dr. Reginald Blaber, executive VP and chief clinical officer of Virtua Health.


Coronavirus New Jersey: COVID-19 Survivor Whose Donated Plasma Saved Aunt, Stranger Encouraging Others To Undergo ‘Easy, Painless Process’
Story includes interview with plasma donor Marisa Leuzzi. Her aunt and a stranger received Leuzzi’s donated plasma at Virtua Voorhees Hospital.

ER nurse collects donations for fellow colleagues at Virtua Hospital in Marlton
Fox 29
Hundreds of donations have been pouring in for the staff at Virtua Marlton thanks to ER nurse Kim Reynolds

Family welcomes Marlton dad home after COVID-19 fight
Ted Coppola was in the ICU at Virtua Marlton before transferring to rehab this week.

Neurologist on the front lines of COVID-19 sees grace under pressure
Philadelphia Inquirer
Opinion piece by Patrick Connolly, a clinical associate of neurosurgery at Penn Medicine and neurosurgery chief at Virtua Health.


Stay home when you’re critically ill or risk coronavirus? Doctors report up to 40% decline in non-COVID patients
Burlington County Times
South Jersey doctors are urging residents not to let their fear of coronavirus keep them from getting help for heart attack, stroke, and other medical emergencies. Story includes quotes from Dr. Reginald Blaber and Dr. Ibrahim Moussa of Virtua Health.


NJ cardiologist suffers stroke likely due to COVID-19
Fox News
Extended interview with Dr. Troy Randle, a Virtua Health cardiologist who had a stroke after recovering from COVID-19.


Therapists, families adapt early intervention techniques during pandemic
The Virtua Early Intervention Program and Virtua’s Mobile Pediatric Services Program have teamed up to help children and families during the coronavirus pandemic.

N.J. opera singer goes home after experimental COVID-19 plasma treatment
Virtua Health celebrated Andy Fei’s discharge from the rehab center at Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital.

Want to visit a friend during coronavirus? Don’t be tempted yet, expert says.
Story includes advice from Dr. Mary Campagnolo, a Virtua Health primary care physician.

Virtua Health hits the road to aid South Jersey's most vulnerable
Virtua has redeployed its mobile units – including the Mobile Farmers Market and Mobile Pediatric Services vehicle – to help vulnerable community members. 

Virtua cardiologist recovers from stroke likely caused by COVID-19
Interview with Dr. Troy Randle, a Virtua Health cardiologist who had a stroke after recovering from COVID-19.

Checking for ‘hot spots,’ Camden opens two new testing sites
Virtua Health is sponsoring one of the new sites. Story includes quote from Dr. Reginald Blaber, EVP and chief clinical officer at Virtua Health.

Plasma donations contribute to recovery of COVID-19 patients, health experts say
Two Virtua Voorhees patients are recovering thanks in part to an experimental treatment of convalescent plasma from a patient who also recovered from the virus. Story includes interview with Dr. Lukasz Polisiakiewicz of Virtua Health.

Virtua Hospital cheers on 63-year-old coronavirus patient’s discharge
Kim Dobson was admitted to Virtua Memorial Hospital on Easter Sunday and put on a ventilator three days later. A big crowd celebrated her release from the hospital.

Noisy parades in Camden County salute healthcare workers battling the coronavirus
Police, firefighters and first responders staged high-decibel parades saluting Camden County's healthcare providers during the COVID-19 crisis. Story includes salutes at Virtua Voorhees, Berlin, and Camden.

Virtua Health: COVID-19 patients 'remarkable' after plasma treatment 
Two patients at Virtua Voorhees Hospital “are steadily recuperating from critical cases of COVID-19 after receiving convalescent plasma transfusions in the first week of April.

New Jersey's COVID-19 outbreak stabilizing, Gov. Murphy says 
Story notes opening of Virtua COVID-19 testing site at Virtua Willingboro Hospital and quotes Virtua physician Dr. Sam Weiner.


First responders show appreciation for healthcare workers at Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital
Fox 29
Story includes interviews with Virtua Health colleagues Dr. Kevin Lyons, Stefanie Horneff, Nakaeya Still, and Amber Piccioni.

Virtua tests about 100 for coronavirus on first day at Willingboro site
USA Today
“Today was a busy day at the testing site, which verifies that there is a real need in this community,” said Dr. Samuel Weiner, a medical director for the Virtua Medical Group who was at the test site Monday.

N.J. doctors using unproven drug touted by Trump: ‘This is the best that we’ve got.’
Story includes interview with Dr. Martin Topiel, infectious disease prevention officer for Virtua Health.

Hospital chaplain adjusts to changes during pandemic
Fox 29
Father Joseph Monahan, director of pastoral care at Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, says his work is different than ever before.

Bouncing Back
South Jersey Magazine

As the coronavirus ripples through the country, South Jersey is proving that a united community can meet any challenge. Story includes interview with Dr. Reginald Blaber, EVP and chief clinical officer for Virtua Health.

Risking their lives, health care workers adjust to COVID-19
B101 Radio
Dennis Guest, program director for Emergency Medical Services at Virtua Health, spoke to B101 about the realities of the Coronavirus pandemic for health care workers. 

First responders in Burlington County salute medical workers with parade
Burlington County Times 
First responders from nearly a dozen police and fire agencies around Burlington County teamed up to salute the heroic efforts of medical workers at Virtua Willingboro Hospital.


How one local health system is helping pregnant patients during the pandemic
Philadelphia Business Journal
Dr. Nicole Lamborne, director of women’s health services for Virtua Health, explains how Virtua is working to ease the anxiety of expectant mothers.


Health systems unite to open walk-up COVID-19 testing site in Camden
Philadelphia Business Journal
A drive-up coronavirus testing site opened in Camden on April 1. The site is jointly operated by Cooper and Virtua Health.


Baby monitors in the ICU: Nurses get creative to save lives, critical equipment
ABC News
Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes is one of a handful of hospitals nationwide to discover that baby monitors help care teams connect with COVID-19 patients.

Burlington County starts coronavirus testing with 160 patients
Courier Post
The initial test kits were acquired by the county and Virtua Health, which are partnering in the testing endeavor.

Your Health


Tips for Masking Up in NJ During Summer 2020
Dr. Richard Levine, a family medicine physician at Virtua Primary Care - Cherry Hill, offers tips for staying safe and comfortable as the mercury rises.

Feeling overwhelmed? Limit your news time, expert says
KYW Newsradio
Dr. Jay Case, a Virtua Health psychiatrist, says you need to give yourself a break from the news.


Virtua To Discuss Women's Health In Online Forums
Virtua Health will hold two new online workshops to help empower women during the coronavirus pandemic. The first will focus on how to avoid emotional eating during lockdown. The second will focus on pelvic-floor disorders.


Is your favorite South Jersey farmers market open? Check our list 
Story includes Virtua Mobile Farmers Market.

Food & Finances in the Pandemic
Dr. Andrew Cohen of Virtua Health discusses how to safely order delivery food at the 12-minute mark of WHYY’s “You Oughta Know” program.

How to know whether you have allergies or coronavirus
Philadelphia Inquirer
Tarun Kapoor, an internal medicine specialist and senior vice president of clinical integration for Virtua Health, was interviewed on how to distinguish allergy symptoms from coronavirus symptoms.

Fact or fiction? 6 myths about coronavirus debunked
Jersey Best Magazine
Dr. Reginald Blaber, EVP and chief clinical officer for Virtua Health, dispels some of the most common myths about COVID-19.

Acts of Kindness


For this duo, bringing smiles to homeless during coronavirus pandemic is bigger than any touchdown 
Two high school students—with help from mom Stephanie Hopkins, a registered nurse at Virtua Memorial—recently fed 40 homeless individuals in Camden.


Where do those lawn signs of love for health care heroes come from?
A Haddon Township family designed and sells signs for the benefit of frontline workers, including Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes staff.

Lawyer's pockets help dining-restricted restaurants and COVID-19 front line workers
A local attorney buys meals at South Jersey restaurants and donates them to health care workers and police, including staff at Virtua Voorhees and Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes hospitals. Story includes quote from Sarah Fawcett-Lee, SVP and chief philanthropy officer at Virtua Health.

South Jersey family keeps hospital workers safe with 'intubation boxes'
Story quotes Dr. Adam Glasofer, chief innovation officer at the Virtua Center for Innovation.

'Be a Light' initiative shines support on health care workers
KYW Newsradio
Interview with Chrisie Scott, senior VP and chief marketing officer for Virtua Health.

Virtua Health asks community to ‘Be a Light’ during coronavirus crisis
Virtua is asking people to place a light — or many lights — to shine outside their home each night in support of first responders, health care workers, and all others affected by the coronavirus. Story includes quotes from Chrisie Scott, senior VP and chief marketing officer of Virtua Health.

Virtua Health shines blue with gratitude
Yahoo News
The hospitals’ exteriors will be up-lit with blue lights as an extension of the “Be a Light" initiative encouraging all of South Jersey to light their homes at night in support of first responders, health care workers, and all others affected by the coronavirus.

From one text to major act of kindness, Food4Staff delivering to front lines during coronavirus crisis
This article highlights many efforts from the community to feed the frontline healthcare workers at area hospitals.

Coronavirus in N.J.: What’s changing at Wawa? Plus, special offer for first responders, health care workers
As a salute and thank-you to all the healthcare and first responder heroes, Wawa is providing them with free coffee at all Wawa locations during this challenging time.

How you can help N.J. hospitals during the coronavirus fight
Dr. Reginald Blaber, EVP and chief clinical officer for Virtua Health, is quoted on how to support healthcare workers in the coronavirus effort at Virtua. 

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