VIRTUA LAUNCHES PEDIATRIC MOBILE SERVICES UNIT
 
06/05/2018 03:47 PM

WHAT:

Virtua will officially launch its new Pediatric Mobile Services Unit which will bring much needed pediatric services to children via a mobile van. This program will allow Virtua’s pediatric specialists to travel in the van to provide care to children from infancy to 5 years of age in areas with the greatest need across South Jersey. The services will include developmental screenings, dental screenings and oral health education, flu shots, lead poisoning education and screening information, community resources and referrals to specialists. The new program will be piloted in the City of Camden but will eventually serve children living in medically underserved and impoverished urban and rural communities across Burlington, Camden and Gloucester counties.

 

WHEN & WHERE:

Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 10:00 am

Virtua Camden, 1000 Atlantic Avenue, Camden, NJ 

 

why:

Without access to routine exams and screenings, children in underserved communities can experience acute and chronic illness and developmental delays.  The Pediatric Mobile Services Unit will bring a variety of pediatric services and screenings directly to the communities to reach as many children as possible.

 

WHO:

The Joseph Lacroce Foundation, founded by philanthropist Sam Lacroce, has donated $1million to Virtua Foundation to fund the Pediatric Mobile Services Unit. Mr. Lacroce has been an avid supporter of Virtua for many years through his annual Carz N’ Toyz Toy Drive for hospitalized children and various other fundraisers.  Mr. Lacroce will be honored by Virtua President & CEO Dennis Pullin at the event.

“We are incredibly grateful for the continued support of our friends at the Joseph Lacroce Foundation,” said Dennis W. Pullin, president and CEO of Virtua. “Because of their generosity today and throughout the years, Virtua is transforming care for children in our community.”

 

 

ABOUT VIRTUA

As one of New Jersey’s largest, non-profit health systems, Virtua provides comprehensive health care services to achieve its mission to help people be well, get well and stay well. Virtua provides services through Virtua Medical Group with 500 physicians and other clinicians, and at its urgent care centers, hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, health and wellness centers, fitness centers, home health services, long-term care and rehabilitation centers, and paramedic program. A leader in maternal and child health services, Virtua delivers nearly 8,000 babies a year. It provides health services to 1,500 businesses, and participates in Virtua Physician Partners, a clinically integrated network of 1,000 physicians and other clinicians. Virtua is affiliated with Penn Medicine for cancer and neuroscience and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) for pediatrics. It employs over 9,000 and has been honored as the #1 Best Place to Work in the Delaware Valley many times since 2007. It is the recipient of a 4-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for quality of care, and its hospitals earned straight A’s in patient safety by The Leapfrog Group and the 2016 Patient Safety Award from Healthgrades. U.S. News and World Report ranked Virtua’s Mount Holly and Voorhees hospitals as High Performing Hospitals and Voorhees as a Best Regional Hospital. Virtua is also the recipient of the Consumer Choice Award from the National Research Corporation. For more information, visit www.virtua.org or www.virtuabroadcastnetwork.org.

 
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