June 25, 2015 |
TRENTON - The budget introduced and advanced by New Jersey Democrats on Tuesday includes $2.5 million for Cooper University Hospital to take over emergency medical services in Camden. As reported last week, it also includes $2.5 million for Newark to help that city establish its own EMS operations. The Democrats' spending plan totals $35.3 billion and is expected to head to the floor of each house for a full vote Thursday. Paramedic services in Camden are currently provided by Virtua Health, which operates in every town in Camden and Burlington Counties.
February 9, 2014 |
Since 2011, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Virtua, the biggest health system in South Jersey, have been partners in pediatric care. The partnership started with Children's doctors providing services at Virtua hospitals in Voorhees and Mount Holly. Children's opened a specialty care center in June 2012 next to the new Virtua hospital in Voorhees. In the year ended June 30, children had 33,133 encounters with Children's Hospital physicians - an average of 91 a day - at Virtua locations, Children's Hospital chief executive Steven M. Altschuler said Friday at a meeting of the Chamber of Commerce of Southern New Jersey.
August 16, 2013 |
In the suicide and double murder in a Pitman house this week, a man beat his wife to death, beat and strangled their 6-year-old son, then hanged himself, Gloucester County authorities said Wednesday. The bodies of Francis Adolf, 49; his wife, Bonnie, 44; and son Francis Jr. were found Tuesday morning in their Kenton Avenue house when police, prompted by calls of concern, went there to check on the family. Releasing the findings of the county medical examiner, the Prosecutor's Office said that Bonnie Adolf died of blunt-force trauma to her head and that the child also had blunt-force injury to the head.
July 27, 2013 |
Nearly one in six Camden County diabetics surveyed said that they had not seen a health professional in the last year. One in eight of those polled in Gloucester County reported health problems that required special medical equipment. And one in seven in Burlington County rated themselves in poor physical health for 15 to 30 days over the last month - all levels higher than national and New Jersey averages. These were just a few of the findings presented Thursday morning by Holleran, a Lancaster consulting firm, from its 2013 tri-county health assessment to an audience of South Jersey hospital executives and government officials.
July 2, 2013
First Hospital Foundation, a Philadelphia group that supports nonprofit organizations whose programs address the health needs of the most vulnerable and underserved populations, elected the following members to its board: Ronnie L. Bloom , partner at Opportunities Exchange; Joan K. King , senior integration consultant for the National Council for Behavioral Health; Estelle B. Richman , former senior adviser to the secretary of the...
April 27, 2013 |
Three private equity firms have contacted Children's Hospital of Philadelphia during the last six months about partnering to open urgent-care centers, Steven Altschuler, the hospital's chief executive, said Thursday. Urgent-care centers are increasingly common, staffed by doctors and touted as a way to keep people out of emergency rooms for relatively minor ailments. "I'm not that smart," Altschuler said at the Philadelphia Health Care Expansion Summit in Center City, "but I figured there must be money to be made, because [private equity firms]
April 6, 2013 |
For all its size and strength in South Jersey, Virtua Health remains a community health system, leaving complicated care it does not do itself to partners and competitors. But the nonprofit system, which had more than $1 billion in revenue last year, is showing signs of broader aspirations. Virtua drew attention to itself as an economic driver in South Jersey on Thursday, holding a meeting at its new Voorhees medical complex on "how health care is boosting the regional economy and beyond.
November 28, 2012
In the Region Thomas Medical sold for $167M Disposable medical device maker Merit Medical Systems Inc. said that it has agreed to buy Thomas Medical Products , a Malvern-based division of GE Healthcare , for $167 million in cash. Founded in 1990, Thomas Medical Products employs 160 and makes catheter-based vascular access devices used in heart rhythm management, cardiology, and radiology. Utah-based Merit said Thomas Medical had about $37 million in revenue for the 12 months ended Sept.
November 28, 2012
Virtua Health doctors will serve as medical directors at five MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinics in Burlington Camden, and Gloucester Counties, MinuteClinic, a division of CVS Caremark Corp. said. The move will expand Virtua's coverage of the three-county South Jersey region, where it already has a 32 percent market share, a Virtua official said this month on a conference call with investors. There will be signs in the MinuteClinics in Marlton, Mount Holly, Mount Laurel, Runnemede, and Sewell noting the clinical affiliation with Virtua.