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January 15, 2011 | By Chelsea Conaboy, Inquirer Staff Writer
Virtua Health is facing off again with the Cooper Health System, this time over who controls medical helicopters in South Jersey. Virtua filed an appeal Friday challenging a state decision that allows a North Jersey health system allied with Cooper to fly a helicopter team from the Millville Airport in Cumberland County. The service began in December. Since 1988, Virtua has worked with the state police to provide air transport from Voorhees, serving the state from I-195 south.
NEWS
December 3, 2002 | By Rita Giordano INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A former worker at the Virtua Health and Rehabilitation Center who recently quit his job after a disagreement with his employer allegedly broke into the nursing home early yesterday and sexually assaulted two elderly female residents. Anthony Price, 31, of Linden Court in Sicklerville, was charged yesterday with burglary, aggravated sexual assault and aggravated criminal sexual conduct, according to Camden County Prosecutor Vincent P. Sarubbi. Price left the Berlin Borough nursing home through an alarmed door and was apprehended by staff in the facility's parking lot about 1:30 a.m., the prosecutor said.
NEWS
October 25, 1998 | By Ewart Rouse, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
While many large, for-profit health-care networks struggle to turn a profit, the nonprofit West Jersey Health System and Memorial Health Alliance are in the pink of financial health. In 1997, the two South Jersey systems had revenues that exceeded expenses by $13.6 million and $3 million, respectively. Their consistent, bottom-line performances haven't gone unnoticed by the biggies. "A lot of people from across the river courted both of us," said Richard P. Miller, president and chief executive officer of West Jersey.
NEWS
September 21, 2002 | By Kristin E. Holmes INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Dr. Joseph F. Centrone, 75, of Haddonfield, retired chairman of the radiology department for the West Jersey branch hospitals of Virtua Health, died of complications from renal and heart disease Wednesday at Presbyterian Medical Center in Philadelphia. Dr. Centrone's former colleagues at South Jersey Radiology Associates refer to the 39-physician practice as the House that Joe Built. As president of the medical firm for more than 20 years, Dr. Centrone expanded the practice from an office with six physicians to one of New Jersey's largest medical-imaging companies and the provider of radiology services to the former West Jersey Health System and its successor, Virtua Health.
BUSINESS
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.
NEWS
May 16, 2000 | By Karen Masterson, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Virtua Health officials intend to build more operating-room space to accommodate the area's rapid growth and attract patients that currently travel to Philadelphia for care. A groundbreaking ceremony for a $7 million expansion of Virtua-West Jersey Hospital Marlton was scheduled for 3:30 p.m. today. "Right now, we have 37 percent market penetration" in Burlington, Camden and Gloucester Counties, said Carolyn M. Ballard, chief operating officer for the hospital, on Brick Road in Evesham.
NEWS
June 25, 2015 | By Andrew Seidman, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
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.
NEWS
December 2, 2001 | By Rosalee Rhodes FOR THE INQUIRER
Virtua Health will hold a child passenger safety-seat forum 7:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Barry D. Brown Health Education Center, 106 Carnie Blvd., Voorhees. The program will be held five days after New Jersey's newly amended child passenger safety-seat law goes into effect. The law requires children to remain in a child safety-seat device up to the age of 8 and 80 pounds, exceeding the current age requirement by three years. Autumn Alexander-Skeen, of Ford Motor Co.'s Boost America campaign, will explain the importance of this law and how similar legislation could have prevented the death of her 4-year-old son in Washington state.
NEWS
March 23, 1999 | By Tomoeh Murakami, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
The financial virus spreading in hospitals nationwide has forced many to consolidate and downsize, but Virtua-Memorial Hospital Burlington County is pitching a $17 million expansion plan. Tonight, the hospital will ask Mount Holly's zoning board for a variance to allow a 60,000-square-foot expansion at its four-building complex at Madison and Bank Avenues. The plan includes a three-story building, which would house eight operating rooms and a 24-bed unit for patients who need intensive and cardiac care, and a 1,500-square-foot expansion of the hospital's Ambulatory Surgery Center across the street, giving the center a fifth operating room.
NEWS
December 4, 1999 | By Mike Madden and Jennifer Farrell, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Virtua-West Jersey Hospital Camden will shut down its inpatient services within the next two years, transferring those operations to the four other hospitals within the network and seeking other uses for its former flagship building here. With about 75 percent of the Camden hospital's 222 beds sitting empty - and with demand for inpatient care falling over the last few years - officials said they had to focus instead on less costly areas such as primary and senior care, home-based health aid and other outpatient services.
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June 25, 2015 | By Andrew Seidman, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
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.
BUSINESS
February 9, 2014 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
August 16, 2013 | By Darran Simon, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
July 27, 2013 | By Curtis Skinner, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
BUSINESS
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...
BUSINESS
April 27, 2013 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
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]
BUSINESS
April 6, 2013 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
  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.
BUSINESS
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.
BUSINESS
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.
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