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Honors went to Virtua’s three hospitals and Virtua Home Care for innovative safety programs

The New Jersey Hospital Association recently presented its 2018 Excellence in Quality Improvement awards to Virtua. The association lauded Virtua’s “tremendous advances in quality improvement and patient safety.”

“Virtua is honored to be acknowledged by NJHA for the work by our clinicians to increase the safety of our patients and community,” said John Matsinger, DO, Virtua Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer.  “Keeping our patients safe is Virtua’s number-one priority.”

Virtua hospitals are in Marlton, Mount Holly and Voorhees, N.J. Virtua Home Care serves residents of Burlington, Camden and Gloucester counties.

NJHA partners with Virtua and other N.J. healthcare organizations to enhance quality, patient safety and satisfaction.

“New Jersey has seen incredible results in improving outcomes, reducing adverse events and making healthcare more cost-effective,” stated NJHA.

Virtua staff members receive two prestigious quality awards from the New Jersey Hospital Association. Front, from left: Laura Hayes, VP Clinical Quality/Safety/Performance Improvement; Martin Topiel, MD, Infection Control Officer; John Matsinger, DO, Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer; Donna Berry, Director of Quality for Virtua Home Care. Back, from left: Jen Sneddon, Director Infection Prevention; Marybeth DeAngelis, Home Health Team Manager; Cindy Kennedy, Clinical Director of Infection Prevention.

 

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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