See first-hand the choreography of moving patients
WHAT: Anyone who has moved from one home to another knows that it is a monumental task. Multiply those logisticsby several thousand and you might have just a small glimpse of what it takes to move a hospital.
The Virtua team has been planning the move from the original hospital on Evesham Road to its new hospital along Route 73 for 2 1/2 years. Virtua's
Using internal resources saved Virtua more than $1 million in consulting fees, an expense that most hospitals must incur for a move of this magnitude. Planned with minimal disruption to patients, employees and the public, the process is fine-tuned to the point that the move will be safely completed in a single day with both locations capable of handling incoming emergencies during the transition.
WHEN: Sunday, May 22, 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Media is invited to observe the move and will have limited opportunity to speak with patients. There will also be opportunity to speak with Virtua leadership about the move process.
WHERE: MOVE FROM:Virtua Voorhees (Evesham Road)101 Carnie BoulevardVoorhees, NJ 08043
MOVE TO:Virtua Voorhees (Dutchtown Road) NEW SITE100 Bowman DriveVoorhees, NJ 08043
GUIDELINES: Please adhere to the GUIDELINES listed below:
BACKGROUND: Virtua --- among the largest healthcare providers in New Jersey --- will open one of the nation's most innovative hospitals, designed with a focus on quality, safety, technology and an outstanding patient experience.
This $463 million, 368-bed hospital will transform health care in South Jersey and the region. Virtua Voorhees has been the largest construction project in South Jersey during the past several years and created 2,800 jobs during construction -- a critically important lifeline for the economy in the region.
Please visit the website at www.virtua.org for more information on the new hospital and all Virtua locations.
Peggy Leone Director, Media Relations(856) 355-0821(cell) 856-912-8827
Mike BurkhartProject Manager-Media Relations(856) 355-0801(cell) 215-287-7033
/PRNewswire-USNewswire -- May 12, 2011/
SOURCE Virtua Health
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