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Michael Rettig, 59, of Woodlynne

Congressman Andrews Celebrates Opening of New Hospital

Voorhees, NJ – Last week, Congressman Rob Andrews helped cut the ribbon on the new Virtua Voorhees hospital, which created 2,800 construction jobs, 1,000 permanent health care jobs, and will provide another excellent source for patient care in South Jersey. 

The new Virtua Voorhees will feature a patient-oriented atmosphere and the latest in medical technology.  The architectural layout of the hospital was designed to reduce patient travel and wait time.  Each patient room will include a computer screen, for more rapid processing of information, and a fold-out couch, so a family member can stay bed-side overnight.  Expanded recovery areas will include a rooftop garden, carpeted hallways, and windows for natural light.

“This remarkable new addition to South Jersey’s renowned health care network will modernize and improve our region’s already impressive medical services,” said Rep. Andrews. “Not only will this state-of-the-art hospital help thousands of families by providing the latest technology in ambulatory care and patient services, but it provides yet another stable source of economic growth for our region – creating thousands of jobs in its development and hundreds of permanent health care jobs for our region.”

The hospital and grounds occupy 125 acres along Route 73.  There will be an open house on May 1, and the hospital will open its doors on May 22.