Event encourages diverse experts
to work together for healthier communities
More than 200 healthcare, business and government leaders recently took part in the third Healthcare Collaborations Summit – an innovative event hosted by Virtua.
This year’s Summit focused on social determinants of health, including food insecurity, housing, safety, behavioral health, and telemedicine. Such “social” aspects play a critical role in people’s wellbeing.
“There’s truly strength in numbers,” said Dennis W. Pullin, FACHE, President and CEO of Virtua. “As we partner and collaborate, we can pool our ideas and our resources, all in an effort to improve our community.”
Featured speakers at the Philadelphia gathering included healthcare experts from Virtua, Penn Medicine, RWJBarnabas Health, Main Line Health, Christiana Care and others. Presenters also came from Aetna, CVS Health, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Food Bank of South Jersey, Comcast and TD Bank, among others.
Dennis W. Pullin, FACHE (right), President and CEO of Virtua, with Summit keynote speaker James Marks, MD, MPH, Executive Vice President of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
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 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.