Virtua hospitals in Mount Holly & Willingboro also earn ‘high-performing’ designations in specific specialties
Marlton, N.J. — Virtua Voorhees Hospital and Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital have been recognized among the “Best Hospitals” for 2019-2020 by U.S. News & World Report. The publication also lauded Virtua Memorial Hospital and Virtua Willingboro Hospital for their high performance in specific areas.
Virtua Voorhees is ranked as the seventh-best hospital in New Jersey and the ninth-best in the Philadelphia metropolitan area. (U.S. News includes Virtua Marlton Hospital in its evaluation of Virtua Voorhees.) Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes is ranked 11th-best in New Jersey and 13th-best in the Philadelphia metro area.
Virtua hospitals earned “high-performing” designations in the following areas:
- Virtua Voorhees for treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and heart failure, and for performing colon cancer surgery, hip replacement surgery, and knee replacement surgery.
- Virtua Memorial in Mount Holly for treating COPD and heart failure, and in the specialty of urology.
- Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes in Camden for treating COPD and heart failure, and in performing heart bypass surgery. (Note: This hospital is listed in U.S. News under its former name, Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center.)
- Virtua Willingboro for treating heart failure. (Note: This hospital is listed in U.S. News under its former name, Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County.)
The annual rankings, now in their 30th year, are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care.
“All Virtua hospitals strive to provide outstanding care that’s close to home,” said John Matsinger, DO, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Marlton-based Virtua. “The U.S. News rankings are confirmation that South Jersey residents can access top-notch care right in their own community at Virtua hospitals.”
For the 2019-2020 rankings, U.S. News evaluated nearly every hospital nationwide—more than 4,500 in total. Its rankings are “based largely on objective measures such as risk-adjusted survival and discharge-to-home rates, volume, and quality of nursing, among other care-related indicators,” according to U.S. News. For more information, visit Best Hospitals.
Virtua is South Jersey’s largest health system, committed to the mission of helping people be well, get well, and stay well and averaging more than one million patient encounters each year. Virtua’s 13,000-plus employees provide comprehensive care at five hospitals and more than 280 other locations, in addition to bringing health services directly into communities through home health, rehabilitation, mobile screenings, and its paramedic program. Virtua has 2,850 affiliated doctors and other clinicians, and its specialties include cardiology, orthopedics, advanced surgery, and maternity. Virtua is affiliated with Penn Medicine for cancer and neuroscience, and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for pediatrics. As a not-for-profit, Virtua is committed to the well-being of the community and provides innovative outreach programs that address social challenges affecting health, from addiction and other behavioral issues to lack of nutritious food and stable housing. A Magnet-recognized health system ranked by U.S. News & World Report, Virtua has received many awards for quality, safety, and its outstanding work environment. For more information, visit ThisIsVirtua.org. To help Virtua make a difference, visit foundation.virtua.org.
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