U.S. News & World Report
(Marlton, NJ) … U.S. News & World Report has named Virtua Voorhees Hospital and Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital to its 2022-23 rankings of the best performing hospitals in New Jersey and the Philadelphia Metropolitan Area.
Virtua Voorhees is tied for 6th best in New Jersey and tied for 12th best in the Philadelphia Metropolitan Area. (Data from nearby Virtua Marlton Hospital contributes to this ranking.) This is one of several recent honors for the Voorhees hospital.
- In early July, Money magazine and The Leapfrog Group included Virtua Voorhees on its inaugural list of Best Hospitals in America.
- In May, Newsweek named Virtua Voorhees as one of America’s best maternity hospitals.
- Also in May, a nursing unit within Virtua Voorhees received the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses’ PRISM Award, becoming the eighth Virtua team to earn that recognition.
“I am incredibly proud to be part of a team of health care professionals united in vision and values,” said Paul Minnick, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, president of Virtua Voorhees and Virtua Marlton hospitals, and a senior vice president for Virtua Health. “Recognition like this reflects that we are dedicated to putting the patient first in each and every encounter. It also underscores that health care, at its best, is not transactional; rather, it is a relationship built on trust.”
U.S. News & World Report ranked Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Camden as the 15th best in New Jersey and 16th best in the Philadelphia Metropolitan Area.
All Virtua hospitals received distinction as high performing for select services.
- Virtua Voorhees Hospital (including Virtua Marlton Hospital) for treating obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and heart failure, stroke, diabetes, and kidney failure, and for performing colon cancer surgery, hip replacement surgery, and knee replacement surgery.
- Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital for treating COPD and heart failure, heart attack, stroke, diabetes, and kidney failure, and for performing heart bypass surgery.
- Virtua Mount Holly Hospital for treating COPD and heart failure, stroke, diabetes, and kidney failure.
- Virtua Willingboro Hospital for treating COPD.
“We are very proud of Virtua Health’s consistent rankings by U.S. News & World Report and other third-party groups that measure quality, safety, and experience,” said Reginald “Reg” Blaber, MD, MBA, FACC, Virtua executive vice president and chief clinical officer. “We are on a continuous high-reliability journey, and we are tireless in our pursuit of providing the best possible care and outcomes for our patients. It is our duty to our community.”
The annual U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals” analysis evaluates data from nearly 5,000 hospitals and more than 30,000 physician survey responses to determine each hospital’s performance in adult and pediatric clinical specialties, procedures, and conditions. Scores are based on several factors, including survival rates, patient safety, specialized staffing, and more. The purpose of the rankings is to help patients and their doctors make informed decisions about where to seek care.
About Virtua Health
Virtua Health is an academic health system committed to helping the people of South Jersey be well, get well, and stay well by providing the complete spectrum of advanced, accessible, and trusted health care services. Virtua’s 14,000 colleagues provide tertiary care, including renowned cardiology and transplant programs, complemented by a community-based care portfolio. In addition to five hospitals, two satellite emergency departments, 30 ambulatory surgery centers, and more than 300 other locations, Virtua brings health services directly into communities through Hospital at Home, physical therapy and rehabilitation, mobile screenings, and its paramedic program. Virtua has 2,850 affiliated doctors and other clinicians, and its specialties include orthopedics, advanced surgery, and maternity. Virtua is academically affiliated with Rowan University, leading research, innovation, and immersive education at the Virtua Health College of Medicine & Health Sciences of Rowan University. Virtua is also 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, most notably the “Eat Well” food access initiative, which includes the unparalleled Eat Well Mobile Grocery Store. A Magnet-recognized health system ranked by U.S. News and World Report, Virtua has received many awards for quality, safety, and its outstanding work environment. For more information, visit Virtua.org. To help Virtua make a difference, visit GiveToVirtua.org.