Virtua Health President and CEO Dennis W. Pullin earns spot
on prestigious Modern Healthcare list
(MARLTON, N.J., Dec. 4, 2023) After a year of milestones and major achievements, Virtua Health President and CEO Dennis W. Pullin, FACHE, is one of Modern Healthcare’s 100 Most Influential People for 2023. The complete ranking appears in the Dec. 4 issue of Modern Healthcare magazine, and profiles of all the honorees are posted atModernHealthcare.com/100MostInfluential.
“The 2023 honorees on our 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare list reflect the providers, insurers, technology firms, government leaders, investors and others who have made oversized contributions to the industry in the past year,” said Mary Ellen Podmolik, editor-in-chief of Modern Healthcare. “Our ranked list honors the C-suite decision-makers using their clout and influence to lead their organizations and make sweeping changes that affect patient care.”
In September 2023, Modern Healthcare named Pullin a Top Innovator in the industry. A few months prior, the publication featured Virtua on its annual “Best Places to Work” list, based primarily on employee feedback.
By all measures, 2023 was a banner year for South Jersey’s largest health system. Highlights for Virtua included:
- Welcoming patients to its first-in-the-region proton therapy center in partnership with Penn Medicine.
- Deepening its academic affiliation with Rowan University, in part by formalizing the affiliation between the Virtua Medical Group provider network and Rowan Medicine.
- Achieving 35,000 all-time robotic surgeries, a record for South Jersey providers.
- Acquiring the prominent Reconstructive Orthopedics practice, which expanded Virtua’s roster of orthopedic clinicians to more than 90.
- Launching an innovative Mobile Health & Cancer Screening truck to increase health equity by improving access to free or low-cost mammograms, Pap tests for cervical cancer, colon and prostate screenings, and other services.
October 2023 marked Pullin’s sixth year as Virtua’s top executive. Prior, he held leadership positions at health systems based in Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and in his home state of Texas.
Pullin serves on the American Hospital Association Board of Trustees and is a past member of the New Jersey Hospital Association Board of Trustees. In 2021, he was elected to the Board of Directors of Hillenbrand Inc.
In addition to his leadership responsibilities, Pullin hosts the Here for Good podcast, including the “Inside Edition” series of one-to-one interviews with Virtua colleagues. He is also the author of several op-ed articles on topics ranging from violence prevention to food as medicine.
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, 40 ambulatory surgery centers, and more than 350 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 & Life 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, 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.
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