Advancing Well into the Future

Transforming Health Care for Tomorrow

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With Advancing Well, we intend to make a lasting impact on our community for generations to come. We’d love for you to join us as we embark on this ambitious adventure. Through philanthropy, you can help bring this vision to life while being a vital part of South Jersey’s legacy.

At Virtua, we’re focusing our efforts on actions and ideas that make a meaningful impact. From delivering food to under-resourced communities to recognizing that wellness is affected by socioeconomic factors – we’re working together to build a healthier South Jersey. As part of our commitment to be Here for Good, Virtua is substantially revitalizing two of our most treasured institutions: Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Camden and Virtua Memorial Hospital in Mount Holly. So much more than a fresh coat of paint, these projects represent a multi-year investment in our community.

Together, we can build a healthier South Jersey.

  • Camden: Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital

    When Virtua and Lourdes became one, our goal was to create the most deeply rooted, comprehensive health system in South Jersey. Now, we’re propelling that promise into the future. Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital is setting course on a multi-year renovation with the sole intention of becoming the choice destination for trusted, specialized care in the community.

    One of the focal points of the Advancing Well into the future roadmap is to cement the position of Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital as a regional destination for high-acuity cardiovascular, neuroscience, and transplant services. July 2021 marked the two-year anniversary of Virtua’s acquisition of Lourdes Health System.

    “Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes offers advanced tertiary care and services, including a comprehensive cardiovascular and neuroscience portfolio. With this investment, we are not only creating new, modernized spaces, but equipping our facility with the best technology and contemporary amenities,” says Mark Nessel, senior vice president for Virtua Health and president of Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital.

    This includes making the campus more accessible through expanded parking and a new, welcoming main lobby. It also prioritizes the guest experience by making all patient rooms private. Campus improvements began in late 2020 with renovated parking lots. The entire project – including a new tower – will take approximately five years to complete.


    Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital
  • Burlington: Virtua Memorial Hospital

    Way back in 1880, Virtua Memorial Hospital opened its door for the very first time. And over the years, it’s had its fair share of memories. Generation after generation have entrusted us with their care. For us, it’s not just a hospital – it’s a community staple. And we’re so excited to write its next chapter by dramatically modernizing this historic institution.

    The intention is to contemporize the facility, expand niche service offerings, and improve the overall flow of operations for patients, visitors, and staff. The plan includes 10 new operating rooms, new labs and medical suites, an expanded emergency department, and renovated hospital units. Virtua Memorial will also receive a new name. Virtua Memorial Hospital will become Virtua Mount Holly Hospital, aligning its naming convention with Virtua’s other location-based acute-care facilities.

    “The scope of this plan is massive; all patient-facing areas will experience some degree of transformation,” says John Kirby, senior vice president for Virtua Health and president of Virtua Mount Holly and Virtua Willingboro hospitals. “When this renovation is complete, we will basically have a brand-new hospital.”

    Construction for the reimagined Virtua Mount Holly Hospital will begin in late 2021 and continue for several years. Virtua Mount Holly and Virtua Willingboro hospitals will remain closely aligned throughout the renovation and beyond, to provide seamless patient experiences.


    Virtua Memorial Hospital

Latest News

Virtua Health Announces Multi-Year Hospital Transformations

July 8, 2021 — As part of its multi-year strategic roadmap to best serve the South Jersey/Delaware Valley region and beyond, Virtua Health announces transformational renovations of two of its acute care facilities: Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Camden, and Virtua Memorial Hospital in Mount Holly.

“The health systems that thrive are the ones that adapt to the dynamic shifts occurring around us while adhering to their core values and mission,” says Dennis W. Pullin, FACHE, president and CEO of the not-for-profit Virtua Health. “As we continue to reimagine all of the ways Virtua can enhance the health and wellbeing of this community, we’re excited to share our vision and our here-for-good commitment.”

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