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by Staff

 Cooper University Hospital will open a new outpatient facility at the Moorestown Mall inside the former home of Sears. The 165,000-square-foot facility is the latest example of the property’s transition toward becoming a mixed-use location.

AtlantiCare has broken ground on the health care system’s $38.3 million Medical Arts Pavilion. The three-story, 69,700-square-foot facility will expand the provider’s resources for increasing access to care for underserved populations. The building is expected to open toward the end of 2022. 

Deborah Heart and Lung Center has been awarded a three-star rating from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) for its success treating patients and outcomes in isolated coronary artery bypass grafting; aortic valve replacement; and aortic valve replacement combined with coronary artery bypass grafting surgery. This marks the fourth-consecutive year that Deborah has earned a three-star rating from STS.

Two Inspira Health medical centers have been honored with Women’s Choice Awards. Inspira Medical Center Elmer received the 2021 Women’s Choice Award for being one of the country’s best hospitals for both patient safety and orthopedics while Inspira Medical Center Vineland was recognized for its mammogram imaging center.

Virtua Health has partnered with Entercom Communications and Philadelphia radio station B101.1 in a sponsorship program. The station will now broadcast out of the Virtua Health Studio and showcase interactive events and wellness tips from health care staff.

A new partnership between Cooper University Health Care and Redeemer Health will result in the creation of an integrated cancer program at Holy Redeemer Hospital that will be overseen by MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper. 

A cardiac team at Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital were the first specialists in South Jersey to perform Shockwave, a new life-saving procedure that uses waves of sonic pressure to unclog heart arteries that are difficult to unblock due to calcium deposits or twists in the arteries.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved a $88.2 million loan to Deborah Heart and Lung Center. The funding will be the final piece for a planned $100 million capital improvement project that will upgrade Deborah’s double-occupancy in-patient rooms to private suites and pay for the construction of a new in-patient tower of individual patient rooms.

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Published (and copyrighted) in South Jersey Biz, Volume 11, Issue 4 (April 2021).

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