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Health Care Roundup
Health care news in our region - August

by Staff

Dr. Phillip Dellinger of Cooper University Health Care was honored with the New Jersey Hospital Association’s Lifetime Achievement, Clinical Excellence Award. Dellinger was among 14 individuals and organizations honored for exemplary service to New Jersey residents during the pandemic. In addition to working in critical care, Dellinger is the director of the Cooper Research Institute and professor of medicine and distinguished scholar at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University.


Jefferson Health – New Jersey is the winner of the “100% Outcomes Award” by Project SEARCH, thanks to its highly successful internship program for young adults with disabilities. It’s the fourth time that Jefferson’s program has been recognized and the first time it received the award for 100% employment. 


The American Hospital Association (AHA) announced its election of Virtua Health President and CEO Dennis W. Pullin, FACHE, to its board of trustees. Pullin is one of six new members to serve a three-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2022. The board is the highest policy-making body of the AHA and has ultimate authority for the governance and management of its directions and finances. 

AtlantiCare’s Atlantic City campus earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification. It’s the third time since 2017 the health care provider has received the honor, which recognizes a health care organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care.

U.S. News & World Report recognized Cooper University Health Care in its most recent Best Hospitals annual survey. Cooper was chosen as one of the top 10 hospitals in the state and as a top-performing hospital nationally in nine specialty areas, including: colon cancer surgery, heart failure, abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, aortic valve surgery, heart attack, diabetes care, kidney failure treatment, stroke and COPD treatment.

Thanks to a $10 million appropriation to support pediatric cancer research included in the state’s 2022 budget, the Pediatric Cancer Center at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey is being established in partnership with RWJBarnabas Health.