Wednesday, September 3, 2014
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Virtua Memorial Hospital

With programs specializing in sleep study, diabetes education, asthma management and cardiac rehabilitation, Virtua Memorial Hospital is a diverse health care facility in a growing system. Virtua surgeons say they perform more joint replacements than any other system in south Jersey. The hospital also boasts one of the busiest maternity wards in that area, with more than 7,000 recorded in 2010 between Virtua Memorial and nearby Virtua Voorhees. The hospital has been designated a Primary Stroke Center by the state of New Jersey and been recognized by Medicare for the treatment of older pneumonia patients and for preventing surgical infections.

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Virtua Memorial Hospital

175 Madison Avenue Mount Holly , NJ 08060 (609) 267-0700 http://www.virtua.org/
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Recognized for:
Asthma,  Cardiology,  Diabetes,  Sleep Problems,  Women's Health
With programs specializing in sleep study, diabetes education, asthma management and cardiac rehabilitation, Virtua Memorial Hospital is a diverse health care facility in a growing system. Virtua surgeons say they perform more joint replacements than any other system in south Jersey. The hospital also boasts one of the busiest maternity wards in that area, with more than 7,000 recorded in 2010 between Virtua Memorial and nearby Virtua Voorhees. The hospital has been designated a Primary Stroke Center by the state of New Jersey and been recognized by Medicare for the treatment of older pneumonia patients and for preventing surgical infections.
Vital statistics:

69% of patients said they would definitely recommend the hospital to others.

79% of patients reported doctors here "always" communicated well - ranking the hospital 9th in the region.

68% of patients reported their pain was "always" controlled well - ranking the hospital 20th in the region.

The hospital has a 30-day mortality rate from heart attack of 15.5. That's no different than the U.S. rate.

The hospital has a 30-day mortality rate from pneumonia of 12.9. That's no different than the U.S. rate.

The hospital ranks 29th in the region in measurements of blood infection from a catheter in a large vein, and 30th in the region in measurements of infection from a urinary catheter.

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