Marlton, N.J. — A New Jersey business organization has recognized a new Virtua facility with a prestigious award. The New Jersey Business and Industry Association (NJBIA) presented its “New Good Neighbor Award” to the Virtua Health & Wellness Center – Camden during the group’s 59th annual Good Neighbor awards dinner.
The accolade honors outstanding economic development projects in New Jersey,
according to NJBIA.
It recognizes organizations “that make New Jersey a better place to live and do business,” said NJBIA President & CEO Michele Siekerka. “This competition showcases the best of the best who invest in communities, create jobs, and improve lives.”
The center’s creators are thrilled to receive such meaningful recognition, noted Debra Moran, Virtua’s vice president of community-based services.
“When we designed this facility, we worked very hard to ensure it would meet the community’s needs—including seeking input directly from Camden residents,” she said. “The New Good Neighbor Award is wonderful validation of Virtua’s heartfelt efforts.”
The facility, which opened in January 2019, is a 34,500-square-foot addition to Virtua’s longtime campus at Mt. Ephraim and Atlantic avenues. It houses physician offices, physical therapy and rehabilitation, behavioral health services, and a dental center, among other services.
The Virtua Health & Wellness Center is designed to welcome the surrounding community and serve as a “good neighbor,” Moran noted. For example:
The building is positioned in a way that helps re-establish Mt. Ephraim Avenue as a neighborhood commercial corridor. The facility hugs the street edge and prioritizes pedestrian access to the building—rather than having a parking lot between the entrance and the street.
community room is prominently located at the corner of the building for high
visibility and easy access, acting as a beacon at the entrance to the Virtua
Virtua paid careful attention to ensure that, although the building is relatively large, the façade is broken up to emulate the scale of neighboring row houses.
The center’s exterior incorporates the look of other Virtua facilities, while also connecting to the city’s existing architecture.
The building’s interior is configured to provide easy access to care. At the same time, behind-the-scenes areas enable a variety of complex clinical practices to operate under one roof.
For more information about the Virtua Health & Wellness Center – Camden, please click here or call (856) 246-3000. To
learn more about Virtua, visit www.Virtua.org.
Award-winning team: Virtua’s Debra Moran (center), VP of community-based services, displays
the New Good Neighbor Award with (from left) Tyler Conley, business development
engineer for Turner Construction; Emma Leach, designer for Stantec; Joan Gray,
assistant VP of ambulatory services for Virtua Camden; and Carlos Torres,
business development manager for Turner Construction.