Facility Planning Essay
This paper will discuss Virtua’s new ambulatory care clinic in Voorhees, N.J. It will features a surgical center for same-day surgery, cancer center, women’s imaging center, sleep center, diagnostic services and physician’s offices. This new state of the art master will have its unveiling in the spring of May 2012. This new ambulatory center is being built adjacent to a 463-million, eight story replacement hospital. Virtua Voorhees is opening a comprehensive outpatient ambulatory facility and it is massive in size at 300,000 square-foot building will provide care for its patient’s in N.J. and the surrounding Tri-State area(Virtua Voorhees,2011). . In addition to this space there will be a health and wellness center and a café shop along with a retail shop. The goal of the hospital is patient focused and convenience for the patient and their families.
The other perks are the sophisticated technology all in one location. The population that this hospital will serve will be infants, children, adults and seniors. Families will be able to make one appointment per visit for the entire family which will save time and money. Instead of having to call out of work, or make multiple trips throughout the year, families will have the convenience of setting up one well-being visit per year. The community outreach program that Virtua has set up is a non-profit program that will enable the community to stay healthy. Virtua will offer free classes to educate the community about their health and disease prevention such as: diabetes, hypertension, stroke prevention and ways to combat obesity. Virtua also has an event calendar that not only trains local paramedics, nurses and physicians, but the community as well in pediatric and adult CPR.
As a good neighbor Virtua will take a leadership role in helping other health care providers in the area with their expertise that will benefit the residents in the area. The President/CEO wants the people that he/she hires to share their inspiring stories of volunteer service. Virtua healthcare system has four branches of the hospital located throughout New Jersey. New Jersey is a very large state and often could not meet the needs of the community for ambulatory services and others. Hence, many of the patients would travel to Philadelphia for comprehension or ambulatory care.
This new renovation will allow patients to remain in the comfort of their area. Southern New Jersey population has grown to over 40 percent over this decade alone. Immigrants have been finding jobs and establishing residency for years. Since 2000 Southern New Jersey foreign –born population is increasing according to the U.S. Census and America Survey data. The Press of Atlantic City analyzed census data on foreign-born residents for 69 municipalities in Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland and southern Ocean counties. In 2000, there were 45,479 foreign-born people in the region. That number has since grown to 63,558, an increase of 18,059. As a percent of the population, the foreign-born has increased regionally from 7 percent to 9 percent, Press analysis shows (Lemongello, S. 2011). Conclusion
This paper informed us on the necessity of the need for Southern New Jersey ambulatory care clinic. With the increase in population the need became great and this new addition to the already new hospital will provide convenience to the people in and the surrounding communities. Virtua will not only provide patient care, but also educate the people in the community on public safety and well being such as; diabetes, hypertension and other ailments that plague its citizens. The massive 300,000 square foot of space will accommodate a lot of patients and their families. Hence, providing same day outpatient surgery provided in the ambulatory clinic is an added bonus. Many patients are excited about the new hospital addition and many are saying that it is convenient for them as well as their families. Southern New Jersey is a very large area and it has an equally large population. This will be a great addition to the already renovated hospital.
Lemongello, S. (2011). Southern New Jersey’s immigrant population continues to grow. Retrieved from http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/34000.html Virtua Voorhees. (2011). welcome to Welcome to Virtua Voorhees. Retrieved from http://www.Virtua of Voorhees Southern New Jersey