Virtua is planning to spend nearly $60 million on two major building projects, one to benefit cancer patients in South Jersey and the other to help so-called “high utilizers” of health care services in the city of Camden.
The health system, which last year announced an oncology partnership with the University of Pennsylvania Health system, wants to build a $35 million cancer center in Moorestown across from its existing health and wellness center.
“We’ve had this on the drawing board for quite some time,” said Rich Miller, Virtua’s president and CEO, noting the project predates the Penn collaboration. “We were just looking for the best location.”
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The health system is looking to build the 48,000-square-foot cancer center at a site that was previously an Acme supermarket located on Young Avenue near Centerton Road. Miller said they are working with the township to secure needed zoning approvals.
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