Virtua Health’s Dennis Pullin named among Modern Healthcare’s ‘Top Innovators for 2023’

From cancer-screening truck to grocery store on wheels, Virtua’s pioneering programs, led by CEO Pullin, are building healthier communities

Virtua Health — South Jersey’s largest health system — is literally on a roll as it has built a unique fleet of mobile health programs that bring vital services directly into communities with the greatest needs. These efforts have earned national recognition for Virtua CEO and President Dennis Pullin.

Modern Healthcare recently named Pullin among its “Top Innovators for 2023.”

The Modern Healthcare Top Innovators program honors leaders and organizations that are instituting innovation and leading transformative programs that achieve measurable results in improving care and contributing to clinical and financial goals.

“These winners are producing results and forging a path that others should follow,” Mary Ellen Podmolik, the magazine’s editor-in-chief, said.

“This recognition from Modern Healthcare is a great honor and speaks to the dedication and talent of the entire Virtua Health workforce,” Pullin said. “In particular, we know our mobile services are having a tangible, positive impact on the people of South Jersey. And, now, this national recognition will help further critical conversations about health equity.”

Virtua’s mobile health programs address many community health needs and increase access to services. The initiative features four custom-designed, Virtua-staffed vehicles that travel throughout South Jersey, providing a range of health and wellness services.

These welcoming programs-on-wheels are Virtua’s Eat Well Mobile Farmers Market and Mobile Grocery Store, Pediatric Mobile Services Unit and the new Mobile Health and Cancer Screening Unit.

Profiles of the honorees are featured in the Sept. 18 issue of Modern Healthcare and online with a subscription at