Home Health Virtua Acquires a South Jersey Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Provider

Virtua Acquires a South Jersey Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Provider


Marlton-based Virtua is expanding its rehabilitation capabilities. They acquired all six Rehab Connection locations, bringing its total number of rehabilitation facilities to 17, the most of any South Jersey health system. The facilities are now known as Virtua Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation. “We’re delighted to welcome Rehab Connection, their patients and employees to the Virtua family,” said Maria Franchio, Virtua’s Assistant Vice President of Rehabilitation Services. She added, “We already have much in common, including a culture of putting our patients’ wellbeing first, and a commitment to following best practices in all we do.”

Amy Knecht (left) and Michele Warren (center), co-founders of the former Rehab Connection; Heather Eble (second from left) and Keith Abruzzese, Directors of Rehabilitation for Virtua; and Maria Franchio (right), Virtua’s Assistant Vice President of Rehabilitation Services.

The newly acquired sites are in Barrington, Berlin, Cherry Hill, Cinnaminson, Lumberton, and West Deptford. They join existing Virtua rehabilitation offices across Burlington, Camden, and Gloucester counties, including two locations here in Marlton, at 141 E. Route 70, Suite D and 536 Lippincott Drive.

The three owners of Rehab Connection and their staff will continue as members of the Virtua team. Michele Warren, a Rehab Connection co-owner says, “By joining Virtua, we will be able to provide more people with access to Virtua’s extensive resources, and make an even greater difference in our patients’ lives.”

The acquisition will allow both Virtua and the former Rehab Connection to provide a wider array of services. For instance, Virtua will now offer physical and occupational therapy in area schools through Rehab Connection’s school contract program. The former Rehab Connection outpatient clinics will be able to offer occupational and speech/language therapy through Virtua’s capabilities. In addition, patients will have a connection to Virtua’s other rehabilitation services, including long-term care, home care, and the Virtua Pediatric Early Intervention Program for infants and toddlers. The newly acquired facilities average 2,800 patient-visits a month.

For more information, please call 1-888-VIRTUA 3 or visit www.Virtua.org.