Rowan Medicine inaugurates new specialized care facility in Vineland

Rowan Medicine inaugurates new specialized care facility in Vineland


Rowan Medicine and partners from Virtua Health, Rowan College of South Jersey (RCSJ), and Cumberland County held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday, June 11 to inaugurate a new clinical facility in Vineland. The new building, which is located on the campus of RCSJ, will house three institutes: the Rowan-Virtua Regional Integrated Special Needs Center (RISN), the Rowan-Virtua NeuroMusculoskeletal Institute (NMI), and the Rowan-Virtua Child Abuse Research Education & Service Institute (CARES).

"This is much more than a brick-and-mortar structure; here, we will expand public access to health services and offer innovative opportunities for our students,” said Richard Jermyn, D.O., dean of Rowan-Virtua School of Osteopathic Medicine (SOM).

Speaking at the ribbon cutting ceremony, Rowan University President Ali Houshmand emphasized the importance of connecting communities with health and education. “This facility shows our dedication to bringing much-needed services to Cumberland County and Vineland. We know that opening pathways of opportunity will benefit us all. In order for Rowan to thrive, our community needs to thrive,” he said.

Dr. Fred Keating, president of Rowan College of South Jersey, emphasized the facility's role in addressing local needs and enhancing educational opportunities. "There is a clear need in South Jersey for public access to health facilities and for students to receive education in the field without leaving the region," Keating said. "This collaboration addresses those needs directly.”

Impactful Partnership RCSJ and Rowan-Virtua SOM have previously partnered on the innovative Pathway to Medicine program. The program offers an unprecedented opportunity to Cumberland County high schoolers as it guarantees acceptance annually for five high-achieving seniors into an accelerated, cost-saving pathway to a medical degree.