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For Immediate Release: August 25, 2016

AtlantiCare presents 200th automated external
defibrillator through Heart Heroes Program
Donation to Bayview Volunteer Fire Company is
20th in Galloway

AtlantiCare marked the presentation of the 200th automated external defibrillator (AED) through the AtlantiCare Heart Heroes Program August 22. The presentation to the Bayview Volunteer Fire Company of Galloway Township was the 20th AtlantiCare has made to an organization and/or business in Galloway. To mark the milestone donation, AtlantiCare covered the full cost of the AED.

Fizer-Vankawala-McCarthy-Mackintosh-PicardiCharisse Fizer, vice president, Clinical Operations and Ambulatory Services, AtlantiCare; Viren Vankawala, MD, AtlantiCare Physician Group, Cardiology and ARMC Medical Staff member; and Rose McCarthy, RN, Heart Institute at ARMC, and coordinator, ARMC Heart Heroes present AtlantiCare’s 200th AED to Charles Mackintosh, chief, Bayview Volunteer Fire Company and Joseph Picardi, captain, Bayview Volunteer Fire Company, on August 22.

The AED was placed in the fire company’s banquet hall, which is used by the fire company uses and also serves as a polling place for elections and a location for other public events. 

AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center's Heart Heroes Matching Funds Program has presented AEDs throughout Atlantic, Cape May and Ocean counties since 2012, helping to build healthy communities.

AtlantiCare representatives also recognized the founding volunteers of the ARMC Heart Heroes Program, including George and Louise Schieder, of Egg Harbor City, and Rita Triola, of Mullica Township, and thanked all current Heart Hero volunteers.

"We are excited to be making this donation to the Bayview Volunteer Fire Company in Galloway, where our Mainland Campus – home of the Heart Institute at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center (ARMC) – is located," said Charisse Fizer, vice president, Clinical Operations and Ambulatory Services, AtlantiCare. "It was after we opened the region's only full-service cardiac surgery program in 2001 that the Heart Heroes Program began."

"A person's chances of surviving a cardiac emergency, such as sudden cardiac arrest, significantly increase when an AED is available," said Viren Vankawala, MD, AtlantiCare Physician Group cardiologist and ARMC Medical Staff member, as he encouraged attendees to think about other public areas where AEDs could save lives. He added, "Learn the early signs of a cardiac arrest. Become certified in CPR."

Members of the Galloway Township Police Explorer Post raised funds to cover a portion of the cost of the wall-mounted box to store the AED.

White-Santiago-Rawa-Dorito-Coleman-SchiedersAtlantiCare representatives recognized the AtlantiCare Heart Heroes during the 200th AED presentation August 22. Left to right are Patricia McCarthy, RN, of Mullica Township; Kassidy White, Galloway; Stephen Santiago, of Absecon; Kathy Rawa, of Egg Harbor City and her dog Dorito; Ray Coleman, of Absecon; and Louise and George Schieder, of Egg Harbor City.

The AtlantiCare Heart Heroes is an AtlantiCare Foundation-funded program that places automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in the community on behalf of the Heart Institute at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center. The program began in 2002, spurred by a small group of dedicated AtlantiCare volunteers who were known as "The Heart Heroes", who raised funds to help AtlantiCare make AEDs available in the community. Through the program, AtlantiCare Heart Hero funds cover half of purchase price of the AED and the requesting organization covers the other half. The current cost of AEDs is $1,400. In some cases, other organizations donate the matching funds. In some cases, AtlantiCare has covered the full cost of the AEDs.

"We've been fortunate to work with AtlantiCare to place AEDs within our fire company," said Joseph Picardi, captain, Bayview Fire Company. "The students at Assumption Regional Catholic School provided the matching funds for two other AtlantiCare Heart Hero AEDs. We are placing an additional AED in the banquet hall to make it available for public access when no fire personnel are present at the station."

Organizations, groups and individuals can donate directly to the program by making a gift to the Foundation. Applications for the Heart Heroes Matching Funds Program are available on AtlantiCare's website.

Contacts:
Jennifer Tornetta, (O) 609-569-7010, (C) 609-335-3446, jennifer.tornetta@atlanticare.org
Betsy Woerner, (O) 609-748-7539, (C) 609-385-6361, betsy.woerner@atlanticare.org

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AtlantiCare, a member of Geisinger Health System, is an integrated system of services designed to help people achieve optimal health. It includes AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, AtlantiCare Health Engagement, the AtlantiCare Foundation, and AtlantiCare Health Services. Its more than 5,400 employees and more than 700 physicians serve the community in nearly 70 locations. A 2009 Malcolm Baldrige Award winner, AtlantiCare was also included in Modern Healthcare's Best Places to Work in Healthcare in 2010. ARMC became the 105th hospital in the nation to attain status as a Magnet™ designated hospital in March of 2004 and was redesignated a Magnet™ hospital in 2008 and 2013. For more information about AtlantiCare, visit www.atlanticare.org, www.well4life.org, or www.facebook.com/atlanticare.

For Immediate Release: August 24, 2016

AtlantiCare, Kiwanis Club of Hammonton discuss
importance of automatic external defibrillators
Joe Italiano's Maplewood restaurants recent recipients

AtlantiCare representatives met with members of the Kiwanis Club of Hammonton August 23 at Joe Italiano's Maplewood in Hammonton to discuss the value of having automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in community locations.

Samantha-Kiley-executive-director-AtlantiCare-Foundation-Rose-McCarthy-RN-AtlantiCare-Heart-Institute-Jim-Italiano-owner-Maplewood-Laurie-Francks-Marcia-McCulley-giving-and-stewardship-manager-AtlantiCare-FoundationPictured left to right are Samantha Kiley, executive director, AtlantiCare Foundation; Rose McCarthy, RN, AtlantiCare Heart Institute; Jim Italiano, owner, Maplewood and Maplewood II; Laurie Francks, manager, Maplewood; and Marcia McCulley, giving and stewardship manager, AtlantiCare Foundation.

AtlantiCare recently donated AEDs to Joe Italiano's Maplewood II, Mays Landing and Joe Italiano's Maplewood, Hammonton through its Heart Heroes Matching Funds Program. They were the 198th and 199th AED placements AtlantiCare has made since the program began in 2002. A small group of volunteers, known as "Heart Heroes," began the program after AtlantiCare opened the region's first and only cardiac surgery program at the Heart Institute at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, in Galloway, New Jersey in 2001.

Jim-Italiano-owner-Maplewood-Rose-McCarthy-RN-AtlantiCare-Heart-Institute-Butch-Rodio-president-of-Hammonton-Kiwanis-ClubPictured left to right are Jim Italiano, owner, Maplewood and Maplewood II; Rose McCarthy, RN, AtlantiCare Heart Institute; and Butch Rodio, president, Hammonton Kiwanis Club.

The AtlantiCare Heart Heroes is an AtlantiCare Foundation-funded program that places automated external defibrillators in the community on behalf of the Heart Institute at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center. Organizations, groups and individuals can donate directly to the program, which has now placed 200 AEDs in the community, by making a gift to the Foundation

Contacts:

Jennifer Tornetta, (O) 609-569-7010, (C) 609-335-3446, jennifer.tornetta@atlanticare.org
Betsy Woerner, (O) 609-748-7539, (C) 609-385-6361, betsy.woerner@atlanticare.org

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AtlantiCare, a member of Geisinger Health System, is an integrated system of services designed to help people achieve optimal health. It includes AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, AtlantiCare Health Engagement, the AtlantiCare Foundation, and AtlantiCare Health Services. Its more than 5,400 employees and more than 700 physicians serve the community in nearly 70 locations. A 2009 Malcolm Baldrige Award winner, AtlantiCare was also included in Modern Healthcare's Best Places to Work in Healthcare in 2010. ARMC became the 105th hospital in the nation to attain status as a Magnet™ designated hospital in March of 2004 and was redesignated a Magnet™ hospital in 2008 and 2013. For more information about AtlantiCare, visit www.atlanticare.org, www.well4life.org, or www.facebook.com/atlanticare.

For Immediate Release: August 19, 2016

AtlantiCare's Wound Healing Center locations
earn Center of Distinction Award

AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center's Wound Healing Center, with locations in Egg Harbor Township and Hammonton, New Jersey, has earned Healogic's Center of Distinction Award.

The Center, a member of the Healogics network of advanced wound care services, achieved outstanding clinical outcomes for twelve consecutive months, including patient satisfaction, wound healing rates and days to heal. There were 512 Centers eligible for the Center of Distinction award. AtlantiCare's sites were two of 221 centers that achieved the honor.

ARMC's Wound Healing Center Team treats patients by appointment and referral from their primary or specialty care physician. The team cares for diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, gangrene, bone infections, bone grafts, infections following amputation, and other chronic wounds which have not healed in a reasonable amount of time. Advanced treatments include negative pressure wound therapy, bio-engineered skin substitutes, hyperbaric oxygen therapy (at the Egg Harbor Township location), biological and biosynthetic dressings and growth factor therapies.

For more information about ARMC's Wound Healing Center or other AtlantiCare programs and services, call the AtlantiCare Access Center at 1-888-569-1000 or visit www.atlanticare.org.

Media Contacts:
Jennifer Tornetta, (O) 609-569-7010, (C) 609-335-3446, jennifer.tornetta@atlanticare.org 
Betsy Woerner, (O) 609-748-7539, (C) 609-385-6361, betsy.woerner@atlanticare.org 

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AtlantiCare, a member of Geisinger Health System, is an integrated system of services designed to help people achieve optimal health. It includes AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, AtlantiCare Health Engagement, the AtlantiCare Foundation, and AtlantiCare Health Services. Its more than 5,400 employees and more than 700 physicians serve the community in nearly 70 locations. A 2009 Malcolm Baldrige Award winner, AtlantiCare was also included in Modern Healthcare's Best Places to Work in Healthcare in 2010. ARMC became the 105th hospital in the nation to attain status as a Magnet™ designated hospital in March of 2004 and was redesignated a Magnet™ hospital in 2008 and 2013.

Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., Healogics is the nation's largest provider of advanced wound care services. Healogics and its affiliated companies manage nearly 800 Wound Care Centers® in the nation and saw approximately 285,000 new patients in 2015 through a connected network of partner hospitals and Wound Care Centers, academic medical centers, and other post‐acute sites. Healogics utilizes an evidence‐based systematic approach to chronic wound healing to treat an underserved and growing patient population. A fund managed by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, a private investment firm, is the majority shareholder of Healogics. For more information, please visit www.healogics.com.

For Immediate Release: August 19, 2016

AtlantiCare to present 200th AED
through Heart Heroes Program

Who:      AtlantiCare

What:     To present its 200th automated external defibrillator (AED) through the AtlantiCare Heart Heroes Program

When:    Monday, August 22
              6 p.m. – Reception
              6:30 p.m. – Remarks and AED Presentation

  • Charisse Fizer, vice president, Clinical Operations and Ambulatory Services, AtlantiCare
  • Samantha Kiley, executive director, AtlantiCare Foundation
  • Don Purdy, Galloway Township mayor
  • Rose McCarthy, RN, Heart Institute at ARMC, and coordinator, ARMC Heart Heroes
  • Joseph Picardi, captain, Bayview Fire Company
  • Viren Vankawala, MD, AtlantiCare Physician Group, Cardiology

Where:    Bayview Volunteer Fire Company
               617 South New York Road, Galloway, NJ 08205

Details:   AtlantiCare representatives will mark the 200th presentation of an automated external defibrillator (AED) through the AtlantiCare Heart Heroes Program when they donate the device to representatives of the Bayview Volunteer Fire Company. The AtlantiCare Heart Heroes is an AtlantiCare Foundation-funded program that places automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in the community on behalf of the Heart Institute at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center. The program began in 2002, spurred by a small group of dedicated AtlantiCare volunteers who were known as "The Heart Heroes", who raised funds to help AtlantiCare make AEDs available in the community.

Organizations, groups and individuals can donate directly to the program, which has placed 199 AEDs in the community, by making a gift to the Foundation.

AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center's Heart Heroes Matching Funds Program has presented 199 AEDs throughout Atlantic, Cape May and Ocean counties since 2012, helping to build healthy communities. In recognition of this being the 200th presentation, AtlantiCare is covering the full cost of the AED.
AtlantiCare representatives will also recognize the founding volunteers of the ARMC Heart Heroes Program.
Contacts:
Jennifer Tornetta, (O) 609-569-7010, (C) 609-335-3446, jennifer.tornetta@atlanticare.org 
Betsy Woerner, (O) 609-748-7539, (C) 609-385-6361, betsy.woerner@atlanticare.org

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AtlantiCare, a member of Geisinger Health System, is an integrated system of services designed to help people achieve optimal health. It includes AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, AtlantiCare Health Engagement, the AtlantiCare Foundation, and AtlantiCare Health Services. Its more than 5,400 employees and more than 700 physicians serve the community in nearly 70 locations. A 2009 Malcolm Baldrige Award winner, AtlantiCare was also included in Modern Healthcare's Best Places to Work in Healthcare in 2010. ARMC became the 105th hospital in the nation to attain status as a Magnet™ designated hospital in March of 2004 and was redesignated a Magnet™ hospital in 2008 and 2013. For more information about AtlantiCare, visit www.atlanticare.org, www.well4life.org, or www.facebook.com/atlanticare,

For Immediate Release: August 18, 2016

AtlantiCare announces September community events,
educational opportunities

AtlantiCare will hold and/or host the following community events/educational opportunities in September. Where registration fees apply they are noted. Registration is required for most events. To register for an event, visit www.atlanticare.org and click on "Events & Classes." For more information, or to find an AtlantiCare provider, call the AtlantiCare Access Center at 1-888-569-1000, visit www.atlanticare.org/ or find AtlantiCare on Facebook at www.facebook.com/atlanticare. Event details are subject to change.

9/1/16
Volunteer Opportunities
AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Mainland and City Campuses
Pomona, Atlantic City
Times vary.
Greet and guide hospital visitors, and visit patients to provide companionship.
Contact Volunteer Services at 609-407-2030 or e-mail Maureen.Hope@atlanticare.org.

9/1/16
Stroke and Aneurysm Support Group
AtlantiCare LifeCenter
AtlantiCare Health Park
Egg Harbor Township
5 p.m. - 6 p.m.

9/1/16
Brain Tumor Support Group
AtlantiCare LifeCenter
AtlantiCare Health Park
Egg Harbor Township
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

9/1/16
Perinatal Loss Support Group
The Living Room, Gilda's Club South Jersey
The AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute, a Fox Chase Cancer Center Partner
AtlantiCare Health Park
Egg Harbor Township
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

9/3/16
Breast Cancer Support Group
Joseph Stella, MD Conference Room
AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute, a Fox Chase Cancer Center Partner
AtlantiCare Health Park
Egg Harbor Township
5 p.m.

9/6/16
Tobacco Cessation Class
6th Floor Atrium Conference Room
AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center City Campus
Atlantic City
9 a.m. - 10 a.m.

9/6/16
Adult Diabetes Community Support Group
William L. Gormley AtlantiCare HealthPlex
Atlantic City
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

9/6/16
Tobacco Cessation Class
4th Floor Treehouse Meeting Room
AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Mainland Campus
Pomona
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

9/7/16
Roger B. Hansen Center for Childbirth Tour for Expectant Parents
Roger B. Hansen Center for Childbirth
AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Mainland Campus
Pomona
5:30 p.m.

9/7/16
Weight Loss Surgery Seminar
Center for Surgical Weight Loss & Wellness at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center
Building 800
AtlantiCare Health Park
Egg Harbor Township
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

9/7/16
AtlantiCare Breastfeeding Class
Hackberry Building
AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Mainland Campus
Pomona
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Registration fee: $20

9/8/16
Weight Loss Surgery Seminar
AtlantiCare Surgery Center
AtlantiCare Health Park
Cape May Court House
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

9/9/16
AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Baby Basics Class
Babies "R" Us
130 Consumer Square
Mays Landing
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Registration fee: $10

9/10/16
One Day Childbirth Class
Hackberry Building
AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Mainland Campus
Pomona
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Registration fee: $100

9/12-10/17/16
Six Week Childbirth Class
Hackberry Building
AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Mainland Campus
Pomona
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Registration fee: $100

9/13/16
Weight Loss Surgery Seminar
AtlantiCare Physician Group
712 East Bay Avenue
Manahawkin
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

9/13/16
Adult Diabetes Community Support Group
New Café
AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Mainland Campus
Pomona
7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

9/14/16
Ostomy Support Group
Joseph Stella, MD Conference Room
The AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute, a Fox Chase Cancer Center Partner
AtlantiCare Health Park
Egg Harbor Township
4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

9/17/16
Inaugural AtlantiCare 5K Run/Walk/Stomp on Pancreatic Cancer
AtlantiCare Health Park
Egg Harbor Township
Registration takes place from 7:15 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.
5K begins at 8:30 a.m.
Walk/Cardio begins at 9 a.m.
Registration Fee: $25 advanced; $30 day of; or $20 sleep-in donation

9/17/16
No One Dies Alone (NODA) Volunteer Training
AtlantiCare LifeCenter
AtlantiCare Health Park
Egg Harbor Township
11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
NODA is a national volunteer program which trains volunteers to provide companionship and support for patients for 2-3 hour intervals who are dying in the hospital and have no family or friends available to provide company or support.
Contact Volunteer Services at 609-407-2030 or Maureen.Hope@atlanticare.org to register or for more information.

9/19/16
Bariatric Health & Wellness Support Group
AtlantiCare LifeCenter
AtlantiCare Health Park
Egg Harbor Township
6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

9/20/16
AtlantiCare Hospice Coping with Loss Grief Support Group (Six weeks)
Ranere House
AtlantiCare Health Park
Hammonton
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Call (609) 407-2020 to register

9/20/16
Weight Loss Surgery Seminar
Center for Surgical Weight Loss & Wellness at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center
Building 800
AtlantiCare Health Park
Egg Harbor Township
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

9/21/16
AtlantiCare Young Professionals Event: What's Trending in 2016 – Career Tips & Experiences
Ventnor Coffee
108 North Dorset Ave
Ventnor
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Presented by Suasion Communications Group President Susan Adelizzi-Schmidt. Includes coffee, lattes, tea & continental breakfast.
Cost: $25 per person for non-members. Membership packages are available. To register, call 609-407-2328 or visit http://www.atlanticare.org/yp/

9/21/16
Preparing for Radiation Therapy
Joseph Stella, MD Conference Room
AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute, a Fox Chase Cancer Center Partner
AtlantiCare Health Park
Egg Harbor Township
2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

9/21/16
Preparing for Chemotherapy
Joseph Stella, MD Conference Room
AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute, a Fox Chase Cancer Center Partner
AtlantiCare Health Park
Egg Harbor Township
4:30 p.m.

9/21/16
Roger B. Hansen Center for Childbirth Tour for Expectant Parents
Roger B. Hansen Center for Childbirth
AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Mainland Campus
Pomona
5:30 p.m.

9/21/16
AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Baby Basics Class
Hackberry Building
AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Mainland Campus
Pomona
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Registration fee: $10

9/22/16
Weight Loss Surgery Seminar
Center for Surgical Weight Loss & Wellness at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center
Building 800
AtlantiCare Health Park
Egg Harbor Township
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

9/27/16
Senior University: Allergies and Sinus troubles
AtlantiCare LifeCenter
AtlantiCare Health Park

Egg Harbor Township

11 a.m. – noon
Call 609-272-6287 to register.

9/28/16
AtlantiCare Hospice Coping with Loss Grief Support Group (Six weeks)
Treehouse Meeting Room
AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Mainland Campus
Pomona
6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Call (609) 407-2020 to register

9/28/16
Weight Loss Surgery Seminar
Suite 104
219 North White Horse Pike
AtlantiCare Health Park
Hammonton
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

9/30/16
Latinas Breast Health Awareness Event
Atlantic City Free Public Library
1 North Tennessee Avenue
Atlantic City
10 a.m.
Learn about breast health and how to schedule a no cost or low-cost mammogram if you have no insurance. Program presented in Spanish & English. Free for women age 40 and older.

Media Contacts:
Jennifer Tornetta, (O) 609-569-7010, (C) 609-335-3446, jennifer.tornetta@atlanticare.org
Betsy Woerner, (O) 609-748-7539, (C) 609-385-6361, betsy.woerner@atlanticare.org

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AtlantiCare, a member of Geisinger Health System, is an integrated system of services designed to help people achieve optimal health. It includes AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, AtlantiCare Health Engagement, the AtlantiCare Foundation, and AtlantiCare Health Services. Its more than 5,400 employees and more than 700 physicians serve the community in nearly 70 locations. A 2009 Malcolm Baldrige Award winner, AtlantiCare was also included in Modern Healthcare's Best Places to Work in Healthcare in 2010. ARMC became the 105th hospital in the nation to attain status as a Magnet™ designated hospital in March of 2004 and was redesignated a Magnet™ hospital in 2008 and 2013.

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