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For Immediate Release: November 17, 2016

AtlantiCare announces December community events,
educational opportunities

AtlantiCare will hold and/or host the following community events/educational opportunities in December. 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.

12/1/16
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 

12/1/16
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.

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


12/6/16
Look Good, Feel Better® Support Group
Joseph Stella, MD Conference Room
AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute, a Fox Chase Cancer Center Partner
AtlantiCare Health Park
Building 400
Egg Harbor Township
6:30 p.m.
To register, call the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345.

12/7/16
Stroke & Aneurysm Support Group
6th Floor Atrium Conference Room
AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center City Campus
4 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

12/7/16
Brain Tumor Support Group
6th Floor Atrium Conference Room
AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center City Campus
5 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.

12/7/16
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. – 6:30 p.m.

12/7/16
Weight Loss Surgery Seminar
Center for Surgical Weight Loss & Wellness at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center
AtlantiCare Health Park
Building 800
Egg Harbor Township
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

12/7/16
AtlantiCare Breastfeeding Class
Hackberry Building
AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Mainland Campus
Pomona
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Registration fee: $20

12/8/16
Adults Healthy Eating Power-Hour Cooking Class
Kitchen 19
19 South 2nd Street
Hammonton
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Registration fee: $5
A chef will demonstrate how to make a healthy and delicious meal. A registered dietician will be on site to answer dietary questions. Enjoy a healthy lunch and take home the recipe.

12/8/16
Weight Loss Surgery Seminar
AtlantiCare Surgery Center
AtlantiCare Health Park
Cape May Court House
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

12/9/16
AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Baby Basics Class
Babies “R” Us
130 Consumer Square
Mays Landing
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Registration fee: $10

12/10/16
One Day Childbirth Class
Hackberry Building
AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Mainland Campus
Pomona
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Registration fee: $100

12/13/16
Breast Cancer Support Group
The Living Room, Gilda’s Club South Jersey
The AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute, a Fox Chase Cancer Center Partner
AtlantiCare Health Park
Building 400
Egg Harbor Township
5 p.m. – 6 p.m.

12/13/16
Weight Loss Surgery Seminar
AtlantiCare Physician Group
712 East Bay Avenue
Manahawkin
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

12/13/16
Adult Diabetes Community Support Group
New Café
AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Mainland Campus
Pomona
7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

12/14/16
Ostomy Support Group
Joseph Stella, MD Conference Room
The AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute, a Fox Chase Cancer Center Partner
AtlantiCare Health Park
Building 400
Egg Harbor Township
4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

12/14/16
Bariatric Health & Wellness Support Group – Holiday Party
AtlantiCare LifeCenter
AtlantiCare Health Park
Building 200
Egg Harbor Township
6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

12/15/16
Weight Loss Surgery Seminar
Center for Surgical Weight Loss & Wellness at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center
AtlantiCare Health Park
Building 800
Egg Harbor Township
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

12/20/16
Weight Loss Surgery Seminar
Center for Surgical Weight Loss & Wellness at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center
AtlantiCare Health Park
Building 800
Egg Harbor Township
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

12/21/16
Preparing for Radiation Therapy
Joseph Stella, MD Conference Room
AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute, a Fox Chase Cancer Center Partner
AtlantiCare Health Park
Building 400
Egg Harbor Township
2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

12/21/16
Preparing for Chemotherapy
Joseph Stella, MD Conference Room
AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute, a Fox Chase Cancer Center Partner
AtlantiCare Health Park
Building 400
Egg Harbor Township
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

12/21/16
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. – 6:30 p.m.

12/21/16
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

12/22/16
Weight Loss Surgery Seminar
Center for Surgical Weight Loss & Wellness at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center
AtlantiCare Health Park
Building 400
Egg Harbor Township
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Contacts:
Jennifer Tornetta, (O) 609-569-7010, (C) 609-335-3446, jennifer.tornetta@atlanticare.org 
Heather Costabile, (O) 609-653-0400 x112, heather.costabile@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 Immediate Release: November 11, 2016

AtlantiCare, Applebee’s make Veterans Day
special for patient
Army veteran’s tradition continues despite knee surgery

Gary Holland, of Egg Harbor Township, thought being in hospitalized would end one of his Veterans Day traditions.

Holland, is United States Army veteran who served in the military police in Korea from 1970 to 1971, and later at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

He had visited Applebee’s in Mays Landing with his family in 2014 and 2015, and prior to that, an Applebee’s in Pennsylvania where he previously lived. Each year, Applebee’s offers free dine-in meals on Veterans Day to veterans and active duty military who show proof of military service.

“When I realized that I couldn’t walk on my own, I figured I wasn’t going to make it. I felt very disappointed for my family and me,” said Holland.

He shared his disappointment with Heather McVey, BSN, RN, clinical manager, 2 Meadow, AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Mainland Campus McVey called Applebee’s in Mays Landing to see if she could get a meal-to-go for her patient.

Applebee’s generously made a special exception for Holland, and McVey picked up the order – the Butcher’s Meat + potatoes.

Helen Holland Gary Holland Heather McVeyHeather McVey, BSN, RN, clinical manager, 2 Meadow, AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Mainland Campus, surprised Gary Holland with a free Veteran’s Day lunch from Mays Landing Applebee’s. McVey is pictured here with Holland and his wife, Helen.

“I truly appreciate Applebee’s for helping make this happen, and the AtlantiCare staff who went above and beyond for me,” said Holland. “I thank Heather and the entire team that has been taking such wonderful care of me.”

“Veterans Day is the single most special day for us at Applebee’s. Providing a free meal for those who have fought, or are currently fighting for our freedom is the very least we can do. Being able to recognize Mr. Holland on this day when he is unable to be here with us is extra special knowing we are making his day just a little bit better,” said Brynn Flenard, general manager, Applebee’s Mays Landing.

Mays Landing Applebees Team thanked Mr HollandThe Mays Landing Applebee’s team thanked Gary Holland for his service in the military.

“Heather Doughtery, car side associate, Applebee’s, was so helpful,” said McVey. “We appreciated her understanding and quick response to our special request.”

Holland, a father of five, said he’d share the experience with his children and grandchildren.

Holland had mentioned his Applebee’s tradition to McVey after members of Rolling Thunder Chapter 4 NJ visited him. The chapter visits patients at ARMC Mainland Campus every year for Veterans Day. The ARMC Mainland Auxiliary coordinates the visit.

For more information about AtlantiCare, call the AtlantiCare Access Center 1-888-569-1000, visit www.atlanticare.org or find AtlantiCare on Facebook at www.facebook.com/atlanticare

Contacts:
Jennifer Tornetta, (O) 609-569-7010, (C) 609-335-3446, jennifer.tornetta@atlanticare.org 
Heather Costabile, (O) 609-653-0400 x112, heather.costabile@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 Immediate Release: October 28, 2016

AtlantiCare marks completion of phase one of
AtlantiCare Health Park, Manahawkin Campus

AtlantiCare, a member of Geisinger Health System, marked the completion of its first operational facilities in the AtlantiCare Health Park, Manahawkin Campus on October 24.

Marchal McKenna Belfield Smith Motiwal Arnone Spodofora Herndon CharltonPaul Marchal, Stafford councilman; Sharon McKenna, Stafford councilwoman; Margaret Belfield, executive vice president and chief operating officer, AtlantiCare; Alan Smith, Stafford councilman; Jatin Motiwal, vice president, AtlantiCare Physician Group and Regional Network; Eugene Arnone, chair, AtlantiCare Health System Board; John Spodofora, mayor, Stafford Township; Lori Herndon, president and CEO, AtlantiCare; and Michael Charlton, vice chairman, AtlantiCare System Board, cut the ribbon on the first of two buildings at the AtlantiCare Health Park, Manahawkin Campus on October 24.

Center staff gave attendees a first-hand overview and tour of the fully renovated and repurposed 3,800-square-foot building (formerly a Pizza Hut). It will temporarily include the following services, which are moving from 712 East Bay Avenue:
• AtlantiCare Physician Group (APG) Primary Care Plus
• APG Cardiology
• APG OB/GYN
• APG Surgical Associates (General and Bariatric Surgical Services)
• AtlantiCare Clinical Labs

AtlantiCare anticipates opening an Urgent Care Center in this building in summer, 2017.

“What I have found is that when AtlantiCare cuts a ribbon – or opens a door – it impacts the health and wellness of that community in ways that go far beyond medical needs,” said Michael Charlton, vice chairman, AtlantiCare System Board. “While AtlantiCare is making it easier and more convenient to access healthcare services, it is also investing in Ocean County – and in this community – by developing 60 thousand square feet of healthcare space right here.”

“We’re excited about AtlantiCare’s plans for our community and look forward to the completion of the Health Park,” said John Spodofora, mayor, Stafford Township. “This is a tribute to what AtlantiCare stands for – not only providing services but also engaging in an active dialogue with the community to continuously improve access to care and the quality of life for our residents.”

Spodofora Meli FizerJohn Spodofora, mayor, Stafford Township talks with AtlantiCare’s Cynthia Meli, ‎administrator, Physician Integration and Network Development, and Charisse Fizer, vice president, Clinical Operations and Ambulatory Services at the Manahawkin Open House Reception on October 24.

AtlantiCare identified the need for increased services through patient feedback, focus groups, market research, a community advisory committee, and other ways. AtlantiCare purchased two buildings on Route 72 West in fall 2015 in order to expand services it offers in Manahawkin.

As part of its mission to build healthy communities, AtlantiCare’s fourth Health Park will offer a “one-stop-shop” outpatient center that will feature primary care services and multi-specialty physician practices, including but not limited to:
• AtlantiCare Physician Group (APG) Primary Care Plus
• APG OB/GYN
• APG Cardiology
• APG General Surgery and Bariatric Surgery services
• AtlantiCare Clinical Laboratory
• Rothman Institute Orthopaedics
• Atlantic Medical Imaging
• APG AtlantiCare Urgent Care (2017)

AtlantiCare Physician Group Manahawkin StaffAtlantiCare Physician Group Manahawkin staff at the AtlantiCare Health Park, Manahawkin Campus Open House Reception on October 24.

The 55,000-square-foot former Pathmark building, located at 517 Route 72 West, across the parking lot from the newly completed facility, will serve as the primary location for the completed Manahawkin Campus. Construction and renovations to this building are expected to be completed in mid-2017, at which time the services located in the former Pizza Hut building will move to this site. It will feature:
• Check in for all services at a single point of entry
• Open social spaces instead of waiting rooms
• A “living room” atmosphere
• Cloud ceilings and skylights

AtlantiCare first began offering services in Manahawkin in 2012.

About the AtlantiCare Health Park Model
AtlantiCare broke ground on its first Health Park in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey in 1999. It has since opened Health Park campuses in Hammonton, Atlantic County, and Cape May Court House, Cape May County. The consumer-focused parks are located in retail corridors convenient to the community.

For more information about this or other AtlantiCare programs, or to find a provider, call the AtlantiCare Access Center 1-888-569-1000, visit www.atlanticare.org or find AtlantiCare on Facebook at www.facebook.com/atlanticare

Contact:
Jennifer Tornetta, 609-569-7010, 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 Immediate Release: October 31, 2016

AtlantiCare to host Health & Wellness Fair
in recognition of National Diabetes Month

In recognition of National Diabetes Month, AtlantiCare will host a free Health & Wellness Fair on Saturday, November 19 at the AtlantiCare LifeCenter, 2500 English Creek Avenue, Building 200, Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey from 9 a.m. to noon.

Bhavin Patel, D.D.S., a prosthodontist with Seaview Dental Arts in Galloway Township, NJ, will give a ‘Diabetes and Dental Health’ presentation at 9:30 a.m.

Cooking demonstrations will begin at 11 a.m. in the Community Meeting Room on the first floor of the LifeCenter. Chef Brianna Manning of Kitchen 19 – Chef Bri - Creative Culinary Center in Hammonton, NJ, will lead the demonatrations. Chef Bri and AtlantiCare’s certified diabetes educators will discuss healthy cooking options for those in attendance.

Six AtlantiCare certified diabetes educators will be on-site to assist attendees and share information about AtlantiCare’s:
¥ Group education classes
¥ Individual diabetes education sessions
¥ MEET ME @ 7 education toolkit – including the MEET ME @ 7 app
¥ Community support groups
¥ Diabetes cooking classes, which are open for all who want to learn to prepare easy and healthy meals

The fair will also include free giveaways, gift baskets, freeraffles, and refreshments. Vendors will offer information on glucose monitors and other diabetes products.

About Chef Brianna Lee Manning (“Chef Bri”)
Manning has worked as a chef for over 10 years. She was in active duty in the United States Coast Guard for four years as a food service specialist with duties as a barista, baker, and hot foods line cook. As a hot foods major at Atlantic Cape Community College in Mays Landing, NJ, she received her associate’s degree in Applied Science in Culinary Arts. At home, she enjoys gardening, nutritional therapy, organics, DIY natural home and skin care products, outdoor exercise activities, and brewing kombucha tea.

About Bhavin Patel, D.D.S.
Dr. Patel is a prosthodontist at Seaview Dental Arts in Galloway Township, NJ. He specializes in aesthetic, reconstructive and implant dentistry. He graduated from Seton Hall University and received his Doctoral Degree from NYU. He later completed a one-year Advanced Education in General Dentistry. Patel continued his education at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey to become the certified Prosthodontist he is today. Dr. Patel often goes on trips donating his time and expertise to spread his goal of creating beautiful smiles with maximum comfort.

To register for group, individual or gestational diabetes classes, or for more information about AtlantiCare diabetes education, visit http://www.atlanticare.org/teamdiabetes or call the AtlantiCare Access Center at 1-888-569-1000.

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 Immediate Release: October 26, 2016

AtlantiCare’s fifth annual Diversity & Inclusion Event
to feature interactive drumming experience

Who:     Drum Cafe West Coast; Drum Cafe lead facilitator Nina Rodriguez, Grammy Award-winning percussionist; and community members

What:    AtlantiCare’s fifth annual Diversity & Inclusion event

When:   Monday, November 7
             5 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Welcome, opening remarks and introduction
             5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. Drum Cafe West interactive drumming session
             6:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Break
             6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Presentation of AtlantiCare Diversity Awards
             7:30 p.m. Closing remarks

Where:  Stockton University’s Campus Center Event Room, 101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway, New Jersey.

Details: Drum Cafe West Coast will lead attendees in an interactive drumming session intended to allow participants to work together as a team to create music and to create a collaborative and inclusive environment.

Nina Rodriguez, Grammy-Award winning percussionist and lead facilitator with
Drum Café, will discuss how music and drumming can foster a hands-on approach to team-building, learning, and motivation and will draw parallels between what it takes to make music and what it takes to work together within an organization, community or “tribe” to achieve a unified goal.

Approximately 150 healthcare professionals and volunteers, community members, and college and high school students are expected to attend the event, which is hosted by AtlantiCare’s Employee Resource Groups.

AtlantiCare will name the annual Diversity Award winner during the event.

For more information, visit http://www.atlanticare.org/diversity

About AtlantiCare’s Diversity & Disparities Council
AtlantiCare’s Diversity & Disparities Council includes physicians, staff and leadership from throughout AtlantiCare, established Employee Resource Groups (ERGs). The ERGs help support the mission of the Diversity & Disparities Council by educating staff about the culture/community; celebrating community/cultural holidays and events; representing AtlantiCare at community/cultural events; enhancing recruitment efforts; and identifying top health concerns and developing ideas for addressing these concerns. AtlantiCare ERG groups include African American, Asian Pacific American, persons with disabilities, Hispanic American, Interfaith, LGBTQ, and Military, and Women.

Through the work of its LGBT Employee Resource Group, AtlantiCare has been recognized as a “Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality” in the Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) report in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. The HEI is an annual survey conducted by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the country’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) organization.

About Nina Rodriguez
Nina Rodriguez is a Grammy Award-winning percussionist and facilitator with Drum Café West Coast. Her extraordinary energy and dedication to the power of drumming has shaped her career with Drum Cafe West Coast, which offers leadership and team-building events across the United States. Through Drum Cafe West Coast, Rodriguez has inspired thousands of Fortune 1,000 employees. She has also conducted symphonies of rhythm at hundreds of schools, using drumming as a means to deal with issues as complex as bullying, diversity, and health and wellness. Rodriguez’s super-charged, interactive performances and programs have inspired audiences nationally.

Contacts:
Jennifer Tornetta, (O) 609-569-7010, (C) 609-335-3446, jennifer.tornetta@atlanticare.org
Betsy Woerner, 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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