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Contacts:       

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

Joseph Clark, Jr. (O) 609-272-6318, joseph.clarkjr@atlanticare.org

 

AtlantiCare EMS, fire officials from Atlantic and Cape May counties discuss new initiative during National EMS Week

AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center’s EMS leadership met with fire officials from Atlantic and Cape May counties Wednesday, May 23 to discuss a new way they can assist fire victims. All seven AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Emergency Medical Services (EMS) paramedic units in Atlantic and Cape May counties now carry cyanide antidote medication for those affected by smoke inhalation. As of January, 2018, all AtlantiCare EMS vehicles have carried the antidote.

EMS Week 1

Left to right are Matt McCrory, Battalion Chief of Anglesea Volunteer Fire Company; Robert Fergusson, Sr., assistant chief, Avalon Fire Department; Bob Mattle, director, AtlantiCare Emergency Medical Services (EMS); Brett S. Greenfield, DO, medical director of AtlantiCare EMS, chairman of  New Jersey Air Medical Services Committee, and medical director, MidAtlantic MedEvac; Michael Blizzard, captain, North Wildwood Career Fire Department; Dominick McClain, fire chief, North Wildwood Career Fire Department, and representing Cape May County Fire Chiefs Association; Lou Raniszewski, operations manager, ARMC EMS;  Leslie Cline, battalion chief, NWFD; and Skip Portale, president, Atlantic County Firefighters Association.

As a capstone project for a National Fire Academy program, Michael Blizzard, captain, North Wildwood Fire Department, had researched the benefit of having the antidote kits on emergency response vehicles. He met with met with AtlantiCare Emergency Medical Services leadership in 2016 to discuss the benefit of AtlantiCare EMS carrying the antidote.

EMS Week 2 

Michael Blizzard, captain, North Wildwood Career Fire Department, holds cyanide antidote kit.

AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center had already carried the antidote  for patients of its Emergency Center at the Atlantic City Campus; Emergency Department at Mainland Campus; and Satellite Emergency Department in Hammonton. The North Wildwood Volunteer Fire Company # 1, Anglesea Volunteer Fire Department, North Wildwood Firemen’s Mutual Benevolent Association Local 56, Avalon Fire Department, and Wildwood Crest Volunteer Fire Department were the first to pledge financial support of the program if needed. The Cape May County Fire Chiefs and Atlantic County Fire Chiefs associations, and the Atlantic and Cape May County Firefighters associations support the initiative.

Representatives of each met at the Shoemaker Holly Rest Station on the Garden State Parkway to discuss the initiative as part of their observance of Emergency Medical Services Week, which is May 20 through 26.

 

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AtlantiCare, a member of Geisinger, 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 5,800 employees and more than 900 physicians serve the community in nearly 90 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.

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

Joseph Clark, Jr. (O) 609-272-6318, joseph.clarkjr@atlanticare.org

For Immediate Release:  May 23, 2018

 

 AtlantiCare presents AEDs to Boys & Girls Club of Atlantic City through Heart Heroes Matching Funds Program 

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. contributes matching funds

 

Representatives of the AtlantiCare Foundation and the Heart Institute at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center (ARMC) presented two AEDs to the Boys & Girls Club of Atlantic City May 21  through the AtlantiCare Heart Heroes Matching Funds Program. Joining them were leadership of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Theta Kappa Omega Chapter which provided the matching funds. The Boys & Girls Club will place one AED in each of its two Atlantic City locations.

The AtlantiCare Heart Heroes Matching Funds Program 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. A small group of volunteers began the program in 2002, 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. Since then it has placed more than 250 AEDs 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. In some cases, other organizations donate the matching funds. In some cases, AtlantiCare has covered the full cost of the AEDs.

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Pictured left to right are Christine Hayek, senior director of operations, AtlantiCare Physician Group; Ricardo Belgrave, unit director, Boys & Girls Club; Rosemarie McCarthy, cardiology outreach coordinator, AtlantiCare; Natalie Devonish, director of operations, Boys & Girls Club; Diane Stalling, Vice President, Theta Kappa Omega (TKO) Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA) Sorority, Inc.; Vincent Kirkland, care manager, William L. Gormley AtlantiCare HealthPlex; Shawn Phillip, President, TKO Chapter of AKA Sorority, Inc.; Michelle Carrera, CEO,  Boys & Girls Club of Atlantic City; Tracey Sloan, member, TKO Chapter of AKA Sorority, Inc. ; and Tracey Triniwell, director, Maternal Fetal Medicine, AtlantiCare, Board member, Boys & Girls Club, and member, TKO Chapter of AKA Sorority, Inc.

 For more information

To learn more or to apply for an AED, visit the AtlantiCare Heart Heroes AED web page. Individuals and organizations can donate to the AtlantiCare Heart Heroes Matching Funds Program by visiting the AtlantiCare Foundation donation web page or calling the AtlantiCare Access Center for assistance at 1-888-569-1000. Those interested in becoming an ARMC Heart Hero volunteer can fill out a volunteer application online or call the AtlantiCare Access Center.

 

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AtlantiCare, a member of Geisinger, 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 5,800 employees and more than 900 physicians serve the community in nearly 90 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:  May 11, 2018

AtlantiCare to host May Facebook LiveChat
Jorge Eller, MD, to discuss
prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of stroke

 

AtlantiCare will host a Facebook LiveChat about prevention, diagnosis and treatment of stroke Thursday, May 17 at 7 p.m. Jorge Eller, MD, FAANS, a cerebrovascular and endovascular neurosurgeon at the AtlantiCare Neurosciences Institute and Jefferson Neurosciences at AtlantiCare, will answer chat participants’ questions live. Eller is also co-medical director of AtlantiCare’s Stroke Program.

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The event is one way AtlantiCare is marking Stroke Awareness Month. To submit questions in advance, email laura.stetser@atlanticare.org or submit questions through AtlantiCare’s Facebook page listing of this event prior to or during the event.

About AtlantiCare’s Stroke Program
The Joint Commission designated AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center (ARMC) City Campus as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, its highest stroke center designation, August 2, 2017, indicating ARMC’s ability to deliver advanced stroke care 24 hours a day, seven days a week. As a Comprehensive Stroke Center, ARMC City Campus, home to the AtlantiCare Neurosciences Institute, provides a full spectrum of stroke care. This includes diagnosis; treatment; follow-up care and linking patients with rehabilitation services through case management; patient and caregiver education; and evaluation of outcomes.

The Joint Commission designated ARMC Mainland Campus as a Primary Stroke Center, April, 2008. As such, ARMC Mainland Campus stabilizes acute stroke patients and transfers them, when needed, to ARMC Atlantic City Campus for neurosurgical or cerebrovascular surgery. This includes treating stroke patients who have received tPA (tissue plasminogen activator), a clot busting medication.

The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) designated ARMC Atlantic City Campus as a comprehensive stroke center and its Mainland Campus a primary stroke center in April, 2009. Both campuses hold NJDOH designations in addition to their Joint Commission Designations. Joint Commission designations are more stringent than those conferred by NJDOH.

For more information about this or other AtlantiCare programs, or to find a provider, call the AtlantiCare Access Center 1-888-569-1000

laura.stetser@atlanticare.org., visit www.atlanticare.org or find AtlantiCare on Facebook at www.facebook.com/atlanticare.

Media Contacts:
Jennifer Tornetta, (O) 609-569-7010, (C) 609-335-3446, jennifer.tornetta@atlanticare.org
Joseph Clark, Jr. (O)  609-272-6318, joseph.clarkjr@atlanticare.org

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AtlantiCare, a member of Geisinger, 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 5,900 employees and more than 900 physicians serve the community in nearly 90 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.

Contacts:
Jennifer Tornetta, (O) 609-569-7010, (C) 609-335-3446, jennifer.tornetta@atlanticare.org
Joseph Clark, Jr. (O) 609-272-6318, joseph.clarkjr@atlanticare.org

For Immediate Release:   May 18, 2018  

AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Atlantic City Campus
Auxiliary accepting applications for
Martha B. Keates Fellowship Fund
New Jersey residents pursuing nursing education may apply


The AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center (ARMC) Atlantic City Campus Auxiliary is seeking applicants for the 2018 Martha B. Keates Fellowship Fund from New Jersey resodents pursuing nursing education.

The fund honors the late Martha B. Keates, long-time volunteer and past ARMC City Auxiliary president. The Auxiliary founded the Martha B. Keates Fellowship Fund for nursing students in recognition of Keates’s community service and her Auxiliary membership, as well as in support of the nursing profession.

Applications are open to New Jersey residents. Applicants must be high school graduates enrolling or enrolled in a nursing program, or who have completed the pre-requisites of a nursing program. Children and grandchildren of ARMC Auxiliary members are not eligible. 

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Applicants must submit a completed application, a 250-word essay on why they have chosen nursing as a career, a copy of their transcripts, and two letters of recommendation (from non-relatives) by June 16, 2018. They should also provide supporting documents relevant to community service or volunteer work, awards, certificates, commendations and/or other recognitions. For electronic and downloadable applications, or for more information about the Martha B. Keates Fellowship Award, visit the Careers section of AtlantiCare's website.

Fellowship funds will be applied toward tuition fees or book purchases and other appropriate educational expenses as determined by the Martha B. Keates Nursing Fellowship Fund Committee. The amount of the disbursement is at the discretion of the Auxiliary.

For additional information about the Martha B. Keates Fellowship Fund application, call 609-572-8265.  For more information about AtlantiCare programs and services call the AtlantiCare Access Center at 1-888-569-1000, visit www.atlanticare.org or find AtlantiCare on Facebook.

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AtlantiCare, a member of Geisinger, 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 5,900 employees and more than 900 physicians serve the community in nearly 90 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.

Contacts:
Jennifer Tornetta, (O) 609-569-7010, (C) 609-335-3446, jennifer.tornetta@atlanticare.org
Joseph Clark, Jr. (O) 609-272-6318, joseph.clarkjr@atlanticare.org

For Immediate Release:   May 15, 2018  

AtlantiCare to consider qualified Recovery Court participants for employment

AtlantiCare announced today that it will consider qualified Recovery Court participants of the New Jersey Court system’s Atlantic and Cape May County Recovery Court, also known in other counties as New Jersey Drug Court, for employment.

“Working with our community to prevent and treat addiction and to support those in recovery is one of the ways we work to build healthy communities,” said Samantha Kiley, executive director, AtlantiCare Foundation. “Supporting those in recovery includes ensuring they have the necessary resources, and the ability to overcome barriers to sustain sobriety.”

“Those barriers include a lack of available employment opportunities and housing, said Richard Lovering, senior vice president for Administration and chief Human Resources officer, AtlantiCare. “We know Recovery Court participants can face obstacles in their search for meaningful employment. Our goal is that AtlantiCare and other employers partnering with Recovery Court can help participants overcome these barriers.”

“Partnering with Recovery Court and other community organizations is part of AtlantiCare’s system-wide initiative aimed at combatting the opioid epidemic,” said Kiley. “We look forward to working with the Honorable Mark Sandson, Recovery Court Judge, Atlantic and Cape May Counties, and his team.”

Recovery Court participants will follow the same application and hiring process required of all AtlantiCare job applicants.

If hired, the employee would still be a participant in Recovery Court until his or her graduation. As a continuing participant, the potential employee would be required to submit to routine, random drug testing by the court and would need to appear in court at least once a month during the early stages of employment. These requirements would continue until graduation.

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

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AtlantiCare, a member of Geisinger, 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 5,800 employees and more than 900 physicians serve the community in nearly 90 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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