For Immediate Release:  December 11, 2014


AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center
Mainland Auxiliary makes $50,000
contribution toward $500,000 pledge to hospital

The AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center (ARMC) Mainland Auxiliary presented AtlantiCare with the final installment towards the Auxiliary’s commitment of $50,000 for the first year of the $500,000 pledge to the ARMC Mainland Campus Modernization Project during the Auxiliary’s 36th Annual Holly Day Luncheon December 3 at the Carriage House in Galloway, New Jersey. Lori Herndon, executive vice president, AtlantiCare, and president and CEO, AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, accepted the contribution on behalf of the hospital. The Auxiliary presented an additional $18,000 in gifts to seven hospital units, including the Acute Care for the Elderly, Progressive Cardiac Care, and Neonatal Intensive Care units.


Charmaine-DellaNeve-Lori-HerndonLori Herndon, executive vice president, AtlantiCare, and president and CEO, AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center (right) accepts the contribution toward the ARMC Mainland Campus Auxiliary’s $500,000 pledge from Charmaine DellaNeve, Auxiliary president.

 The Mainland Campus Transformation Project, which broke ground early in 2014, includes a 35,000 square foot addition to the hospital, upgrades to the existing facility, and additional enhancements and renovations.

Since 1979 the annual luncheon has remained the Auxiliary’s largest fundraiser, regularly drawing 200 or more attendees. Holiday entertainment included music by pianist Gabe Coia and a visit from Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus.


Mainland-Auxiliary-Board-MembersAtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Mainland Auxiliary Board at the 36th Annual Holly Day Luncheon December 3, 2014. First row, left to right are Claire Pappas, board member-at-large; Dolores Roesch, membership chair; Charmaine DellaNeve, president; Donna Leek, cafeteria sales chair; and Dora Maurer, baby picture fund chair. Second row, left to right are Louise Schieder, recording secretary; Donna Yarem Lischak, health coordinator; Nancy Rhodes, senior programs chair; and Concetta Lawley, historian. Third row, left to right are Betty Evangelist, honors and memorials; Clare Schroer, Pine Cone Gift Shop chair; Linda Stanton, immediate past president; and Johanne Coleman, publicity chair. Fourth row, left to right are Lauren Williams, programs chair; Frances Berner, secretary; Barbara Connor, treasurer; Claire Fox-Subin, customer experience chair; and Pam Werner, vice president.

 The AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Mainland Auxiliary raises funds for patient services throughout ARMC, including the Roger B. Hansen Center for Childbirth, the Heart Institute, and the Progressive Cardiac Care and Acute Care for the Elderly units. Among donations made to ARMC Mainland campus are the Joie de Vivre statue, which stands at the entrance to the Roger B. Hansen Center for Childbirth; medical equipment and supplies; clothing; and teddy bears for distribution to patients with invasive breast cancer. Founded in 1974, the Auxiliary has raised more than $2 million to benefit patient services at ARMC Mainland.


Linda-Stanton-Laurie-Trongone-Robyn-Begley-Jennifer-Ketchledge-Liz-Lizura-Sharon-Repko-Linda-Aho-Charmaine-DellaNeve-Janice-Quay-Cathy-JordanFirst row, left to right: Linda Stanton, ARMC Mainland Auxiliary immediate past president; Laurie Trongone, clinical director, ARMC Neonatal Intensive Care Unit; Robyn Begley, DNP, RN, chief nursing officer, AtlantiCare; and Jennifer Ketchledge, clinical manager, ARMC Progressive Critical Care Unit. Second row, left to right: Liz Lizura, manager, ARMC Intensive Care Unit; Sharon Repko, nurse manager, Psychiatric Inpatient Unit; Linda Aho, clinical nurse specialist, AtlantiCare; Charmaine DellaNeve, ARMC Mainland Auxiliary president; Janice Quay, RN, clinical manager, ARMC Emergency Department; and Cathy Jordan, clinical manager, Medical Surgical Unit. The Auxiliary presented AtlantiCare with more than $18,000 in gifts to benefit patient programs and services in various ARMC Mainland Campus departments.

 For information about the ARMC Mainland Campus Auxiliary, or other AtlantiCare programs and services, call the AtlantiCare Access Center at 1-888-569-1000, visit or find AtlantiCare on Facebook at


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AtlantiCare 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 5,221 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.