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For Immediate Release:  May 31, 2017

LPGA pros to plant veggies at
Galloway Township Middle School;
visit patients, providers, and staff at AtlantiCare

Who:              LPGA golf pros

What:             To meet students and plant summer vegetables in the “Grizzly Garden” at Galloway Township Middle School, an AtlantiCare Healthy
                      Schools, Healthy Children partner; visit AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center patients, staff, and providers

When:            Thursday, June 1 (Times are below.)

Where:           Galloway Township Middle School
                       100 South Reeds Rd., Absecon, NJ
                       9:30 a.m.
                       Media should park in front of the school, and sign in to receive a visitor sticker.
                       Members of the Garden Club will escort media to the event.

                       The Musculoskeletal Institute
                       AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center
                       Mainland Campus
                       65 West Jimmie Leeds Rd., Pomona, NJ
                       2 p.m.
                       Media should park at the main entrance to the hospital and report to the Information Desk.

Details:           As part of the ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer, taking place this week in Galloway, LPGA pros will share their passion for healthy lifestyles with students at Galloway Township Middle School, an AtlantiCare Healthy Schools, Healthy Children partner school; and with AtlantiCare patients, providers and staff. AtlantiCare sponsors the ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer and AtlantiCare staff volunteer at the event.

Galloway Township Middle School students will give LPGA golfers, Emily Tubert and Cindy LaCrosse, a tour of the school’s “Grizzly Garden.” Students will share their knowledge of gardening with the LPGA pros, and will plant summer vegetables with the golfers.

LPGA pro Christina Kim will visit with orthopaedic patients, providers and staff at the Musculoskeletal Institute at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center (ARMC), Mainland Campus Thursday afternoon.

About AtlantiCare’s Healthy Schools, Healthy Children Program
AtlantiCare’s Healthy Schools, Healthy Children program works with area schools to create and sustain healthy school environments by providing resources and programming to ensure students are healthy and ready to learn. 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.

About AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center
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 5,500 employees and more than 900 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.

About the ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer 
The ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer is one of the largest and most prestigious events on the LPGA tour. It is held annually in Atlantic City and features 144 of the world's best female golfers competing over three rounds for a $1.5 million purse. The event, owned and operated by Eiger Marketing Group, is held on the Bay Course at prestigious Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club.

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Contacts:       
Jennifer Tornetta, (O) 609-569-7010, (C) 609-335-3446, jennifer.tornetta@atlanticare.org 
Betsy Woerner, (O) 609-677-6016, (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 5,500 employees and more than 900 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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