For Immediate Release: June 6, 2017 

Funky Monk Fish and Music Fest to Benefit Scott E. Monk Scholarship Fund

The second annual Funky Monk Fish and Music Fest will take place Thursday, June 22 at The Deck at Golden Nugget Casino, Hotel & Marina in Atlantic City. The event features a fishing trip; live music by the B-Street Band; dinner; and raffles and prizes. All funds raised will benefit the Scott E. Monk Scholarship. Fishing takes place from 3 – 6 p.m..; dinner and festivities begin at 6 p.m.

The Monk family established the scholarship in memory of the late Scott E. Monk, D.O., former medical director of the Trauma Center at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center. The scholarship is open to employees and dependents of AtlantiCare and of Acuity Specialty Hospital of New Jersey (AHNJ) Atlantic City who are pursuing a medical education.

The Monk family presented $5,000 scholarship awards May 2 at AtlantiCare’s 19th annual Trauma Symposium to Elizabeth Schnepp, BSN, RN, Trauma Intensive Care Unit, ARMC Atlantic City Campus and to Jeff Canfield, emergency room technician, ARMC City Campus. Mikaela Sheridan, a senior at Mainland Regional High School and daughter of a 25-year employee at ARMC Mainland Campus, also received a $5,000 scholarship. Since its inception in 2009, the Monk Scholarship Fund has provided more than $66,000 in educational assistance to 17 AtlantiCare employees and dependents.

For tickets and to learn more, visit www.funkymonk.net

For more information about AtlantiCare, visit www.atlanticare.org, find AtlantiCare on Facebook, 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) 609-677-6016, (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.