May Media Tip Sheet

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

AtlantiCare, a member of Geisinger, shares the following photo and editorial opportunities to assist media in their their story planning needs for May. Experts are also available to assist media with breaking and other story needs.

250th Heart Heroes AED presentation
AtlantiCare placed its 250th automated external defibrillator (AED) through the AtlantiCare Foundation Heart Heroes Matching Funds Program to Assumption Regional Catholic School, Galloway, NJ, May 2. The school has raised matching funds for five Heart Heroes AEDs placed in in the community since 2012.  At least one AtlantiCare-placed AED has contributed to saving a life in the community.

Special Edition AtlantiCare Facebook LiveChat – May 3, 7 p.m.
Lori Herndon, RN, president and CEO, and Robyn Begley, DNP, RN, vice president of nursing and chief nursing officer. The two recently marked 35 years with AtlantiCare. They attended orientation to the organization – then known as Atlantic City Medical Center – on the same date in 1983. Facebook viewers will have the opportunity participate in the live chat.

Nurses Week – May 6 through12
The theme for National Nurses Week 2018 will be “Nurses: Inspire, Innovate, Influence.” AtlantiCare is marking the week by holding non-denominational blessing of the hands at various sites; an awards ceremony; a professional development fair; and other learning, recognition and celebratory events.

Caring Hands Exhibit
AtlantiCare is holding its second annual Caring Hands exhibit. AtlantiCare’s Healing Arts Program commissioned four photographers to capture what is  special to AtlantiCare nurses by featuring black and white photography of their hands holding personal mementos, care tools, and other items.  One nurse held her children’s hands. Another held a globe and noted how important it is to be inclusive and embrace diversity.  A nurse whose father passed away at the age of 40, held a picture of him. She explained, “I was so inspired by the nurses who cared for him that I decided to pursue a career in nursing." A farmer’s daughter who became a clinical nurse manager held a plant, explaining, "There is no greater honor than supporting someone’s growth and evolution as a human being.”  The more than 50 pieces of art, featuring more than 50 nurses, are on display through May at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center’s Mainland and Atlantic City campuses in Pomona and Atlantic City respectively, and the AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute, a Fox Chase Cancer Center partner, Egg Harbor Township location.

Mental Health Awareness Month – May 10
AtlantiCare Behavioral Health (ABH) school-based program will hold its second annual Messages of Hope event to mark the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Association’s Awareness Day 2018.The theme of the day is “Partnering for Health and Hope following Trauma.”  Students who use ABH’s Youth and Teen centers at Buena Regional’s Middle and High schools, and the ABH Teen centers at Atlantic City High School and Oakcrest High School, will write messages of hope on school sidewalks.

Mother’s Day – May 13
AtlantiCare will feature pictures and stories of mothers and their adult children who work at AtlantiCare on its Facebook page Sunday, May 13.

Ladies Night Out - Family Matters – May 15, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
The spring dinner in AtlantiCare’s Ladies Night Out series will focus on issues women of various generations face. Danielle Pieri, DO, AtlantiCare Physician Group, OB/GYN, will discuss the importance of knowing and sharing one’s family history with care providers. Carolyn Conover, project manager, AtlantiCare, MyCode® Community Health Initiative, will discuss the genetic screening and counseling program.  A patient will share a personal story about participating in the program. Magna Chang Dias, MD, medical director, CHOP Care Network at AtlantiCare and Jennifer A. Tioseco, MD, MBA, medical director, CHOP Newborn Care at AtlantiCare, will share tips for managing children’s care from infancy through adolescence.  Event will be at Sofia’s Restaurant, Margate.

American Stroke Month
AtlantiCare experts are available to discuss advances in the diagnosis and treatment of stroke; and risk factors and symptoms of stroke and the brain and life-saving  importance of dialing 9-1-1.

AtlantiCare Facebook LiveChat – Tuesday, May 17, 7 p.m.
Jorge L. Eller, M.D., cerebrovascular and endovascular neurosurgeon, AtlantiCare Neurosciences Institute and Thomas Jefferson University at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, will diagnosis, prevention and treatment of stroke. Facebook viewers will have the opportunity participate in the live chat.                       

AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Trauma Symposium - May 30, 31, June 1
The Regional Trauma Center at ARMC’s 20th Annual Trauma Symposium, an educational conference for healthcare providers, will feature local, regional, and national experts in 25 sessions related to trauma, emergency and/or critical care. Topics will include Human Trafficking: What Healthcare Professionals Need to Know; Treating the Trauma Patient in the Age of the Opioid Epidemic; Active Shooter in Healthcare: The Next Steps; Las Vegas Mass Shootings: Preparations and Lessons Learned; Presidential Care: The Evolution of Care to of our Injured Presidents; Pattern Recognition: Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect; and other topics. The symposium will take place at Harrah’s™ Atlantic City Hotel and Casino. Media clearance through AtlantiCare is required for hotel/casino access.

How does your garden grow? Amidst conference rooms and cubicles!
AtlantiCare recently placed two aeroponic/hydroponic garden towers in its business offices in the Airport Commerce Center in Egg Harbor Township. The AtlantiCare Growing Green Initiative project is aimed at providing an edible garden in the workplace and promoting the importance including fresh produce in a healthy diet.





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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