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Jennifer Tornetta, (O) 609-569-7010, (C) 609-335-3446, jennifer.tornetta@atlanticare.org
Joseph Clark, Jr. (O) 609-272-6318, (C) 609-437-4014,  joseph.clarkjr@atlanticare.org

For Immediate Release:   May 15, 2018  

With a new partnership, AtlantiCare broadens patient outreach

AtlantiCare, a member of Geisinger, the largest health care system located throughout southeastern New Jersey, announced it has formed a strategic partnership with Advocare, the largest private medical group in South Jersey which also includes provider locations in Central and Northern New Jersey and in the greater Philadelphia metropolitan region. The new partnership will allow AtlantiCare to work collaboratively with Advocare to improve access, quality and value for the communities throughout southwestern New Jersey.

Under the agreement, beginning July 1, urgent care centers operated by AtlantiCare in Berlin, Clementon, Hammonton, Mount Holly, Mount Laurel and Sicklerville, as well as the new Marlton facility opening Summer 2018, will operate under both the AtlantiCare and Advocare names. 

AtlantiCare and Advocare Logos

This partnership is about achieving the Triple Aim goals of improving quality, patient experience and reducing cost for the community. Current Advocare patients will gain access to AtlantiCare’s urgent care network during off hours and our organizations will share patient data electronically. Additionally, AtlantiCare Urgent Care Center patients will have access to Advocare’s network of primary and specialty care providers for ongoing needs. This will allow all patients to experience improved continuity of care.

“Advocare’s strength in providing primary and specialty care in southwestern New Jersey, combined with AtlantiCare’s exceptional urgent care network, make this partnership beneficial for patients, doctors and staff,” said Lori Herndon, president and CEO, AtlantiCare, a member of Geisinger. “We look forward to working with Advocare’s team of pediatricians, family practice doctors and specialists to offer the care necessary to achieve, maintain or return each member of the community to optimal health.”

“We’re excited to offer our patients expanded health services with AtlantiCare, at the same outstanding level of care that they’re accustomed to receiving from Advocare,’ said Howard Orel, MD, president and CEO, Advocare. “Aligning with AtlantiCare and its urgent care centers will allow us to continue serving residents throughout our region who need comprehensive care both during and after hours.”

For more information about AtlantiCare Urgent Care Centers, please visit www.atlanticare.org/urgent. For more information about Advocare’s locations and services, please visit www.advocaredoctors.com.

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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.

Advocare, LLC is a physician-owned and physician governed multi-specialty medical group operating in New Jersey and the greater Philadelphia metropolitan region. Founded in 1998 as an alliance of 33 pediatricians in southern New Jersey, Advocare has grown to become widely recognized and highly respected as one of the region’s largest, independent, multi-specialty physician groups. With nearly 600 providers, Advocare serves approximately 590,000 patients at nearly 200 locations throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Advocare physicians are regularly recognized among the region’s top doctors by New Jersey and Pennsylvania consumer magazines.

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