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For Immediate Release:  May 11, 2018

AtlantiCare to host May Facebook LiveChat
Jorge Eller, MD, to discuss
prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of stroke

 

AtlantiCare will host a Facebook LiveChat about prevention, diagnosis and treatment of stroke Thursday, May 17 at 7 p.m. Jorge Eller, MD, FAANS, a cerebrovascular and endovascular neurosurgeon at the AtlantiCare Neurosciences Institute and Jefferson Neurosciences at AtlantiCare, will answer chat participants’ questions live. Eller is also co-medical director of AtlantiCare’s Stroke Program.

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The event is one way AtlantiCare is marking Stroke Awareness Month. To submit questions in advance, email laura.stetser@atlanticare.org or submit questions through AtlantiCare’s Facebook page listing of this event prior to or during the event.

About AtlantiCare’s Stroke Program
The Joint Commission designated AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center (ARMC) City Campus as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, its highest stroke center designation, August 2, 2017, indicating ARMC’s ability to deliver advanced stroke care 24 hours a day, seven days a week. As a Comprehensive Stroke Center, ARMC City Campus, home to the AtlantiCare Neurosciences Institute, provides a full spectrum of stroke care. This includes diagnosis; treatment; follow-up care and linking patients with rehabilitation services through case management; patient and caregiver education; and evaluation of outcomes.

The Joint Commission designated ARMC Mainland Campus as a Primary Stroke Center, April, 2008. As such, ARMC Mainland Campus stabilizes acute stroke patients and transfers them, when needed, to ARMC Atlantic City Campus for neurosurgical or cerebrovascular surgery. This includes treating stroke patients who have received tPA (tissue plasminogen activator), a clot busting medication.

The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) designated ARMC Atlantic City Campus as a comprehensive stroke center and its Mainland Campus a primary stroke center in April, 2009. Both campuses hold NJDOH designations in addition to their Joint Commission Designations. Joint Commission designations are more stringent than those conferred by NJDOH.

For more information about this or other AtlantiCare programs, or to find a provider, call the AtlantiCare Access Center 1-888-569-1000

laura.stetser@atlanticare.org., visit www.atlanticare.org or find AtlantiCare on Facebook at www.facebook.com/atlanticare.

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

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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.

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