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


For Immediate Release:  June 27, 2018

AtlantiCare Employees receive Scott E. Monk, D.O., Memorial Scholarship Award

Presentation part of AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center’s
 20th Annual Trauma Symposium


Atlantic City, NJ – As a part of AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center’s 20th annual Trauma Symposium, the family of the late Scott E. Monk, D.O., presented the Scott E. Monk, D.O., Memorial Scholarship Awards to four AtlantiCare employees: Gloria Martinez, Christopher Paras, My Nguyen, BSN, RN and Jennifer Le. Each recipient received a $5,000 scholarship.

The Monk Family established the Scott E. Monk, D.O. Scholarship Fund to honor the life and teachings of the former medical director of the Trauma Center at ARMC. The scholarship is open to AtlantiCare and Acuity HealthCare employees and their dependents. In the past ten years, the fund has awarded more than 86 thousand dollars in scholarships.

2018 awardees are: Gloria Martinez, Manahawkin, is a medical assistant at AtlantiCare Urgent Care. She will attend Thomas Jefferson University Abington-Dixon Campus to pursue a pre-licensure registered nurse to Bachelor of Science in nursing degree.  

Christopher Paras, of Egg Harbor Township, has been a certified medical assistant with AtlantiCare Physician Group since 2010. He is pursuing his Associate’s degree in nursing at Atlantic Cape Community College, with future plans to attend Rutgers University for his Bachelor of Science degree.

My Nguyen, of Vineland has been a trauma nurse at AtlantiCare for the past 12 years, with 15 years of service as an employee of AtlantiCare. She will attend Drexel University to pursue a Master’s degree in nursing to become an advanced practice nurse.

Jennifer Le, of Egg Harbor Township, has been a radiologic technologist with AtlantiCare Urgent Care since 2015. In the fall, she will attend Thomas Jefferson University to pursue a Bachelor of Science in radiologic sciences.

Nearly 300 people attended the symposium. Experts included those from AtlantiCare, its clinical partners and other hospitals/healthcare organizations shared best practices for care of the trauma patients.

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David Monk Chris Paras Nancy Monk My Nguyen Jennifer Lee Gloria Martinez Josh Monk

Photo caption: The family of the late Scott Monk, D.O., is with 2018 awardees of the Scott E. Monk, D.O. Scholarship Fund. Left to right are David Monk; Chris Paras, certified medical assistant, AtlantiCare Physician Group; Nancy Monk; My Nguyen, RN, trauma intensive care unit nurse, AtlantiCare; Jennifer Le, radiologic technician, AtlantiCare Urgent Care; Gloria Martinez, certified medical assistant, AtlantiCare Urgent Care; and Joshua Monk, RN.



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 100 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 2004 and was redesignated a Magnet™ hospital in 2008, 2013 and 2018.


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