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For Immediate Release: June 27, 2013
AtlantiCare representatives presented an automated external defibrillator (AED) to the Mid-Atlantic Center (MAC) for the Arts & Humanities, on behalf of the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Heart Heroes. It was the 99th AED AtlantiCare has presented through the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center (ARMC) Heart Heroes’ Matching Funds Program since it began in 2002. Twenty of those presentations have been in Cape May County.
The ARMC Heart Heroes is a volunteer group that assists the Heart Institute at ARMC and the AtlantiCare Foundation in raising funds to place AEDs in the community. The Heart Heroes fund a portion of the AED and community groups and/or organizations provide the remaining funds. AEDs can restore a normal heart rhythm in victims of sudden cardiac arrest. Audible and/or visual prompts guide the user through the process.
Photo caption: Pictured left to right are Nanci Coughlin; director, Tour Operations, Mid-Atlantic Center (MAC) for the Arts & Humanities; Mary Stewart, chief outreach officer, MAC; Charles Kealy, chief financial officer, MAC; Melissa Zeides, chief operating officer, MAC; Ray Coleman, Heart Hero volunteer, Heart Institute at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Mainland Campus, Pomona; Sanjay Shetty, MD, AtlantiCare Physician Group Cardiology, which has an office in Cape May Court House; Christina Clemans, MAC Board member; Howard Levite, MD, medical director, the Heart Institute and of ARMC’s Cardiac Catheterization labs, in Pomona; Louis Raniszewski, MICP, mobile intensive care paramedica, ARMC Emergency Medical Services; Wendy Penny, RN, assistant vice president, Cardiovascular Services, ARMC; and Rose McCarthy, cardiology outreach coordinator, ARMC.
Photo caption: Howard Levite, MD, medical director, the Heart Institute at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center and of ARMC's Cardiac Catheterization labs, presents an automated external defibrillator to Charles Kealy, chief financial officer, Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities. This was the 99th AED AtlantiCare has presented since it began its Heart Heroes Matching Funds program in 2002.
Photo caption: Ray Coleman, volunteer, Heart Heroes, AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Heart Institute Mainland Campus, Pomona, explains to representatives of the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities how the Heart Heroes assist in raising funds to place automated external defibrillators in the community. Howard Levite, MD, medical director, the Heart Institute and of ARMC's Cardiac Catheterization labs, looks on.
Photo caption: Sanjay Shetty, MD, of AtlantiCare Physician Group Cardiology, which has an office in Cape May Court House, explains ease of use of automated external defibrillators.
The Emlen Physick Estate, built in 1879 in Victorian stick style, is Cape May County’s only Victorian House Museum. Its design is attributed to Frank Furness. Every year approximately 262,000 visitors participate in, enjoy and learn from MAC’s year-round programs, tours and activities. The Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) is a multifaceted not-for-profit organization committed to promoting the preservation, interpretation, and cultural enrichment of the Cape May region for its residents and visitors. MAC membership is open to all. For information about MAC’s year-round schedule of tours, festivals, and special events, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278, or visit MAC’s Web site at www.capemaymac.org.
For more information about the AtlantiCare Heart Heroes Matching Funds Program, including how to make a donation, or for information about other AtlantiCare programs and services, visit www.atlanticare.org, call the AtlantiCare Access Center at 1-888-569-1000 or find AtlantiCare on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AtlantiCare.
AtlantiCare 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 5,461 employees and 600 physicians serve the community in more than 60 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.