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For Immediate Release: May 1, 2015

Run for the Roses theme of AtlantiCare’s
56th Annual Century Club Gala

Who: More than 750 tickets sold

What: For AtlantiCare’s 56th Century Club Gala

When: Saturday, May 2, 6 p.m. to midnight
• 6 p.m. – VIP reception, remarks, and viewing of Kentucky Derby
• 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. - Reception –Barbershop Quartet performs
• 7:40 p.m. – Trumpeters to perform “Call to the Post”
• 7:41 p.m. - Barbershop Quartet to perform “My Old Kentucky Home”
• 7:45 p.m. - Band to perform modern version of “My Old Kentucky Home” as guests enter Ballroom
• 8:10 p.m. - Remarks
➢ David Tilton, president and CEO, AtlantiCare, to welcome guests and make AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Mainland Campus capital campaign announcement.
➢ Eugene Arnone, chair, AtlantiCare Health System Board, to acknowledge sponsors and to present Edward R. Knight Award to Richard Rothman, MD, PhD, founder, the Rothman Institute and to the ARMC Mainland Campus Auxiliary.

Where: Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa Event Center, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, New Jersey

Media interested in covering the event should contact Jennifer Tornetta.
***All still and video footage is to be taken in the Event Center with no additional coverage permitted on the casino floor.

Details: Event chairpersons are Alexander Onopchenko, MD, FACS, medical director, AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center’s (ARMC) Center for Surgical Weight Loss & Wellness, director of Surgery, AtlantiCare Physician Group, and his wife Patricia of Linwood and James Lee, Jr., Esq., of Longport.

The theme of the Gala, being held the night of the Kentucky Derby, will be Run for the Roses.

Proceeds of the gala will advance the clinical and community programs that the AtlantiCare Foundation is proud to support in its efforts to provide our region the Next Generation of Care.

Event Highlights

• Gala décor will include Kentucky Derby themed decorations throughout reception area and ballroom.
• Guests will enter event through rose covered “Winner’s Circle” 8’8” by 7’ horseshoe.
• Kentucky Derby will air live on four televisions during VIP reception.
• Every woman who enters VIP event will receive a red rose.
• Reception area centerpieces will include roses and mint julep cups.
• Centerpieces will feature red roses.
• Sponsors will be highlighted on “Starting Gate.”
• “Photo Finish” area to include:
     • “Selfie” station will include hats, boas and selfie sticks – as well as cutouts to allow guests to pose as jockeys.
     • Professional photography station. Entertainment will be by Hank Lane’s Steve Delisi Band, New York, New York.

About the Edward R. Knight Award
AtlantiCare established the Edward R. Knight Award in 1998 to honor those who contribute to building a healthier community. It is named for the late Edward R. Knight, PhD, who was chairman emeritus of ARMC and who devoted more than 50 years of service to improving healthcare for those who live and work in southeastern New Jersey.

About Richard Rothman, MD, PhD
Richard H. Rothman, MD, PhD, a member of AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center’s Medical Staff, is the founder of The Rothman Institute in Philadelphia, which is one of the country’s largest academic orthopaedic departments and serves as professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Medical School.

His business interests include founding and acting as past chairman of the Board of Specialty Care Network, a publicly held company now known as HealthGrades. He served as an advisor for the Carlyle Group and now is senior advisor to the Riverside Company.

Among his notable achievements in the field of research was the development of the Accolade total hip system, which has become the most widely used system in the United States and is predominant in Australia, Canada and Asia. He has published more than 250 peer-reviewed papers and 14 textbooks.

Rothman has been on the Board of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and also a trustee of the University of Pennsylvania and the Brandywine Museum. He is currently a trustee of Thomas Jefferson University and serves on several industry boards.

He and his wife, Marsha, are art collectors with a particular focus on the Wyeth family. He enjoys his four children and five grandchildren and avidly pursues physical fitness including golf and spinning.

About the ARMC Mainland Campus Auxiliary

Founded in 1974, the ARMC Mainland Campus Auxiliary has raised more than $2 million to benefit patient services at ARMC Mainland Campus. It is in the midst of fulfilling a 2014 $500,000 pledge to the ARMC Mainland Campus Modernization Project. The Auxiliary also raises funds for patient services throughout ARMC, including the Roger B. Hansen Center for Childbirth, the Heart Institute, and the Progressive Cardiac Care and Acute Care for the Elderly units. Donations it has made to ARMC Mainland campus include, but are not limited to, the Joie de Vivre statue, which stands at the entrance to the Roger B. Hansen Center for Childbirth; medical equipment and supplies; clothing; and teddy bears for distribution to patients with invasive breast cancer.



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 5,221 employees and more than 700 physicians serve the community in nearly 70 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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