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For Immediate Release: May 27, 2015

AtlantiCare invites community to share ‘Mainland Memories’
ARMC Mainland Campus to mark 40 years of caring for community

In recognition of the 40th anniversary of the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center (ARMC) Mainland Campus, and to celebrate the $62.5 million Mainland Modernization project, AtlantiCare is using social media to highlight Mainland Memories. It is inviting patients and family members, visitors, employees and/or and other members of the community to share memories about experiences at ARMC Mainland Campus that illustrate the impact the hospital has had on the community since opening in June, 1975 as Atlantic City Medical Center Mainland Division. The hospital’s first Campus opened in Atlantic City in 1898 as Atlantic City Hospital in a house on Ohio Avenue. The Mainland Campus, which opened with 100 beds, now has 345 beds and 33 newborn bassinets.

Mainland Memories

AtlantiCare will post 40 memories to its Facebook page starting Monday, May 18. The community is encouraged to share memories on Facebook using the hashtag #ARMCMainlandMemories or to email memories to mainlandmemories@atlanticare.org. Photos, stories, videos, songs and any other creative ways to share memories, including:

  • Births
  • Events and/or classes attended at the hospital or to benefit the hospital
  • Examples of exceptional care
  • Stories of AtlantiCare providers or staff who have made a difference
  • A one-word description of Mainland Campus – what would it be and why?

AtlantiCare hopes to engage staff and the community in commemorating Mainland Campus’s past and celebrating its present and future role in the health and well-being of the community.

Over the last 40 years, ARMC Mainland Campus has undergone expansions and renovations to meet the community’s growing healthcare needs. Important dates in ARMC Mainland Campus history include, but are not limited to:

2014 AtlantiCare breaks ground for 62.5 million AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Mainland Campus Transformation/Modernization Project

2009 $20 million Cardiac Catheterization and Rhythm Center opens at ARMC Mainland Campus

2008 $13.4 million Progressive Cardiac Care Unit opens at ARMC Mainland Campus

2005 ARMC Mainland Campus opens a $35 million expansion. Three-story, 71,000 square foot facility; features new Emergency Department, Center for Childbirth

2005 Atlantic City Medical Center name changes to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center (ARMC)

2004 The Heart Institute at ACMC opens region’s first Arrhythmia Center, which includes a new Electrophysiology Lab

2003 ACMC breaks ground on $35 million expansion of Mainland Campus

2001 ACMC opens the Heart Institute, the region’s only cardiac surgery program, in Mainland Campus

1998 ACMC celebrates 100 years of service to the community

1993 ACMC Board of Governors establishes regional health system AtlantiCare

1989 ACMC opens RNS Regional Cancer Center in Mainland Campus

1988 ACMC opens region’s first cardiac catheterization lab at Mainland

1985 ACMC Mainland Campus opens expansion, featuring a new short-term Psychiatric unit; a Medical/Surgical unit; a new Intensive Care Unit; and Pediatrics/Maternity facilities, and increasing total beds from 110 to 290.

1975 ACMC Mainland Campus admits first patient – June 30

1975 Board of Governors of Atlantic City Medical Center holds Mainland Campus Dedication Event – June 27

1973 Atlantic City Hospital name changes to Atlantic City Medical Center (ACMC)

1898 Atlantic City Hospital opens at 26 South Ohio Avenue and admits first patient, 11-year-old Gussie Johan, who suffered a broken leg after falling off of a carriage when a goat frightened his horse.

$62.5 million Mainland Modernization Project
AtlantiCare will cut the ribbon in June on an expansion that is part of the Mainland Campus Modernization. It includes a 35,000-square-foot expansion and significant renovations to the existing facility. Highlights include, but are not limited to:

  • New reception area, lobby, registration center, gift shop, coffee bar;
  • Same-day surgery suite with 10 private patient bays and a dedicated elevator;
  • Post anesthesia care unit (PACU) with 22 private rooms;
  • Hybrid operating room and two new cardiothoracic operating rooms;
  • Expanded parking lot for patient and guest convenience;
  • New artwork to create a healing environment for patients, visitors and staff.

For more information about AtlantiCare, visit www.atlanticare.org, call the AtlantiCare Access Center at 1-888-569-1000 or find AtlantiCare on Facebook at www.facebook.com/atlanticare.

 

Contacts:
Jennifer Tornetta, (O) 609-569-7010, (C) 609-335-3446, jennifer.tornetta@atlanticare.org
Betsy Woerner, (O) 609-748-7539, (C) 609-385-6361, betsy.woerner@atlanticare.org

 

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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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