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For Immediate Release: June 2, 2015

CHOP Pediatric Team join
AtlantiCare Urgent Care, Egg Harbor Township

Pediatricians and hospitalists at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia have joined AtlantiCare Urgent Care Egg Harbor Township’s team as of June 1, providing after hours pediatric urgent care services. The center is located in the AtlantiCare Health Park, 2500 English Creek Avenue, Building 900, Egg Harbor Township.

Since March 2014, CHOP pediatric hospitalists have been on-site at the Stanley M. Grossman Pediatric Center at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center (ARMC) Atlantic City Campus and CHOP neonatologists have been on staff at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Roger B. Hansen Center for Childbirth at ARMC Mainland Campus, Pomona. CHOP clinicians also consult with emergency teams at ARMC City Campus Emergency Center and ARMC Mainland Campus Emergency Department, Pomona, when needed.

“We began our partnership to deliver CHOP tertiary pediatric and subspecialist support to the southeastern New Jersey communities AtlantiCare serves,” said Lori Herndon, executive vice president AtlantiCare and president and CEO, AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center. “We are pleased these experienced, compassionate caregivers are now joining AtlantiCare Urgent Care, Egg Harbor Township.”

“Whether a child comes home from school with a sore throat, limps off the baseball field after sliding into home plate, or falls off a bicycle on his first day of vacation, our team will partner with AtlantiCare Urgent Care to ensure he or she gets prompt care for minor illnesses and injuries,” said Magna Dias, MD, medical director, CHOP Care Network at AtlantiCare and medical director, CHOP Pediatric Urgent Care, AtlantiCare. Dias explained physicians and nurses who previously provided care at CHOP’s urgent care site, located at 4009 East Black Horse Pike, Egg Harbor Township, will be among the CHOP Pediatric Team at AtlantiCare Urgent Care. CHOP will continue to provide pediatric specialty care services at that location.

AtlantiCare Urgent Care, Egg Harbor Township, is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and holidays from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. One CHOP physician and one or two nurses will be at the Egg Harbor Township location Mondays through Fridays from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and holidays from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Pediatric imaging support by CHOP radiologists will also be available.

“We’ve always provided care for children – from newborns to teens,” said John Ruskey, DO, senior medical director, AtlantiCare Urgent Care. Having the CHOP Pediatric Team on site - primarily during hours when pediatricians’ offices are not open - will help us to enhance the care we provide patients and their families in Egg Harbor Township and the surrounding areas.

Ruskey said the common reasons children and teens are treated at AtlantiCare Urgent Care are:

  • Acute sinusitis
  • Pharyngitis (sore throat)
  • Acute bronchitis
  • Upper respiratory tract infection
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Ear infections
  • Fever
  • Cough

“Sometimes we find more serious injuries or illnesses – ranging from a collapsed lung from a sports injury to Rocky Mountain Spotted fever from a tick bite - and arrange for patients to be transported to the hospital or referred to a specialist,” said Ruskey. “Our certified providers – who will now include the CHOP Pediatric Team – ensure from diagnosis, to treatment to follow-up, we provide the highest quality care.” Ruskey said AtlantiCare Urgent Care Egg Harbor Township follows up with patients’ pediatricians after visits to ensure continuity of care.

To reach AtlantiCare Urgent Care, call 609-407-CARE (2273).

About AtlantiCare Urgent Care
AtlantiCare opened its flagship Urgent Care Center – the first of nine - in Egg Harbor Township in 2002 in the AtlantiCare Health Park. AtlantiCare moved the site to its current building in 2006 and renovated the site in 2014 to include:

  • Expanded reception area that includes separate children’s, general and occupational health waiting areas
  • A coffee bar
  • Addition of two procedure rooms – total of three
  • Addition of four exam rooms – total of 10 – including a pediatric exam room
  • Addition of four patient bays – total of four
  • Increased square footage: 4,125 to 7,360 square feet

AtlantiCare’s other Urgent Care centers are in Galloway, Hammonton and Somers Point in Atlantic County; Marmora in Cape May County; Berlin and Sicklerville in Camden County; Mount Laurel in Burlington County; and Little Egg Harbor in Ocean County.

The Berlin, Sicklerville and Mount Laurel sites are joint ventures, with AtlantiCare having majority ownership. The Egg Harbor Township site is an Urgent Care facility that includes occupational health care.

For more information about AtlantiCare’s Urgent Care Centers or 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.

Media Contact:
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
George V. Bochanski, Jr., (O) 267-426-6080, (C) 267-815-1087, bochanskig@email.chop.edu
Alison Fraser, (O) 267-426-6054, frasera1@email.chop.edu



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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