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For Immediate Release: October 17, 2014
Professional standup comedian, actress and writer Maysoon Zayid will discuss “The Dimensions of Diversity” Monday, October 27 at AtlantiCare’s third annual multi-cultural community diversity event at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey Campus Center, 101 Vera King Farris Drive, New Jersey. The event runs from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and doors will open at 4:30 p.m.
Zayid will lend her comedic style to this discussion about her personal experiences with health care and the multiple dimensions of diversity (ethnicity, gender, disability, religion, etc.). Guests will enjoy an array of hot and cold hors d’oeuvres. In addition, AtlantiCare will proudly honor the annual Diversity Award winner during the event.
AtlantiCare’s Employee Resource Groups are hosting the event, which is open to the community but will be of particular interest to medical professionals, staff and volunteers. Registration fee is $15 ($5 for AtlantiCare staff and physicians and Stockton students, faculty and staff). The registration deadline is Monday, October 20. A refund will be provided if registration is cancelled 24 hours prior to the event.
To register or for more information, call the AtlantiCare Access Center at 1-888-569-1000, or visit www.atlanticare.org.
About AtlantiCare’s Diversity & Disparities Council
AtlantiCare’s Diversity & Disparities Council, which includes physicians, staff and leadership from throughout AtlantiCare, established employee resource groups (ERGs). The ERGs help support the mission of the Diversity & Disparities Council by educating staff about the culture/community; celebrating community/cultural holidays and events; representing AtlantiCare at community/cultural events; enhancing recruitment efforts; and identifying top health concerns and developing ideas for addressing these concerns. AtlantiCare ERG groups include African Americans, Asian Pacific Americans, Hispanic Americans, LGBT and Military.
About Maysoon Zayid
Maysoon Zayid is an actress, professional standup comedian, and writer. She received a BA in Acting from Arizona State University and is the co-founder/co-executive producer of the New York Arab American Comedy Festival. Maysoon was a full-time on-air contributor to Countdown with Keith Olbermann, and has recently appeared on The Queen Latifah Show and Huffington Post Live. Maysoon is a recurring columnist at The Daily Beast and was a speaker at TEDWomen 2013. Maysoon has also appeared on Comedy Central, PBS, CNN, HBO, MTV, ABC, BBC, and had a feature role in Adam Sandler's You Don't Mess With the Zohan.
Maysoon's screenplay, LAW, was chosen for the Sundance Middle Eastern Screenwriters Lab. She was a delegate at the 2008 Democratic National Convention and named one of 21 leaders of the 21st century by Women's Enews. She is the founder of Maysoon's Kids, an education and wellness program for disabled and wounded refugee children. Maysoon was delighted to be a 2013 honoree of United Cerebral Palsy of NYC's Women Who Care Awards and currently sits on the planning committee.
For more information, to register or to find an AtlantiCare physician or provider, call the AtlantiCare Access Center at 1-888-569-1000, visit www.atlanticare.org 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. ARMC Mainland Intensive Care Unit received a silver Beacon Award in 2013, signifying commitment to continuous learning and effective systems to achieve optimal patient care.