For Immediate Release: October 21, 2016

AtlantiCare to mark opening of first phase of
AtlantiCare Health Park, Manahawkin Campus

Who:      AtlantiCare

What:    To celebrate opening of AtlantiCare Health Park, Manahawkin Campus

When:   Monday, October 24, 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. (Remarks to begin at 5 p.m.)

Where:  AtlantiCare Health Park, Manahawkin Campus, 547 Route 72 West, Manahawkin, NJ

Details: AtlantiCare, a member of Geisinger Health System, will hold a ribbon cutting, reception, and open house to mark the completion of the first of two buildings of the AtlantiCare Health Park, Manahawkin Campus.

Margaret Belfield, executive vice president and chief operating officer, AtlantiCare; Michael Charlton, vice chairman, AtlantiCare System Board; Jatin Motiwal, vice president, AtlantiCare Physician Group and Regional Network; and John Spodofora, mayor, Stafford Township, are scheduled to give brief remarks.

AtlantiCare staff will give tours of the approximately 3,800-square-foot-facility (the former Pizza Hut building), which will house the following services, all relocating from AtlantiCare’s 712 Easy Bay Avenue location:
• AtlantiCare Physician Group (APG) Primary Care Plus
• AtlantiCare Clinical Labs
• APG Cardiology
• APG Surgical Associates (General and Bariatric Surgical Services)

AtlantiCare anticipates opening an Urgent Care Center in this building in summer, 2017.

AtlantiCare identified the need for increased services through patient feedback, focus groups, market research, a community advisory committee, and other ways. AtlantiCare purchased two buildings on Route 72 West in early 2016 in order to expand services it offers in Manahawkin.

As part of its mission to build healthy communities, AtlantiCare’s fourth Health Park will offer a “one-stop-shop” outpatient center that will feature primary care services and multi-specialty physician practices, including but not limited to:
• AtlantiCare Physician Group (APG) Primary Care Plus
• APG Cardiology
• APG General Surgery and Bariatric Surgery services
• AtlantiCare Clinical Laboratory
• Rothman Institute Orthopaedics
• Atlantic Medical Imaging
• APG AtlantiCare Urgent Care (2017)

The 55,000-square-foot former Pathmark building, located at 517 Route 72 West, will serve as the primary location for the completed Manahawkin Campus. Construction and renovations to this building are expected to be completed in mid-2017 ,at which time the services located in the former Pizza Hut building will move to this site. It will feature:
• Check in for all services at a single point of entry
• Open social spaces instead of waiting rooms
• A “living room” atmosphere
• Cloud ceilings and skylights

AtlantiCare first began offering services in Manahawkin in 2012.

About the AtlantiCare Health Park Model
AtlantiCare broke ground on its first Health Park in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey in 1999. It has since opened Health Park campuses in Hammonton, Atlantic County, and Cape May Court House, Cape May County. The consumer-focused parks are located in retail corridors convenient to the community.

For more information about this or other AtlantiCare programs, or to find a provider, call the AtlantiCare Access Center 1-888-569-1000, visit or find AtlantiCare on Facebook at

Jennifer Tornetta, (O) 609-569-7010, (C) 609-335-3446, 
Betsy Woerner, (O) 609-748-7539, (C) 609-385-6361, 



AtlantiCare, a member of Geisinger Health System, 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 5,400 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.