For Immediate Release: February 2, 2016

AtlantiCare to host annual Red Dress Reception
to benefit heart health awareness

February is American Heart Month

The Heart Institute at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center (ARMC) will hold its ninth annual Red Dress Reception on Thursday, February 11 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Smithville Inn, Route 9, Historic Smithville. The reception is one way AtlantiCare promotes heart health during American Heart Month.

Men and women are invited to wear red in awareness of heart disease, and enjoy a silent auction featuring goods and services from local businesses, a cash bar and a vendor marketplace.

Event proceeds benefit the ARMC Heart Heroes Program, which raises funds for the Heart Institute at ARMC and the AtlantiCare Foundation to place automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in the community. AEDs can restore a normal heart rhythm in victims of sudden cardiac arrest. The Heart Heroes Program funds a portion of the AED cost. Community groups and/or organizations provide the remaining funds. Since 2002, the program has placed more than 160 AEDs in the community to increase awareness about the importance of prompt care for heart attack.

To register for the Red Dress Reception, visit Registration is $40, which includes access to the event and hors d’oeuvres, and is required by Friday, February 5, 2016.

For more information about the Heart Institute at ARMC or other AtlantiCare programs and services, 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.