For Immediate Release: March 17, 2016

AtlantiCare Foundation to hold 57th Annual
Century Club Gala – Salsa Nights in Old Havana

The AtlantiCare Foundation will hold its 57th Annual Century Club Gala – featuring the theme Salsa Nights in Old Havana –  Saturday, April 9 at the Event Center at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, NJ. The Gala will kick off with a cocktail hour at 6:45 p.m. followed by dinner and dancing with The Steve Delisi Band.

The Foundation will honor 2016 Edward R. Knight Physician and Community Award recipients Joseph DeStefano, MD, and Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Atlantic and Cape May Counties at the event.

Guests are encouraged to wear Havana style elegant ruffles and Panama hats to the black-tie event. Tickets are $325 per person. To RSVP, purchase tickets securely online at www.atlanticare.org/gala or email Cheryl Broschard at cheryl.broschard@atlanticare.org or call 609-677-7255.

Proceeds from the Gala will benefit AtlantiCare’s clinical and community programs and services, including the Heart Institute and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center (ARMC), and AtlantiCare’s Healing Arts Program.

For more information about the 57th Annual AtlantiCare Foundation Century Club Gala, visit http://www.atlanticare.org/index.php/the-century-club-gala.

For more information about AtlantiCare, visit www.atlanticare.org or www.well4life.org; call the AtlantiCare Access Center at 1-888-569-1000 or find AtlantiCare on Facebook.

About the Edward R. Knight Award
AtlantiCare established the Edward R. Knight Award in 1998 to honor those who contribute to building a healthier community. It is named for the late Edward R. Knight, PhD, who was chairman emeritus of ARMC and who devoted more than 50 years of service to improving healthcare for those who live and work in southeastern New Jersey.

About Joseph DeStefano, MD
Joseph DeStefano, MD, has been an advocate for patients for more than 40 years. He held several leadership roles while on the medical staff at ARMC, including chairman, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, ARMC; president, ARMC Medical Staff, and a trustee, of the ARMC Board of Governors and AtlantiCare Health System Board.

DeStefano earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1969. As a board certified obstetrician/gynecologist, clinical leader and a champion for women’s and families’ issues, DeStefano founded the free Pap Smear Cancer Detection Program for the Atlantic City Health Department. He has been active at the state and national level of the American College of Obstetrics/Gynecology and in the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey and Atlantic City Tomorrow regional leadership training program. He delivered more than 5,000 babies during his career.

About Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Atlantic and Cape May Counties
Expanded in 1988 to include Cape May County, Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Atlantic County became Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Atlantic and Cape May Counties. The organization works to ensure that all youth from the area see and enjoy the many possibilities in life, operating on the basic premise that great relationships can make all the difference. The organization connects children with mentors who encourage them to realize their full potential. Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Atlantic and Cape May Counties has made a significant difference in the community…one child at a time.

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, 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.