For Immediate Release: April 13, 2016
What: To donate five automated external defibrillators to Casino Reinvestment Development Authority
When: Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 2 p.m.
Where: CRDA Offices
15 South Pennsylvania Ave., Atlantic City, NJ
Details: AtlantiCare representatives will present five automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) during a regularly scheduled CRDA Board meeting. AtlantiCare previously presented two AEDs to the CRDA, which included the 100th AED presentation it had made through the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Heart Heroes Matching Funds Program. The donations April 19 will be full donations, with no matching funds requested, just as the donation of the 100th AED to CRDA was. The Heart Heroes are covering the full cost of two AEDs and the AtlantiCare Foundation is covering the cost of three AEDs.
The AEDs will be available for CRDA's Atlantic City Ambassadors and General Maintenance employees. The two units previously donated to CRDA have been used in emergencies.
AEDs can restore a normal heart rhythm in victims of sudden cardiac arrest. The ARMC Heart Heroes is a volunteer group that raises funds for the Heart Institute at ARMC through the AtlantiCare Foundation to place AEDs in the community. Organizations, groups and individuals can donate directly to the fund by making a gift to the Foundation. The Heart Heroes have placed more than 180 AEDs in the community since the ARMC Heart Heroes Matching Funds Program began in 2002.
Jennifer Tornetta, (O) 609-569-7010, (C) 609-335-3446, firstname.lastname@example.org
Betsy Woerner, (O) 609-748-7539, (C) 609-385-6361, email@example.com
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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. For more information about AtlantiCare, visit www.atlanticare.org, www.well4life.org, www.facebook.com/atlanticare, or call the AtlantiCare Access Center at 1-888-569-1000.
About the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) www.njcrda.com and www.twitter.com/njcrda
The only agency of its kind nationwide, the CRDA has used Atlantic City casino reinvestments as a catalyst for meaningful, positive improvement in the lives of New Jersey residents. Under the 2011 Tourism District Act, CRDA's mission evolved from statewide projects to becoming the state's key economic development agency for Atlantic City, resulting in nearly $1 billion in economic development and non-gaming attractions. In total, CRDA has invested nearly $2 billion in more than 400 projects statewide since 1984. CRDA responsibilities include land use regulation, clean and safe initiatives, tourism marketing, and ownership and oversight of the Atlantic City Convention Center and Boardwalk Hall.