For Immediate Release: August 17, 2016

AtlantiCare Mission HealthCare Community Health Fair
provided health services, food for the homeless

AtlantiCare Mission HealthCare hosted its tenth annual event in celebration of National Health Centers Week August 12 in Atlantic City.

James-Hackley-and-Lori-HerndonLori Herndon, president and CEO, AtlantiCare, chats with James Hackley, secretary, AtlantiCare Mission HealthCare Community Advisory Board, at the AtlantiCare Mission HealthCare Community Health Fair on August 12.

More than 500 people attended the AtlantiCare Mission HealthCare's Community Health Fair. The event included health assessments, information about healthcare services and programs, housing and financial assistance, health insurance enrollment information, entertainment, picnic fare, and dancing.

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AtlantiCare Mission HealthCare presented its "Making a Difference" Community Service Awards to Officer Jose Gonzalez of the Atlantic City Police Department; Officer Gary Denamen of NJ TRANSIT; Sister Jean's Kitchen; and Mark Mangenelli, a social worker with AtlantiCare Mission HealthCare. The awards recognize individuals and organizations who work in collaboration with Mission HealthCare and are committed to connecting homeless and indigent persons with support services in Atlantic City.

Gonzalez-Denamen-KirklandAtlantiCare Mission HealthCare presented its “Making a Difference” Community Service Awards to individuals and organizations who work in collaboration with Mission HealthCare and are committed to connecting homeless and indigent persons with support services in Atlantic City. Pictured left to right are Officer Jose Gonzalez of the Atlantic City Police Department and Officer Gary Denamen of NJ TRANSIT with Vinnie Kirkland, case manager, AtlantiCare.

Frank-McKay-of-Sister-Jeans-Kitchen-and-Vinnie-Kirkland-case-manager-AtlantiCare(L-R) Frank McKay accepts an AtlantiCare Mission HealthCare’s “Making a Difference” Community Service Award from Vinnie Kirkland, case manager, AtlantiCare on behalf of Sister Jean’s Kitchen.

More than 25 organizations took part in the Community Health Fair and helped men, women, and children connect with local health services and with other support services available within the community.

About AtlantiCare Mission HealthCare
AtlantiCare Mission HealthCare, located at the Atlantic City Rescue Mission, the William L. Gormley AtlantiCare HealthPlex in Atlantic City, and Covenant House of Atlantic County, is among 20 federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) in the state and one of only five that serve homeless. The top three diagnoses the team treats are hypertension, diabetes and respiratory conditions. The services include primary care and physical exams; case management; disease management; medication administration and distribution; health screenings for diabetes and heart disease; tuberculosis testing; drug and alcohol counseling, including treatment for narcotic addiction and overdose; HIV/AIDS testing and counseling; and psychiatric services. Patients pay on an income-based sliding fee scale; no one is turned away, regardless of insurance status or ability to pay.

AtlantiCare Mission HealthCare operates under AtlantiCare Health Services. Staff includes physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, an advanced practice psychiatric nurse, a licensed practical nurse, clinical social workers, case managers and educators. Clients are identified through hospital discharges, mobile outreach and collaboration with community social services including the Atlantic County Women's Center, Jewish Family Service, and other community agencies.

For more information about AtlantiCare Mission HealthCare or other AtlantiCare programs and services, call the AtlantiCare Access Center at 1-888-569-1000 or visit www.atlanticare.org. For more information about National Health Centers Week visit www.healthcenterweek.org.

 

Photo Caption 2: AtlantiCare staff and volunteers celebrate another successful AtlantiCare Mission HealthCare Community Health Fair.

Photo Caption 3: (L-R) Tyajah and Dianne Wynn, of Atlantic City, enjoy cool treats at AtlantiCare Mission HealthCare's tenth Community Health Fair.

Photo Caption 4: AtlantiCare Mission HealthCare presented its "Making a Difference" Community Service Awards to individuals and organizations who work in collaboration with Mission HealthCare and are committed to connecting homeless and indigent persons with support services in Atlantic City. Pictured left to right are Officer Jose Gonzalez of the Atlantic City Police Department and Officer Gary Denamen of NJ TRANSIT with Vinnie Kirkland, case manager, AtlantiCare.

Photo Caption 5: (L-R) Frank McKay accepts an AtlantiCare Mission HealthCare's "Making a Difference" Community Service Award from Vinnie Kirkland, case manager, AtlantiCare on behalf of Sister Jean's Kitchen.

Media 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.