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For Immediate Release: September 6, 2016

AtlantiCare Urgent Care, Hammonton
to expand hours

AtlantiCare Urgent Care, Hammonton will expand its hours as of September 12. The center, located at Broadway Square, 120 South White Horse Pike, Hammonton, will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. seven days a week. Holiday hours will vary. Current hours are 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays.

"AtlantiCare Urgent Care is designed to enhance access to care for our community," said John Ruskey, DO, medical director, AtlantiCare Urgent Care. "We're expanding our hours in Hammonton to meet the increasing need for urgent care for minor illnesses and injuries, so patients can get timely, convenient care in the appropriate setting."

AtlantiCare Urgent Care, Hammonton serves patients for diagnosis and treatment of minor illnesses and injuries. The most common injuries and illnesses the team has diagnosed and/or treated include sprains, strains and contusions. Staff includes board-certified physicians, registered nurses, medical assistants, X-ray technologists and customer service associates. No appointment is necessary, but appointments can be booked online by visiting www.atlanticaredoctors.org or www.atlanticaredoctors.com; or using the free ZocDoc app for iPhone and Android, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

To reach AtlantiCare Urgent Care Hammonton, call 609-407-CARE (2273) and select prompt number 5.

About AtlantiCare Urgent Care
AtlantiCare opened its flagship Urgent Care Center in Egg Harbor Township in 2002. Other locations are Berlin, Clementon and Sicklerville in Camden County; Galloway and Somers Point in Atlantic County; Marmora in Cape May County; Mount Laurel in Burlington County; and Little Egg Harbor in Ocean County.

AtlantiCare's Urgent Care Team has treated patients ranging in age from 12 days to 101 years, one of whom hailed from as far away as Hille, Germany. In 2003, its first full year of operations, AtlantiCare Urgent Care had approximately 8,100 patient visits. There were 112,000 patient visits across AtlantiCare Urgent Care sites in 2015. This year, it anticipates having more than 130,000 patient visits across its sites.

For more information about AtlantiCare's Urgent Care Centers or about other AtlantiCare programs and services, visit www.atlanticare.org, call the AtlantiCare Access Center at 1-888-569-1000 or find AtlantiCare on Facebook at www.facebook.com/atlanticare.

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.

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