For Immediate Release: December 14, 2016

AtlantiCare Young Professionals donates to
Stanley M. Grossman Pediatric Center at ARMC City Campus
Donation includes children’s activity center
& learning wall

AtlantiCare Young Professionals (AtlantiCare YP) presented a donation of nearly $5,000 on December 12 to the Stanley M. Grossman Pediatric Center at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center (ARMC) Atlantic City Campus Emergency Department to assist in funding its new children’s activity center & learning wall.

YP members present a check to Herndon and ARMC City Campus Emergency and Pediatrics DeptMembers of the AtlantiCare Young Professionals (YP) Program present a check to Lori Herndon, president and CEO, AtlantiCare; and representatives from the ARMC City Campus Emergency and Pediatric Departments during a member reception on December 12. Left to right are Liz Readeau, assistant vice president, Nurse Professional Practice, AtlantiCare; Lori Herndon, president and CEO, AtlantiCare; AtlantiCare YP members Peter Fu, Kristin Neafsey, Alex Sharnoff, Julie Fink, Khristy Carney; Hak Kim, and Tracey Trinwell; Mary Stapleton, clinical manager, ARMC City Campus Emergency Room; Jennyfer Pati, clinical manager, ARMC; and Sandra Dietrich, assistant vice president, Emergency Services, ARMC.

Members of the YP program were invited to a tour of the newly installed activity center, which includes one sensory learning wall, four adventure road wall activities, one magnetic activity table and replacement magnets. The activities are intended to encourage fine motor development.

Trinwell Neafsey Sharnoff Carney(L-R) Members of the AtlantiCare Young Professionals (YP) Program Tracey Trinwell, Kristin Neafsey, Alex Sharnoff, and Khristy Carney view the children’s activity walls installed in ARMC City Emergency Department children’s area. The AtlantiCare YP program raised more than $8,000 this year, with close to $5,000 donated toward the purchase of the children’s furniture and activity walls.

“The addition of these activity centers in the patient rooms and waiting area have made a tremendous impact when a child finds themselves in need of emergency care,” said Mary Stapleton, clinical manager, ARMC City Campus Emergency Room. “We can’t thank the AtlantiCare YP members enough for their generosity.”

This year, the Young Professionals set a fundraising initiative to provide the Pediatric Emergency Department with the new activity center and furniture for the waiting area designed to offer a level of comfort during what could be moments of heightened stress for both children and family members. More than $8,000 was raised through AtlantiCare YP’s membership and event tickets.

Stapleton shows AtlantiCare YP new activity wallMary Stapleton, clinical manager, ARMC City Campus Emergency Room, shows AtlantiCare YP members Tracey Trinwell and Kristin Neafsey the wall activity unit in a patient room.

The AtlantiCare YP program offers its members unique educational and networking experiences designed to support personal leadership growth and create peer connections. The events allow members to meet and learn from established local leaders; to learn to identify and address needs in our community; and to learn how to harness their energy and enthusiasm to improve the future of our community. Some of this year’s events included a Tuckahoe Brewery tour, Escape the Room experience, educational breakfast seminar at Ventnor Coffee, and a Night of Comedy at the Eagle Theatre in Hammonton.

For more information about AtlantiCare YP, visit www.atlanticare.org/yp

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

Contact:
Jennifer Tornetta, (O) 609-569-7010, (C) 609-335-3446, jennifer.tornetta@atlanticare.org 
Heather Costabile, 609-653-0400 x112, heather.costabile@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.