For Immediate Release: December 23, 2016
Nearly 100 people, including AtlantiCare staff and leadership, gathered at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Atlantic City Campus December 20 for a special retirement luncheon honoring Nancy Lynne Palmentieri, of Somers Point, NJ, for her outstanding service.
Palmentieri, a medical lab technician, will retire December 30 after 50 years with the organization. She is one of 20 people who have worked five decades or more at AtlantiCare.
Hear more about Palmentieri here.
After graduating from Atlantic City School of Medical Technology at the hospital in 1966, Palmentieri took a position in the Hematology Department, where she has worked throughout her career.
“Nancy represents what AtlantiCare is all about,” Lori Herndon, president and CEO, AtlantiCare, said. “She puts her patients and co-workers first, and she continues to grow and evolve. Together, AtlantiCare and Nancy have ended up with 50 great years.”
Palmentieri’s colleagues, family members, and friends were among those who joined the celebration. They exchanged hugs and good wishes. Colleagues gave her a framed mosaic starfish print that included images of her and her past and present lab colleagues; a poster with 50 reasons why they love her; a clock; a book filled with personal messages from colleagues; and other gifts.
“Nancy was the first member of the hospital staff I met when I joined AtlantiCare 17 years ago,” said Margaret Belfield, executive vice president and chief operating officer, AtlantiCare. She welcomed me and told me this was the best place to work,” added Belfield, who thanked Palmentieri for her years of service. “On behalf of senior leaders, the AtlantiCare Board, and everyone at AtlantiCare, I thank you. We are grateful for all you have done for our patients and your colleagues.”
“We congratulate Nancy on her retirement and remarkable 50-year career with AtlantiCare,” said Richard Lovering, senior vice president for Administrative Services and chief Human Resources officer, AtlantiCare. “We thank her for her service and dedication to patients, and for being a role model for both staff and students. We wish her well in retirement.”
Once she retires, Palmentieri, who has visited many countries and places, including Egypt and Rome, hopes to travel in the United States to see what “home” has to offer.
“As I retire, I’m only leaving a building behind,” said Palmentieri, reflecting on her time at ARMC. “I have made friends who are like family and they will remain so forever.”
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.