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For Immediate Release: January 13, 2017

AtlantiCare to host tenth annual
Red Dress/Red Tie Reception
February is American Heart Month

The Heart Institute at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center (ARMC) will hold its tenth annual Red Dress/Red Tie Reception Thursday, February 9 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Smithville Inn, Route 9, Historic Smithville. The reception is one way AtlantiCare promotes heart health during American Heart Month.

Men and women are invited to wear red in awareness of heart disease. The event will include hors d’oeuvres, an auction featuring goods and services from local businesses, craft beer tasting, and a cash bar, and a vendor marketplace.

“This reception is always an enjoyable way to acknowledge the significance of heart month and create awareness about heart disease,” said Rose McCarthy, RN, Heart Institute at ARMC, and coordinator, ARMC Heart Heroes. “Attendees will find the vendor marketplace is great for Valentine’s Day gift ideas.”

Event proceeds will benefit the ARMC Heart Heroes Program, an AtlantiCare Foundation-funded program that places automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in the community on behalf of the Heart Institute at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center. AEDs can restore a normal heart rhythm in victims of sudden cardiac arrest. The program began in 2002, spurred by a small group of dedicated AtlantiCare volunteers who were known as the “Heart Heroes.” Since its inception, the program has placed more than 200 AEDs in the community. The Heart Heroes Program funds a portion of the AED cost. The receiving community group and/or organization provides the remaining funds. Applications for the Heart Heroes Matching Funds Program are available on AtlantiCare’s website.

To register for the Red Dress/Red Tie Reception, visit http://www.atlanticare.org/reddress. Registration fee is $50. Event registration is open through Friday, February 3, 2017. For more information about the event or to pay by check, call Rose McCarthy at 609-404-7979.

For more information about the Heart Institute at ARMC or other AtlantiCare programs and services, visit http://www.atlanticare.org/ or find AtlantiCare on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/atlanticare

Contacts:
Jennifer Tornetta, (O) 609-569-7010, (C) 609-335-3446, jennifer.tornetta@atlanticare.org 
Heather Costabile, (O) 609-609-653-0400 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 5,500 employees and more than 900 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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