For Immediate Release:  May 4, 2017

AtlantiCare earns ninth place in DiversityInc
2017 Top 12 Hospitals and Health Systems list

AtlantiCare, a member of Geisinger Health System, has earned ninth place on the DiversityInc’s 2017 Top Hospitals and Health Systems List. The specialty list included 12 hospitals or health systems from across the country.

DiversityInc announced the list at its diversity and inclusion keystone event at Cipriani Wall Street, New York, NY Tuesday, May 2. Nilda Mahrer, AtlantiCare Human Resources Programs manager, and Sathi Sathiyanesan, Operating Systems engineer III, AtlantiCare Information Technology, attended the event on behalf of AtlantiCare.

The Hospitals and Health Systems section was among 14 specialty sections DiversityInc recognized. It also recognized its Top 50 Companies and Noteworthy Companies. To view all honorees, visit http://www.diversityinc.com/top50.

Nilda Mahrer Sathi Sathiyanesan AtlantiCare Top 12DiversityIncHospitalHealthSystemsNilda Mahrer, AtlantiCare Human Resources Programs manager, and Sathi Sathiyanesan, Operating Systems engineer III, AtlantiCare Information Technology, attended the event on behalf of AtlantiCare.

“At AtlantiCare, we embrace the importance of treating each individual with dignity and compassion,” said Mahrer. “We are honored to be recognized for our commitment to embracing diversity as we care for our community and our colleagues.”

DiversityInc’s extensive annual survey yields an empirically driven ranking based on recruitment, talent development, senior leadership commitment and supplier diversity. This year’s competition was improved by new survey questions, increased emphasis on fairness over chasing numbers and more sophisticated analysis from DiversityInc data scientists. 

About AtlantiCare
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 inModern 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.

AtlantiCare’s Diversity and Inclusion Council leads, advocate, coordinates, and communicates AtlantiCare's diversity and inclusion efforts. AtlantiCare’s Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are a part of the organization’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. AtlantiCare supports the group's initiatives to create and sustain an inclusive and engaged work environment where all differences are valued, respected, and celebrated. ERGs are also committed to enhancing the delivery of AtlantiCare’s healthcare services for its diverse community.

Earlier this year, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation recognized AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center (ARMC) as a “Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality.” The HRC is the educational arm of the country's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization. To learn more about diversity at AtlantiCare, visit the diversity section of AtlantiCare’s website.

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

About DiversityInc
The mission of DiversityInc is to bring education and clarity to the business benefits of diversity. The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list began in 2001, when many corporations were beginning to understand the business value of diversity-management initiatives. The 2017 Top 50 Companies for Diversity results will be featured on DiversityInc.com‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ and in DiversityInc magazine. DiversityInc is a VA certified veteran-owned business and a USBLN certified business owned by a person with a disability. For more information, visit www.diversityinc.com and follow us on Facebook,Twitter and LinkedIn @DiversityInc.

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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