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For Immediate Release:  June 26, 2017

AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center to host
HIV Testing Awareness event

National HIV Testing Day is June 27

AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center (ARMC) will host an HIV Testing Awareness event in honor of National HIV Testing Day on Tuesday, June 27 from 11 a.m. to noon in the lobby of ARMC City Campus in Atlantic City.

Adam Thompson, regional partner director, Southern New Jersey Performance Site of the Northeast/Caribbean AIDS Education and Training Center at Kennedy Health Alliance, will deliver a presentation on the importance of HIV testing and of ensuring HIV-positive individuals are connected with healthcare providers.

AtlantiCare Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) and AtlantiCare’s HIV/PrEP Team will have informational tables and giveaways. Free HIV testing will be available.

The event is open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

About the AtlantiCare Infectious Disease Clinic
The AtlantiCare Infectious Disease Clinic was established in 1989. It is a multidisciplinary, hospital-based practice that provides health maintenance, disease prevention, and care for hepatitis, sexually transmitted diseases, tuberculosis, and HIV/AIDS. The Infectious Disease Clinic is funded in part by New Jersey Department of Health and the Division of HIV, STD and TB Services. AtlantiCare provides services for patients eligible for the Ryan White Part B grant and for patients with no insurance in Atlantic and Cape May counties.

AtlantiCare offers rapid HIV testing and Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) at the following locations:

  • ARMC’s Department of Clinic Services, Infectious Disease Clinic, William L. Gormley AtlantiCare HealthPlex, 1401 Atlantic Avenue, Atlantic City: Monday through Friday 8 a.m.to 4 p.m.
  • ARMC’s Satellite Emergency Department, 219 North White Horse Pike, Hammonton: Wednesdays, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • ARMC, Atlantic City Campus Emergency Department. 1925 Pacific Avenue, Atlantic City: Seven days a week, from 9 a.m.to 9 p.m.

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, 609-569-7010, (C) 609-335-3446, jennifer.tornetta@atlanticare.org  
Betsy Woerner, (O) 609-677-6016, (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 5,500 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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