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For Immediate Release:  July 27, 2017

Miss America 2017 visits

AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute,

a Fox Chase Cancer Center Partner

 

Miss America 2017, Savvy Shields, met with patients and staff of the AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute, a Fox Chase Cancer Center Partner, at the Institute’s Egg Harbor Township location July 24.

Shields met with patients who were getting chemotherapy or radiation treatment and those having infusion treatment for other health issues – and their loved ones and families. She talked with them about their personal cancer journeys and her Eat Better, Live Better platform.

Shields spoke with staff about how they use Cyberknife® radiosurgery, linear accelerator treatment, image-guided radiation therapy, intensity-modulated radiation therapy and other treatment technologies to care for cancer patients.

Shields and James Wurzer, M.D., Ph.D., medical director, Department of Radiation Oncology, AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center; and adjunct associate member, Department of Radiation Oncology, Fox Chase Cancer Center, taped a brief “Know Your Risk Factors” video public service announcement.

Savvy Schields Miss America 2017 Eileen Mathis AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute minSavvy Shields, Miss America 2017, met with Eileen Mathis, a patient at the AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute. “My husband calls me Miss America,” Mathis told Shields.

 

Savvy Schields Miss America 2017 Jacinth Brown AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute 2 min 1Savvy Shields, Miss America 2017, hugs Jacinth Brown, RN, Infusion/Medical Oncology nurse at the AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute. Brown was so thrilled Miss America visited patients that she gave Miss America her own Miss America Wave to greet her.

 

mini Savvy Schields Miss America 2017 Beth Mosher AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute copySavvy Shields, Miss America 2017, greeted Beth Mosher, a patient at the AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute. Mosher told her she was looking forward to watching the 2018 Miss America Pageant, which will be broadcast from Atlantic City’s historic Boardwalk Hall Sunday, September 10 from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. on the ABC Television Network.

 

Savvy Schields Miss America 2017 Wilma Rodriguez AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute min 1Savvy Shields, Miss America 2017, met with Wilma Rodriguez, a patient at the AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute. “I’ve always wanted to meet Miss America,” Rodriquez told Shields.

 

Savvy Schields Miss America 2017 Donna Wallinger Savvy Helping Find Camera AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute 5 minSavvy Shields, Miss America 2017 and Donna Wallinger get ready to take a selfie, and then do so.

 

Savvy Schields Miss America 2017 Staff Group Photo AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute minAtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute Infusion/Medical Oncology staff met with Savvy Shields, Miss America 2017, after Shields visited with patients and their loved ones. Here they pose in the Institute’s Chemotherapy/Infusion Buddy Bay.

 

IMG 0148 minAlison Gibase, RN and Marianne Herman APN, AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute nurses, pose with Savvy Shields, Miss America 2017.

 

Savvy Schields Miss America 2017 Staff Group Shot AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute minDesiree Jangha, Ph.D., director of Medical Physics, AtlantiCare; Theresa Roland, medical physicist; Savvy Shields, Miss America 2017; Betsy Abraham medical physicist; Robert Shomo, medical physicist and radiation safety officer; and Karen Brogan, positron emission tomography–computed tomography (PET CT0) technologist. Jangha and Roland shared with Shields that they attended the 2017 Miss America Pageant, and were glad to have the opportunity to meet her in person.

 

Savvy Schields Miss America 2017 Frank Carpenter AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute minSavvy Shields, Miss America 2017, poses with Frank Carpenter, corporate director, Oncology Operations, AtlantiCare. Carpenter led Shields on her tour of AtlantiCare’s Cancer Care Institute.

 

Savvy Schields Miss America 2017 Radiation Therapist AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute 3 minSavvy Shields, Miss America 2017, poses with Michael Monaco, radiation therapist, the AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute.

 

img 3 Savvy Schields Miss America 2017 Christopher Norton AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute copySavvy Shields, Miss America 2017, met with Christopher Norton, Cyberknife® coordinator, AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute.

 

Contacts:      
Jennifer Tornetta, (O) 609-569-7010, (C) 609-335-3446, jennifer.tornetta@atlanticare.org 
Chelsea Mineur, 609-344-1800, chelsea.mineur@missamerica.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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