For Immediate Release: May 1, 2015

More than 500 to attend ARMC’s 17th Annual Trauma Symposium

Who: AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center (ARMC)

What: To host 17th Annual Trauma Symposium

When: Monday, May 4 through Wednesday, May 6

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Where: Bally’s Atlantic City Hotel & Casino
1900 Pacific Ave; Atlantic City, New Jersey 08401
(Media interested in covering the event should call Jennifer Tornetta at 609-569-7010 or 609-335-3446.)
Details: More than 500 healthcare professionals from New Jersey to California are expected to attend AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center’s 17th Annual Trauma Symposium Monday, May 4 to Wednesday, May 6 at Bally’s Atlantic City Hotel & Casino.

Twenty-one experts – including those from ARMC, its clinical partners and hospitals/healthcare organizations from across the country – will share best practices for care of trauma patients in 30 different sessions. Topics will include, but not be limited to the Fort Hood mass shootings; recidivism in trauma; geriatric trauma; imaging in pediatric trauma; risk management; firearm injuries and other trauma, critical care, and emergency topics.

Presentations of particular interest to media will include:

Tuesday, May 5

11:30 a.m. Scott E. Monk, DO, Awards Presentation

The Symposium will include the Tuesday, May 5 presentation of the Scott E. Monk, DO, Memorial Scholarship Awards. The Monk family, of Cherry Hill, New Jersey, established the Scott E. Monk Foundation annual scholarship program to honor the life and teachings of the former medical director of the Trauma Center at ARMC, and is funding a $5,000 award. The family of Timothy Kern, who was Monk’s patient, contributed $1,500 to the Foundation for the award this year.

“We wanted to honor Scott’s legacy and what he stood for,” said Monk’s wife Nancy Monk. “He was passionate about learning, teaching and providing exceptional patient care. The Foundation is one way we can honor Scott and also support others in pursuing their passions.”

Monk’s family will present the following AtlantiCare employees with scholarships to pursue their education.

$5,000 Scholarship Award Winner
Connor Moseley, ARMC Mainland Campus Emergency Department technician, of Egg Harbor Township, joined AtlantiCare in June 2014, and is a third-generation AtlantiCare Employee. His mother, Patricia Moseley, RN, has worked for AtlantiCare since 1997 and has been working in the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit at ARMC Mainland Campus since 1997. His grandmother, Carmen Garces, worked as a licensed practical nurse on 2 West at the Mainland Campus from 1988 to 2000. Moseley will begin his studies in pursuit of his Medical Doctor degree in August at the Boston University School of Medicine.

“I am truly honored that the Monk family and the Trauma Center have decided to support me in medical school,” said Moseley. “AtlantiCare has been an important part of our family and I am grateful that it continues to take care of me.”

$1,500 Scholarship Winner
Casey Peterson, RN, ARMC Atlantic City Campus Emergency Center, of Mays Landing, NJ, joined AtlantiCare in 2005 as a nurse extern for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Roger B. Hansen Center for Childbirth at ARMC Mainland Campus. She is pursuing a Master of Science degree in nursing with a specialization in family health at Rutgers University School of Nursing, Newark, New Jersey.

11:40 a.m. – 1 p.m. Fort Hood: The Value of Experience in Mass Shootings

Immediately following the scholarship presentation, Matthew Davis, MD, director of Trauma, Baylor Scott & White Health System, Waco, Texas, will lead a presentation titled ‘Fort Hood: The Value of Experience in Mass Shootings.’ Davis will discuss the background and early development of mass casualty and disaster management. The presentation will focus on the two Fort Hood shootings in Texas, and the regional and hospital-specific lessons learned.

Jennifer Tornetta, (O) 609-569-7010, (C) 609-335-3446,
Betsy Woerner, (O) 609-748-7539, (C) 609-385-6361,



AtlantiCare 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 5,221 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.