For Immediate Release: May 13, 2015
The family of the late Scott E. Monk, DO, of Cherry Hill, New Jersey, presented the Scott E. Monk, DO, Memorial Scholarship Award to Connor Moseley, of Egg Harbor Township, and to Casey Peterson, RN, of Mays Landing, NJ,at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center’s 17th Annual Trauma Symposium at Bally’s Atlantic City Hotel & Casino May 5.
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. The scholarship is open to AtlantiCare employees and their dependents.
“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.”
$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 Duke 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.
More than 500 attended the symposium. Experts including those from ARMC, its clinical partners and hospitals/healthcare organizations from across the country, shared best practices for care of the trauma patient in 30 different sessions.
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.