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AtlantiCare to break ground for ARMC Mainland Campus expansion - Galloway respiratory therapist who has worked at campus since its opening among those to mark occasion

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For Immediate Release:  February 21, 2014

Who: AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Mainland Campus representatives 

What:  To hold groundbreaking

When:  Monday, February 24, 10 a.m.

Where:  65 West Jim Leeds Road, Pomona, NJ, outside main entrance to the hospital

Details: AtlantiCare representatives will join Galloway Mayor Don Purdy in a groundbreaking for the $62.5 million AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Mainland Campus Transformation/Modernization Project. The project will include a more than 35,000 square foot expansion at the Mainland Campus current front entrance, upgrades to the existing facility, which opened in 1975, and additional enhancements.

AtlantiCare representatives who will participate in the groundbreaking are Kenneth Steinberg, chairman, AtlantiCare Regional Health Services Board; David Tilton, president and CEO, AtlantiCare; Lori Herndon, executive vice president, AtlantiCare and president and CEO, AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center. 

Physicians and staff representing areas the hospital is expanding, as well as the president of the ARMC Mainland Campus Auxiliary, will participate in the groundbreaking. Kathy Cahill, of Galloway, a respiratory therapist who marked 40 years with AtlantiCare February 11, will be among those celebrating the occasion. Cahill, who originally worked at ARMC Atlantic City Campus, then Atlantic City Medical Center, has worked at ARMC Mainland Campus since it opened in 1975 as ACMC Mainland Division. Cahill was trained as a respiratory therapy technician at the Atlantic City Campus and attended Atlantic Cape Community College – then Atlantic Community College – for her training as a registered respiratory therapist.

About the ARMC Mainland Campus Transformation/Renovation Project

The new two-and-a-half story addition and renovations will include:
• New ground floor with partial basement for mechanical and storage space
• Ground floor Sterile Processing Department will be renovated and expanded within the existing building

• First Floor
- New reception area, lobby and registration
- New gift shop
- Coffee bar
- Same Day Surgery suite with 10 private patient bays
- New elevator dedicated to Same Day Surgery and operative suite
- Renovation of existing registration area for new use
- Relocation and renovation of Cardiac Surgery offices
- Relocation and renovation of physician lounge
• Second Floor
- Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) with 22 beds
- Renovation of existing PACU for new use
- New hybrid operating room
- Two new general cardiothoracic operating rooms
- Renovation  of Joint Replacement Institute interior entrance
- Relocation and expansion of the waiting area for the operating rooms
- Expansion of the support areas for the operating rooms, including administrative offices, storage, staff locker rooms and lounges, and on-call suite
- Intensive Care Unit and Cardiovascular Care Unit cosmetic renovation

• Other campus upgrades
- Reconfiguration and expansion of the main visitor parking lot, adding 330 spaces for a total of 250 parking spaces
- Reconfiguration and expansion of the Center for Childbirth parking lot, adding 162 spaces for a total of 369 parking spaces.
- New exterior sanitary sewer system
- New exterior site electrical distribution system
- Main interior electrical substation replacement
- Replacement of two air handling units
- Replacement of electrical automatic transfer switches
- Chiller replacement
- Mechanical, electrical and cosmetic upgrades to  the existing operating rooms
- Replacement of secondary interior electrical substation

AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Mainland Campus History

AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Mainland Campus is part of AtlantiCare, an integrated system of services designed to help people achieve optimal health. AtlantiCare is comprised of AtlantiCare Regional Health Services including AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center with three locations (ARMC Mainland Campus, Pomona; ARMC Atlantic City Campus, Atlantic City and ARMC Satellite Emergency Department, Hammonton), ambulatory services and AtlantiCare Physician Group; the AtlantiCare Foundation, and AtlantiCare Health Solutions, an accountable care organization. Highlights of ARMC Mainland Campus’s history include:

2013 - AtlantiCare Regional Health Services Board approves $62.5 million  AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Mainland Campus Transformation Project.
2009 - ARMC Mainland Campus opens $20 million Cardiac Catheterization & Rhythm Center
2005 - ARMC Mainland Campus opens $35 million dollar expansion, which includes new Emergency Department and Roger B. Hansen Center for Childbirth
2005 - ACMC name changes to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center (ARMC)
2001 -

ACMC Mainland Campus opens the Heart Institute, the region’s only cardiac  surgery


1975 - Atlantic City Medical Center (ACMC) Mainland Division opens, Pomona
1973 - Atlantic City Hospital name changes to “Atlantic City Medical Center”
1898 - Atlantic City Hospital opens at 26 South Ohio Avenue, Atlantic City, admits first 

patient, 11-year-old Gussie Johan


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.

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