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More than 200 to attend AtlantiCare Volunteer Appreciation dinner

Event part of National Volunteer Week Observance

For Immediate Release: April 9, 2014

Who: AtlantiCare

What: To hold Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

When: Thursday, April 10, 2014

  • 5:00 p.m. – reception
  • 5:45 p.m. – speakers
  • 6:00 p.m. - dinner

Where: Renault Winery Ballroom; 72 North Bremen Avenue, Egg Harbor City, New Jersey

Details: More than 200 people are expected to attend AtlantiCare's annual Adult Volunteer Appreciation event, one way AtlantiCare is recognizing volunteers during National Volunteer Appreciation Week, April 6 through 12. AtlantiCare's nearly 400 adult volunteers assist patients and staff throughout AtlantiCare in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, serving in various areas of AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, including the Joint, Spine and Heart institutes; Emergency and Radiology departments; Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Roger B. Hansen Center for Childbirth; Hospice and Palliative Care program; Information Desk; and throughout the hospital by performing in AtlantiCare's Creative Arts and Healing Program. Volunteers also include more than 148 auxiliary members, as well as pastoral counselors and business office assistants. AtlantiCare has approximately 75 junior volunteers, ages 14 to 17. It recognizes them with a summer luncheon.

Among volunteers who plan to be present at the dinner are:

  • Audrey Fisher, ARMC Atlantic City Campus Auxiliary president, of Egg Harbor Township, a volunteer since 1974
  • Linda Stanton, ARMC Mainland Campus Auxiliary president, of Sweetwater, a volunteer since 1975
  • Volunteers marking 40 years with AtlantiCare who will be present, will include
  •      Claire Schroer, of Galloway, past president, ARMC Mainland Campus Auxiliary, current member
  •      Marilyn Wimburg, of Ventnor, ARMC City Campus Auxiliary, current member
  • Phyllis Previti, of Ventnor, knitted 435 hats for newborns in 2013.
  • Eileen Castaldo, of Galloway, crocheted over 640 blankets for the Hearts, Hands and Hospice Program.

AtlantiCare volunteer highlights over the last 12 months include:

  • The ARMC Mainland Campus Auxiliary – which is marking its 40th anniversary this year – announced a $500,000 pledge.
  • The ARMC City Campus Auxiliary presented its fourth Martha B. Keates nursing fellowship.
  • The ARMC Heart Institute Heart Heroes donated the 100th automated external defibrillator through their matching funds program. They presented the 115th to the Galloway Senior Center April 8.

Media Contacts:

Jennifer Tornetta, (O) 609-569-7010, (C) 609-335-3446,

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Betsy Woerner, (O) 609-748-7539, (C) 609-385-6361,

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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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