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AtlantiCare to recognize John Schultz, Gary Hill and Howard Slotoroff, MD with Edward R. Knight Award - "Emerald City" theme of AtlantiCare's 55th Annual Century Club Gala

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For Immediate Release:  May 1, 2014


Who:  More than 800 people

What:  Are expected to attend AtlantiCare’s 55th Century Club Gala, recognizing John Schultz and Gary Hill, of Atlantic City and Howard Slotoroff, MD, of Egg Harbor City, with the Edward R. Knight Award during its Annual Century Club Gala.

When:  Saturday, May 3, 6:45 p.m. to midnight
• 6:45 to 7:45 - Reception – Reception area will be decorated in black and white
• 7:45 – Guests follow yellow brick road into main ballroom
• 8:10 – Remarks/Edward R. Knight Award Presentation

  • David Tilton, president and CEO, AtlantiCare will welcome guests
  • Benjamin Zeltner, chair, AtlantiCare Foundation Board of Trustees, will acknowledge sponsors and announce a major fundraising initiative
  • Presentation of Edward R. Knight Award to John Schultz, Gary Hill and Howard Slotoroff, MD by David Tilton and Eugene Arnone, AtlantiCare Health System Board Chair

Where: Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa Event Center, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, New Jersey

Media interested in covering the event should contact Jennifer Tornetta.
***All still and video footage is to be taken in the Event Center with no additional coverage permitted on the casino floor.

Details:  AtlantiCare will recognize John Schultz and Gary Hill, of Atlantic City and Howard Slotoroff, MD, of Egg Harbor City, with the Edward R. Knight Award during its Annual Century Club Gala. Event chairpersons are Haitham Dib, MD, and his wife Faten Dib, of Linwood; and Kenneth Steinberg, chairman, AtlantiCare Regional Health Services Board, and his wife Patricia Steinberg, of Longport. In recognition of this being the 55th year of the gala, the theme of the black tie-optional event is Emerald City. Proceeds of the gala will benefit AtlantiCare’s Healthy Schools, Healthy Children and Healing Arts programs and AtlantiCare’s Growing Green initiative. The event has garnered more than $600,000 in sponsorships.

Event Highlights

Gala décor will mimic sets from 1939 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film, The Wizard of Oz. The reception area will be decorated in black and white. The voice of an announcer inviting guests to “Follow me, my pretties,” will prompt guests to follow a yellow brick road lined with lollipops enroute to the main ballroom, which will be decorated in full color, to mimic the film’s use of Technicolor in the land of Oz, and have a backdrop of the film’s Emerald City.

Character actors will portray the film’s Dorothy, the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion, and Scarecrow and the Wicked Witch of the West characters. 

Entertainment will be by Hank Lane Music’s Michael Hart Band.

About the Edward R. Knight Award
AtlantiCare established the Edward R. Knight Award in 1998 to honor those who contribute to building a healthier community. It is named for the late Edward R. Knight, PhD, who was chairman emeritus of ARMC and who devoted more than 50 years of service to improving healthcare for those who live and work in southeastern New Jersey.

AtlantiCare is recognizing Schultz and Hill, for their philanthropy over the last 24 years. The two founded the Metropolitan Business & Citizens Association (MBCA), for which Shultz serves as president and Hill as community relations director, in 1990.  The MBCA has provided more than $280,000 to support local charities and civic events. The two co-founded the Schultz-Hill Foundation, a non-profit organization, in 2003, to promote the arts, history and education in southern New Jersey. The Foundation has supported over 50 arts and historical organizations and provided more than $50,000 to area students and teacher. Both honorees also personally serve on the boards and/or as members of many other charitable organizations. Schultz, a former Atlantic City Council member, co-founded and still serves on Atlantic City’s Special Improvement District. Hill is a member of the AtlantiCare Foundation Board of Trustees and of AtlantiCare’s Healing Arts Committee, and has served on the AtlantiCare Gala committee for several years.

AtlantiCare is recognizing Slotoroff for his dedication to patients. He was a member of ARMC’s Medical Staff for more than 37 years, serving as director of the hospital’s Division of Urology. Slotoroff retired from practice in November, 2013. Prior to joining AtlantiCare’s Medical Staff, he did a medical internship at what was then Atlantic City Medical Center. He served in the United States Air Force from 1973 to 1975, where he was chief of Urology at Malcolm Grow Medical Facility at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland. He was and continues to be a role model for physicians and staff.  A Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Slotoroff is a past president of the Atlantic County Medical Society and was a member of the American Urological Association and the Endourological Society. His colleagues and patients have benefited from his altruism, humility, congeniality and his commitment to education.

About AtlantiCare’s Healthy Schools, Healthy Children Program
AtlantiCare’s Healthy Schools, Healthy Children program works with area schools to create and sustain healthy school environments by providing resources and programming to ensure students are healthy and ready to learn.

About AtlantiCare’s Healing Arts Program
Through its Healing Arts program, AtlantiCare incorporates artwork in the healthcare setting with a goal of creating a healing, serene environment. AtlantiCare dedicates one percent of all new building costs to the commission of artwork by local and regional artists.

About AtlantiCare’s Growing Green Initiative
AtlantiCare’s Growing Green initiative empowers the community to take charge of its health by offering funds, resources, and education around the creation of access points for fresh, healthy food. By fostering the creation and sustenance school and community gardens, AtlantiCare encourages healthier food choices while beautifying open spaces in neighborhoods and schools.



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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