For Immediate Release: May 15, 2013
Representatives of the Heart Institute at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center (ARMC), Pomona, New Jersey, presented an automated external defibrillator to the Atlantic City Aquarium Monday through the ARMC Heart Heroes Matching Funds Program.
The ARMC Heart Heroes is a volunteer group that raises funds for the Heart Institute at ARMC through the AtlantiCare Foundation to place AEDs in the community. The Heart Heroes fund a portion of the AED and community groups and/or organizations provide the remaining funds. The presentation at the Aquarium will be the 97th AtlantiCare has made through the Matching Funds Program and through full donations since 2002. AEDs can restore a normal heart rhythm in victims of sudden cardiac arrest. Audible and/or visual prompts guide the user through the process.
For more information about the AtlantiCare Heart Heroes Matching Funds Program, including how to make a donation, visit www.atlanticare.org, call the AtlantiCare Access Center at 1-888-569-1000 or find AtlantiCare on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AtlantiCare.
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 5,461 employees and 600 physicians serve the community in more than 60 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.
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