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AtlantiCare celebrates Cancer Survivors’ Week with patients, families

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For Immediate Release: June 13, 2013

Patients at the AtlantiCare Cancer Center Institute, a Fox Chase Cancer Center Partner, celebrated AtlantiCare’s Cancer Survivors’ Week June 3 through 7. An extension of National Cancer Survivors Day®, which this year fell on Sunday, June 2, AtlantiCare’s Cancer Survivors’ Week honored patients and their families as they visited the Center for treatment.  Thursday, June 6 – Bloomin’ Day - staff shared potted Gerber daisies with them. Other daily gifts or treats included tote bags, tee-shirts, frozen yogurt (sponsored by Gilda's Club South Jersey), massages, water ice and soft pretzels.



AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute Cancer Survivors Seek Group shot

Caption: Pictured left to right, back row are Frank Ricco, van driver for AtlantiCare’s Cancer Care Institute; Trina Stratton of Egg Harbor Township, family member of a patient; Joleen Peterson, of Vineland, patient; Leo Connelly, of Egg Harbor Township, patient. Front row left to right are Celita Hinson, of Atlantic City, patient; Barbara Barabin, of Atlantic City, patient. Staff gave potted Gerber daisies to patients and their family members in honor of AtlantiCare’s Cancer Survivors’ Week at the AtlantiCare Cancer Center Institute, a Fox Chase Cancer Center Partner.

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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