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For Immediate Release: September 9, 2015

AtlantiCare, Jefferson® Neuroscience Network
to host fifth annual Stroke Summit
Nine regional experts to present

Who:           More than 250 healthcare providers

What:          Expected to attend AtlantiCare Neurosciences Institute and
                   Jefferson Neuroscience Network’s fifth annual Stroke Summit

When:         Thursday, September 10 – 7:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Where:        Golden Nugget Casino, Hotel & Marina, Huron Ave & Brigantine Blvd.,
                    Atlantic City, NJ, Grand Ballroom

Details:        The AtlantiCare Neurosciences Institute and the Jefferson Neuroscience Network will host their fifth annual Stroke Summit. More than 250 healthcare providers, including physicians, nurses, allied health providers, pharmacists, rehabilitation therapists, social workers, case managers, radiology technologists and first responders are expected to attend.

The summit will feature experts from AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center; Overlook Medical Center, Summit, NJ; Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA; and Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, OH. Experts will discuss topics related to advances in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of stroke and other neurological diseases.

The summit is designed to improve the knowledge, competence and performance of healthcare providers engaged in the daily care of patients who suffer from stroke and stroke-related conditions and diseases, in order to prevent a gap in knowledge about existing information and technology.

Topics and presenters include, but are not limited to:

9-10 a.m.Recognition & Management of Acute Stroke in the Telestroke Era – Maureen DePrince, BA, RN, CCRN, SCRN, director Neuroscience Network, Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience.

DePrince will discuss the telestroke process – the use of telemedicine specifically for stroke care; how to incorporate telemedicine into workflow/clinical practice; and the advantages related to patient outcomes and cost savings.

10:15-11:15 a.m.Update on Management of Spontaneous Intracerebral Hemorrhage - Chad M. Miller, MD, FNCS, system medical chief, Neurocritical Care and Cerebrovascular Disease. Ohio Health Medical Director, Neurocritical Care Unit Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, Ohio.

12:30-1:30 p.m.Brain Go Boom - John Cooper, RN - Brain aneurysm survivor and author of “Brain Go Boom.”

Cooper will share his personal journey from a ruptured brain aneurysm victim to a survivor and how he dealt with the life-changing event. In addition, he will discuss his experience as a healthcare professional turned patient. September 10 is also the release date for his book “Brain Go Boom.”

About the AtlantiCare Neurosciences Institute
AtlantiCare’s Neurosciences Institute is based at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Atlantic City Campus. The team uses the most advanced technology to diagnose and treat stroke and stroke-like syndromes and other neurological disorders of the brain and spine 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services has designated ARMC City Campus, Atlantic City, a comprehensive stroke center, and ARMC Mainland Campus, Pomona, a primary stroke center. AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center has earned the Gold Seal of Approval™ from The Joint Commission for Primary Stroke Centers.

About the Jefferson Neuroscience Network
The AtlantiCare Neurosciences Institute at ARMC is a member of the Jefferson Neuroscience Network. Through this collaboration, Jefferson and ARMC provide some of the most sophisticated care and expertise available to patients with time-sensitive neurovascular diseases. ARMC Atlantic City Campus is a comprehensive stroke center, utilizing leading-edge clinical protocols for the detection and treatment of stroke and other neuroscience disorders, and has access to the latest clinical trials.

Jennifer Tornetta, (O) 609-569-7010, (C) 609-335-3446, jennifer.tornetta@atlanticare.org
Betsy Woerner, (O) 609-748-7539, (C) 609-385-6361, betsy.woerner@atlanticare.org


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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