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AtlantiCare presents St. Gianna Beretta Molla Parish with AED -Presentation is 101st since 2002

Media Contacts: Jennifer Tornetta, 609-569-7010,

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For Immediate Release:  August 9, 2013

AtlantiCare representatives presented an automated external defibrillator (AED) to St. Gianna Beretta Molla Parish August 4 in Northfield, on behalf of the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Heart Heroes. It was the 101st AED AtlantiCare has presented through the Heart Heroes’ Matching Funds Program since it began in 2002.

The ARMC Heart Heroes is a volunteer group that assists the Heart Institute at ARMC and AtlantiCare Foundation in raising funds 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. AEDs can restore a normal heart rhythm in victims of sudden cardiac arrest. Audible and/or visual prompts guide the user through the process.

Those interested in becoming an ARMC Heart Hero volunteer should fill out a volunteer application online. For more information about the AtlantiCare Heart Heroes Matching Funds Program, including how to make a donation, or for information about other AtlantiCare programs and services, 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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