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March 17, 2014

CHOP and AtlantiCare Announce Partnership

Agreement will provide CHOP Newborn Tertiary Care in Southeastern New Jersey

Contact The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Alison Fraser, 267-426-6054 (office), 267-634-2701 (cell)

Contact AtlantiCare
Jennifer Tornetta, 609-569-7010 (office), 609-335-3446 (cell)

Rene Bunting, 609-272-6313

March 17, 2014 –Philadelphia, PA and Galloway, NJ – Officials from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and AtlantiCare today announced a new partnership. CHOP Newborn & Pediatric Care at AtlantiCare is designed to deliver CHOP tertiary NICU services and the highest level of pediatric and subspecialist support in the southeastern New Jersey communities AtlantiCare serves.

The agreement will place CHOP Pediatric hospitalists on-site at the Stanley M. Grossman Pediatric Center at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center (ARMC) Atlantic City Campus. CHOP neonatologists will staff the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Roger B. Hansen Center for Childbirth at ARMC Mainland Campus, Pomona. CHOP clinicians also will consult with emergency teams at ARMC Atlantic City Campus Emergency Center and ARMC Mainland Campus Emergency Department, Pomona, when needed.

“This agreement is an example of how CHOP and its partners in Pennsylvania and New Jersey are delivering world-class pediatric care very close to home for our patients and their families,” said Madeline Bell, CHOP’s president and chief operating officer. “We are confident that families in Atlantic, Cape May, and Ocean counties will benefit greatly from the pediatric care that CHOP clinicians and their AtlantiCare colleagues will provide.”

“We are pleased to partner with the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, which is world-renown for its clinical care,” said Lori Herndon, executive vice president, AtlantiCare and president, chief executive officer, AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center. “Whether parents have a baby in our NICU, a child who requires hospitalization, or a teen who needs a specialist consult in the emergency center, the AtlantiCare CHOP team is committed to providing exceptional patient and family-centered care in collaboration with our community pediatricians."

Families seeking more information about the partnership can call the AtlantiCare Access Center at 1-888-569-1000, visit www.atlanticare.org or find AtlantiCare on Facebook.

About The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the CHOP Care Network

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia was founded in 1855 as the nation’s first pediatric hospital. Through its long-standing commitment to providing exceptional patient care, training new generations of pediatric healthcare professionals and pioneering major research initiatives, Children’s Hospital has fostered many discoveries that have benefited children worldwide. Its pediatric research program receives the highest amount of National Institutes of Health funding among all U.S. children’s hospitals. In addition, its unique family-centered care and public service programs have brought the 535-bed hospital recognition as a leading advocate for children and adolescents. In addition, our growing regional Care Network of more than 50-locations throughout southeastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey provides families in our region with access to CHOP-quality care close to home. CHOP Care Network sites offer services ranging from routine check-ups and immunizations to specialized testing and care for complex conditions to day surgery and urgent care. Through special partnerships with community hospitals, CHOP also provides inpatient care and consultative services, including telemedicine, for newborns and children.

About AtlantiCare

AtlantiCare is an integrated system of services designed to help people achieve optimal health. It does so by focusing on customer needs and expectations to provide accessible, comprehensive services of superior quality and value. AtlantiCare is comprised of AtlantiCare Regional Health Services including AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center with three locations, ambulatory services and AtlantiCare Physician Group; the AtlantiCare Foundation, and AtlantiCare Health Solutions, an accountable care organization. The region’s largest healthcare organization and largest non-casino employer, AtlantiCare’s more than 5,200 employees and 700 physicians serve the community in nearly 70 locations. AtlantiCare and its business units are governed by boards comprised of volunteer community leaders. AtlantiCare’s focus is to serve the community as a provider of health and wellness services.

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