Mainland Auxiliary announces $500,000 pledge toward AtlantiCare expansion

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Announcing the Auxiliary’s pledge are, from left, Lori Herndon, executive vice president of AtlantiCare, and president and CEO of AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center; Linda Stanton, president of the Mainland Auxiliary; Johanne Coleman, chairman of the Mainland Auxiliary Holly Day Luncheon Committee; and David Tilton, president and CEO of AtlantiCare. Announcing the Auxiliary’s pledge are, from left, Lori Herndon, executive vice president of AtlantiCare, and president and CEO of AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center; Linda Stanton, president of the Mainland Auxiliary; Johanne Coleman, chairman of the Mainland Auxiliary Holly Day Luncheon Committee; and David Tilton, president and CEO of AtlantiCare.

Linda Stanton of Mullica Township, president of the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Mainland Auxiliary, announced Wednesday, Dec. 4 that the auxiliary has committed to a $500,000 pledge to benefit the Mainland Campus Transformation Project.

“We are so excited to help support the transformation of AtlantiCare’s Mainland Campus,” Stanton said. “AtlantiCare has become an integral part of this community and has done wonderful things for people in Pomona and in southern New Jersey. This auxiliary has been a partner to AtlantiCare since we began in 1974, and we are excited to support AtlantiCare in this new, exciting chapter of its history.”

The Mainland Campus Transformation Project is scheduled to break ground early in 2014, and will include a 35,000-square-foot addition to the hospital, upgrades to the existing building and additional enhancements and renovations.

The Auxiliary has “helped us build a foundation of trust and respect in our community,” AtlantiCare’s chief operating officer Margaret Belfield told auxiliary members at their annual Holly Day Luncheon at the Carriage House in Galloway. “You’ve offered countless hours of volunteer work that have contributed greatly to the heart and soul of our organization … countless bake sales, the annual motorcycle ride, hundreds of knitted blankets – and, of course, 35 years of kicking off our holiday season with this Holly Day celebration.”

The auxiliary also presented AtlantiCare with more than $24,000 in gifts to benefit patient programs and services.

“It is our mission to support the efforts of AtlantiCare,” Stanton said. “There are exciting changes coming to healthcare and to the Mainland Campus, but we recognize that other needs still exist.”

Among Wednesday’s gifts, the auxiliary presented the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit with $3,500. It will sponsor 10 nurses from the medical surgical team obtain specialty certificates through the American Nursing Credentialing Center. And the auxiliary is donating $3,000 to AtlantiCare Heart Heroes for placement of five automated external defibrillators in the community.

The annual luncheon, started in 1978, is the auxiliary’s largest fundraiser. Open to the public, it regularly draws 200 or more guests. It included lunch, gift and gift basket door prizes and raffles and holiday entertainment by pianist Gabe Coia.

Founded in 1974, the Auxiliary has raised more than $2 million to benefit patient services at ARMC Mainland and will celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2014.


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