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AtlantiCare Helps Seashore Gardens Obtain Automated Difibrillators

AtlantiCare helps Seashore Gardens obtain automated difibrillators

Shown with the automated external defibrillators and signs to notify people of the devices are, from left, Jim Smith, noble grand of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Union Lodge 213, a matching-funds partner; Martin H. Klein, president and CEO of Seashore Gardens Living Center; Adrienne Beinfest, chairman of the board of Seashore Gardens; Rose Marie McCarthy, R.N., outreach coordinator with the AtlantiCare Heart Institute; and Alexander Lieberman, M.D., medical director at Seashore Gardens. submitted

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP — AtlantiCare presented two automated external defibrillators to Seashore Gardens Living Center through the AtlantiCare Heart Heroes Matching Funds Program.

Sudden cardiac arrest affects more than 300,000 people each year, according to the SCA Foundation. An AED can help to save 40,000 lives each year.

The AEDs are the 277th and 278th AtlantiCare has placed on behalf of the Heart Institute through the AtlantiCare Foundation-funded program. A small group of volunteers began the program in 2002, after AtlantiCare opened the region’s first and only cardiac surgery program in 2001. Through the program, AtlantiCare Heart Hero funds cover half of purchase price of the AED and the requesting organization covers the other half. In some cases, other organizations donate the matching funds.

The Simon & Sylvia Zisman Seashore Gardens Living Center is a nonprofit home for the aged, guided by Jewish tradition, law and charity, dedicated to enriching the quality of life for its residents. The 125,000 square foot facility includes assisted living, short and long term nursing care, Alzheimer’s care, respite care and full rehabilitation services.

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