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  • Writer's pictureThe Hammonton Gazette

Health Park at 10

(Left to right) Patient Access Associate III Teresa Kinchen, E.R. Tech Dori Ferreny, Medical Director of the Hammonton Satellite Emergency Department Dr. John Keogh, Lisa Puzzutiello, R.N., B.S.N. and JoAnn Belnis, R.N., B.S.N. stand inside the waiting room of the emergency department. (THG/Joseph F. Berenato.)

Congratulations to AtlantiCare’s Hammonton Health Park on the White Horse Pike (Route 30) on celebrating 10 years in the community. AtlantiCare’s commitment to local health has brought a satellite emergency department, the AMI AtlantiCare partnership for medical imagining and a host of specialists to the area in its facility, including the newer Joseph F. Umosella Pavilion. In addition, AtlantiCare has created jobs throughout the town, donated to local causes as a corporate sponsor and has continued to maintain the historic Ranere House located on the Hammonton Health Park property.

The health park, which was established two years after William B. Kessler Memorial Hospital closed permanently, has provided needed healthcare in the wake of the former hospital’s absence. The former hospital building also provides medical services, as it has now been filled with Pyramid Healthcare, which focuses on drug rehabilitation, as well as a surgicare center. The hospital was never a tax ratable; the facility is now on the tax rolls.

In other words, while we still don’t have a hospital, we do have many medical services and medical professional offices in Hammonton, primarily thanks to the efforts of AtlantiCare’s Hammonton Health Park, which is the leading medical entity in Hammonton, the surrounding area and in Atlantic County. We hope they will continue to acquire and develop land on the White Horse Pike.

“I think the acceptance from the community to partner with us for their healthcare is second to none. We’re just so proud to be a member of the Hammonton community, and are continuing to be grateful to be able to continue to work together,” Assistant Vice President for Primary Care and the Regional Administrator for Western Markets Glenn Ann Stoll said.

Her sentiments were echoed by Hammonton Health Park Site Director Donna Sutts.

“It’s a lot of good growth. It’s all good problems to have. We’ve increased the amount of physicians and the type of physicians,” Sutts said.

AMI AtlantiCare Medical Director Dr. Amerigo Falciani summed up the last decade for AtlantiCare’s Hammonton Health Park when he said Hammonton is “very fortunate to have a facility like this complex we have.”


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