February 6, 2016 |
David P. Tilton, chief executive of AtlantiCare Health System Inc., says he will retire on June 30. The announcement Thursday came about four months after Geisinger Health System acquired AtlantiCare, the dominant health-care system in Atlantic County. Lori Herndon, an AtlantiCare executive vice president who heads the system's hospital operations, will succeed Tilton on July 1, AtlantiCare said. Tilton has worked for AtlantiCare for 29 years, and has been president and CEO since 2007.
October 3, 2015 |
Geisinger Health System completed its acquisition of AtlantiCare Health System Inc., the dominant health-care system in Atlantic County, the two organizations said Thursday. The deal, which was announced nearly two years ago, adds to Geisinger's acute-care operations. Based in Danville, Pa., Geisinger already owned six acute-care hospitals in Pennsylania and this deal expands its licensed acute-care bed count by 36 percent. AtlantiCare operates hospitals in Atlantic City and Galloway Township with a total of 593 licensed beds.
August 24, 2015 |
The small, picturesque island off the southern end of Long Beach Island was once a popular seaside resort. It had a lighthouse, lifesaving station, two rustic hotels, 20 summer cottages, and a community meetinghouse that served also as a church and school. Vacationers from Philadelphia and southern New Jersey relaxed there as long ago as the late 1860s, enjoying its peaceful solitude, cool breezes, fishing, hunting, sailing, swimming, and clam bakes. But Tucker's Island's days were numbered.
May 29, 2014 |
David P. Tilton, president and chief executive of AtlantiCare, is convinced that merging with Geisinger Health System in Danville, Pa., will have a big payoff for his Atlantic County health system - despite the 211 miles separating the headquarters of the two organizations. "It works because they've proven that they can do this with other organizations as distant as West Virginia and Maine from their Danville headquarters," said Tilton on Tuesday after announcing that AtlantiCare had reached a definitive agreement to merge with Geisinger.
November 29, 2013 |
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas - As he prepared to inbound the ball with a little more than 7 minutes left in the game, Dylan Ennis delivered a message. "Let's go," the guard shouted to his Villanova teammates. "Let's put them away. " It was a glimpse at the fire Villanova coach Jay Wright and his players say Ennis, a sophomore transfer from Rice whose debut was delayed because of a broken right hand, brings to the Wildcats. Yesterday, it was on full display. Ennis came off the bench and scored 14 points on 4-for-5 shooting, and the Wildcats (5-0)
November 15, 2013 |
AtlantiCare, the dominant health-care provider in Atlantic County, has signed a letter of intent to join Geisinger Health System, an integrated health system in rural Pennsylvania known nationally for high quality and low cost, the providers said Wednesday. AtlantiCare had significant talks with seven health systems to find a partner that would help accelerate its move toward a model emphasizing health management rather than getting paid for discrete episodes of illness, David P. Tilton, AtlantiCare's president and chief executive, said.
October 17, 2013 |
No opera takes well to being caged. But in The Emperor of Atlantis , produced by Curtis Opera Theatre last weekend, the innate expansiveness of opera couldn't have been more appropriately contained than by a chain-link fence erected inside Curtis' studio theater - and not just because the piece was written in the Nazis' Terezin concentration camp. Inside the fence, singers were knee-deep in trash. Outside, authority figures came, went, and made proclamations without necessarily being physically present, through impersonal phone lines.
June 23, 2013
Is cider the new beer? Commonwealth Ciders, spun off recently from the Philadelphia Brewing Co., is evidence it just might be. These traditionally dry hard ciders ("Exported from Kensington") are different from many new American ciders, which trend too sweet. Commonwealth's plain flavor is bone dry with a whisper of natural sweetness and an elegant light touch, both in body and calories (just 160). Commonwealth is kicking into summer-refresher overdrive, though, with two new flavors this week, debuting with a tasting at Sunday's Headhouse Farmers' Market.
November 23, 2012 |
TREVEON GRAHAM scored 26 points and Rob Brandenberg added 15, including two late three-pointers, and Virginia Commonwealth upset No. 19 Memphis, 78-65, on Thursday night in the first round of the Battle 4 Atlantis at Paradise Island, Bahamas. The Rams used their frenetic style of play to take a 16-point lead in the first half, only to see the Tigers pull to 63-61 with 4:05 to play. VCU then went on an 11-0 run with all the points scored by Graham and Brandenberg. Brandenberg hit two three-pointers in the run and Graham one as the Rams finished 13-for-22 from behind the arc. The difference turned out to be three-point shooting.
January 19, 2012
Army burns off chemical weapons STOCKTON, Utah - The Army has destroyed about 90 percent of its aging chemical weapons after wrapping up work this week in Utah, where it has kept its largest stockpile - a witches' brew of toxins, blister and blood agents that accumulated through the Cold War. The Army's Deseret Chemical Depot burned its last hard weapons Wednesday in a 1,500-degree furnace - projectiles that contained mustard agent, which can...