ATLANTIC CITY — The Rothman Institute will donate $3 million toward AtlantiCare’s $62.5 million “transformation and modernization project” at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center’s Mainland Campus in Galloway Township, to be finished in 2016.

The announcement was made Saturday night by AtlantiCare President and CEO David Tilton, who was speaking at AtlantiCare’s 55th Century Club Gala at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa Event Center. The event was held to present the Edward R. Knight Award to John Schultz and Gary Hill, of Atlantic City, and Dr. Howard Slotoroff, of Egg Harbor City.

AtlantiCare established the Knight Award in 1998 to honor those who contribute to building a healthier community. Knight, a Ph.D., was chairman emeritus of AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center and devoted more than 50 years of service to improving health care for those who live and work in southeastern New Jersey.

The Rothman Institute is based in Philadelphia and has a clinical partnership with Atlanticare at the Mainland Campus.

Proceeds of the gala benefit AtlantiCare’s Healthy Schools, Healthy Children and Healing Arts programs and AtlantiCare’s Growing Green initiative. The event has garnered more than $600,000 in sponsorships.

Richard Degener

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