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MT&T Bank donates $100K to Atlantic General Hospital

Aug 03, 2017
The Atlantic General Hospital Campaign for the Future recently received a donation of $100,000 from the charitable foundation of M&T Bank. Pictured, from left, are Mike Gast, M&T senior relationship manager; Lou Taylor, AGH Board of Trustees Chair; Michael Franklin, president and CEO Atlantic General Hospital; Nick Lambrow, President M&T Bank Delaware Regional; Jack H. Burbage, Jr., Campaign for the Future Co-Chair, AGH Board of Trustees, Past Chair 2011-2014; Michelle Fager, Campaign for the Future Co-Chair, AGH Foundation Board of Directors secretary.

(Aug. 4, 2017) The Atlantic General Hospital Campaign for the Future recently received a donation of $100,000 from the charitable foundation of M&T Bank during the groundbreaking of the new John H. “Jack” Burbage Regional Cancer Care Center.

“We’re extremely grateful for the commitment shown to our not-for-profit community hospital and the generous support of local businesses like M&T Bank,” said Jack Burbage, co-chair for the Campaign for the Future. “The way healthcare services are delivered is changing, but Atlantic General’s commitment to state-of-the-art medicine only grows stronger. We can help AGH meet the challenges of providing the very best healthcare services right here – close to home.”

“Atlantic General Hospital is a premier provider of health care to the citizens of the Delmarva Peninsula,” said said Nick Lambrow, president of M&T Bank’s Delaware region.  “M&T Bank is proud to support the growth and expansion of AGH’s services.”

The funds raised during the $10 million Atlantic General Campaign for the Future will allow Atlantic General Hospital to complete $35 million in capital projects. Among them is construction of a new 18,000-square-foot full service cancer care center, completion of a women’s health center in West Ocean City, renovation of existing surgical facilities and expansion of emergency services within Atlantic General Hospital as well as improvements to inpatient care areas.

To date, the Foundation has already secured over $3 million of the $10 million goal in pledges, commitments and grants.

The new 18,000-square-foot Regional Cancer Care Center, which is to be built on hospital-owned property at the corner of Route 113 and Old Ocean City Boulevard (Route 346) in Berlin, will provide one centrally-located, convenient facility for the care and treatment of individuals with cancer and blood disorders.

In addition to existing medical oncology and chemotherapy infusion services and integrative therapies, the new center will include radiation oncology; PET imaging; laboratory services; community education and support facilities; and telemedicine technology that will allow patients and their physicians to consult with other cancer care experts, preventing unnecessary travel for consultation and follow up care for patients who may require more intensive cancer care services.

Construction is slated to be complete in early 2018.

Atlantic General Hospital has been providing quality health care to the residents of Worcester, Wicomico and Somerset counties in Maryland and Sussex County, Delaware since May 1993.

Built by the commitment and generosity of a dedicated community, the hospital’s state-of-the-art facility in Berlin, combines old-fashioned personal attention with the latest in technology and services. It provides quality specialty care such as weight loss surgery, orthopedics, outpatient infusion and chemotherapy for individuals with cancer or blood/autoimmune disorders and a comprehensive women’s diagnostic center.

Atlantic General Health System is a network of more than 40 primary care providers and specialists, care for residents and visitors throughout the region.

For more information about Atlantic General Hospital, visit www.atlanticgeneral.org.

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