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Shore United donates $5K to AGH campaign

Jul 06, 2017
The Atlantic General Hospital Campaign for the Future recently received a donation of $5,000 from Shore United Bank toward upcoming projects including the new John H. “Jack” Burbage, Jr. Regional Cancer Care Center. Pictured, from left, are Michael Franklin, president and CEO Atlantic General Hospital; Michelle Fager, Campaign for the Future co-chair, AGH Foundation Board of Directors secretary; Tammy Patrick, development officer Atlantic General Hospital Foundation; Terri Johnson, vice president, commercial banking officer Shore United Bank; Tom Mears, Shore United Bank market executive; and Toni Keiser, vice president public relations Atlantic General Hospital.

(July 7, 2017) The Atlantic General Hospital Campaign for the Future received a donation of $5,000 from Shore United Bank toward upcoming projects including the new John H. “Jack” Burbage, Jr. Regional Cancer Care Center.

Shore United Bank and its community of companies has a rich history dating back to 1850. The bank is committed to the success of its communities and maintains strong ties within the communities it serves.

“We’re honored to support Atlantic General Hospital and its mission to bring services like comprehensive cancer care to the community,” said Tom Mears, Shore United Bank market executive.

“We’re extremely grateful for the commitment shown to our not-for-profit community hospital and the generous support of local businesses like Shore United Bank,” said Campaign for the Future Co-Chair Jack Burbage. “The way healthcare services are delivered is changing, but Atlantic General’s commitment to state-of-the-art medicine only grows stronger. Philanthropy plays a critical role here in our community – thanks to the generosity and support of the residents and businesses of our community – we can help AGH meet the challenges of providing the very best healthcare services right here – close to home.”

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 will 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, its 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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