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Sunsations family donate to AGH to memorialize mother

Sep 21, 2017
The Atlantic General Hospital Campaign for the Future recently received a donation of $52,000 from the Sunsations family, in memory of Celia Krasner, mother of Terri Sibony, for 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; Jack Burbage, Jr., Campaign for the Future co-chair; Avi and Terri Sibony from the Sunsations family; Tammy Patrick, development officer Atlantic General Hospital Foundation; Toni Keiser, vice president Atlantic General Hospital Public Relations.

 

Printed 09/22/2017

 

The Atlantic General Hospital Campaign for the Future recently received a donation of $52,000 from the Sunsations family, in memory of Celia Krasner, mother of Terri Sibony, for upcoming projects including the new John H. “Jack” Burbage, Jr. Regional Cancer Care Center.

Sunsations started in 1983 with its first store located on the Boardwalk in Ocean City. Since then, Sunsations has grown to over 35 locations in Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, New Jersey, North Carolina and Florida.

“The Sunsations family is proud to support our hometown not-for-profit hospital and recognize the importance of having a cancer care facility right here, in Worcester County,” said Avi Sibony, Sunsations proprietor. “Not only did we lose our mother, Celia, to cancer after extensive travel back and forth for care, but several family members have dealt with cancer diagnosis and treatment. We are happy to help do our part in bringing comprehensive cancer care to our community.”

“We’re extremely grateful for the commitment shown to our not-for-profit community hospital and the generous support of local small businesses like the Sunsations family of stores,” said Campaign for the Future Co-Chair Jack Burbage. “With the support 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. It is scheduled to open in spring 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.  For more information, visit www.atlanticgeneral.org.

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