Blog Posts in 2012

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12.12.2012
Custom Patient-Specific Surgical Instruments Help Agh Surgeon Improve Outcomes For Knee Replacement Patients

While choosing a high performance knee replacement is central to anyone who wants to return to an active lifestyle, there is a new surgical procedure available that may extend the life of knee implants. And, it’s less invasive, with an easier ...

12.07.2012
Atlantic General Hospital Receives Meaningful Use Funds

Atlantic General Hospital recently received $1.8 million from the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) for achieving Stage 1 Meaningful Use. Meaningful use, by federal definition, is the use of certified electronic health record (EHR) ...

12.03.2012
Medical Oncologist/Hematologist Joins Atlantic General Hospital

Atlantic General Hospital is pleased to announce that Rabindra Paul, M.D., has joined Atlantic General Hospital and Health System to provide medical oncology and hematology services. In this role, he oversees treatments at the Outpatient Infusion ...

11.30.2012
Atlantic General Hospital Neurologist Honored By National Ms Society, Maryland Chapter

Preeti Yonker, M.D., a neurologist with Atlantic General Hospital and Health System, was honored with the 2012 Ed Duggan Community Champion Healthcare Professional Award by the Maryland chapter of the National MS Society this month. The annual award ...

11.19.2012
Get a Handle on Your Holiday Shopping, Attend Santa's Shopping Spree on November 30

The Junior Auxiliary Group of Atlantic General Hospital will be holding a ladies’ night out for holiday shopping on Friday, November 30. Santa’s Shopping Spree, featuring more than 15 local vendors, will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. at ...

11.09.2012
Agh Penguin Swim 2013 Approaching

There’s one more thing to add to that holiday to-do list, and it doesn’t involve a turkey dinner or gift wrapping. It’s signing up for the 19th Annual AGH Penguin Swim. Individual and team participants can register now to start ...

11.06.2012
National Nurse Practitioner Week Celebrated November 11-17

As the health care provider shortage continues to top the national agenda, it is important that the public be aware that there are more than 155,000 nurse practitioners (NPs) in the United States who provide high-quality, cost-effective, ...

10.31.2012
Main Lobby Closed for Construction

The main entrance to the hospital will be closed temporarily on Friday, November 2 at 9 pm due to renovation and construction work. It will re-open in the morning on Monday, November 5. The entry will be closed to maintain a safe environment while ...

10.09.2012
Atlantic General Hospital Holds Girls Night Out Event During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Atlantic General Hospital’s Eunice Q. Sorin Women’s Diagnostic Center will be holding a Girls Night Out for area women. The free event, scheduled for Thursday, October 18, will have screenings for ...

10.03.2012
Recent Ranking Indicates Atlantic General Hospital Safest in the State

Atlantic General Hospital was recently ranked forty-sixth out of 46 hospitals in the state of Maryland on the MHACs scale. This is one time that being at the bottom is positive and, for patients in Worcester County and the surrounding area, ...

09.24.2012
Third Annual Ocean Pines Health Fair Scheduled for Saturday, October 6

Atlantic General Hospital’s Healthy Happenings Program and Peninsula Regional Medical Center in conjunction with the Ocean Pines Association are holding their 3rd Annual Ocean Pines Health Fair on Saturday, October 6. The fair will be held in ...

09.21.2012
Atlantic General Hospital to Provide Free Flu Clinics

Frequent handwashing and avoiding close contact with those who are sick certainly helps but, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the best way to prevent the flu is getting a flu vaccine each year. Influenza and ...

09.19.2012
Renovations Planned for Hospital's Main Lobby

Atlantic General Hospital will begin renovating its main lobby at the south entrance to the facility in October. The project is being carried out in conjunction with the construction of a larger cafeteria adjacent to the lobby to better serve ...

09.11.2012
Atlantic General Hospital Holds Next Diabetes Class Series Starting September 18

Atlantic General Hospital’s Diabetes Outpatient Education Program will hold its next group class series September 18, 20, 25 and 27, from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The series is taught by a nurse certified diabetes educator and a dietitian ...

08.31.2012
ATLANTIC GENERAL HOLDS NEW CHRONIC DISEASE MANAGEMENT CLASS

Do you have a chronic disease or condition or do you take care of someone with a chronic condition? If you do then you should consider making your life better by attending the Living Well workshop. The model for this program comes out of Stanford ...

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