AGH Receives Career And Technology (Cte) Award For Partnership With Worcester Technical High School


Berlin, Md. Atlantic General Hospital was presented with a CTE Award of Excellence by the MSDE (Maryland State Department of Education) for their partnership with the Worcester Technical High School on a project to design a personal protective suit with telemedicine capabilities.

The CTE Awards are sponsored by MSDE and recognize business partners, teachers and other organizations that create opportunities for students to learn about and prepare for careers. Recipients provide learning opportunities for students via internships and mentorships where they can participate in real-world projects.

The Atlantic General Hospital project that Worcester Technical High School students participated in offered a solution to utilizing telemedicine equipment where PPE might be required (for example in treating patients with Ebola). Students worked collaboratively with support of AGH to develop the solution and presented it to leadership this winter.

“We are lucky to have the Worcester County Technical High School so close. Students showed how innovative our future workforce is. They worked collaboratively to solve a real-world problem and then presented it to us. The level of professionalism the students displayed was incredible,” Michael Franklin added.

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Receiving the award on behalf of Atlantic General Hospital were, Lou Taylor, AGH Board of Trustees Chair; Tracy Hunter, AGH Health Literacy Liaison; Michael Franklin, FACHE, AGH President/CEO and Valerie Ziglejeva.

About the Career and Technology (CTE) Award

The Maryland CTE Awards of Excellence program is sponsored by the Maryland State Department of Education. It is an annual event recognizing business partnerships, outstanding programs, change agents, distinguished service and CTE student organizations. The business partnerships award is presented to a business that has established a strong working partnership with a secondary or postsecondary institution in order to support, promote and improve CTE programs. The results of this partnership benefit the school, community and business. The distinguished service award honors individuals who have demonstrated a high level of leadership, vision and achievement in career and technology education. The Innovations in CTE award honors individuals using innovative future-focused strategies that keep CTY on the cutting edge.

About Atlantic General Hospital

Atlantic General Hospital has been providing quality health care to the residents of Worcester, Wicomico, Somerset (Md.) and Sussex (Del.) Counties since May 1993. Built by the commitment and generosity of a dedicated community, the hospital’s state-of-the-art facility in Berlin, Md. combines old-fashioned personal attention with the latest in technology and services. Atlantic General Health System, its network of more than 25 primary care provider and specialist offices, care for residents and visitors throughout the region. For more information about Atlantic General Hospital, visit

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