– 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.
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