ATLANTIC GENERAL HOSPITAL FOUNDATION RECEIVES DONATION FROM THE BANK OF
OCEAN CITY FOR ITS CAMPAIGN FOR THE FUTURE
Berlin, Md. – Atlantic General Hospital Foundation received a $100,000 donation
from the Bank of Ocean City toward its Campaign for the Future and the
development of the new Regional Cancer Care Center.
Jack Burbage and Michelle Fager, co-chairs of the Atlantic General Campaign
for the Future were on hand for the presentation of the donation. The
new cancer center will be named the John H. “Jack” Burbage,
Jr. Regional Cancer Care Center in honor of Burbage’s personal and
financial contributions to the hospital and the community.
“We’re extremely grateful for the unwavering support of the
Bank of Ocean City and the community. The new Regional Cancer Care Center
is a much needed resource in our community and will provide convenient,
quality access to care that Berlin and the region so deserves,”
About the John H. “Jack” Burbage Regional Cancer Care Center
The new 18,000-square-foot Regional Cancer Care Center, which is to be
built on hospital-owned property at the corner of Rt. 113 and Old Ocean
City Boulevard (Rt. 346) in Berlin, Md., 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 is due to begin in July 2017, with completion in early 2018.
About the Campaign for the Future
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 almost $3,000,000 of the $10
million goal in pledges, commitments and grants.
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. 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
From left: Todd Ferrante, chair of the Atlantic General Hospital Foundation;
Hugh Cropper, IV, AGH Board of Trustees; Michelle Fager, co-chair of the
Atlantic General Campaign for the Future; Michael Franklin, president
and CEO, Atlantic General Hospital; Earl Conley, Vice President of Bank
of Ocean City; Ried Tingle, President & CEO of Bank of Ocean City;
and John H. “Jack” Burbage, Jr., co-chair of the Atlantic
General Campaign for the Future.