Berlin, Md. – Greater Ocean City native, Joe Wilson, recently gifted the Atlantic
General Hospital Campaign for the Future with a $5,000 donation.
Wilson is a native of the greater Ocean City, Md. area and has spent most
of his life here. Upon graduating from Worcester Prep he attended the
College of Charleston where he earned a degree in Political Science.
Following college Wilson returned to Ocean City to care for his parents
and take over their Real Estate business before they both passed away
from cancer. He chose to invest in the Atlantic General Hospital Campaign
for the Future because of its commitment to affording patients and their
families more time together, the ability to telecommunicate with physicians
from across the bridge at the University of Maryland Medical Center and
cut down on frivolous travel time. “I wish this was an option for
me and my family five years ago when my parents were battling cancer.
It is of the utmost importance to do my part to try and help impact the
lives of others within our community that may be going through similar
experiences,” commented Wilson.
“We’re extremely grateful for the unwavering support of the
community. The way healthcare services are delivered is changing, but
Atlantic General’s commitment to state –of- the -art medicine
only grows stronger. We can help AGH meet the challenges of providing
the very best healthcare services right here – close to home, so
that families like Joe’s can have the quality of live they so deserve,
rather than traveling countless miles for treatments,” commented
Campaign for the Future Co-Chair, Jack Burbage.
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 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.
From left: Tammy Patrick, development officer Atlantic General Hospital
Foundation; Joe Wilson, realtor, Mark Fritschle Group Condominium Reatlty,
Ltd.; and Toni Keiser, vice president public relations.