04-25-2017

ATLANTIC GENERAL HOSPITAL FOUNDATION RECEIVES DONATION TO CAMPAIGN FOR THE FUTURE FROM TAYLOR BANK.

Berlin, Md. – The Atlantic General Hospital Campaign for the Future recently received a donation of $200,000 from Taylor Bank for upcoming projects including the new John H. “Jack” Burbage, Jr. Regional Cancer Care Center.

Taylor Bank has been a steadfast supporter of Atlantic General Hospital and Health System since its inception. Since then the organization has donated $194,500 to the hospital and health system through various campaigns including previous expansion campaigns, as well as the annual Anniversary Celebration and annual Golf Classics. The new $200,000 donation is the largest single donation granted by Taylor Bank to any not-for-profit organization in the banks history.

“We’re extremely grateful for the commitment shown to our not-for-profit community hospital and the generous support of local organizations like Taylor Bank. 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,” commented Campaign for the Future Co-Chair, Jack Burbage. Ray Thompson, Taylor Bank President and Chief Executive Officer also commented “we are delighted to assist Atlantic General Hospital and Health System in the Campaign for the Future fundraising. We recognize the vital role Atlantic General Hospital plays in providing high quality healthcare and other services to our local area residents, and we believe our donation demonstrates the bank’s commitment and investment in our local communities.”

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 nearly $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: James Ryan Bergey, III, AGH Board of Trustees member, Taylor Bank Board of Directors member; Michelle Fager, Campaign for the Future Co-Chair, AGH Foundation Board of Directors Secretary; Jack H. Burbage, Jr., Campaign for the Future Co-Chair, AGH Board of Trustees, Past Chair 2011-2014, Taylor Bank Board of Directors member; M. Dean Lewis, AGH Foundation Board of Directors member, Taylor Bank Board of Directors member; the Honorable Charlotte Kerbin Cathell, AGH Board of Trustees Member, Taylor Bank Board of Directors member; G. Hale Harrison, AGH Board of Trustees Member, Taylor Bank Board of Directors member; Raymond Thompson, Taylor Bank President and Chief Executive Officer, Taylor Bank Board of Directors member, AGH Corporation Board member; James Bergey, Jr., AGH Corporation Board member, AGH Board of Trustees, Past Chair 1996-1998, Taylor Bank Board of Directors member; Hale Harrison, AGH Foundation member, AGH Board of Trustees, Past Chair 1998-2000, Taylor Bank Board of Directors member; Michael Franklin, President and Chief Executive Officer, Atlantic General Hospital; Todd Ferrante, AGH Foundation Board Chair, AGH Board of Trustees member; and Lou Taylor, AGH Board of Trustees Chair, Taylor Bank Board of Directors member.

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