02-03-2017

ATLANTIC GENERAL HOSPITAL FOUNDATION CAMPAIGN FOR THE FUTURE RECEIVES DONATION FROM CLIFF AND DONNA BERG

Berlin, Md. – Atlantic General Hospital Foundation received a $5,000 donation from Cliff and Donna Berg toward its Campaign for the Future and the development of the new Regional Cancer Care Center.

Cliff and Donna live in Ocean Pines having moved to this community from Chadds Ford, Pa. after retiring. Cliff was a principal in a financial planning firm while Donna worked for Christiana Care Hospital as a medical technologist. Cliff serves on Atlantic General Hospital's Foundation Board and is president of Ocean City/Berlin Rotary Club. Donna volunteers for the American Cancer Society and Atlantic United Methodist Church Thrift Shop.

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 continued support of community members, like Cliff and Donna that recognize the value of our local not-for-profit hospital and health system and its services to our friends, neighbors and visitors. 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,” commented Burbage.

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.

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 Hospital, visit www.atlanticgeneral.org.

Photo caption:

From left: Tammy Patrick, Development Officer Atlantic General Hospital Foundation; Cliff and Donna Berg; and Michael Franklin, president and CEO Atlantic General Hospital.

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