Faith-Based Partnership

Partnering Faith Organizations

  • Coastal Sanctuary – Berlin
  • Curtis United Methodist Church – Bishopville
  • Lighthouse Church of God – Berlin
  • Ocean City Baptist Church – Ocean City
  • St. Paul’s by the Sea
  • Episcopal Church – Ocean City
  • St. Paul United Methodist Church – Berlin
  • Temple Bat Yam – Berlin

The Beginning

Atlantic General Hospital and seven area churches joined forces in 2010 to offer free health management services to the community to help them adopt healthier lifestyles and change the healthcare paradigm from “healing” to “preventing.”

These efforts take place in the partnering churches where parishioners are better able to access the resources. Educational sessions on healthy eating and exercise are available through the program. Each parishioner's health is addressed holistically, with mind, body and soul all taken into consideration.


All community resources from services ranging from transportation services to home health agencies and more are maintained electronically through the Network of Care website.

Computer Access

Through our Patient-Centered Medical Home and the Faith-Based Partnership, Atlantic General Hospital has been able to install computers with internet access in five area houses of worship. These computers are for community use, and allow individuals to access online health information as well as Atlantic General Hospital and Health System's PERKS Patient Portal. All ongoing IT support is furnished by Atlantic General Hospital.

Houses of worship that now offer community access to the internet through this program:

  • Holy Savior Catholic Church, Ocean City
  • Stevenson United Methodist Church, Berlin
  • Community Church of Ocean Pines
  • Temple Bat Yam, Berlin
  • Atlantic General Hospital Chapel, Berlin

For more information about the partnership and its role in the Patient-Centered Medical Home model, please call Chaplain Gail Mansell, at Atlantic General Hospital, at 410-641-9725.