|2011 Penguin Swim with Team Welsh
Mary Ann Welsh is the proud mother of five men, but only rarely does she get to see them and their families all at one time. One of those rare occasions was this past New Year’s when they all came together to celebrate the 50th birthday of her second son, Michael, who lives in Wisconsin. “He got every single one of them to come down and bring their family,” said Mary Ann, who has been volunteering at Atlantic General since 2000. “He told me months ago that he was going to do this and raise money for ‘my ...
Ocean Pines Diabetes Support Group Lends a Shoulder
In 2005, Ellen Lurz relocated with her husband, Ray, to the Pines from Baltimore, a move that many area residents made at one time or another, but one that she was not entirely comfortable with. She had to leave behind the only family she had in Baltimore and start a new beginning. That same year, Ellen was diagnosed with diabetes. “I grew more and more depressed. I had a new job, a new home, no friends or family nearby, and a new disease,” she said. In April 2006, Ellen started working at Atlantic Gener...
The New www.atlanticgeneral.org
Atlantic General Hospital launched its overhauled web site on January 18, a fresh-faced version that offers more health information, articles and videos than before as well as a search feature and a more intuitive structure that makes navigation easier. The new site also came with a new set of real-time wait times -- this time for the hospital’s three Atlantic ImmediCare locations at the Rite Aids in Pocomoke, Ocean Pines and Millsboro. The web site carried over the convenience of online bill payment and...
Fighting Cancer at AGH
January 19, 2011 Sarah Cooper sits in the infusion chair receiving her round of chemotherapy prep – Aloxi to prevent nausea and a steroid followed by Benadryl – through the tubing connected to the IV port hidden under her clothes. This part of the process takes roughly an hour, and she sits with her legs crossed at the ankles while her father, Ben, reads a newspaper by the window of the infusion room located on the second floor of Atlantic General Hospital. One of two inpatient rooms retrofitted for che...
From the President
I hope you enjoyed reading this issue of Atlantic General Hospital’s On Call publication. In this issue you read about the various clinical programs that we have added or expanded over the past year. Investing in the expansion of our services to better serve our community and ensure that we are achieving our mission, requires continuous attention from our leadership team, communication with our physicians, and oversight and governance from our Board of Directors. Less noticeable on a day-to-day basis is ...
AGH Patient wins USA Triathlon Championship after Hip Fracture Repair
When 67-year-old David McNeely was struck by a car and sustained a fractured hip while cycling in Fenwick Island on July 4th weekend in 2009, his first reaction was to get up and attempt to walk his mangled bike the six blocks home. Although he eventually conceded to the paramedics’ wishes and took a trip to Atlantic General’s emergency room, his tenacity and unwillingness to give in to human frailty have continued. He had to miss the International Triathlon Union’s 2009 World Championship he was trainin...
Atlantic General's New Eye Surgery Center Opens
Atlantic General Hospital recently announced the opening of its new Eye Surgery Center. This Center of Excellence, which utilizes existing hospital space, offers comprehensive surgical services to treat cataracts and glaucoma as well as illnesses and injuries of the retina and vitreous. The Eye Surgery Center required the purchase of specialized surgical equipment to outfit one of the hospital’s OR suites as well as the recruitment of retina specialists to complement the scope of services already pr...
What is the Appropriate Level of Health Care: Outpatient Observation, Extended Care Recovery or Inpatient Admission?
Hospitals across the country are evaluating the manner in which patients are classified when they receive services in the hospital setting. As a result of changes in our regulatory systems, we are now required to implement a process that clearly distinguishes the status and level of care for patients receiving care in the hospital. AGH is currently developing policies and procedures to assist healthcare providers (physicians, nurses, etc.) to identify patients according to the level of care they need and...
Winter/Spring 2010 Issue
Seasonal Affective Disorder | Do more online at www.atlanticgeneral.org | MRI services accredited by the American College of Radiology | Going Live with eCare | and more...
Fall 2009 Issue
2009 Community Benefits Report | Hospital Mini Annual Report | Donor Recognition: A warm & sincere thank you | and more...
Summer 2009 Issue
Walk- in clinics at three Rite Aids near you | The new palliative care program at Atlantic General | Worcester County's only outpatient mental health program | and more...
Winter/Spring 2009 Issue
Atlantic Health Center Expansion Update | One man's story: how Birmingham Hip Resurfacing improved his life | Introducing online wait times for emergency room services | ... and more
Fall 2008 Issue
2008 Community Benefits Report | Annual Report | A special thank you to our donors | ... and more
Spring/Summer 2008 Issue
Atlantic General's 15th Anniversary issue | Expansion of services at the Atlantic Health Center | We-Care program, a link for those living alone | ... and more
Winter/Spring 2008 Issue
Grand opening of new medical office building | The new Electronic Medical Record | Center for Joint Surgery doc performs six joint replacements for patient | ... and more
Fall 2007 Issue
Annual Report | Diabetes Education | A thank you to our sponsors and donors | Community Benefits update ... and more
Summer 2007 Issue
Specialized Wound Care, the Wound Care Center comes to AGH | AGH's Designated Stroke Center | Community Benefits update ... and more
Spring 2007 Issue
New Knee & Hip Procedures at the Center for Joint Surgery | Centralized Scheduling -- just one phone number for all your primary care needs | the 30 Minute ER Promise ... and more
Fall 2006 Issue
2006 Fall Golf Classic | 2007 Penguin Swim | Diabetes Outpatient Education Program ... and more
Summer 2006 Issue
2006 Visions for Total Health Conference | Patient Satisfaction | Community Benefits Report | Pediatric Care in Worcester County ... and more
Fall 2005 Issue
ENCARE | Penguin Swim | Community Benefits Report | Atlantic General Hospital welcomes new president | ...and more