Berlin, Md. – The Atlantic General Hospital Campaign for the Future received
a donation of $5,000 from Shore United Bank toward upcoming projects including
the new John H. “Jack” Burbage, Jr. Regional Cancer Care Center.
Shore United Bank and its community of companies has a rich history dating
back to 1850. The bank is committed to the success of its communities
and maintains strong ties within the communities it serves. “We’re
honored to support Atlantic General Hospital and its mission to bring
services like comprehensive cancer care to the community,” said
“We’re extremely grateful for the commitment shown to our not-for-profit
community hospital and the generous support of local businesses like Shore
United Bank. The way healthcare services are delivered is changing, but
Atlantic General’s commitment to state-of-the-art medicine only
grows stronger. Philanthropy plays a critical role here in our community
– thanks to the generosity and support of the residents and businesses
of our community – we can help AGH meet the challenges of providing
the very best healthcare services right here – close to home,”
said 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 over $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 will be complete in early 2018.
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
From left: Michael Franklin, president and CEO Atlantic General Hospital;
Michelle Fager, Campaign for the Future Co-Chair, AGH Foundation Board
of Directors secretary; Tammy Patrick, development officer Atlantic General
Hospital Foundation; Terri Johnson, vice president, commercial banking
officer Shore United Bank; Tom Mears, Shore United Bank market executive;
and Toni Keiser, vice president public relations Atlantic General Hospital.