Berlin, Md. – Atlantic General Hospital held a formal groundbreaking ceremony
at the site of the new Regional Cancer Care Center, slated to be completed
in spring of 2018.
The groundbreaking event, held at the address for the new John H. “Jack”
Burbage, Jr. Regional Cancer Care Center, 9707 Healthway Drive, was well
attended with more than 200 in attendance. Local dignitaries, chamber
representatives and donors joined community members, hospital and health
system leadership and associates, including the cancer care team, to break
ground on the site where the 18,000 square foot building will be completed
“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. We are proud
to be your community hospital. 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.
"Your support is making a tremendous difference for our hospital and
all of the community members it serves. Your support is truly appreciated,”
added Michelle Fager, Campaign for the Future co-chair.
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Campaign for the Future donors.
Campaign Co-Chairs with Local Public Officials
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.