Berlin, Md. – The Atlantic General Hospital Campaign for the Future recently
received a donation of $52,000 from the Sunsations family, in memory of
Celia Krasner (mother of Terri Sibony) for upcoming projects including
the new John H. “Jack” Burbage, Jr. Regional Cancer Care Center.
Sunsations started in 1983 with its first store located on the Boardwalk
in Ocean City, Maryland. Since then, Sunsations has grown to over thirty-five
locations in Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, New Jersey, North Carolina
“The Sunsations family is proud to support our hometown not-for-profit
hospital and recognize the importance of having a cancer care facility
right here, in Worcester County. Not only did we lose our mother, Celia,
to cancer after extensive travel back and forth for care, but several
family members have dealt with cancer diagnosis and treatment. We are
happy to help do our part in bringing comprehensive cancer care to our
community,” added Avi Sibony, Sunsations proprietor.
“We’re extremely grateful for the commitment shown to our not-for-profit
community hospital and the generous support of local small businesses
like the Sunsations family of stores. With the support 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.
Opening in spring 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;
Jack Burbage, Jr., Campaign for the Future Co-Chair; Avi and Terri Sibony
from the Sunsations family; Tammy Patrick, development officer Atlantic
General Hospital Foundation; Toni Keiser, vice president Atlantic General
Hospital Public Relations.