– Atlantic General Hospital recently held a ribbon cutting and grand opening
for the John H. ‘Jack’ Burbage, Jr. Regional Cancer Care Center,
more than 250 community members and supporters of Atlantic General Hospital
gathered for remarks from hospital leadership and Jack Burbage himself.
Burbage addressed the community about the importance of opening the cancer
center, stating, “If we only save one life – it’s worth
Those who attended the grand opening received guided tours and had the
opportunity to meet the staff of the Burbage Regional Cancer Care Center,
including medical oncologists Roopa Gupta, MD, and Rabindra Paul, MD,
and radiation oncologist Manoj Jain, MD.
The Burbage Regional Cancer Care Center was developed based upon the unique
needs of the community as well as decades worth of cancer research, and
support by the Campaign fo the Future. Cancer treatment has changed and
improved dramatically in recent decades, so that most cancer care in the
country is now delivered in community hospital settings.
“Creating a cancer care facility where all of the care can be received
on one campus, in a comfortable, convenient and accessible location, means
that the best cancer care out there is now available right here,”
stated Michael Franklin, the president and CEO of AGH.
Under one roof, the Burbage Regional Cancer Care Center offers the latest
in radiation therapy, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, genetic counseling,
nutrition counseling, financial support services, and massage therapy
and other supportive care services for cancer patients.
The Burbage Regional Cancer Care Center is located at 9707 Healthway Dr.,
Berlin, Maryland, 21811. For more information on the cancer care services offered,
www.atlanticgeneral.org/rccc. To make an appointment, call 410-641-6888.
About the Campaign for the Future
Burbage is co-chair on the Atlantic General Campaign for the Future, alongside
Michelle Fager, another long-time AGH supporter. This campaign will allow
Atlantic General Hospital to complete $35 million in capital projects.
Among them was the construction and completion of the new 18,000-square-foot
full service John H. ‘Jack’ Burbage Jr. Regional Cancer Care
Center. Other projects include the completion of the 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 more than $6,000,000 of the
$10 million goal in pledges, commitments and grants.
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 for individuals with cancer or blood/autoimmune
disorders, retina surgery 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 Hospital, visit
Atlantic General Hospital associates, board members, local dignitaries,
and community supporters gather around for the grand opening of the John
Burbage Jr. Regional Cancer Care Center.
L to R: Michael Franklin, FACHE, President and CEO of AGH; Michelle Fager,
co-chair of the AGH Campaign for the Future; John H. ‘Jack’
Burbage Jr., co-chair of the AGH Campaign for the Future; Hugh Cropper,
chair of AGH board of trustees; Todd Ferrante, chair of AGH foundation;
Mary Knight, City Council, town of Ocean City.