– Atlantic General Hospital held a ribbon cutting for the newly expanded
Auxiliary Thrift Shop on Thursday.. Members of the Auxiliary and supporters
of Atlantic General Hospital gathered for remarks from AGH President and
CEO Michael Franklin, as well as Vice President of Public Relations and
Auxiliary liaison, Toni Keiser, and Auxiliary Thrift Shop manager, Jane Wolnik.
The thrift shop, which is managed and staffed entirely by volunteers, has
nearly tripled in size with the expansion. In addition to raising more
than $190,000 a year for Atlantic General Hospital, the thrift shop donates
clothing to those in need through Worcester Gold and Worcester County
Department of Social Services as well as to inpatients who are without
sufficient clothing at discharge.
The thrift shop accepts donations at the door of a large variety, including
clothing, shoes, accessories, jewelry, household items, sports equipment,
books, linens, and more. All items are sold at a reasonable price, with
all of the profits from the sales going to the hospital to support patient
care services, new technology and education to benefit the community.
The thrift shop is open Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The address
of the newly renovated shop is 10452 Old Ocean City Blvd., Berlin, Maryland, 21811.
Photo: Atlantic General Hospital associates, Auxiliary members, and community
supporters gather around for the ribbon cutting of the newly expanded
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