Berlin, Md. – The Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation donated a generous
$100,000 towards the Atlantic General Campaign for the Future. They have
designated their funds to “The Perdue Inpatient Care Family Center,”
a waiting room that will be created within the modernization of the inpatient
care area on the second floor of Atlantic General Hospital.
“Atlantic General Hospital was created by our community, for our
community,” stated Michael Franklin, president and CEO of AGH. “The
support of the Perdue family and the Perdue Foundation speaks to the importance
of the Atlantic General Campaign for the Future. We are thrilled to include
their name on our modernized facility.”
The Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, the charitable giving
arm of Perdue Farms, was established in 1957 by company founder Arthur
W. Perdue and is funded through the estates of Arthur W. Perdue and Frank
Perdue. As part of their belief in supporting the communities where and
with whom we do business, the Foundation provides grants on behalf of
Perdue Farms in communities where large numbers of their associates live and work.
“At Perdue, we are proud to support Atlantic General Hospital and
make investments in programs and projects that better the communities
where our associates live and work,” said Kim Nechay, executive
director of the Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation. “The
renovations that these funds will help make possible will benefit many
people, many of whom will be Perdue associates and their family members.
It will be a wonderful asset to the Worcester County community.”
Photo 1: From left: Hugh Cropper I.V., chair of the Board of Trustees at
AGH; Toni Keiser, vice president of public relations at AGH; Michael Franklin,
president and CEO of AGH; Jack Burbage, AGH Campaign for the Future co-chair;
Jim Perdue, chairman of the Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation;
Kim Nechay, executive director of the Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue
Foundation; Michelle Fager, AGH Campaign for the Future co-chair; Colleen
Wareing, vice president of patient care services at AGH.
Photo 2: Jim Perdue, chairman of the Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation,
viewing the plans for the modernization of the inpatient care areas.
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 completion of a new 18,000-square-foot
full service cancer care center, 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 over $6,312,000.00 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 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, a network of more than 40 primary care providers
and specialists associated with AGH, cares for residents and visitors
throughout the region. For more information about Atlantic General Hospital, visit