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Atlantic General Hospital And Health System Auxiliary Holds Awards Luncheon

Berlin, Md. The Auxiliary of Atlantic General Hospital and Health System recently held its awards luncheon and presented President and CEO, Michael Franklin, FACHE with a check in the amount of $180,000 for their fiscal year 2015 fundraising efforts.

The Auxiliary presented awards to Marlene Bohn and Janet Houser, in recognition of approximately 10,000 hours coordinating special sales for the Auxiliary Thrift Shop which raised nearly $90,000 over the past four years. They also presented Michael Franklin, AGH President and CEO, with a check totaling $180,000. This donation is a culmination of all fundraising activities throughout the 2015 fiscal year. These funds will be used for patient room renovations and to support additional strategic initiatives and expansion of programs provided by the hospital and health system.

The Auxiliary is the second largest single hospital in volunteer numbers with over 400 members and our volunteers provide more than 30,000 hours of service to the hospital annually. Volunteers support the Hospital by donating their time and expertise every aspect of our Hospital and Health System as well as in the community. Volunteers also serve on Hospital teams and committees providing crucial insight and community support to our Hospital.

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Mary Ellen Arena, Corresponding Secretary, Auxiliary; Ann Hamilton, Treasurer, Auxiliary; Janice Slaysman, Vice President, Auxiliary; Michael Gough, President, Auxiliary; Michael Franklin, FACHE, President and CEO, AGH; J. Bergey, Jr. Treasurer, AGH Board of Trustees.

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