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Berlin, Md. The Auxiliary of Atlantic General Hospital and Health System recently held its annual awards luncheon and presented president and CEO, Michael Franklin, FACHE with a check in the amount of $50,000 toward their $300,000 pledge to the hospital’s Campaign for the Future.

Judy Baumgartner, Auxiliary teen volunteer coordinator, presented an award to two Stephen Decatur high school students, Sarah Bianca and Dana Kim, for their outstanding service to the hospital. Ms. Bianca volunteered 125 hours throughout the school year and plans to continue her service in the registration/information department throughout the summer months. Ms. Kim has provided the registration/information department with 158 hours of service and, too, will continue volunteering throughout the summer.

“Ms. Bianca’s and Ms. Kim’s service is much appreciated. We are so blessed to have the help and support of our high school volunteers. Both young ladies should be very proud of their commitment to serving their local, not-for-profit hospital and the community,” said Judy Baumgartner, teen volunteer coordinator.

Volunteers who have contributed 100 hours of service or more to the hospital and health system and all committee chairs were also recognized. Volunteers support Atlantic General Hospital by donating their time and expertise in every aspect of the hospital and health system as well as in the community, providing more than 40,000 hours of service to the hospital annually.

Volunteers also serve on hospital teams and committees providing crucial insight and community support to Atlantic General Hospital.

Aux Awards lunch_High School Volunteers – (From L to R) Joseph and DeAnna Bianca, parents of teen volunteer, Sarah Bianca; Ryan Cowder, Assistant Principal, Stephen Decatur High School; Dana Kim with her father, Tae Kim; and Judy Baumgartner, Teen Volunteer Coordinator.

Aux Awards lunch_check presentation – (From L to R) Margie DiNenna, Auxiliary Corresponding Secretary; Michael Franklin, FACHE, AGH President & CEO; Kathleen Loetz, AGH Auxiliary President; Barbara Lischak, Auxiliary Treasurer; Barbara Loffler, Auxiliary Recording Secretary (not pictured, Janet Mengel, Auxiliary Vice President and Luncheon Chair)

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