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Berlin, Md. The Auxiliary of Atlantic General Hospital and Health System recently held its annual awards dinner 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 a Stephen Decatur high school student, Dana Kim, for her outstanding service to the hospital. Kim has provided the registration/information department with 231 hours of service this year and plans to continue volunteering throughout the summer. Kim has volunteered with Atlantic General Hospital for three years, and has completed a record amount of 400 hours as an Auxiliary teen volunteer.

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

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 28,000 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. The Auxiliary Coordinators were recognized for their organization and hard work training the new volunteers as they come in, and keeping their different groups running smoothly.

There was a special recognition at this year’s Auxiliary awards dinner, as there are five Auxiliary members who have been with Atlantic General Hospital since the beginning. Eileen Gibbons, Mary Lou Jones, Eileen Shea, and Edna Smith were recognized and thanked for their 25 years of dedication to volunteering at AGH.


From left: Auxiliary 25 year members Edna Smith, Mary Lou Jones, Eileen Gibbons, and Betty Lou Bowman are recognized.

The Auxiliary coordinators are recognized for their service to the hospital, the Auxiliary, and the community.

From Left: Tae Kim, father of Auxiliary Teen Volunteer of the Year, Dana Kim, Auxiliary Teen Volunteer of the Year, Tom Zimmer, Stephen Decatur High School principal, and Michael Franklin, president and CEO of AGH.

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