THE FRANKLIN P. AND ARTHUR W. PERDUE FOUNDATION GIVES GENEROUS DONATION TO THE AGH CAMPAIGN FOR THE FUTURE

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.”

Caption:

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 www.atlanticgeneral.org.

###