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(April 5, 2019) Sandy Gillis, owner/operator of Creative Day Spa, and Palmer Gillis, founder and CEO of Gillis Gilkerson, as well as Trond and Linda Emberland, owners of Trond’s Pool Care, each donated $25,000 toward the Atlantic General Campaign for the Future.

The Gillises are very active in the community and frequently open their home to local organizations, raising money for, among others, Maryland Capital Enterprises, PRMC Behavioral Health Campaign, Joshua M. Freeman Foundation, Ocean City Art League and the Atlantic General Hospital Junior Auxiliary Group.

“We believe that emergency care is important to our family and, important as well to our local community. As year-round residents, our family and friends have had to utilize the vital services offered in the AGH Emergency Room,” the Gillises said. “Recognizing the importance of this community asset, we are excited to participate in its improvements and maintain this valuable resource in the most modern manner possible with today’s latest technology and advances in medicine.”

“We are Ocean City locals and are very grateful for the opportunity to contribute to the AGH Campaign for the Future,” the Emberlands added. “Worcester County has a unique giving atmosphere and we are excited to help in any way we can.”

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 more than $7,077,000 of the $10 million goal in pledges, commitments and grants.

Atlantic General Hospital has been providing quality health care to the residents of Worcester, Wicomico and Somerset counties is Maryland and Sussex County, Delaware, since May 1993.

Built through the commitment and generosity of a dedicated community, Atlantic General’s main facility in Berlin combines the warmth of personalized attention with the reassurance of medical expertise and advanced technology.

The not-for-profit hospital provides quality specialty care in oncology, medical and surgical weight loss, orthopedics, and women’s diagnostics among other services.

Atlantic General Health System, its network of more than 40 primary care providers and specialists, cares for residents and visitors throughout the region. For more information about Atlantic General Hospital, visit www.atlanticgeneral.org.

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