Berlin, Md. The Auxiliary of Atlantic General Hospital and Health System recently held its annual awards dinner to recognize volunteers. AGH volunteers support the 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.

AGH volunteers donate more than just their time. They also raise funds for the Foundation through lobby sales and operation of the thrift store. During their awards dinner the Auxiliary 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.

In addition to recognizing volunteers, Kitty Reeves, Auxiliary president, presented an award to a Stephen Decatur high school student, Dana Kim, for her outstanding service to the hospital. Kim volunteers at the registration/information department and plans to continue volunteering throughout the summer. Kim has volunteered with Atlantic General Hospital for four years, and has completed a record amount of over 500 hours as an Auxiliary teen volunteer.

Volunteers who have contributed 100 hours, 200 hours and 300 hours of service or more to the hospital and health system and all committee chairs were also recognized.

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.


Photo 1: From left: Jackie Choate, Auxiliary recording secretary; Michael Franklin, president and CEO of Atlantic General Hospital; Kitty Reeves, Auxiliary president; Nick Salafia, Auxiliary treasurer, and Todd Ferrante, chair of the Atlantic General Hospital Foundation accept the check toward the hospital’s Campaign for the Future.

Photo 2: The Auxiliary volunteers are recognized for their 300 hours of service to the hospital, the Auxiliary, and the community.

Photo 3: Kitty Reeves, Auxiliary president, presented Dana Kim, Auxiliary Teen Volunteer of the Year, with her award.

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