BERLIN – The Atlantic General Hospital Campaign for the Future recently received a donation of $10,000 from Dale and Charlotte Kerbin Cathell of Berlin for upcoming projects including the new John H. “Jack” Burbage, Jr. Regional Cancer Care Center.
Charlotte and Dale were born and raised in Worcester County and have spent their entire lives here. Both recall that for many years the county was prevented from having a hospital and they experienced first-hand many long rides receiving hospital care that would have been quicker and less taxing on the family had there been a hospital in their own community.
“Now we have a first-class hospital facility in Atlantic General Hospital and are grateful to those Worcester County citizens who worked hard to establish such a quality healthcare center and to those citizens, including the dedicated administration and medical staff, who have worked hard over the years to improve upon the standards that are the foundation of the hospital. It’s amazing how far the hospital has come in providing such paramount healthcare to our community. One of the primary reasons we feel it is important to be a part of the AGH Capital Campaign is for our children and grandchildren who call Worcester County their home. The quality of our community healthcare touches every generation today and in the future. Our quality of life greatly depends on health. We are fortunate to have Atlantic General Hospital right here in our community, Worcester County,” said Charlotte Cathell, who has served as Register of Wills for Worcester County since 1998.
Charlotte Cathell has been a member of the AGH Foundation since 2014, currently serves on the foundation board of directors and the AGH Board of Trustees, among many other community positions.
Judge Dale Cathell retired from the Maryland Court of Appeals in 2007 after serving as Judge since 1980. He is the former chairman of the Commission on Racial and Ethnic Fairness in the Court System and served as an adjunct professor in land use law at the University of Baltimore School of Law.
“We’re extremely grateful for the commitment shown to our not-for-profit community hospital and the generous support of our friends and neighbors like Dale and Charlotte Cathell. The way healthcare services are delivered is changing, but Atlantic General’s commitment to state-of-the-art medicine only grows stronger. We can help AGH meet the challenges of providing the very best healthcare services right here – close to home,” said Campaign for the Future Co-Chair Jack Burbage.