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AGH Earns Award

BERLIN – Medication error is a common threat to patient safety: it is estimated that 7,000 patients die in the U.S. each year as a result of medication errors and a larger number require further treatment. The American Hospital Association points to incomplete patient information – including known allergies and current medications – as one of a handful of principle causes.

Through a $50,000 Cardinal Health Grant, Atlantic General Hospital created a software solution to link hospital and physician office medication and allergy records and thus reduce these kinds of errors.

In recognition of this innovative solution, Atlantic General was recently awarded the 2007 Health Data Management Editors Choice Award for small and medium-sized hospitals at the Third Annual World Healthcare Innovation and Technology Congress in Washington, D.C.

New Accountants

BERLIN – Cindy Garrish and Pamela Heying recently joined Tyler & Company’s accounting department as staff accountants. Their knowledge and public accounting experience will be an asset to the firm, according to a company press release.

L&F Offices Merge

BERLIN — Long & Foster Real Estate has announced the consolidation of the Ocean Pines Sales and Rental offices with the West Ocean City office.

“We feel we will be better able to serve all the needs of our clients in the communities of Ocean Pines, West Ocean City, Ocean City, Berlin and the surrounding areas by having all of our services under one roof in a central location. Clients will be able to buy, sell, rent, obtain a mortgage and have access to title services in a comfortable environment.” Said Regional Vice President Mark Holloway.

Area sales services will now be handled at the West Ocean City office location on Route 50 in the Odachowski Plaza adjacent to Herring Creek. The Rental Division will join them in January. 

“This is the age of one-stop shopping and we want to provide that convenience to our clients and customers” said Holloway.

Top Company Producers

BERLIN – Seacoast Realty, a Carl M. Freeman Company, has announced November’s Top Producers for all eight Seacoast Realty locations at a recent Sales Meeting.

Wayne Phillips of the Ocean City office received top honors for listing volume for the month of November.

Top listing volume awards for individual agents by office are Pam Pridgeon for Bethany Beach office; Robert Kauffman for Clarksville office; Sandy Greene for Marketplace office; and Wayne Phillips for Ocean City office.

“I am extremely proud of our entire Sales Team,” said Brigit Taylor, President and Broker of Seacoast Realty. “They consistently strive for excellence in customer service.”

Marc Grimes of the Bear Trap Dunes offices received the top honors for sales volume for the month of November

Top sales volume awards for individual agents by office are: Tammy Mushrush for Bethany Beach office; EF Quillen for Clarksville; Marc Grimes for Bear Trap Dunes; Steve Alexander for Sea Colony office; and Pat Eggers for Chapel Crossing office.

The Mike Conover Team received top honors for listings volume for a team for the month of November.

Top listing volume team swards were presented to the Mike Conover Team, comprised of Mike Conover, Carl Lynn, Brendan Garfield Crotty, Josh Atwell and Mary Conover, for Bethany Beach office; Team Timmons, comprised of John Timmons, Andy Timmons, Kae Quillen, Kathy Townsend, Kim Erwin and Rob Arlett, for the Ocean View office; Colleen & Missy Team, consisting of Colleen Bisaha Windrow and Missy Nalewaik, for the Bear Trap office; and Ann/Jen Team, featuring Anne Powell and Jennifer Hughes, for Bayside.

Team Dayna Feher received top honors for sales volume for a team for the month of November.

Top sales volume team awards were presented to Team Dayna Feher, consisting of Dayna Feher, Jeff Wolfenbarger, Betsy Hoyle and Sean Erwin, for the Bethany Beach office, and the Allison Stine Team, consisting of Allison Stine, Colleen Kellner and Bokul Bhuiya, for Marketplace office.

PRMC Appointment

SALISBURY – Peninsula Regional Medical Center President/CEO Alan Newberry has announced that Daniel J. Mulvanny has now been appointed vice president, general counsel for Peninsula Regional Medical Center and the Peninsula Regional Health System.

Mulvanny, who has served the Medical Center and Health System as its on-site general counsel since 2002, is an attorney with 30 years of experience concentrated in the area of health care law. He has vast experience in litigation, legislative analysis, Medicare and Medicaid payment, and regulatory compliance.

Mulvanny became a staff attorney with an indigent legal services program in 1977 after receiving his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Wisconsin School of Law in 1976. In 1980 he became an assistant regional attorney to the US Department of Health and Human Services in Illinois. He then became the assistant general counsel, and later the general counsel, to the Illinois Hospital Association. Beginning his career as a partner in private legal practice in 1989, Mulvanny has worked for three different law firms. In his work for those firms, he represented institutional health care providers, groups of providers and health care associations. 

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