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New Board Officers Elected

SALISBURY – Andrew W. Booth of Salisbury was recently named chairperson and Velda E. Henry of Berlin was named vice chair of the board of trustees at Wor-Wic Community College.

 Booth was appointed to the board in 2006 and served as vice chair from July of 2008 to June of 2009.  He is a principal engineer at Andrew W. Booth & Associates, an architectural and engineering firm in Salisbury that he founded in 1979.

Originally appointed in 1995, Henry served as vice chairperson from July of 1999 through June of 2001 and as chairperson from July of 2001 through June 2003. She was re-appointed to a new six-year term this July. Henry is employed in the human resources department at the Worcester County Board of Education in Newark.

In addition to Booth and Henry, Wor-Wic board of trustees members include Russell W. Blake and William H. Kerbin of Pocomoke City, and D. Gary Boggs, Morgan Hazel and Robert M. Lawrence of Salisbury.

Courtyard Opening Celebrated

OCEAN CITY – The new Courtyard by Marriott is having its grand opening ribbon cutting on Aug. 25 at 4 p.m. The ribbon cutting will be held outside the hotel with light refreshments to follow in the hotel lobby on the third floor.

The 91-room Courtyard by Marriott is managed under the direction of the Newport Hospitality Group in Williamsburg, Va. The general manager is Ryan Lee of Gaithersburg, Md. The director of sales is Caitlin Evans of Salisbury.

The hotel is conveniently located on 15th street and the boardwalk. The hotel offers an indoor-outdoor pool, kid’s splash zone, fitness center and business center. All rooms are equipped with a mini refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker. All rooms have a HD flat panel televisions and spacious balconies that overlook the beautiful Ocean City scenery. For conferences and social events, the hotel offers banquet and meeting space suitable for all business and social needs.

On site is also the Captain’s Table Restaurant, a local’s favorite that offers breakfast, lunch and dinner and specializes in seafood and steak.

Corporation Acquires Bank Shares

BERLIN – Reese F. Cropper Jr., chairman of the Board of Calvin B. Taylor Bankshares, Inc., has announced that the Board of Directors has authorized the corporation to acquire up to 301,539 shares (10% of outstanding stock) of its Common Stock.

The shares could be acquired from time to time in open market transactions, in block purchases or otherwise. The shares would be used for appropriate corporation purposes.

Hospital Earns Awards

SALISBURY – Peninsula Regional Medical Center has been named a top performer in a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Premier healthcare alliance value-based purchasing (VBP) project that rewards hospitals for delivering high quality care in five clinical areas.

The project tracks process and outcome measures in five clinical areas – acute myocardial infarction (AMI or heart attack), heart failure, coronary artery bypass graft (open heart surgery), pneumonia, and hip and knee replacement. Based on fourth-year results from the project, Peninsula Regional earned a total of 6 Top Improvement and Attainment Awards in all five possible clinical areas.

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