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Rite Aid, AGH Ink Accord

BERLIN – Rite Aid Corporation and Atlantic General Hospital and Health System have announced an agreement to open Atlantic ImmediCare clinics inside three Rite Aid stores in Ocean Pines and Pocomoke City and Millsboro, Del. this fall. The clinics, which will be open daily, will provide extended hours for care in the evening and on weekends.

At Atlantic ImmediCare, certified nurse practitioners will provide patients with quality care for common illnesses such as strep throat, ear infections, tick bites, flu, bladder infections, bronchitis and allergies, as well as school and employer physicals, laboratory tests, adult immunizations and health screenings.

“This is an exciting partnership for Atlantic General Hospital, Rite Aid and our community in that our Atlantic ImmediCare relationship will provide expanded access and affordable primary care services throughout our region,” said Michael Franklin, President and CEO of Atlantic General Hospital.

“These clinics will supplement the primary care practices we already have in these communities and will be a lower cost option to other types of immediate care. It also will provide an after-hours and weekend option for care other than the Emergency Room, which will potentially help lower the cost of healthcare in our region. Those who need additional services beyond what Atlantic ImmediCare provides will have direct access to the diagnostic and specialty treatment services of Atlantic General Hospital,” said Franklin.

The Atlantic ImmediCare clinics in select Rite Aid locations are open to anyone. They are especially beneficial, however, to those who are already patients of any of the existing providers within Atlantic General Health System and cannot perhaps secure an appointment with their regular provider.

With the patient’s permission, Atlantic ImmediCare can provide treatment information to the patient’s primary care provider to ensure continuity of care. Because of the affiliation with the hospital and health system, records of Atlantic ImmediCare visits for individuals who are existing patients of an Atlantic General Health System provider will immediately be available to that provider through the electronic medical record, ensuring a continuous, up-to-date medical history and more comprehensive care.

“The Atlantic ImmediCare clinics will complement the medication counseling and care provided by our pharmacists and provide the convenience of high-quality, affordable healthcare services to patients who won’t have to wait for an appointment to receive treatment for minor illnesses and get basic medical tests,” said Robert Thompson, Rite Aid Executive Vice President, Pharmacy.

New Bank Board Member

OCEAN CITY – Jeffrey T. Greenwood, M.D., FACEP was recently named to a position on the Board of Directors of Bank of Ocean City. He brings a new point of view and a wealth of knowledge to the Board of Directors.

Greenwood is a graduate of James M. Bennett High School and received his Bachelor of Science from Salisbury State University. He earned his Doctor of Medicine degree at University of Maryland Medical School, fulfilling his Emergency Medicine Residency at University of Maryland in June of 1996. Greenwood is licensed in both Maryland and Delaware.

In his welcoming statement, Wayne Benson, President and CEO of the bank said, “We are privileged to have someone of Dr. Greenwood’s character and experience join us on the Board of Directors, I am certain our customers, our employees, and our community will benefit”.

Greenwood’s current medical staff appointments include McCready Memorial Hospital, Peninsula Regional Medical Center and Atlantic General Hospital. He also serves as President of Emergency Service Associates and as Medical Director of Atlantic General Hospital’s Emergency Department.

Realtor Wins Award

OCEAN PINES – Lynette Bridges Catha of Prudential Carruthers Realtors® in Ocean Pines was awarded the 2009 Maryland Association of Realtors® (MAR) Rookie Realtor® Of The Year Award at the Annual Conference held at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center in Ocean City last month.

Bridges is the incoming president for the Coastal Delmarva Chapter of the Women’s Council of Realtors® (WCR) and has served on the Coastal Association of Realtors® Community Service Committee.

New Records Office Opens

SALISBURY – Peninsula Regional Medical Center and its Health Information Management (HIM) department announce the opening of a new Medical Records Satellite Office on the first floor of the Medical Center.

The new Medical Records Satellite Office provides customers an easy to access location where they may obtain copies of their medical record. It’s staffed Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. and located just off the Same Day Surgery/Labor & Delivery Entrance on Vine Street.

Customers must present photo identification at the time of pick up and request copies of their medical record in advance so they are available at the office.

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