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PRMC Promotion

SALISBURY – The Peninsula Regional Health System recently announced the official promotion of Lura Cynthia “Cindy” Lunsford to the position of Executive Vice President/COO at Peninsula Regional Medical Center.

Lunsford, who has previously served as Peninsula Regional’s Vice President of Ambulatory and Professional Services since April of 2005, assumed administrative responsibility for the overall day-to-day operation of the Medical Center last summer.

Throughout her 30-year career in health care, Lunsford has provided senior executive leadership for multiple clinical programs, community outreach efforts and hospital-based services and departments. Immediately before joining Peninsula Regional in March of 2005, she served as the Vice President of Community Services at University Health Services, Inc., a 612-bed hospital in Augusta, Ga. 

“Ms. Lunsford possesses clinical and senior level administrative experience and a vast knowledge of the unique nature, challenges and complexities of today’s health care system,” said Peggy Naleppa, MS, MBA, Dr. M, FACHE, President/CEO of Peninsula Regional Medical Center. “She is a proven leader who has played a key role in many of our growth initiatives including the creation of the Medical Center’s Woodbrooke Medical Complex in Salisbury.”

Discount Card Available

WEST OCEAN CITY – The Ocean City Outlets’ Preferred Shopper Cards for 2010 are now available.

These members-only cards offer discounts in addition to the outlets’ already low prices. The first 100 members may exchange their 2009 cards at Factory Brand Shoes to receive an outlet shopping bag filled with additional outlet retailer coupons, merchandise, 2010 brochure with walking map and the 2010 Preferred Shopper Card.

If you do not have a 2009 card, the discount shopping cards are available on-line at www.ocfactoryoutlets.com.

Top Company Agents

BERLIN – Sonia Zaffiris has been named top listing agent for Hileman Real Estate for the month of November, while Cindy Crockett was named top sales agent for the month.

Center Earns Designation 

SALISBURY – The Breast Diagnostic Center at Peninsula Regional Medical Center has been awarded designation as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR). By awarding this designation, the ACR recognizes the Breast Diagnostic Center as having earned full accreditation in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, breast ultrasound and ultrasound-guided biopsy.

This designation signifies that the Breast Diagnostic Center meets the highest standards of the radiology profession. Peer-review evaluations, conducted in each breast imaging modality by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field, have determined that this facility has achieved high practice standards in image quality, personnel qualifications, facility equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance programs.

 “We are very proud of this designation,” said David Walker, MD, Medical Director of the Breast Diagnostic Center at Peninsula Regional. “It recognizes the quality of every aspect of the Breast Diagnostic Center. We have an excellent team of radiologists, technologists and support staff who are highly qualified to perform and interpret breast images, and our equipment has been designated as having met or exceeded all quality assurance and safety guidelines.”

University Among Best Values

SALISBURY – Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine has again named Salisbury University (SU) one of the 100 Best Values in Public Colleges.

Featured in the February 2010 edition, SU and the other campuses listed “are noteworthy for their combination of top-flight academics and affordable costs.” Academic quality carries more weight in the formula Kiplinger’s uses.

Each institution receives two rankings based on several factors, including out-of-state and in-state costs. SU’s out-of-state ranking is 48th among the top 100, while its in-state ranking is 59th. More than 500 traditional four-year institutions nationwide are surveyed.

“In difficult economic times, the news that SU has once again placed among the top 100 schools is particularly welcome,” said SU Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs Diane Allen. “This latest ranking confirms what we at Salisbury University have long known: Our outstanding faculty and thriving campus community provide a first-rate, yet affordable, education for students.”

The magazine based its rankings on several factors including admission rates, freshman retention rates, student-faculty ratios, and four- and six-year graduation rates, among others.

SU is one of only four University System of Maryland campuses in the top 100. The others are the University of Maryland College Park, University of Maryland Baltimore County and Towson University.

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