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PRMC Makes It Official

SALISBURY – The Peninsula Regional Health System has announced that Peggy Naleppa, president of Peninsula Regional Medical Center, was also named the CEO of the 358-bed hospital in Salisbury and President/CEO of the Peninsula Regional Health System. 

This completes a succession plan approved by the Board of Trustees in 2008, in which Naleppa assumes control of Peninsula Regional Medical Center and the Peninsula Regional Health System from immediate past President/CEO Alan Newberry. 

Naleppa began her health care career as Director of Neurosurgical Services at George Washington University Medical Center in Washington, DC.   She has served as a clinical leader or as a senior executive at several hospitals in Maryland including Anne Arundel Medical Center, Calvert Memorial Hospital and St. Mary’s Hospital.  She has served as the President of the Maryland Chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) and has held several leadership positions with the Maryland Hospital Association.

“Ms. Naleppa is an extremely capable and knowledgeable senior level health care executive who has professionally led our Medical Center as its president for the last year, and is a proven leader who will excel in her now role,” said Board of Trustees Chairman Murray “Ray” Hoy, EdD.

Courses Completed

OCEAN CITY – Tricia Walsh, Sales Producer, of the Insurance Management Group, Inc. has successfully completed the Certified Insurance Service Representative, Agency Operations Class and Personal Residential Class, held in Salisbury.

The insurance courses attended were two of the five parts offered by the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers Association of Maryland.   After the successful completion of all five courses covering all major areas of the insurance field and five comprehensive examinations, Walsh will be rewarded the CISR designation by The National Alliance for Insurance Education and Research, the nation’s foremost provider of professional insurance and education.

Imaging Department Accredited

BERLIN – Atlantic General Hospital’s full service imaging department has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation for its open and closed MRI as the result of a recent facility survey conducted by the American College of Radiology (ACR).

Accreditation is voluntary, and those healthcare organizations who seek this distinction receive evaluations for image quality and procedure by board-certified radiologists and physicists who are experts in the field. The accreditation program also evaluates the qualifications of staff, adequacy of equipment, and quality control and assurance measures that the facility has implemented.

“Peninsula Imaging, along with the hospital administration and staff, is committed to provide the best up-to-date care for the patients in the community,” said Dr. Assen Todorov, medical director of the imaging department at Atlantic General. “This includes upholding the highest standards set by the ACR.  All of the radiologists in the group are board certified and continue to stay current with new MRI protocols and exams to best utilize the resources of the imaging department.”

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