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AGH Anniversary

Tickets Now On Sale

BERLINTickets are now available for Atlantic General Hospital’s 17th Anniversary Celebration. Invitations were just dropped in the mail for the exclusive gala, which is hosted by a different community member each year. This year, the celebration will be held at the north Ocean City home of Dr. William Allen on Thursday, May 20.

Kelly Foods Corporation has signed on as the title sponsor, and the event will be catered by Micky Fins.

“We appreciate the continued support from Kelly Foods Corporation, who has been our title sponsor for this event for six consecutive years,” said Todd Hershey, chairman of the Atlantic General Hospital Foundation. “I am also excited by what Gary Beach has in store for this year’s menu – he continues to evolve the offerings so each event is unique.”

AGH Development Director Amy Unger added, “We anticipate a strong response this year, so don’t wait until the last minute to purchase your tickets.”

All proceeds benefit the Atlantic General Hospital Foundation. For more information, call the Development Office at 410-641-9644. Tickets can be purchased online for $125 per person at www.atlanticgeneral.org.

Realtors Ink New Designation

OCEAN CITY – Kim Lucido-McCabe  and Courtney B. Richardson with Condominium Realty, Ltd./Mark Fritschle Group have earned the nationally-recognized Short Sale and Foreclosure Certification (SFR).

The National Association of Realtors® offers the SFR certification to agents wanting to help both buyers and sellers navigate these complicated transactions, as demand for professional expertise with distressed sales grows. The certification program includes training on how to qualify sellers for short sales, negotiate with lenders, protect buyers, and limit risk, and provides resources to help Realtors stay current on national and state-specific information as the market for these distressed properties evolves.

Company Names Top Agents

BERLIN – Hileman Real Estate announces the top listing and sales agent for the Month of March.

Sonia Zaffiris has been named top listing agent, while Bethany Drew has been named top sales agent.

New Credentials Earned

BERLIN – Murray Oltman, Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Atlantic General Hospital, has been credentialed as a Certified Healthcare Chief Information Officer (CHCIO) by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME).

 “We believe CHCIO status is now the standard that organizations must use when determining who leads healthcare IT projects and initiatives,” said Tim Stettheimer, PhD, chair of CHIME’s certification committee and CHIME Board of Trustees. “Becoming a Certified Healthcare CIO is not easy, but it’s important that we keep the bar high so this credential represents the best of the best.”

CHCIO status represents achievement of the highest standard of professional development for healthcare CIOs. The certification program is the only credentialing program that distinguishes healthcare IT executives from others in the industry.

 “I’m obviously especially pleased with achieving this recognition,” says Oltman. “Healthcare IT is an amazingly complex environment; CIOs must understand federal and state regulatory compliance issues, and have a thorough knowledge of the clinical setting, project management, human resources, patient rights, finances, privacy laws and public policy. Although my focus may be the integration of IT enabled technologies within the healthcare setting, I share the same goal of everyone at Atlantic General – to continually improve the patient care provided to our community.”

Insurance Course Completed

OCEAN CITY – Cate Carrick, Claims Representative of the Insurance Management Group, Inc. has successfully completed the Certified Insurance Service Representative, Insuring Personal Auto Exposures, held in Wilmington, Del.

The insurance course attended was one of the five parts offered by the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers Association of Maryland. 

Leaders To Speak At Conference

BERLIN On June 3, the partners of Worcester County’s new outpatient mental health services program will present at the 36th Annual National Alliance for Rural Mental Health Conference in Denver, Colo.

Atlantic General’s Krista Conway, the clinical leader of the mental health program, and Jeanette Troyer, the hospital’s Magnet program coordinator, along with Dr. Jennifer Shultz and Tracy Tilghman of the Worcester County Health Department, have been selected to present on the challenges of integrating public health and primary care services to address not only behavioral health issues, but also physical health, of the mental health population.

“It is crucial that we provide care that is closely coordinated with the resources of the Worcester County Health Department to make our outpatient mental health program successful and truly beneficial for our patients,” said Conway. “Fortunately, we have a strong relationship with the Health Department, and we all look forward to sharing what we know on a national level.” 

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