A Week In Business

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Company Department Addition

WILLARDS — Atlantic/Smith, Cropper & Deeley recently welcomed Brandon Green to its Commercial Lines Department.

Green, a client service agent, has been in the insurance industry for five years with experience as a transportation underwriter.

Training Seminar Attended

SALISBURY — R&R Coatings has announced that Mark Colletti and Cody Haddaway recently attended a two-day Everlast epoxy floor training seminar in Atlantic City, N.J.

Both are now certified in epoxy floor installation and look forward to working with new customers on epoxy floor systems.

Certification Earned

OCEAN CITY — Courtney B. Richardson of Condominium Realty has earned the Resort and Second-Home Property Specialist (RSPS) Certification.

Launched by the National Association of Realtors®, the program was created to better serve the growing second-home and resort real estate market and now has over 1,000 elite members. It allows buyers and sellers to have confidence in the ability of a Realtor® who specializes in resort and second-homes to assist them with their search.

Realtors who receive the RSPS certification have successfully completed the Resort & Second Home Markets Course along with another designation or additional advanced courses in the field of resort and second home real estate. The program focuses on reinforcing the knowledge and skill base that real estate professionals need to specialize in buying, selling, or managing second homes in a resort, recreational, and/or vacation destination and properties for investment, development, or retirement.

Top Agents Announced

BERLIN — Shamrock Realty Group has named Julie Sadler as top listing agent and Marilyn Bushnell as top sales agent for the month of June.

Hospital Honored

SALISBURY — Peninsula Regional Medical Center (PRMC) in Salisbury was recently named one of America’s Most Connected Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report in their annual 2011-2012 Best Hospitals Report.

PRMC was the only hospital on the Delmarva Peninsula and one of just six in Maryland to earn the distinction. U.S. News & World Report surveyed 5,000 U.S. hospitals for the study, but honored just 118 of those institutions as being the Most Connected in America.

The systems in place at those facilities, including PRMC, are known to improve patient safety and communication among caregivers. While many hospitals, both locally and nationally, are in the initial stages of their transition to an electronic medical record, PRMC was one of the first, beginning the process in 1994. Important patient healthcare information is stored in a secure digital environment where it can be quickly and safely accessed by approved healthcare providers as needed.

In 1998, PRMC enhanced its digital patient safety commitment with electronic point of care wireless patient charting, which provides caregivers the ability to document patient interactions and have immediate access to the electronic medical record right at the patient’s bedside.

In 2002, PRMC was one of the first 5% of all American hospitals to verify that the correct patient was receiving the correct medication from the correct caregiver, at the correct time and in the correct dose by scanning medications at the bedside. By doing so, the probability for a medication error is significantly reduced when medication dispensing is matched with the patient’s medical profile.

In 2005, PRMC adopted computerized physician order entry or CPOE, which additionally enhances patient medication safety by eliminating legibility concerns, potential side effects or personal interpretation of the physician’s order, all key elements in the provision of safe medication dispensing. CPOE allows a doctor to electronically send inpatient prescription orders through a secure wireless network directly to PRMC’s pharmacy.

New Staff Members Named

SALISBURY — The Architectural/Engineering firm of Becker Morgan Group, Inc. recently welcomed new staff members to their team.

Susan C. Kotra joins the Salisbury office as a receptionist and will provide administrative support. She is a graduate of the University of Utah with a Bachelor of Arts in German.

Shirley M. Lynch joins Becker Morgan Group as an accounts receivable manager in the Salisbury, office. She brings over 21 years of experience including office management, administrative support and accounts payable/receivables.

Sarah A. Linzey joins the Salisbury office as a graphic designer. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from Salisbury University. Linzey will provide graphic support for all three offices.

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