A Week In Business

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Committee Appointment

OCEAN CITY — The Maryland Chapter of Community Associations Institute, (CAI) has announced that Reese F. Cropper, III, has been appointed to the Maryland Legislative Action Committee, which works with and testifies to the state legislature on proposed laws that affect community living.

CAI is a national organization dedicated to helping homeowners and condominium associations meet the expectations of their residents. Cai members include community management professionals, volunteer homeowner leaders and businesses and professionals who support associations.

Cropper is a director of Calvin B. Taylor Banking Company, chairman of the Town of Ocean City pension plans, trustee of Worcester Preparatory School, has an insurance designation of community risk management specialist and is president and owner of Insurance Management Group, Inc. of Ocean City.

Top Producer Named

OCEAN CITY — Mary McCracken, a sales associate with Long and Foster Real Estate, Inc.’s Ocean City office, has been named top producer in sales volume for the month of September.  She has been affiliated with Long and Foster since February of 1998 and has been licensed for 12 years. McCracken previously worked in the Long and Foster Rental Department until May 2004 and then moved to the sales department.

“She is a consistent top producer and an asset to our office,” said Manager Dottie Wells.

AGH Staff Additions
BERLIN – Atlantic General Hospital recently made two appointments to the medical staff.

Frank J. Grosso, RN, BSN, MS, graduated with his bachelor of science in nursing and master of science in trauma/critical care nursing from the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Grosso’s certifications include Basic Life Support-Healthcare Providers, Advanced Cardiac Life Support Instructor, Fundamentals of Critical Care Course, and Acute Care Nurse Practioner. He has joined Atlantic General Hospital as a Hospitalist.

David Nizza, MD, graduated with his medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore. He completed his internship at Reading Hospital and Medical Center in Reading, Pa., his residency at Emery University in Atlanta, Ga., and his fellowship at the University of Washington, Seattle, Wa. Nizza is certified by the American Board of Radiology and the National Board of Medical Examiners. Nizza is a member of the American College of Radiology, American Roentgen Ray Society, and the Radiological Society of North America.

Pastoral Care Director Named

SALISBURY — Scott D. Speight, M.Div., has been named the Director of Pastoral Care at Peninsula Regional Medical Center (PRMC) in Salisbury.

Speight has experience as a church pastor, chaplain, coach and healthcare support services supervisor. He is also a First Lieutenant in the US Army Reserve serving as a chaplain providing worship services and pre/post deployment briefings to soldiers and families among his other duties.  Most recently he has been pastoring two churches in Kentucky, while also serving as a chaplain intern at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah, Ky.

Speight will be leading the Pastoral Care Department and providing supervision for its team of pastoral care chaplains. He will also reinstitute Peninsula Regional’s Clinical Pastoral Education program.

D3Corp Relocates

OCEAN CITY — D3Corp and the Greater Ocean City, Berlin, and Ocean Pines Chambers of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony last Thursday at the full service electronic marketing agency’s new office in West Ocean City.

D3Corp recently consolidated its offices to better serve its clients. The D3 staff had been working out of two separate offices.  Now, under one roof, the company sees an opportunity to grow as a team and expand together. The new D3 location, directly off of Route 50 in West Ocean City, is the perfect place to foster creativity and produce great results.

Clean Inspection Reported

SALISBURY — Peninsula Regional Medical Center’s Transitional Care Unit (TCU) was inspected by the Office of Health Care Quality using the Medicare/Medicaid Quality Indicator Survey (QIS) process and, for the second consecutive year, was found to be deficiency free.

The Quality Indicator Survey is a revised long-term care survey process that was designed for use by the surveyors to systematically and objectively review all regulatory areas and focus on specific areas needing further review. The process is customer-service driven and tests each facility’s systems of customer satisfaction, organizational responsiveness, operational results, communication and innovation.

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