A Week In Business

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Fellow Status Obtained

BERLIN – Colleen Wareing, vice president of patient care services at Atlantic General Hospital, recently became a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), the nation’s leading professional society for healthcare leaders.

Fellow status represents achievement of the highest standard of professional development. In fact, only 5,400 healthcare executives hold this distinction. To obtain Fellow status, candidates must fulfill multiple requirements, including passing a comprehensive examination, meeting academic and experiential criteria, earning continuing education credits and demonstrating professional and community involvement.

Wareing, who has more than 20 years of healthcare management experience, holds a bachelor of science in nursing from University of Delaware and a master of science from Columbia Pacific. She is also certified through the American Nursing Credentialing Center in Nursing Administration – Advanced.

Wareing is privileged to use the FACHE credential, which signifies board certification in healthcare management and ACHE Fellow status.

“Certification validates experience and knowledge in specific areas of nursing, and throughout my career I have advocated for nurses to achieve certification professionally,” said Wareing. “Having personally maintained specialty certification in nursing for more than 20 years, achieving Fellow in ACHE was a personal goal to demonstrate achievement in healthcare overall.”

Top Producers Announced

BERLIN — Re/Max Premier Properties recently announced top producer in volume for the month of November was Nick Bobenko

Company agents in the top 100 for the Coastal Association of Realtors included Holly Campbell, Bobenko, Jim White, Marlene Ott, Elaine Davidson, Debbie Bennington, Cindy Purcell, Mary Ann O’Malley, Jerry Richards, Bernie Flax, Pam Price, Bill Hunt and Sandy Galloway. Noticeable mention goes to Edie Brennan for volume including her sales from previous brokerage.

New Program Unveiled

BERLIN – Apple Discount Drugs, a locally owned Health Mart pharmacy, has announced a new program called Apple Makes Cents for Education. The program is designed to make it easy for people to give back to their local schools.

By simply shopping at the Berlin Apple location and the Snow Hill Pharmacy and dropping the receipts from each purchase into a labeled box, Apple will donate a portion of the total sales to the customer’s designated Worcester County school.

“Our students and schools are the future of our local community and economy,” said Apple Discount Drugs President Jeff Sherr. “We greatly appreciate all of the customers who believe in supporting locally owned businesses like Apple, and we want to thank them for their commitment to our business and the local economy by giving back to our local schools.”

For every one-dollar spent at a local business, 45 cents goes to the local community. It is an investment in the local economy and a show of support for the promotion of local jobs, according to Sherr.

CPA Exam Passed

OCEAN CITY — Gregory & Associates, LLC, a certified public accounting firm in Ocean City, has announced Emilee Snader has passed the CPA exam.

Snader graduated from Villa Julie College, Summa Cum Laude, obtaining her BS in accounting. She received her Masters of Science in Forensic Studies: Accounting from Stevenson University in 2011.

Snader has been a staff accountant at Gregory & Associates since her graduation in 2009.

Foundation Changes

SALISBURY — The Peninsula Regional Medical Center Foundation recently welcomed Phyllis A. Vinyard and Todd Burbage as new members of its Board of Directors.

Vinyard, a well-respected advocate for children with disabilities, is a graduate of Madison College and a former middle school instructor in history and geography. She has also had a career in retail. She was married to Henry Vinyard for 32 years before his passing in March of 2011.

Burbage is a builder, developer and owner of commercial and residential projects in Maryland, Delaware, Virginia and Washington, DC. He is a graduate of Salisbury University with a degree in business marketing. Burbage currently also serves on the Board of Directors for the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore, the Maryland Coastal Bays Program and the Calvin B. Taylor Bank.

The foundation also thanked retired board members Debbie Abbott and Jane Massey, who will be leaving in March of 2012, for their dedication and commitment to the mission of Peninsula Regional Medical Center.

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