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New Alumni Board Members

SALISBURY — The Salisbury University Alumni Association recently welcomed three new members to its board of directors: W. Douglas Ashby of Ocean View, Del.; Byron Hughes of Blacksburg, Va.; and Beau Oglesby of Berlin.

Ashby earned his B.A. in history from SU in 1969, followed by his M.B.A. from the University of Miami in 1981 and a master’s degree in advanced teaching and learning from Rhode Island College in 2006. He taught introductory courses in social work and community organization at Towson University from 1970-1972 and was a U.S. history teacher at St. Andrew’s School in Barrington, RI, from 2006 until his retirement in 2009. In between, he worked primarily in the non-profit sector, working with the United Way in Maryland, Pennsylvania and North Carolina.

Hughes graduated from SU in 2000 with a B.A. in English literature. He earned his M.A. in student affairs in higher education from Ball State University in 2002 and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in educational leadership in policy studies at Virginia Tech, where he serves as associate director of fraternity and sorority life. He previously worked as Virginia Tech’s assistant director of student conduct from 2008-2011, and as SU’s assistant director for housing operations and judicial management (2006-2008) and area director for the Office of Housing and Residence Life (2002-2006).

Oglesby earned his B.A. in accounting from SU in 1991 and his J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 1994. The current state’s attorney for Worcester County, he also served as assistant and deputy state’s attorney in Wicomico (1998-2007), Dorchester (2008-2009) and Caroline (2009-2010) counties.

Hospital Earns Designation

SALISBURY — For the second year in a row, PRMC has been named a Top Performing Hospital in Premier’s QUEST collaborative.

PRMC was one of just four Maryland hospitals to earn top performer status for increasing delivery of recommended, evidence-based care to every patient, every time by at least 84 percent. PRMC was also recognized for reducing avoidable hospital mortality by at least 18 percent and safely reducing the cost of care to at most $5,400 per patient.

“Being a QUEST member means redesigning the way we operate so that patients receive reliable, safe and efficient healthcare every time they come in,” said Tim Feist, Vice President for Performance Improvement and PRMC’s Safety Officer.  “By collaborating to share our patient outcomes data and provider best practices with other members, we are leading the industry in driving the best results, which creates a competitive advantage.”

Due to its success in the QUEST collaborative, the Medical Center will receive a small financial award which will be reinvested in capital equipment.

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