A Week In Business

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

Christopher Kim, D.O., hospitalist at Atlantic General Hospital, graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Bioscience with a medical degree and completed a Surgical Chief internship at the University of New Jersey Medicine and Dentistry. Following his surgical internship, he completed an internal medicine internship at Bridgeport Hospital Yale University School of Medicine. He went on to complete his residency in internal medicine at Maricopa County Hospital/Mayo Clinic Scottsdale.  

Lowell Frank, M.D., Consultant-Pediatric Cardiology on staff at Atlantic General Hospital, received his doctor of medicine at Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, N.Y. Frank is a member of the American Board of Pediatrics and certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners.

PRMC Ranks In Top 5%

SALISBURY — Peninsula Regional Medical Center (PRMC) announced that a new study, for the fourth consecutive year, has ranked its clinical quality among the top 5% of all American hospitals across 26 medical procedures and diagnoses.

The study by HealthGrades, the leading independent healthcare ratings organization, analyzed patient outcomes at each of the nation’s 5,000 non-federal hospitals over the years 2008, 2009 and 2010 and named hospitals in the top five percent, including Peninsula Regional, as HealthGrades Distinguished Hospitals for Clinical Excellence™.

PRMC is one of only 263 hospitals to receive this prestigious distinction from HealthGrades this year, and the only Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award recipient on the Delmarva Peninsula in 2009, 2010, 2011 and now 2012. It is also in the elite company of just 177 United States hospitals to repeat in those four consecutive years.

Recently, HealthGrades named PRMC among the Best 100 Hospitals in the Nation in 2012 for Cardiac Care, Stroke Care, Pulmonary Care, Gastrointestinal Care, Critical Care, and General Surgery. Only four hospitals across the nation ranked among the 100 Best in more specialties; none located in the Mid-Atlantic region.

HealthGrades also ranked PRMC #1 in Maryland in 2012 for Cardiology Services, Treatment of Stroke and Vascular Surgery (for the second consecutive year).

Additionally, the HealthGrades study again found PRMC a regional leader in clinical excellence, ranking it as the Best on the Delmarva Peninsula for Overall Cardiac Services, Cardiology, Stroke Care, Neurosciences, Overall Pulmonary Care, Vascular Surgery, Overall GI Care and Critical Care for 2012.

“We are humbled and privileged to be recognized among the nation’s best hospitals for safety, quality care and outcomes for a fourth consecutive year,” said Dr. Peggy Naleppa, MS, MBA, President/CEO of Peninsula Regional Medical Center. “You only reach that level of exceptional performance through a constancy of purpose and a dedication to quality and reliability in everything you do. While we’re not perfect, we are committed to becoming better each day, with an experienced team of doctors, clinicians, volunteers and employees focused on making sure the needs of every patient and every person are met every time.”

New Agent Welcomed
SALISBURY — RE/MAX Premier Properties has welcomed Joel Maher to its team.

Maher, a multi-million dollar producing real estate agent in the greater Salisbury area, was named Coastal Association of Realtors Rookie of the Year in 2010. He is a Certified Short Sale Specialist.

Examination Passed

OCEAN CITY — Erica Petrosky, a Personal Lines Account Manager at Insurance Management Group, Inc. located in Ocean City, has successfully passed the State of Maryland Agent’s licensing examination and is now a licensed property and casualty insurance agent.

She joined the agency in 2010 and is a graduate of Penn State University.

Top Producers Named

BETHANY BEACH, Del. – ResortQuest Real Estate recently announced December’s top producers for its southeast Sussex County Delaware locations.

Tammy Hadder and Anna Meiklejohn of the Marketplace at Sea Colony office received top honors for listing volume for December.

Top listing volume awards for individual agents by office are: Hadder/Meiklejohn of the Marketplace at Sea Colony office; Brendan Garfield Crotty for the Bethany Beach office and Gail Phelan for the Edgewater/Sea Colony office.

Marc Grimes of The Village at Bear Trap Dunes office received top honors for sales volume for December.

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