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Accreditation Received

SALISBURY — Peninsula Regional Medical Center has announced its Peninsula Wound and Hyperbaric Center has received full accreditation from the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS).

This accreditation awards centers for meeting or exceeding highest industry standards and best practices in hyperbaric treatment.  Peninsula Wound and Hyperbaric Center is the fourth center in Maryland and the only center on the Delmarva Peninsula to successfully complete the organization’s rigorous accreditation process.  Peninsula Wound and Hyperbaric Center is a member of the Diversified Clinical Services, Inc. (DCS) network.

The accreditation process took approximately 18 months, and is undergone to ensure the highest standards of quality care are achieved.  UHMS sent a team of experts to examine the center’s staffing and training, equipment installation, operation, and maintenance, facility and patient safety, and standards of care, finding that the center was eligible for accreditation.

"Providing quality care is a top priority for us," said Jason Hafer, Program Manager of the Peninsula Wound and Hyperbaric Center. "We are very proud of this accreditation appointment and we’re committed to seeing that our facility serves as an industry benchmark for high standards and exceptional care.”  Clinical hyperbaric facilities, such as Peninsula Wound and Hyperbaric Center, can demonstrate the commitment to patient care and facility safety by voluntarily participating in this program.

"Fostering patient trust is a key driver throughout our Peninsula Wound and Hyperbaric Center,” explained Edward Klopp, MD, Medical Director. "This accreditation gives patients the confidence that they are going to a facility that is operating at the top of its field.”

Membership Honored

BERLIN — Lou Schneider of Home Seal Services, a local firm based in Ocean Pines that conducts inspections of new and existing homes, was honored recently by the American Society of Home Inspectors® for 15 years of membership. Schneider has been a member of ASHI since 1997.

The American Society of Home Inspectors®, founded in 1976, is the oldest, largest and most respected international professional organization of independent home inspectors in North America. Its Standards of Practice and strict Code of Ethics are benchmarks of professional performance in the field.

To become an ASHI Certified Inspector, an inspector must meet rigorous professional and technical requirements, including the successful completion of two comprehensive exams.

Schneider has over 7,000 inspections to his credit and been an inspector for 21 years.

New Staff Hired
BERLIN — Mercantile Processing Inc. has hired two new office staff since the first of the year.

“MPI is growing so rapidly that we needed to expand our staffing. We are proud to announce our new hires.” said Kyle Morgan, Head of Business Development at MPI.

Office Manager Pam Barnum was hired on Jan. 1. She has over 20 years’ experience in accounting and office management. In addition to managing the Frankford office full time, Barnum will be aiding in boarding new merchant accounts for gift cards and virtual terminals.

Angelina Idler, Application Specialist, was hired on Feb. 6. She has been acting as lead application specialist for new merchant accounts.

Women’s Fund Grants Available

SALISBURY – The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore (CFES) is encouraging organizations to submit funding requests for programs or projects that may qualify for grants from the Women’s Fund. 

The Community Foundation’s Women’s Fund is a permanent endowment fund created through the power of collective philanthropy.  The Fund will provide grants that address the unmet needs of women and/or girls on Maryland’s Lower Eastern Shore. Through this grant program, the Foundation will identify requests that are articulate and include a direct and measurable benefit to this highly targeted population in Wicomico, Worcester, and/or Somerset County.  Grants will be in the $500-$5,000 range.

Barbara Whitehead, co-chair of the Women’s Fund Advisory Committee, explains that “we are excited to be moving quickly with what we all set out to do.  We look forward to seeing the grant applications and we urge more women to get involved with the Women’s Fund.”

Applicants must be a 501c(3) nonprofit organization, a governmental entity, or faith-based program providing non-sectarian programs.

The grant application deadline for 2012 is May 1 at 4 p.m. and grants will be announced in early June 2012.

For additional information and a copy of the grant application, please visit www.cfes.org/womens-fund or call Erica Joseph, CFES Program and Development Director, at 410-742-9911

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