A Week In Business

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Excellence Award Earned

BERLIN — Atlantic General Hospital physicians, leaders, and clinicians gathered recently to celebrate the Robert A. Warriner III, M.D., Center of Excellence Award, which was given to the AGH Wound Care Center because it has met the Center of Distinction quality standards for at least two consecutive years.

This marks the fourth year that Atlantic General met the standards, which include patient satisfaction rates over 92 percent and at least a 91 percent healing rate in 30 median days, among other quality standards.

The center was awarded this prestigious honor by Healogics™ (formerly Diversified Clinical Services, Inc.), the nation’s leading wound care management company.

The Wound Care Center is a member of the Healogics™ Clinical Network of more than 500 centers, with access to benchmarking data and experience of treating over two million chronic wounds. Fewer than 10 percent of centers in the network received this award.

At the Wound Care Center, more than 1,200 patients to date have been provided specialized treatment, often preventing amputations and helping patients return to active lives.

“We are thrilled to accept these awards year over year, and proud to offer this quality Center to our community,” said Michael Franklin, CEO of Atlantic General Hospital.

“We’re honored,” said Geri Rosol, program director at the Wound Care Center, “It’s a privilege to be part of a great collaborative effort between Atlantic General and Healogics. Together, we are able to heal patients in our community, getting them get back to living happy, healthy lives.”

Top Producer Named

WILLARDS — Atlantic/Smith, Cropper & Deeley recently congratulated Gary Waldych as top producer for April.

Waldych has been a resident of the Ocean City area since 1980 and has worked at the company for the last 26 years, specializing in condominiums, transportation and commercial insurance.

Psychiatrist Joins Hospital

BERLIN – Atlantic General Hospital has announced that psychiatrist Kenneth Widra, M.D., has joined Atlantic General Hospital’s Behavior Health Program.

He works in coordination with the program’s licensed clinical social worker and mental health nurse as well as the telemedicine services of Sheppard Pratt Health System to provide outpatient mental health and substance abuse services to the community.

Widra served for nearly 11 years as outpatient psychiatrist and medical director for the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Community Service Board in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. In his capacity as an outpatient psychiatrist in public and private practice, Widra treated a broad range of disorders, including mood and anxiety disorders, thought and personality disorders, alcohol and substance abuse, child and adolescent issues including ADHD, and complications of medical illnesses. Widra originally hails from Chicago and received his B.A. in psychology from the University of Illinois and a master’s degree in experimental psychology from University of South Florida-Tampa, before obtaining his medical degree from University of Illinois-Chicago.

Medical Center Additions

SALISBURY — Peninsula Regional Medical Center (PRMC) has announced three new additions to its team of physicians.

Usman Zulfiqar, MD, has been granted active staff membership with clinical and admitting privileges in the Department of Medicine. Zulfiqar received his medical degree from King Edward Medical College in Lahore, Pakistan. He completed an internship and residency at Mercy Catholic Medical Center in Fitzgerald, Md. and Darby, Pa. Zulfiqar is board-certified in internal medicine. He is joining PRMC’s Hospitalist Service.

Desalegn Nega, MD, was recently granted active staff membership with clinical and admitting privileges in the Department of Pediatrics. Nega received his medical degree from Addis Ababa University in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He completed a residency at Addis Ababa University, and an internship and residency at St. Barnabus Hospital in Bronx, N.Y.

Nega is board certified in pediatrics and is employed by Children’s National Medical Center. His services in neonatology at Peninsula Regional are made possible by a collaboration of PRMC and Children’s National.

Harsh Datta, MD, was recently granted active staff membership with clinical and admitting privileges in the Department of Pediatrics, specializing in neonatology. Datta received his medical degree from St. Petersburg State Medical Academy in St. Petersburg, Russia. He completed an internship at the Government Medical College in Amritsar, India; an internship and residency at Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, N.J.; and a fellowship at the Medical College of Virginia — Children’s Hospital of Richmond, Va.

Firm Wins Awards

SALISBURY — Sperry Van Ness – Miller Commercial Real Estate Advisors Brent Miller, Henry Hanna, John McClellan and David Wilk and Managing Director Amy Miller recently attended the SVN “Get Connected” Spring Conference in San Diego, Calif.

The SVN-Miller office received the award for the sixth ranked firm in the country. McClellan was recognized as a top advisor ranking 20th and Henry Hanna ranked 22nd in the country. In addition, Hanna received the SVN Ambassador of the Year award.

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