BERLIN — Winn Booth, who recently resigned from the Atlantic General Board of Trustees due to his recent retirement and relocation, was presented with a Patrick Henry print during the Annual Atlantic General Hospital Corporation meeting in recognition of his years of service to the Board of Trustees. The signed and numbered print was a replication of the original mural located in the hospital lobby. Booth sat on the AGH Board of Trustees for nine years, serving as chairman from 2008 to 2011. Pictured, from left, are Booth; Lou Taylor, vice chair, board of trustees at AGH, Michael Franklin, President and CEO of AGH; and Jack Burbage Jr., chair, board of trustees, AGH. Submitted Photos
SALISBURY — Real estate developer Jack Burbage, pictured with SU President Janet Dudley-Eshbach, was recently named the winner of this year’s Perdue Leadership Award, presented by Salisbury University.
For more than four decades, Burbage and his family have helped transform the skyline of the Delmarva Peninsula. Raised in Berlin, Burbage grew up working in his father’s clothing store and eventually expanded the shop to include 12 stores throughout the region.
In 1982, he began investing in real estate in Bethany Beach, Del. He is now preparing to build a new Marriott Residence Inn on Bethany’s boardwalk. As the CEO of Blue Water Development Co. and Burbage Properties, he operates the five-star Castaways resort campground with his sons, John and Todd.
Other developments include Mystic Harbour, Deer Pointe, Whispering Woods and Ocean Reef. Most recently, he completed construction of a new Marriott Fairfield Hotel in Chincoteague, Va.
New Board Members
BERLIN – Atlantic General Hospital recently appointed two new members to the Board of Trustees.
Lois Sirman, stockholder and officer at J.W. Shockley and Sons, Inc., received her bachelor’s degree from Virginia Common Wealth University. She serves on the board of directors for the Farmers Bank of Willards and Osprey Point Homeowners Association, on the Finance Committee of the Community Church of Ocean Pines, and a former member of the Worcester County Drug and Alcohol Task Force and the Worcester County Library Board of Trustees.
Kristine M. Griffin, M.D., is a family medicine physician in Selbyville, Del., and serves as the Vice Chief of Staff at Atlantic General Hospital. Griffin received her medical degree from the Universtiy of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore and
completed her residency at The Washington Hospital Family Practice Residency Program in Washington, Pa. Griffin is board certified by the American Board of Family Practice.
Bank Earns Highest Rating
BERLIN — Calvin B. Taylor Banking Company has been recognized as one of the strongest banks in the nation by BauerFinancial, Coral Gables, Fla., the nation’s leading bank rating and research firm.
BauerFinancial has been analyzing and rating the nation’s financial institutions since 1983 and Calvin B. Taylor Banking Company has earned its highest rating of 5-Stars for the most recent 93 quarters. The latest rating is based on June 30, 2013 financial data and indicates that Calvin B. Taylor Banking Company significantly exceeds all federal capital requirements and maintains a low level of delinquent loans, among other benchmarks.
“A recent Gallup poll indicates that customer confidence in the banking industry is beginning to come back. That confidence, no doubt, can be attributed to community banks like Calvin B. Taylor Banking Company, that hold to the principles of sound banking. These are the shining stars of the industry,” said Karen L. Dorway, president of the research firm. “Calvin B. Taylor Banking Company has been able to thrive without compromising its standards, and that’s commendable.”
BERLIN – Atlantic General Hospital, has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in breast ultrasound and ultrasound-guided biopsy as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR).
Ultrasound imaging is a noninvasive medical test that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of internal body parts to help physicians diagnose and better treat medical conditions. Ultrasound imaging of the breast produces a picture of the internal structures of the breast. It is also used to helps guide needle biopsies of the breast to remove small portions of tissue for testing.
The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. Image quality, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs are assessed. The findings are reported to the ACR Committee on Accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report they can use for continuous practice improvement.
“We are very proud of this accreditation for the breast ultrasound and ultrasound guided breast biopsy procedures performed at our Women’s Diagnostic Center,” says Nancy Helgeson, Lead Technologist and Support Staff Supervisor of the Eunice Q. Sorin Women’s Diagnostic Center at Atlantic General Hospital. “This accreditation demonstrates that we are a full-care facility dedicated to serving all of our patients’ breast health needs – from routine screening and diagnostic mammography to biopsy to treatment. Patients can come to us and feel confident knowing that they will have the highest level of care.”
The Eunice Q. Sorin Women’s Diagnostic Center also holds a long-standing ACR accreditation for mammography and is currently seeking accreditation for stereotactic breast biopsy to become a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence.