Apple Discount Drugs owner, Jeff Sherr was joined by his staff and members of the Salisbury and Fruitland Chambers of Commerce and members of the Salisbury City and Wicomico County Council, at a ribbon cutting ceremony this month to celebrate the opening of the new Apple store in the Pecan Square Shopping Center. Submitted Photo
New Analyst Announced
WILLARDS — Atlantic/Smith, Cropper & Deeley (ASC&D) announced Matt Ventura as IT Support Analyst.
Ventura joins the ASC&D Informational Technology team to troubleshoot computer help desk tickets. He has seven years of experience resolving computer issues for customers at Best Buy/Geek Squad.
New Pharmacy Opens
SELBYVILLE — Carl M. Freeman Companies announced this week the opening of CVS/pharmacy at Bayside Marketplace located at the southwest corner of Route 54 and Americana Parkway across from Bayside Marketplace.
The 13,281-square-foot store opened Oct. 26 and offers pharmacy service, health, beauty and personal care offerings, general merchandise, food and digital photo services.
“The store is the culmination of two years of working diligently with the Delaware Department of Transportation and Sussex County to include left turn access off Route 54,” said Chris Garland, Senior Vice President of Development with Carl M. Freeman Companies. “Our deal with CVS was dependent on that access which makes the store well-situated to serve our Selbyville community.”
Agency, Hospital Work
Together On CHWs
SALISBURY – Health providers across the nation are turning to Community Health Workers (CHWs) to serve as connectors between health care consumers and providers. Peninsula Home Care is leading the way as the first home care agency in the region to offer CHW services through a partnership with Peninsula Regional Medical Center’s Population Health Program.
“While community health workers do not replace our team of skilled nurses and therapists who treat patients in the home, they add another level of care by serving as a liaison between healthcare, social services/resources and the community,” said Nancy Bagwell, Peninsula Home Care branch director. “We want the community to know that they do not have to be a home care patient or homebound to receive care and support from a Community Health Worker. CHWs are available to anyone in the community with a health-related need.”
CHWs are serving people in the region through a partnership between Peninsula Regional Medical Center (PRMC), Peninsula Home Care, the local health department, MAC Incorporated (the Area’s Agency on Aging) and other regional healthcare providers. PRMC recognized mandates and changes occurring through healthcare reform and knew it was time to find ways to coordinate and provide healthcare services outside the hospital walls. Patients eligible for a community health worker are identified in the hospital as needing additional intensive case management upon discharge. PRMC then coordinates any referrals to a partnering agency with a CHW close to the patient’s home.
“When someone is in the hospital with a chronic disease, they require more complex case management and then a case manager who can oversee the continuum of care and work with their primary care physician and other specialty doctors once they get home,” Bagwell said. “Community health workers are those case managers who can provide a higher quality of service at no additional cost.”