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Liezl Irisari

Liezl Irisari

New Doctor Announced

BERLIN – Atlantic General Hospital and Health System has announced that Liezl Irisari, MD, has joined Atlantic General Women’s Health in Ocean Pines.

Irisari’s experience includes a minimally invasive gynecologic surgery fellowship at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Utica, N.Y., and a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. She is Board Certified in Urogynecology by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and completed her medical degree at West Virginia University School of Medicine.

Irisari will be providing general gynecology care as well as urogynecology, which focuses on disorders of the female pelvic floor including pelvic organ prolapse, and pelvic reconstruction surgery. She joins gynecologist Dr. Christine Neto and women’s health nurse practitioner Nicki Akstinas in practice.

 

Company Hits Milestone

SALISBURY — W. R. McCain & Associates recently reached a professional milestone with the completion of its 10,000th commercial appraisal assignment.

Pictured on the occasion of their 10,000 commercial appraisal are, from left, Karen Ranney, valuation analyst; William R. McCain, president and CEO; and Ginger Williams, vice president/senior analyst. Submitted Photos

Pictured on the occasion of their 10,000 commercial appraisal are, from left, Karen Ranney, valuation analyst; William R. McCain, president and CEO; and Ginger Williams, vice president/senior analyst. Submitted Photos

Nearly all the valuation assignments have been conducted throughout Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Delaware and Virginia’s Eastern Shore. The firm is also sought after to provide valuation services for highly complex real estate throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.

The properties valued consisted of a variety of property types such as professional sport stadiums, hotels, shopping centers, golf courses, office complexes, subdivisions, and agricultural properties. The firm’s clientele consist of financial institutions, federal, state and local governments, attorneys, accountants, and general public. In addition, the residential division of the firm has completed more than 45,000 assignments. In total, W. R. McCain & Associates has valued over $12 billion of real estate since its inception.

The firm, which has offices in Salisbury and Ocean View, Del., was founded in 1988 by President/CEO William R. McCain and has grown to more than 20 associates and is ranked among the top 5% of valuation firms in the country for business volume.

“Our growth and long standing reputation in the real estate valuation industry has been the result of our firm’s highly experienced associates and commitment to providing quality valuation services,” McCain said.

 

New Fast Food Operation

SELBYVILLE — Carl M. Freeman Companies announced the finalization of a deal to bring McDonald’s to Bayside Marketplace.

The deal was completed on Dec. 3, 2014 and the restaurant is under construction. The site is located on Lighthouse Road just south of Americana Parkway.

“With this transaction finalized, we have made all of the land improvements planned for this phase of Bayside Marketplace,” said Chris Garland, Senior Vice President of Development with Carl M. Freeman Companies. “This finish to the year complements the CVS pharmacy we just opened in November.”

The restaurant operator, Mike Meoli, operates several restaurants in the coastal area. At approximately 4,500 square feet, the restaurant will feature the latest prototype contemporary arcade style restaurant, which features brick and stone façade offering visual interest with varying wall depths, textures and colors. Additionally, the new restaurant will include sustainable features such as LED lighting throughout, a bike rack, white reflective roofing and high efficiency equipment and will be the eastern shore’s first McDonald’s featuring the new fast forward drive thru service.

 

Dr. Peggy Naleppa

Dr. Peggy Naleppa

Hospital Leader Honored

SALISBURY — Peninsula Regional Medical Center (PRMC) President/CEO Dr. Peggy Naleppa has been named to the 2014 Becker’s Hospital Review of “130 Women Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know.”

This is the third consecutive year she has been recognized by the national publication. Naleppa, who this year was also named One of Maryland’s Most Admired CEOs by the Maryland Daily Record, was one of only three female hospital leaders in Maryland to earn this most recent distinction.

 

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New Location Announced BERLIN – Atlantic General Health System announced this week that Dr. Munna Garg and Dr. Danielle Orr will relocate their practices to the new Atlantic General Medical Center opening in West Ocean City on Route on Jan. 12. The physicians will be moving to the new space in an effort to better accommodate the growing patient population. … Continue reading

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Peninsula Regional Medical Center recently celebrated the 42-year career of Dr. Donald M. Wood, a cardiologist who was responsible for a great amount of growth and progress in cardiology on the Eastern Shore. Wood was presented with a plaque and portrait that will hang in PRMC’s Guerrieri Heart & Vascular Institute in his honor. He earned proclamations from the City … Continue reading

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Hospital’s Gets $850K For Achieving Status BERLIN –Atlantic General Hospital achieved Meaningful Use Stage 2 status this month and received funds for patient portal engagement in the amount of nearly $850,000 from the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS). AGH is one of only 164 hospitals in the country to achieve Stage 2. Meaningful use, by federal definition, is … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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First Shore Federal (FSF) representatives held a ribbon cutting for the new ATM machine installed by Gillis Gilkerson on the corner of the First Shore Federal downtown Salisbury branch location. Interior lobby renovations were also completed. Pictured, from left, are Terri Hargis, assistant vice president/assistant savings manager, FSF; Kenisha Warner, downtown teller, FSF; Erika Milbauer, customer  service representative, FSF; Lois … Continue reading

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Peninsula Home Care in Salisbury received a proclamation from Salisbury Mayor Jim Ireton in recognition of National Home Care Month. The proclamation encourages the support and participation of all citizens in learning more about the home care and hospice concepts of care for the elderly, disabled and infirm. Pictured, from left, are Jared Votta, PHC Physical Therapist; Nancy Bagwell, PHC … Continue reading

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Top Performer Status Earned BERLIN – Atlantic General Hospital has been recognized as a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States. Atlantic General was recognized as part of The Joint Commission’s 2014 annual report “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety,” for attaining and sustaining excellence … Continue reading

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Banks Awarded BERLIN — The Bank of Ocean City and Calvin B. Taylor Banking Company recently received an award from the Maryland Bankers Association (MBA) Financial Education Awards Program, which recognizes member institutions that have excelled in spreading financial education in the communities they service. The Bank of Ocean City and Calvin B. Taylor Bank were awarded second place in … Continue reading

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New Sales Associate OCEAN CITY — Bud Church Realty, broker for Coldwell Banker, has welcomed Char Wederbrand as its newest sales associate. Wederbrand, a member of the Coastal Association of Realtors, the National Association of Realtors and the Maryland Association of Realtors, will be specializing in first-time home buying and second home purchases in the Berlin, Ocean City and Ocean … Continue reading