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Biz APeninsula 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 of Salisbury and the Maryland House of Delegates and many of his colleagues were on hand to pay tribute to his work and life as he retires from practice. Above, Wood, left, is presented with a silver plate that proclaims him a recipient of the George W. Todd Memorial Award by William Todd, MD, a great-grandson of George Todd. Submitted Photos

 

Center Awarded

BERLIN – Atlantic General Hospital was recently awarded the ACR Lung Cancer Screening Center designation by the American College of Radiology.

The designation is only awarded to providers that achieve accreditation in the chest module and those whose facility meets or exceeds the requirements set forth by the ACR Lung Cancer Screening Committee.

“As an ACR Designated Lung Cancer Screening Center AGH provides these services to the community at or above the standards set forth by the American College of Radiology. This designation is an indication of our continued commitment to providing the community with the highest quality healthcare possible,” said AGH Staff Radiologist Assen Todorov.

With its ACR designation, AGH has joined a select group of healthcare providers on the Eastern Shore who have recently begun to provide special low-dose CAT scans for those individuals who are at high risk for developing lung cancer.

To qualify for screening, certain criteria that must be met. Individuals must be between the ages of 55 and 74, be a current or former smoker who has quit in the last 15 years, have a 30-pack year smoking history (a pack a day for 30 years or two packs a day for 15 years), or a 20-pack year smoking history with certain risk factors such as asbestos exposure or family history of lung cancer. Additional criteria will be discussed with the patient at the initial appointment.

For more information about the ACR designation or the screening, individuals are encouraged to talk to their primary care physician. To have the test performed you will need a referral from your healthcare provider. Information is also available at atlanticgeneral.org/lungcancerscreening.

 

Courtney Bouloucon

Courtney Bouloucon

New Associate Announced

FENWICK ISLAND — ResortQuest Real Estate has announced that Courtney Veirs Bouloucon recently joined the firm’s West Fenwick office, located on Route 54/Lighthouse Road, as a sales associate.

Bouloucon has worked in the real estate and home building industry for more than 14 years. Bouloucon brings extensive knowledge of the real estate market, customer service and home building to her position as a real estate agent and is committed to offering her clients an outstanding level of service.

“We are excited to add Courtney to our West Fenwick office,” said Brigit Taylor, ResortQuest Real Estate’s broker of record. “With her new home building expertise combined with her reputation for honesty and fairness, she will be a welcome addition to our growing firm.”

 

Small Business Funds Secured

SALISBURY — Maryland Capital Enterprises (MCE) has been awarded $1 million in loans to provide microloans to small businesses on Maryland’s Eastern Shore and in the Baltimore-Annapolis area.

A $500,000 loan from the US Department of Agriculture’s RMAP (Rural Microenterprise Assistance Program) was approved to provide loans up to $50,000 to rural small businesses here.

“We continue to seek funding to provide much-needed assistance to small businesses,” said MCE president & CEO Joe Morse. “These funds will be used to provide financing for businesses that have difficulty securing funding from traditional sources. We help them build their capacity and become more bankable.”

 

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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

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Commercial Property Part of Online Auction OCEAN PINES — Brent Miller, Managing Director and Senior Advisor with Sperry Van Ness – Miller Commercial Real Estate, reports 11022 Nicholas Lane in Ocean Pines will be available for online auction on Nov. 12. The property is part of the SVN Q4 National Auction, which includes over 40 properties throughout the country. The … Continue reading

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New Board Members For Bank Announced BERLIN — Raymond M. Thompson, President and CEO of Calvin B. Taylor Bankshares, Inc. and Calvin B. Taylor Banking Company, has announced that Thomas K. Coates, and M. Dean Lewis have joined the Board of Directors of the holding company and the bank. Coates, a Berlin native, is a member of Coates, Coates & … Continue reading