A Week In Business

Doctor Now In Fenwick

BERLIN – Barbara Socha, M.D., a physician with nearly two
decades of experience in internal medicine who recently opened a practice in
Ocean View, Del. is now seeing patients in an additional location in Fenwick
Island.

Socha has joined the practice of Nicholas Borodulia, M.D.
at the Fenwick Medical Center – now an Atlantic General Health System location
– to serve the ever-increasing demand for healthcare in the area.

Borodulia entered into the agreement with the Atlantic
General Health System to ensure, as well, that his increased duties as medical
director of the Atlantic General Hospital’s Stroke Center do not interfere with
his patients’ need for prompt office-based medical care.

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“Collaborating with Dr. Socha, who is board certified in
internal medicine, is a perfect fit for my patients and the healthcare needs in
this area,” said Borodulia. “Although I am still taking new patients, I
encourage my patients to seek an appointment with Socha if my schedule does not
allow for an immediate opening.”

Last May, Socha left her practice of 16 years with
Maryland Family Care in the Baltimore area as well as her positions as senior
attending physician at Saint Agnes Hospital and attending staff physician at
Mercy Hospital in Baltimore to join Atlantic General Health System.

Socha is currently accepting new patients and will
continue to see patients at her Ocean View location on Tuesdays and Thursdays
from 1-7 p.m. and Fridays 1-4 p.m. Patients can schedule an appointment at this
location by calling 302-541-4460.

She will be seeing patients at the Fenwick Medical Center
on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Fridays from 9 a.m. to
11 a.m. Patients can schedule an appointment at this location by calling
302-539-2399.

As a physician with the Atlantic General Hospital and
Health System, Socha now accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware.

Nielander Tops Office

BERLIN – Company officials recently extended
congratulations to Bill Nielander, a sales associate with Long and Foster Real
Estate, Inc.’s Ocean City office, for having been named the top producer for
the month of March in sales volume.  

Nielander has 21 years of experience as a full-time
realtor. He has participated in the sale of over 1,200 properties. He was the
Annual Top Office Producer for the Ocean City office in 1994, 1995, 1997, 2000,
2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005. He serves the Ocean City area to Bethany
Beach, Del. and all of the beaches in between.

New Crediential Earned

SALISBURY – Alan Newberry, president/CEO of Peninsula
Regional Medical Center, has earned the new credential of FACHE, advancing to
Fellow status in the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). Fellow
status is the highest level of professional achievement in ACHE, an
international society representing close to 30,000 health care executives.

To earn board certification as a Fellow, candidates must
demonstrate their commitment to continuing education, progression in
professional experience and participation in voluntary health care and
community affairs. They must also successfully complete comprehensive written
examinations covering subjects related to health care management.  This new credential involves a more rigorous
evaluation of candidates and increased requirements in post baccalaureate degree
status, continuing education and health care management experience.

Newberry, who has over 30 years of experience as a senior
level health care executive, holds a bachelor of science degree in
psychology/political science from East Tennessee State University and a
master’s in hospital administration from the University of Minnesota.

He has served in a leadership role on the executive
committees of both the Kentucky Hospital Association and the Maryland Hospital
Association, and as a member of the Regional Policy Board of the American
Hospital Association. Newberry is also the current chairman of the Maryland
Healthcare Education Institute.

Newberry has been president/CEO of Peninsula Regional
since 1997 and served as the Medical Center’s executive vice president/COO for
five years prior to his appointment to president.

Company Leaders

BERLIN – ResortQuest Real Estate recently announced that
Associate Broker Bill Hand recorded the company’s highest listing volume and
Sales Associate Despina Kaneles posted the company’s highest sales volume for
February.

In February, Hand recorded the company’s highest sales
volume and posted the highest listing volume.

New Membership Granted

BERLIN – The Million Dollar Advocates Forum has announced
that attorney William C. Hudson of Pocomoke has been certified as a member.

The forum is recognized as the most prestigious group of
trial lawyers in the country. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won
million and multi-million dollar verdicts, awards and settlements. Less than 1
percent of U.S. lawyers are members of the forum, which was founded in 1993 and
there are approximately 3,000 members located throughout the country.

Hudson
is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law and specializes in
catastrophic injury, wrongful death, auto and general negligence, maritime
accidents, products liability and professional negligence in the state and
federal courts of Maryland and Virginia.