A Week In Business

A Week In Business

New Program Director

BERLIN – Atlantic General Hospital has announced Geri Rosol has joined the new Wound Care Center as program director.

The state-of-the-art outpatient center, located within the James G. Barrett Medical Office Building on the hospital’s campus in Berlin, offers advanced technologies and proven clinical protocols in the treatment of chronic, non-healing wounds.

Rosol brings a wealth of healthcare administration experience to her new role, having served as a laboratory director at several institutions as well as an adjunct professor at the State University of New York, at Syracuse.

“I am thrilled to be part of the new Wound Care program,” said Rosol. “Together, Atlantic General Hospital and Wound Care Centers, Inc. are working to fulfill a much needed medical service in the community.”

As program director of the Wound Care Center at Atlantic General Hospital, Rosol will work with Wound Care Centers, Inc, the nation’s pioneer and a leader in wound management with more than 270 centers nationwide, to provide innovative techniques that focus on treating the wound’s symptoms as well as healing it entirely by taking a disease management approach that eliminates the cause.

A chronic wound is described as a wound that has not responded to conventional treatment in four weeks or has not healed in eight weeks. Nationally, more than 6 million people suffer from chronic, non-healing wounds. These are a serious disorder that can lead to amputation of limbs and dramatically impaired quality of life. Associated with inadequate circulation, poorly functioning veins and immobility, non-healing wounds occur most frequently in the elderly and in people with diabetes.

According to Michael Franklin, FACHE, president and CEO of Atlantic General Hospital, “these at risk populations are sharply rising as the nation ages and chronic diseases increase. In Worcester County and surrounding areas, the prevalence of diabetes is nearly double the national average. Our Wound Care Center is being established to directly address these growing needs of our community, in our community.”

Town Announces Hire

OCEAN CITY – James Parsons is joining the Town of Ocean City as the new Assistant Public Works Director, effective Nov. 13.

A native of West Ocean City, Parsons received a B.S. degree in Biology from Salisbury University is 1983 and a M.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech University in 1996.

Parsons was employed by the State of Maryland from 1983 until 1992, first at the county level and then as Eastern Shore regional representative for the Maryland Department of the Environment. He joined Perdue Farms in 1992 where he worked as an environmental engineer and a corporate environmental manager until joining the Town of Ocean City.

"We are very pleased to have Jim joining the Public Works Department," said Public Works Director Hal Adkins. "He brings a wealth of experience to our operations and will be a tremendous asset to the town."

Parsons is a licensed wastewater operator in Virginia, and a Certified Nutrient Management consultant in Maryland and Delaware. He is a member of the American Water Works Association, the Water Environment Federation, the Maryland Coastal Bays Foundation and a past member of the Board of Directors of the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay.

"I look forward to working with the Public Works Administration," Parsons said. "Ocean City is a great town and the Public Works Department’s employees work very hard to maintain and improve the town’s infrastructure. I am very pleased to become a part of the team."

Top Producers Recognized

OCEAN CITY — Ed Wehnert, branch vice president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s 52nd Street office has announced that for October, Peck Miller was the top individual sales associate and Rick Meehan and Katy Durham were the top selling sales team.

Scott Murrell was the top individual listing associate. Peck Miller was the top individual settlement associate and Rick Meehan and Katy Durham were the top settlement team.

Rick Meehan and Katy Durham, Peck Miller, and Scott Murrell all did over $1 million in sales or listing production for the month.

Certification Earned

OCEAN CITY – Courtney B. Richardson, a Realtor with Re/Max Premier Properties in Ocean City, has earned the “At Home with Diversity: One America” certification after successfully completing a course developed by the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

The course was designed to equip real estate professionals with the tools to expand homeownership opportunities for the growing number of multicultural and minority buyers entering the housing market.

NAR is granting certificates to real estate agents who successfully complete the six to eight hour training, subject to meeting eligibility requirements.

According to Richardson, the program is designed to help real estate professionals learn how to work with buyers of different minority groups, cultures and ethnic backgrounds, and to encourage more people of diverse ethnic backgrounds to become real estate practitioners.

"The need is clear. Our market is changing. If we want to expand our business, we must be able to communicate with and relate to all buyers and sellers, regardless of ethnic and cultural differences," she said.      

Top Producers Announced

BETHANY BEACH – Seacoast Realty, a Carl M. Freeman Company, recently announced the firm’s top producers for the month of September.

Sandy Greene of Marketplace Office & Ellen McCreary of Bethany Beach Office tied for the top honors for listing volume.

Top listing volume awards for individual agents by office are: Ellen McCreary for Bethany; Robert Kauffman for Clarksville; Steve Alexander for Edgewater/Sea Colony; Sandy Greene for Marketplace; Marc Grimes for Bear Trap Dunes; and Wayne Phillips at 81st Street in Ocean City.

Bob Maxwell of Sea Colony received the top honors for sales volume. 

Top sales volume awards for individual agents by office are Tammy Mushrush for Bethany; Robert Kauffman for Clarksville; Bob Maxwell for Edgewater/Sea Colony; Rich Riddle for Marketplace; Josh Morimoto for Ocean City; and Doug Phillips for Bayside.

Top Listing Volume Team Award was presented to Team Dayna Feher of Bethany Beach. 

Top Sales Volume Team Award was presented to Team Timmons of Ocean View.

In other firm news, Mike Sevier has joined Seacoast Realty as a Sales Associate, announced Brigit Taylor, president of the firm.

Licensed in Maryland since 1989 with an extensive background in Home Improvement and Property Management, he relocated to the resort area in 2006 where he will represent the Seacoast Ocean City office.

Company Leaders

BETHANY BEACH – ResortQuest Real Estate recently announced that, for October, the team of Sales Associate Anna Meiklejohn and Associate Broker Tammy Hadder recorded the company’s highest sales volume and Associate Broker Bill Hand posted the company’s highest listing volume.

In September, Sales Associate Nicole Peterdozzi posted the company’s highest sales volume and the Hadder-Meiklejohn team recorded the company’s highest listing volume.