A Week in Business

A Week in Business

New Administrator Named

BERLIN – Taylor Bank President and CEO Raymond M. Thompson has announced that Carl A. Vandivier has been promoted to Information Systems Administrator at the Main Office in Berlin.

Vandivier joined Taylor Bank’s Computer Department in 1999. He earned his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Information Systems from Salisbury University Perdue School of Business in 2000. He was promoted to Information System Specialist in January 2008, having previously held positions with the bank as a proof operator and systems monitor.

Company Leaders

BERLIN – Shamrock Realty Group has named Ginger McGovern as top sales agent and Rosie Beauclair as top listing agent for the month of December.

McGovern joined Shamrock Realty Group in 2008 fairly new to the industry. A four-year resident of Ocean Pines, she knows Ocean Pines and devotes herself to assisting her customers in finding that perfect property.

Beauclair, a seasoned agent with Shamrock Realty Group, continues to be a top contributor to the company’s goals.

Wor-Wic Reappointment

SALISBURY – Morgan Hazel of Salisbury was recently sworn in for a new six-year term on the board of trustees at Wor-Wic Community College in Salisbury.

He was reappointed to the board by Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley. Originally appointed in 1996, Hazel served as vice chairman from 1997-1998 and as chairman from 1998-2001.

Hazel is executive pastor for Oak Ridge Baptist Church and co-owner of the Westwood Commerce Park.

Top Agents Recognized

BERLIN – Hileman Real Estate has named top agents for December.

Terri Bradford was named top listing agent and Bethany Drew was named the top sales agent.

PRMC Offers Program

SALISBURY – The Richard A. Henson Cancer Institute at Peninsula Regional Medical Center is offering the Look Good…Feel Better program, a free nationwide community service program dedicated to teaching female cancer patients beauty techniques to help restore their appearance and self image while undergoing cancer treatment.  

Certified Look Good…Feel Better cosmetologist and breast cancer survivor Barbara Sabo will facilitate the two-hour hands-on workshops. She will provide personalized make-over tips, including a 12 step skin care/make up application lesson, demonstration of options for dealing with hair loss and nail care techniques.

The two-hour workshops will be offered at the Richard A. Henson Cancer Institute the second Friday of every month beginning Feb. 13. Call 410-546-7006 for more information or to register.

Hospital Achieves A First

SALISBURY – Peninsula Regional Medical Center has become the first hospital on the Eastern Shore of Maryland to implant the Endologix Powerlink XL, a newly FDA-approved, minimally invasive device for the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA). It allows vascular surgeons to treat more patients with an endovascular approach versus an open surgery, and also prevent transfer elsewhere for the implantation of a non-FDA approved device.

The procedure was recently performed in the Medical Center’s Guerrieri Heart & Vascular Institute by vascular surgeon James Scanlon, MD, who repaired a patient’s 7-cm abdominal aortic aneurysm. Assisting Scanlon in the procedure was Peninsula Regional’s Chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery, Douglas Wilhite, MD.  The 89 year-old patient did very well, was discharged home from the Medical Center two days after the procedure and is back to his active lifestyle.

“The procedure with Powerlink XL was very successful and we are pleased to have this new technology available to treat a wider range of AAA patients, namely those with large diameter aortas who otherwise would not be a candidate for this procedure,” said Scanlon. “The low-profile Powerlink system enables us to effectively treat AAA patients with challenging anatomy and lower the risk of perioperative mortality and morbidity compared to open surgery.”