A Week in Business

A Week in Business


– Edward M. Thomas, president of the Bank of Delmarva, announces the promotion
of Jon W. Ulrich to the position of branch manager and assistant vice president
of its Delmar office.
Shortly after graduating from Washington College, Ulrich joined the bank as a
teller before transferring to Loan Administration where he worked as a
commercial loan assistant to Senior Vice President Deborah Abbott.
In August, he will be attending Maryland Banking School, a four-year course
that studies all aspects of the banking industry. The program is held
annually at the University of Maryland-College Park.

Board Announced

CITY – The Ocean City Development Corporation’s Board of Directors has selected
its new Executive Board. The newly selected OCDC officials, titles, and
businesses are Todd Ferrante, president, Park Place Jewelers; Robert Givarz,
vice president, Alaska Stand; Charles Barrett, secretary, Inn on the Ocean; Jay
Knerr, treasurer, Kite Loft; and Greg Shockley, past president, Shenanigan’s
Irish Pub and Grille.


CITY – The Ocean City Chamber Board of Directors recently approved the
2010-2011 slate of officers.

as directors to serve a two-year term, to expire August 31, 2012, are Brett
Wolf of Professional Mortgage Services and Jamie Albright of Planet Maze.

as directors to serve the remainder of their two-year terms, to expire Aug. 31,
2011, are Tammy Ditzel, Maryland Institute for Workforce Excellence, and Adam
Osborne, Carrabbas Italian Grill.

to serve the remainder of their three-year term, to expire August 31, 2011, are
Liz Gregory, E.S. Gregory and Associates; Toni Keiser, Atlantic General
Hospital; and Patricia Ilczuk-Lavanceau, Comcast Spotlight.

to serve three-year terms, to expire Aug. 31, 2013, are Michelle Myers Melson-
Myers Tool Rental/Parties Your Way; Joni Waldych, Innovative Benefit Solutions;
and Bob Thompson, Thompson Financial Services

one-year officers of the chamber are president, Ruth Waters, Harrison Group
Resort Hotels; president-elect, Tom Perlozzo- Mid-Atlantic Marketing; vice
president, Buck Mann, Mann Properties; secretary/treasurer, Madlyn Carder, BJ’s
on the Water; and past president, John Gehrig, D3 Corp.

Earns Award

– Atlantic General Hospital was recently awarded the American Stroke
Association’s Get With The Guidelines®–Stroke Silver Performance Achievement
Award at the association’s International Stroke Conference 2010.

award recognizes Atlantic General’s commitment and success in implementing a
high standard of stroke care by ensuring that stroke patients receive the most
appropriate treatment according to evidence-based guidelines.

a stroke, time lost is brain lost, and this award demonstrates Atlantic
General’s commitment to being one of the top hospitals in the country for
providing aggressive, proven stroke care,” said Colleen Wareing, vice president
of patient care services. “We will continue with our focus on providing care
that has been shown in the scientific literature to quickly and efficiently
treat stroke patients with evidence-based protocols.”

receive the award, Atlantic General needed to achieve 85 percent or higher
adherence to all Get With The Guidelines–Stroke achievement indicators for at
least 12 months consecutive months. In fact, the hospital achieved between 91
and 100 percent on all indicators. Achievement indicators are evidence-based
treatments known to result in improved patient outcomes. They include
appropriate use of guideline-based care for stroke patients, including
clot-busting and anti-clotting medications, blood thinners and
cholesterol-reducing drugs, preventive action for deep vein thrombosis and
smoking cessation counseling.

General Hospital has developed a Primary Stroke Center, featuring a
comprehensive system for rapid diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients
admitted to the emergency department. As a result, the staff is always prepared
to provide brain imaging scans and neurologists are on hand to conduct patient
evaluations and using clot-busting medications when appropriate.