A Week in Business

A Week in Business

Leadership Recognized

WILLARDS – Laura Deeley
Bren of Atlantic/Smith, Cropper & Deeley was recently recognized for
professional leadership and advanced knowledge by the Society of Certified
Insurance Counselors (Cle), a leading national insurance professional

Bren was awarded a
certificate marking more than 10 years of participation as a designated CIC,
which requires annual completion of advanced education and training.

"Laura’s ongoing
allegiance and support of the CIC Program is a testament to the value she
places on ‘real world’ education and customer satisfaction. Your clients,
associates, and the insurance profession as a whole will benefit from such
dedication," cited Dr. William T. Hold.

The Society of CIC is a not-for-profit organization of The
National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research,
which is respected throughout the insurance industry for the high standards
maintained in the hundreds of institutes conducted annually in all 50 states.

Center Honored

– Peninsula
Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, its Emergency/Trauma Center team and its
Guerrieri Heart & Vascular Institute team have again been recognized among
the nation’s best for diagnosing and treating patients who arrive with symptoms
of a heart attack.

Regional has again been fully accredited as a Chest Pain Center by the Society
of Chest Pain Centers (SCPC), an international organization dedicated to

eliminating heart disease as the number one cause of death worldwide.  The Medical Center was the first hospital on the

Delmarva Peninsula to earn that distinction in 2007.  It remains the only healthcare facility on the entire Delmarva

Peninsula with full accreditation as an SCPC Chest Pain Center and one of just
eight of Maryland’s 50 hospitals to hold that honor.

tend to wait when they think they might be having a heart attack, and that’s a
mistake,” stated Jeanne Ruff, Executive Director of the Guerrieri Heart &
Vascular Institute at Peninsula Regional. “The average patient arrives in the
emergency department more than two hours after the onset of symptoms, but what
they don’t realize is that the sooner a heart attack is treated, the less
damage to the heart and the better the outcome for the patient.”

Regional also ranks among the best in the United States in the time it takes
for a patient to be seen and diagnosed in the Emergency/Trauma Center and
referred to the Guerrieri Heart & Vascular Institute’s catheterization

(cath) lab for treatment of heart blockages or other heart-related issues.  The nationally accepted gold standard is 90

minutes.  From January to June of this
year, nearly 90% of all patients meeting the treatment protocol were seen,
diagnosed and being treated in the cath lab within that all important 90 minute

By becoming an Accredited Chest Pain Center,
Peninsula Regional has enhanced the quality of care for the cardiac patient and
has demonstrated its commitment to higher standards across the entire continuum
of care.