A Week in Business

A Week in Business

Company An Approved

Coatings proudly announced this week that it’s not an approved applicator for
Carboline Structural Steel Fireproofing after George Ralph III and Dennis
Greene attended its class in St. Louis to become an approved applicator.

Employee Passes Exam

BERLIN Carolyn L. Miller, Medical Staff
Assistant in Atlantic General Hospital’s Medical Staff Services Department,
successfully passed the Certified Provider Credentialing Specialist
Examination. She is now credentialed to identify the medical staff
standards for six medical accreditation agencies including the Joint

Her name will be listed
in an upcoming issue of Synergy, a
national magazine for medical staff services professionals, and will be posted
on the National Association of Medical Staff Services (NAMSS) web site.

Her total score was 105,
above the passing score of 96 set by NAMSS. In addition to this professional
achievement, Carolyn also serves as secretary of the Delmarva Affiliation of
Medical Staff Services.

Power Line Need

organization that coordinates the region’s electric transmission system this
week reaffirmed the need to develop the Mid-Atlantic Power Pathway (MAPP), a
new high-voltage line in the Mid-Atlantic region with a new in-service date of

“The PJM Board requested
the company to proceed with all required regulatory proceedings, siting,
permitting and design of this project,” said MAPP Project Manager Bob Jubic.
“The revised date is still a very aggressive timeline for a project of this
size and complexity and the company will move forward to meet the new
in-service date.”

“All analysis to date
indicates that the MAPP project remains the preferred solution to ensure the
long-term reliability of the PJM grid,” PJM Interconnection said in a letter to
Pepco Holdings, Inc., the parent company of Delmarva Power and Pepco, the
electric utilities tasked with building the line. PJM also has identified the
required in-service date to be no later than June 1, 2015, a revision from the
original date of 2014.

Since PJM’s original
authorization for the project in October 2007, PHI has carefully planned for
its construction. This work will continue.

“With PJM’s
reaffirmation, we are now well positioned to submit updated regulatory filings
to the Maryland Public Service Commission this fall,” Jubic noted. In addition,
PHI initiated many environmental studies which will enable the company to
submit applications for permit approvals in early 2011.

The MAPP line is reportedly
needed to resolve significant reliability violations within Maryland, Delaware
and the Eastern mid-Atlantic region and will run largely on existing right of
way from northern Virginia, across southern Maryland, under the Chesapeake Bay
and Choptank River, and through a portion of Dorchester and Wicomico counties
in Maryland. The 150-mile line will end near Millsboro, Del.

Wins Advertising Award

BERLINAtlantic General Hospital was
recognized among the nation’s Most Elite Healthcare Marketing Professionals in
the 2010 Aster Awards Competition.

Honored for excellence
in advertising in the 2010 Aster Awards, Atlantic General received a Gold award
in this year’s competition for their “Ask for Us” campaign, which is geared to
empower the patients by encouraging them to ask for the most conveniently
located quality care when being referred for specialty services or diagnostics.

The Aster Awards, one of
the largest national competitions of its kind, is hosted by Marketing
Healthcare Today Magazine
and Creative Images, Inc.

The 2010 Aster Awards
received approximately 3,000 entries from across the United States as well as
Canada and South America. Participant’s entries competed against similar-sized
organizations in their category. Entries must score at least in the top 85
percent to receive an award. Judging criteria includes creativity, layout and
design, functionality, message effectiveness, production quality and overall

“It was an honor to have
Atlantic General Hospital participate in the 2010 Aster Awards Competition.
They placed in the top five percent of the nation. The quality of this year’s
entries went well beyond the judges’ expectations,” said Melinda R. Lucas,
Aster Awards Program Coordinator.

“This campaign stemmed
from a concern presented by a member of our medical staff that members of our
community were being directed outside of our community for services that could
be provided much more conveniently for them. We worked with this idea to
develop a campaign to educate the community regarding the services, providers
and quality of care that they could receive, right here in their community and
the fact that they had the right as a patient to request to have a provider or
service preformed where they preferred.” said Toni Keiser, vice president of
public relations at Atlantic General. “It is particularly rewarding to have
received this award recognizing the collaboration of ideas between our medical
staff and marketing department to provide information to our community.”