New AGH Appointments

BERLIN – Atlantic General Hospital recently appointed the following new members to the board of directors:

Michael S. Guerrieri of the Guerrieri Venture Partnership L.P. is also on the foundation boards at Salisbury University, Peninsula Regional Medical Center, and Wor-Wic Community College, as well as supporter of the Wellness Community. He grew up in Salisbury/Ocean City, graduated from Lehigh University with a degree in finance. After graduating, he worked for his family’s business, Showell Farms Inc., an integrated poultry company, until it was sold in 1995. Currently, his family office is located in Ocean City.

Greg Shockley graduated with his Bachelor of Arts from Western Maryland College and his Masters in Public Administration from the University of Baltimore. He owns Shenanigan’s Irish Pub in Ocean City and serves as a chairman of the Maryland Tourism Development Board as well as a founding member of Ocean City Development Corporation.

The following are Atlantic General Hospital’s new corporate members:

J. Ryan Bergey, III, a graduate of University of Maryland, College Park, is a certified public accountant for Bergey & Company, P.A. He is a board member of Waterman’s Trust, and Lonesome Road Private Foundation as well as a member of the Ocean City Chamber of Commerce, Secretary of the Young Professionals Committee and is the building chair for the Stephen Decatur Alumni Association.

G. Marvin Steen, graduate of East Carolina University, is a member of the Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce, the PNC Advisory Board and Charter Member of the Eastern Shore Builders Association. He is a custom homebuilder and real estate broker with Steen Associates Inc., Steen Homes.

Harriet L. Johnson graduated from nursing school at Jersey City Medical Center and continued her education at Seton Hall University, where she obtained her Bachelor of Science degree. Johnson attended graduate school at Rutgers Graduate School of Education and received her Master of Science at Hunter College of the City University of New York.

Excellence Recognized

BERLIN – Jennifer Hoffman of Genesis Rehab Services was recently awarded The Genesis Rehab Services Customer Excellence Award for her outstanding commitment to her patients.

This award recognizes program managers who display outstanding customer service and customer satisfaction. To be a candidate for this award, the practice manager needed to go above and beyond to meet the customers’ needs by among other things, listening and demonstrating proactive and “solution oriented” problem solving skills, show active concern for the customer, as well as serves as a strong customer advocate.

Hoffman has been with Genesis since June 2005 and was promoted to practice manager at Atlantic General Hospital in July 2007. She is the leader of a small, but highly experienced team of clinicians at AGH. The rehab department provides evaluations and treatment interventions in all areas of the hospital including the Emergency Department, the ICU and step-down units, and the Center for Joint Surgery.

Ann Boughton PT, CS, a clinical specialist at Genesis who nominated Hoffman, said, “Jennifer has been able to achieve this excellent level of Customer Satisfaction in an extremely challenging environment- guiding her team to be able to provide excellent clinical care amidst many medical challenges and personalities, and with few other GRS peers available for support due to uniqueness of her setting within our company.”

Study Praises Hospital Care

SALISBURY – Peninsula Regional Medical Center’s emergency medicine care, provided at the Robert T. Adkins, M.D. Emergency/Trauma Center, has been found to be among the top 5% in the nation, according to a new study released recently by HealthGrades, the leading independent healthcare ratings organization.

Peninsula Regional Medical Center is the only recipient of the HealthGrades 2010 Emergency Medicine Excellence Award™ on the Delmarva Peninsula, and one of just nine hospitals in Maryland, Delaware and Washington, DC to receive the designation. Peninsula Regional’s emergency medicine care was also 5-Star rated in same study.

“Not only are we the most experienced emergency/trauma team on the Delmarva Peninsula, we also serve the most patients with over 80,000 visits to our Emergency Department each year,” said Susan Castrignano, BSA, MHA, Director of Emergency/Trauma Care Services at PRMC who oversees the Robert T. Adkins, M.D. Emergency/Trauma Center. “We know that each of our patients receives a quality of emergency care that is among the best in the tri-state region and rivals that of the very best centers nationwide.”