National Award Winners

BERLIN — The local Prudential Carruthers offices were well represented at the Prudential Real Estate National Awards event at Chartwell Country Club in Severna Park last week.

Honor Society recipients included Sue Haslam and Ed Balcerzak. Leading Edge Award Winner was Della Wilson. Presidents Circle Award recipients included Linda Moran and Erk Windrow and the Chairmans Circle Award winners include Joy Snyder and the Resort Group of Ryan Ray and Tony Golden.

“These sales professionals are leaders in the local market, experienced and dedicated to their clients. They are the reason Prudential is the leading real estate company on the shore,” said Tommy Carruthers, president of Prudential Carruthers Realtors.

Local manager Jay Wise added, "I am personally honored to work day in, and day out, with and alongside, such a tremendous team.”

Sales Excellence Honored

OCEAN CITY – Dean Cottrill, president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Greater Baltimore, recognized leading sales associates in the Ocean City/104th Street sales office for their sales excellence in 2010. The associates were honored at a special event held at M&T Bank Stadium.

Daniel Clayland, who has 18 years of experience in Ocean City and surrounding areas, has earned the International President’s Elite award for 2010. This honor places him among the top 1 percent of all Coldwell Banker sales associates internationally.

Based on sales production and volume, the additional office award winners included President’s Club honorees Peck Miller and Michele Pompa.

Achieving President’s Circle status was Team Randy & Sharon (Randy Romanello and Sharon Daugherty) and McNamara & Associates (Kevin and Monica McNamara).

Recognized in the President’s Club was the team of Katy Durham and Rick Meehan.

President’s Club Members

OCEAN PINES — Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Ocean Pines announced this wek its sales associates who have earned Coldwell Banker’s President’s Club award for their sales production and volume in 2010. The winners are Greg Erdie, Edie Brennan and Marianne Leizure.

Company Awards Earned

OCEAN CITY – The Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Ocean City/120th Street office announced its sales associates, groups and teams who have earned the company’s International President’s awards.

Jamie Caine was honored with the International President’s Circle designation, while President’s Club honorees included Gail Garriss, Kathy Panco, Nancy Reither and Candi Noyes.

The team of Eric and Wendie Green achieved President’s Club status.

New Employee Announced

BERLIN — Dr. Jeff Michael of Optimal Health Chiropractic recently welcomed Eileen Dudley to his practice. Dudely provides massage therapy services to new and existing patients.

Dudley is a licensed therapist who has been providing quality massage treatments in the Ocean City area for over six years. Her focus is therapeutic massage that can be beneficial for a variety of symptoms.

Patients may now receive massage therapy for relaxation or stress management, or in conjunction with chiropractic and physical therapy treatments, all in one professional setting.

PRMC Earns Regional Honor

SALISBURY — Peninsula Regional Medical Center (PRMC) has been named the inaugural 2010 Mended Hearts Mid-Atlantic Regional Hospital of the Year for the support and encouragement it provides to the national organization’s local chapter, Delmarva Chapter 221.

Peninsula Regional was chosen to be the first to receive this distinguished honor from a field of Mid-Atlantic hospitals that support 29 local Mended Hearts chapters operating in the states of Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, North Carolina, South Carolina and in Washington, DC.

“Indeed, the strong relationship of Peninsula Regional Medical Center with its Mended Hearts chapter is a clear indication of the quality of care available to heart patients and their families,” said John Maiorana, Mid-Atlantic Regional Director for Mended Hearts, Inc.

Mended Hearts is a national non-profit organization which partners with over 450 United States hospitals and rehabilitation clinics to provide heart patients with pre-operative and post-operative visits, group support meetings and educational forums. Delmarva Chapter 221 makes more than 1,300 visits to heart patients and their families every year at Peninsula Regional’s Guerrieri Heart & Vascular Institute. Chapter members pride themselves on sharing their own experiences as heart patients with other heart patients both before and after their heart surgery or other cardiac procedure. The chapter also sponsors friendly and informative monthly group support meetings for Delmarva Peninsula heart patients and their families.

“We are so very fortunate to have this dynamic group of volunteers who contribute daily to the comprehensive nature of our cardiovascular service line,” said Jeanne Ruff, executive director of the Guerrieri Heart & Vascular Institute at PRMC.

The Mid-Atlantic Regional Hospital of the Year award will be presented on May 21, and PRMC will be recognized at the national Mended Hearts convention this June in New Orleans.

AGH Center Recognized

BERLIN – Chronic wounds affect more than 6.5 million people each year. They are the bane of the elderly and those with diabetes or compromised immune systems. And their related health complications cost between $20 and $25 million annually in the U.S. They can necessitate amputation and, in the most serious cases, lead to death.

Since Atlantic General Hospital’s Wound Care Center opened its doors more than three years ago, its dedicated staff has treated more than 1,100 patients, healing 1,157 chronic wounds that just would not get better without comprehensive treatment.

Currently, the center is healing more than 96 percent of the wounds treated there, an achievement that has exceeded national benchmarks and been applauded by Diversified Clinical Services, who manages the center.

For the third consecutive year, Diversified has bestowed its Center of Distinction Award to Atlantic General for its healing rate and high level of patient satisfaction among other measures. For the second time, AGH has also received the Diversified Robert A. Warriner III Center of Excellence Award for maintaining their quality and patient satisfaction levels for multiple consecutive years.

This year, Diversified raised the bar for the awards, making the requirements stricter, but Atlantic General’s Wound Care Center continues to surpass the benchmarking.

The quality of care provided by the center’s staff as well as the personalized attention given is reflected in these numbers. Atlantic General’s Wound Care Center enjoys a 95 percent patient satisfaction rate.

“The clinical staff delivers compassionate and personalized attention coupled with the most up-to-date wound care technologies and procedures,” said Geri Rosol, program director for the Wound Care Center. “It is the goal of the center’s staff to not only deliver expert care to the patient, but also to provide education and resources for the patient and their family or caregiver to help prevent future wounds from occurring. The Wound Care Center is a vital, much-needed resource for our community, and I am truly honored to be part of such an excellent team.”

IMG Announces Hire

OCEAN CITY — Eric Cropper has joined the staff of Insurance Management Group, Inc., an independent insurance agency located on 77th Street in Ocean City.

Cropper joined Insurance Management Group in February of 2011 as a producer in the Commercial Lines Department and will be writing property and casualty insurance for commercial businesses and condominium associations. His career has included experience as a motel owner/operator, financial advisor, and commercial realtor.

Hall Of Fame Award Presented

OCEAN CITY — Elaine Davidson, with RElMAX Premier Properties, was recently presented at the Re/Max International Convention at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas with the Re/Max Hall of Fame Award.

This award honors successful agents who have earned more than $1 million in commissions during their careers with the company. In 2010, only 16 percent of all Re/Max Affiliates earned this prestigious award.

Davidson has been working in the real estate industry for more than 20 years and has extensive experience in all aspects of the real estate market.

"Elaine Davidson has been an integral member of our company and is more than deserving of the very prestigious award," said Carl Ortman, broker of Re/Max Premier Properties. "Winning this award is a tremendous accomplishment. Elaine continues to raise the bar in real estate, making us, and this community, proud.”