A Week In Business

New Sales Staff Member

OCEAN CITY — Cleaning Management Service, Inc. President Jerry Selig announced that Charles Smith has returned to his sales staff. Smith has more than 13 years of experience in renovation and flooring sales.

Cleaning Management, located at 131st Street and Coastal Highway, has been in business since 1973.

BERLIN — Re/Max Premier Properties Broker Dr. Carl E. Ortman has announced top producers in listings and sales for the month of March.

Top listing agent was Joel Maher of the Salisbury Office and top sales producer for the month was Mary Ann OMalley of the Ocean Pines Office with over $1 million in volume, followed closely by Pam Price (Salisbury) and Marlene Ott (Ocean Pines), both also in excess of the $1 million mark

Account Manager Named

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

She joined Insurance Management Group on April 2 as a commercial lines account manager. She started her insurance career in 1987 and includes experience in property and casualty insurance and coastal exposures.

Perdue Promotion

SALISBURY — Jim Perdue, chairman of Perdue Farms, has announced that Jim Leighton has been promoted to president of Perdue Food Products, effective April 1.

“This is an exciting and challenging time for our food products business as we continue to elevate our products and build on our heritage,” said Jim Perdue. “I know I can count on Jim’s leadership and experience. Jim is a champion of Our Vision to become the most trusted name in food and agricultural products and he will lead by Our Values: Quality, Integrity, Teamwork and Stewardship.”

Leighton joined Perdue in 2006 in the newly created role of Senior Vice President, Supply Chain and Operations. While in that role, he spearheaded the development of the Perdue Business Improvement Process, which engages associates in the continuous improvement process. He was promoted to Foodservice Division President in 2009 and later assumed additional responsibility for the International channel. He was promoted to retail president in 2010.

Top Agent For March

BERLIN — Shamrock Realty Group announced Rosie Beauclair was both the top sales agent and the top listing agent for the month of March. Beauclair joined Shamrock in 2007, and has consistently been a top producer. She is licensed in both Maryland and Delaware.

Certification Announced

SALISBURY — Peninsula Regional Medical Center (PRMC), through the work of its Primary Stoke Center, Guerrieri Heart and Vascular Institute and Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Center teams, has been awarded mid-cycle Joint Commission Gold Seal Approval, Disease-Specific Certification in Total Hip & Knee Replacement Surgery and in the Treatment of Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) or heart attack. PRMC also maintains its Joint Commission designation and certification as a Primary Stroke Center.

Disease-specific certification is awarded for two years by the Joint Commission. This mid-cycle review process is designed to ensure continuous standards compliance and operational improvement. In short, approval ensures that Peninsula Regional continues to provide safe, high-quality care, treatment and services. Mid-cycle review also allows PRMC to identify opportunities for improvement in those processes and to follow through on implementing them before the next full-cycle review in 2013.

The Stroke Team at Peninsula Regional treats, on average, nearly 40 patients each month who arrive at the Medical Center’s Emergency/Trauma Center with stroke symptoms, volumes that rival centers like Johns Hopkins in Baltimore and others in much larger, urban areas. The prevalence of stroke regionally is clearly linked to public risk factors including tobacco use, diabetes, high cholesterol, physical inactivity and excessive alcohol consumption where the Delmarva Peninsula witnesses an equal or higher percentage of each compared to Maryland’s population as a whole.

“In achieving Joint Commission certification again in both AMI and Hip & Knee Replacement Surgery, and in maintaining its Primary Stroke Center certification, PRMC continues to demonstrate its commitment to the highest level of care for its patients,” said Jean Range, MS, RN, CPHQ, Executive Director, Disease-Specific Certification, The Joint Commission. “Certification is voluntary, and I commend Peninsula Regional for successfully undertaking this challenge to evaluate its standards of care and for instilling confidence in the people of the Delmarva Peninsula.”