A Week In Business

Unit Earns High Marks

SALIBURY — The Maryland Health Care Commission recently released the results of its 2012 Maryland Nursing Facility Short Stay Resident Survey, and Peninsula Regional Medical Center’s Transitional Care Unit earned high marks — 96 percent of those surveyed said they would recommend the Peninsula Regional Medical Center TCU, well above the statewide average of 81 percent.

The report showed that the Peninsula Regional Medical Center Transitional Care Unit scored above state average in many areas, including the staff’s respect and communication with patients and overall care by staff. Gina Nanna, Peninsula Regional Medical Center TCU Administrator, said, “The caring and dedication of the nursing and rehabilitation staff that works day-to-day with our patients are the reasons that our patients routinely enjoy an exceptional experience.”

The Maryland Health Care Commission’s family experience of care initiative is intended to measure the experience and satisfaction of family members and other designated responsible parties of residents in Maryland’s nursing homes. The MHCC, in collaboration with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems team, performed this short stay resident experience of care survey.

Top Agents Recognized
BERLIN — Re/Max Premier Properties has announced the top producers for the month of January.

The top listing agent was the team of Bill and Sharon Hunt. The top producer in sales goes to Mary Ann O’Malley.

The final 2012 statistics are in and Re/Max Premier Properties placed six agents in the Top 100 for the Coastal Association of Realtors. Two more agents finished in the next 100. In total that represented 42% of the company’s agents.

Marlene Ott was the company’s top finisher, coming in at No. 11 out of the 1,000 existing agents in the association.

Firm Honored For School

SALISBURY — Becker Morgan Group has announced the new James M. Bennett High School in Salisbury received a 2012 Honor Award from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Chesapeake Bay Chapter.

The awards program recognizes distinguished architectural achievements while honoring the architects, clients, and consultants who work together to improve the built environment and shape quality of life through design excellence. Winners were recognized at the recent AIA Chesapeake Bay Design Awards Gala held at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club in Stevensville, Md.

The new James M. Bennett High School is the result of a collaborative design process, providing a technology rich, environmentally friendly school. The site planning required the phased construction of the new building adjacent to the occupied existing high school which was demolished following completion of the new facility. Sustainable design elements begin with the buildings orientation and include the largest geo-thermal HVAC system on the Eastern Shore, daylight harvesting utilizing high performance glazing with automatic window blinds, and light control monitors.