A Week In Business

Clinic Serves Nearly 1,000

SALISBURY — Nearly 1,000 people received free dental treatments at last weekend’s Eastern Shore Mission of Mercy in Salisbury. Approximately $900,000 in services was provided by the dental professionals who volunteered their time and more than 4,460 procedures were performed. Among the professionals donating their time were, pictured from left, Elaine Freese, CDA EFDA; Melody Carter, event community chair; and Dr. William Allen, DDS MAGD. Submitted Photo

Award Presented

SALISBURY — Irene Schultz, a Peninsula Regional Medical Center registered nurse, has been honored with the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses, a national program to recognize the outstanding efforts of nurses in their daily work.

Schultz works in PRMC’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, where she cares for premature newborns and other infants with serious health challenges. She was nominated for the award by the mother of a patient, who wrote, “Along with her kindness, she was swift to respond whenever a monitor showed signs of trouble. Her insight into his health was always clear and focused during grand rounds, where she helped shape his care plan with the rest of the health care team. And it wasn’t just my family — she showed true affection for all of her patients. Not even the most inconsolable preemie seemed to daunt her positive humor and patience.”

The DAISY Award honors nurses like Schultz, who demonstrate extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care. At a presentation given in front of the nurse’s colleagues, physicians, patients and visitors, the honoree receives a certificate commending her or him for being an extraordinary nurse, a bouquet of daisies, cinnamon rolls and a sculpture called “A Healer’s Touch,” hand-carved by artists of the Shona Tribe in Zimbabwe.

“We are proud to be among the hospitals participating in the DAISY Award program. Nurses are heroes every day,” said PRMC Chief Nursing Officer Mary Beth D’Amico. “It’s important that our nurses know their work is highly valued.”

Employees Honored

SALISBURY — Avery Hall Benefit Solutions has announced two of its employees, Cindy Whaley, President, Avery Hall Benefit Solutions in Easton, and Susan Brown, Senior Account Executive at Avery Hall Benefit Solutions in Salisbury, have been selected among 70 statewide brokers to serve on the 16-member Maryland Producer Advisory Council for the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange (MHBE). 

The purpose of the Producer Advisory Council is to identify and develop best practices as the MHBE plans its policies, procedures, communication strategies and marketing tools for producers to help individuals and small businesses get access to plans offered on Maryland Health Connection.  Both Whaley and Brown will serve two-year terms in order to provide consistency in input for open enrollment 2013 and throughout the 2014 benefit year.

Selected To Be Member

SALISBURY — Ben Alder, Sperry Van Ness – Miller Commercial Real Estate, Salisbury, has been selected for membership by the Realtors® Land Institute (RLI), headquartered in Chicago, Ill. The announcement was made by RLI, which is an affiliate of the National Association of Realtors®.

Alder joins an elite group of over 1,200 land specialists throughout North America. RLI members support the high standards of conduct and experience that directly relate to their specialty as established by the Realtors® Land Institute Board of Directors.