A Week In Business

Nurse Celebrates 50th Year

SALISBURY — Peninsula Regional recently recognized 425 employees celebrating work anniversaries with the Medical Center at the organization’s annual Employee Appreciation Banquet held in conjunction with National Hospital Week activities.

Among those specially honored was Caroline Schweikert, who was just the second person in the 116-year history of PRMC to reach 50 years of service.

Schweikert has spent her entire nursing career in the Peninsula Regional Medical Center Pediatrics Unit, and is frequently mentioned on patient satisfaction surveys for the care and compassion she provides, in particular to critically ill children.

In honor of her 50th year of service to PRMC’s patients, Schweikert received a Governor’s Citation from Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley congratulating her on her achievement, and a Proclamation from the City of Salisbury and Mayor Jim Ireton declaring May 9, 2013 as Caroline Schweikert Day.

Bank Promotions Announced

BERLIN — Raymond M. Thompson, President and CEO of Calvin B. Taylor Banking Company in Berlin, has announced several recent promotions.

William H. Mitchell has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer. Mitchell joined Taylor Bank on June 1, 1970. His office is located at the Main Office in Berlin.

James R. Simon has been promoted to Vice President, Loan & Business Development Officer. Simon joined Taylor Bank on July 19, 2004. His office is located at the 20th Street Office in Ocean City.

Alysson E. DuPont, PHR has been promoted to Assistant Vice President, Human Resource Manager. DuPont joined Taylor Bank as the bank’s Benefits and Personnel Administrator on March 3, 2008. Her office is located at the Main Office in Berlin.

M. Dean Lewis, CPA, MST has been promoted to Assistant Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer and Principal Financial Officer of Calvin B. Taylor Bankshares. Lewis joined Taylor Bank as the bank’s financial officer on Dec. 29, 2011. His office is located at the Main Office in Berlin.

Calvin B. Taylor Banking Company, founded in 1890 in Berlin, offers a wide range of loan, deposit, and ancillary banking services through 10 offices located in Worcester County and lower Sussex County, Del.

Pharmacist Recognized

BERLIN – Clinical pharmacist Scott Johnson, Pharm. D., recently received the 2012 JMCP Award of Excellence for an article he co-authored, titled Evaluation of a Program to Improve Diabetes Care through Intensified Care Management Activities and Diabetes Medication Copayment Reduction, in the Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy (JMCP).

Johnson has been a pharmacist at Atlantic General Hospital since 2011. A graduate of Delmar High School, he went to the University of Rhode Island for a bachelor’s in applied mathematics and master’s in pharmaceutical sciences before earning his doctor of pharmacy.

JMCP is the national peer-reviewed journal for the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy printed nine times a year. Each year, they select the best article published in the journal for special recognition, a high honor for those in the pharmacy field.

A panel of judges drawn from the ranks of the highest-quality JMCP peer reviewers evaluated articles that were nominated this year by members of the JMCP Editorial Advisory Board. According to the JMCP Editorial Advisory Board, in addition to being ranked superior to the other nominated articles according to the selection criteria, the judges concluded that Johnson’s research is one of the first studies assessing the clinical and economic impact of a diabetes incentive program.

R & R Coatings, Inc. is Certified

SALISBURY — R & R Coatings recently completed the Concrete Polishing Association of America class to achieve Craftsmans-Level 1 Certification.

George Ralph, III and Dennis Greene, are now certified Level 1 Craftsmans. The two-day class was held at the Concrete Polishing Association of America in Stevensville.