A Week In Business

Nino Mancari

Nino Mancari

Company Appointments

OCEAN CITY — Scott Kammerer, president and CEO of SoDel Concepts, recently announced the appointment of Nino Mancari to the position of chef at Catch 54 in Fenwick Island, one of eight restaurants in the SoDel Concepts hospitality group, which also owns Plate Catering and Big Thunder Roadside Kitchen, a food truck.

Mancari, a familiar face on the coastal culinary scene, is no stranger to SoDel Concepts. He previously

Lauren Bohager

Lauren Bohager

worked at Fish On in Lewes.

“We’re very happy to have Nino back with SoDel Concepts,” said Kammerer. “He is one of the most creative and talented chefs I know. He’ll only enhance the dining experience at Catch 54.”

Additionally, Kammerer announced the appointment of Lauren Bohagar to general manager of Catch 54.

“She is a great employee – a team player – and we know she cares a lot about our company,” Kammerer said.

New Board Members

OCEAN CITY — Two local community members — Rafael Correa and Jan Perdue — have joined the board of directors of the Art League of Ocean City, which operates the Ocean City Center for the Arts.

Rafael Correa

Rafael Correa

Correa is the chief financial officer of Blue Water Development Corp., the parent company of Burbage Properties of Berlin. He is also co-founder of The Personal Wellness Center in Salisbury.

Correa earned BS and MBA degrees from Salisbury University and also serves on the Salisbury University Foundation Board, the Perdue School of Business Career Advisory Board, and the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore Audit Committee.

“The Art League has an excellent story,” Correa said. “Our job is to tell it and take the mission beyond the walls of our building.”

Jan Perdue has years of experience in the arts, formerly serving as a docent at the Seattle Art Museum and the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore and an arts educator at The Salisbury School. She is currently also a board member of the United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore and was previously on the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore board.

Perdue is a working artist who specializes in watercolors, Asian brush painting and pastels. A graduate of Wake Forest University,

Jan Perdue

Jan Perdue

she resides in Berlin with her husband, Jim Perdue, and has two grown children.

“I realize the importance of the arts not only individually, but also for any community,” Perdue said. “The new Ocean City Center for the Arts building is an example to other communities in its partnership, success and creative use of funding and space. I look forward to more involvement at the Art League.”

Continuing on the Art League’s board of directors are President Marian Bickerstaff, Jamie Albright, Emmy Challenger, Katy Durham, Nancy Fortney, Barbara Patrick, Lisi Ruczynski, Emily Schwab, Karen Tomasello, Judy Tremellen, Karen Turner, Barbara Tyler, Kim Wagner and Gayle Widdowson.

Health Collaborative Formed

SALISBURY – Five major independent Maryland-based health systems with a combined total of 10 hospitals have formalized an agreement to create the Advanced Health Collaborative, LLC, (AHC) an organization that will offer its members the ability, without merger, to share ideas and explore opportunities to enhance the quality of health care, reduce costs and improve the health of people in the State of Maryland – a concept known as the “Triple Aim.”

The AHC members are Adventist HealthCare, LifeBridge Health, Mercy Health Services, Peninsula Regional Health System and Trivergent Health Alliance, which includes Frederick Regional Health System, Meritus Health, and Western Maryland Health System.

“Because of recent changes in how Maryland hospitals are reimbursed for the care they provide, our health systems have new opportunities and challenges,” says Robb Cohen, AHC chief executive officer. “By joining together in the Advanced Health Collaborative, we plan to harness the collective strengths of our members, putting them in a stronger position to advance common interests and goals, including providing higher quality care with greater cost efficiency.”

The agreement comes as all hospital systems in Maryland move into their second year under a new global budget reimbursement system. Since Jan. 1, 2014, Maryland hospitals have received a predetermined reimbursement that is based on the size of the populations they serve, rather than payment for each service they provide.

A key benefit of AHC membership will be the opportunity for shared learning and collaboration, allowing partners to manage changes in health care more efficiently and effectively than any single organization could on its own.