Medical Officers Appointed
SALISBURY — The medical staff at Peninsula Regional Medical Center (PRMC) recently elected its Medical Staff Officers for 2016 and 2017.
Dr. David C. Kerrigan was elected president of the medical staff at PRMC. Kerrigan, a general and vascular surgeon with the Mid-Atlantic Surgical Group, joined Peninsula Regional’s medical staff in 1993.
Dr. Simona Eng was elected vice president of the medical staff. Eng is a hospitalist employed by the Peninsula Regional Medical Group since 2001.
Dr. Mark Edney, a urologist, was elected secretary/treasurer. Dr. Edney, of Peninsula Urology Associates, PA, joined the medical staff in 2004.
Each physician will serve a two-year term through Dec. 31, 2017.
New Funeral Home Owner
SELBYVILLE — Bishop-Hastings Funeral Home recently held a rebranding ribbon cutting ceremony with W. Bryan Bishop, Jr. being announced as the new owner.
Having worked at the funeral home since 1994, Bishop wants to maintain the long-standing history of Hastings Funeral Home by simply adding his name to the business. A ceremonial ribbon cutting was held Dec. 22 and coordinated by the Bethany-Fenwick Chamber of Commerce.
Bishop is a licensed funeral director in both Delaware and Maryland is a member of the National Funeral Directors Association, the Delaware State Funeral Directors Association and the Delmarva Funeral Service Association.
BERLIN — For the first time in 23 years, Women Supporting Women has a new executive director.
Alaina Van Gelder, who was born and raised in Salisbury, started in her new position with the local breast cancer organization on Jan. 4. She graduated from the University of Mary Washington with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology and is currently pursuing her Master’s of Science degree at Wilmington University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She has worked nationally with Wells Fargo Insurance Services, among other major corporations, and brings over 15 years of business experience and knowledge to the executive director position at Women Supporting Women. Alaina has most recently held the position of Community Business Development Manager at Barnes & Noble in Salisbury, covering the Delmarva area.
Her predecessor, Sue Revelle began the organization in 1993, with two other local women. Revelle will remain an intricate part of the organization by working part-time at the Salisbury office as the mentoring coordinator and working closely with women diagnosed with breast cancer and their families.
“I thank Sue, the Board of Directors, our survivors and their loved ones for granting me the opportunity to serve our community in this way. I look forward to continuing with our mission of offering free services and support to anyone affected by breast cancer and hoping to expand by offering new programs. Women Supporting Women has helped my family tremendously and we will continue to do the great work on which the organization was founded,” Van Gelder said.