A Week In Business

Agent Leads Mid-Atlantic

Peck Miller

Peck Miller

OCEAN CITY — Peck Miller, sales associate for Coldwell Banker Residential 104th Street office, was ranked first in a list of the Top 100 Mid-Atlantic Sales Associates for January. The region includes Leesburg, Va., Washington, D.C., Reston, Va., Harford and Carroll counties, Baltimore, Annapolis and the Eastern Shore. He was ranked second in the Top 100 Mid-Atlantic Sales Associates for February.

With over 30 years of experience in real estate sales and development, Miller explained that his extensive knowledge is an asset to his residential and commercial clients. Having developed, owned and run several successful businesses, including retail stores, restaurants and marinas, he is able to provide unique insight and guidance to clients selling, buying or developing commercial properties.

“My knowledge of the area and the local permit process allows me to assist area investors, tenants and landlords to achieve their goals,” Miller said.

For the residential buyer, he shares years of experience raising a family on the shore and valuable insight into the Worcester County Public School system. Miller attributes a great deal of his success to referrals from satisfied clients.

“I love the area and I do my best to give 100% to every client. My Italian grandfather used to tell me, ‘the harder you work, the luckier you get.’ He was absolutely right,” Miller said.

Excellence Recognized

BERLIN  Atlantic General Hospital’s Imaging Center has been named a Screening Center of Excellence by the Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) for its ongoing commitment to responsible lung cancer screening. Low dose CT screening for lung cancer carried out safely, efficiently and equitably saves tens of thousands of lives a year.

“We are proud and honored to be working with the AGH Imaging Center as a Lung Cancer Alliance Screening Center of Excellence. Their commitment to practice responsible lung cancer screening will lead to advancements in research and many lives saved. They are an example to follow,” said LCA President and CEO Laurie Fenton Ambrose.

Designated Screening Centers of Excellence are committed to provide clear information based on current evidence on who is a candidate for lung cancer screening, and to comply with comprehensive standards based on best practices developed by professional bodies such as the American College of Radiology (ACR), the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) and the International Early Lung Cancer Action Program (I-ELCAP) for controlling screening quality, radiation dose and diagnostic procedures within an experienced, multi-disciplinary clinical setting.

“Our Imaging Center is dedicated to providing patients with the highest quality care. Low dose CT screening has shown to be the only proven method to detect lung cancer at an early and treatable stage. We are thrilled to be part of this elite group, setting an example for responsible screening practices across the country,” says Linda Corrigan, MHE, RHIT, CTR, Lung Screening Coordinator at Atlantic General Hospital.

Open House Weekend Set

OCEAN CITY — Long & Foster Real Estate will host a company-wide open house weekend on April 16 and 17. The event will provide an opportunity for homebuyers across the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast region to explore numerous properties that are available for sale in their communities.

“At Long & Foster, we’re committed to making sure the process of buying and selling a home is as simple, easy and enjoyable as possible for our customers,” said Gary Scott and Larry “Boomer” Foster, presidents of Long & Foster Real Estate. “Our open house weekend means that our real estate professionals can do just that — help sellers showcase their homes and help buyers shop for a house while interest rates remain low.”

To make the process simple for potential buyers, loan officers with Prosperity Home Mortgage, LLC, a full service mortgage banker and wholly owned subsidiary of The Long & Foster Companies, will be on site at as many Long & Foster open house locations as possible to answer questions about the mortgage process and pre-qualify interested individuals. Representatives from Long & Foster Settlement Services and Long & Foster Insurance will also be in attendance at many locations, highlighting the total homeownership experience that comes with working with a Long & Foster real estate professional.

“We’ve seen positive growth in the real estate market and the economy overall recently, and with these developments, as well as continued low mortgage rates, it’s a great time for buyers and sellers to accomplish their homeownership dreams,” said Jeffrey S. Detwiler, president and chief operating officer of The Long & Foster Companies. “Long & Foster’s open house weekend presents an amazing opportunity to see first-hand what’s happening in your market.”

For information on Long & Foster homes for sale in communities throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast region, visit www.LongandFoster.com. You can also visit Long & Foster’s open house website, www.openhouses.longandfoster.com, to preview some of the homes that will participate in Long & Foster’s open house weekend on April 16 and 17.

Partnership Announced

SALISBURY — Lower Shore Clinic (LSC) and Peninsula Regional Medical Center (PRMC) announced today that they will be collaborating on LSC’s “CareWrap” initiative, which was awarded a two-year grant from the Maryland Community Health Resources Commission (CHRC).

The $105,000 award will be put to use establishing an outreach team of health professionals, called CareWrap, whose goal will be to enhance access to community based primary and mental health care by targeting people at risk of thirty day re-admission. Thirty-day re-admission refers to a patient returning to the hospital within thirty days of discharge, which is an expensive and undesirable outcome for both patient and hospital.

“The Community Health Resources Commission congratulates the Lower Shore Clinic for developing this important program that will provide access to integrated behavioral health and primary care services in the community,” said CHRC Executive Director Mark Luckner. “The CareWrap program is a great example of a public investment driving innovation in the community and leveraging significant private resources.”

Since its inception in 2005, the CHRC has awarded 169 grants totaling $55.8 million, supporting programs in every jurisdiction in the state. These programs have collectively served more than 260,000 Marylanders. The initial public funding provided by the CHRC has enabled its grantees to leverage $18.8 million in additional federal and private/local resources.

“We are grateful to receive this grant from the Commission,” said LSC Director Richard Bearman. “This grant will enable LSC to expand our client pool and enhance our partnership with PRMC.”

This is the second grant that LSC has received from the CHRC, which initially helped add primary care to LSC’s mental health practice, enabling the clinic to achieve a 48.5% reduction in visits to the emergency department for non-urgent care and a 90% preventive care compliance rate for patients with chronic conditions. CareWrap is modeled after a four year CHRC-supported pilot project pioneered by Family Services, Inc. (FSI). FSI’s stunning results: of 529 patients deemed to be at high risk for re-admission within thirty days, 444, or over 80% did not re-admit.

“CareWrap is another of those absolutely essential pieces to the population health puzzle that we don’t have to invent or reinvent. It’s a proven approach to care that lets us touch some of our most at-risk patients, through one-on-one, face-to-face education and instruction,” said Karen Poisker, PRMC’s Vice President of Population Health. “We know that if we ingrain those good habits associated with properly managing chronic conditions, we can keep people healthier and, as an added benefit, out of our emergency department or hospital.”

LSC and PRMC will launch CareWrap on May 1.

Horner Honda Property Sold

SALISBURY – Henry Hanna and Wesley Cox, both Senior Advisors with SVN | Miller Commercial Real Estate, listed and sold the iconic Horner Honda property across from Salisbury University on Route 13 South. The 8,570-square-foot building sits on .83 acres and sold for $925,000.

Hanna and Cox represented the seller, Bud Horner, who operated Horner Honda for more than 30 years.

“I wanted to get the broadest exposure and the best return on my investment so I wanted to go with an advisor and a firm with national contacts. Henry and Wesley brought only qualified buyers to look at the property and they did a great job,” Horner said.

“It was such a pleasure to work with a staple in our community. We were able to utilize our national network to create maximum exposure and competition that allowed Mr. Horner to achieve his goals,” Cox said. “I now look forward to working with the new owner in the transformation and redevelopment of the property.”

The new owner of the property plans to redevelop the building and will have spaces listed with Cox ranging from 2,000 to 8,500 square feet.