A Week In Business – October 26, 2018

Biz AThe Assateague Diner & Bar and the Marlin Market on Route 611 launched their grand opening celebration last weekend with a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Greater Ocean City Chamber of Commerce. Ownership and management representatives are pictured with guests at last Friday’s ribbon cutting. Photo by Terri French




Biz BThe Coastal Association of REALTORS® (Coastal), in partnership with the Maryland Coastal Bays Foundation, received a $2,100 Placemaking grant from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) to help fund construction of a community garden at the new Berlin branch of the Worcester County Public Library. The grant funded soil, gardening equipment, a glider bench and trellises. Pictured, from left, are Coastal Executive Vice President Page Browning, Delegate Mary Beth Carozza, Vicki Harmon, Cam Bunting, Coastal President Joel Maher, Coastal President-Elect Bernie Flax, Coastal Affiliate Member Larissa Luck, Coastal Director Steve Parsons, Sen. Jim Mathias, Community Garden coordinators Pat and Ron Pilling, Worcester County Environmental Programs Planner Katherine Munson and Maryland Coastal Bays Foundation Watershed Coordinator Steve Farr. Submitted Photo


Biz C

Jay H. Gulbransen

Bank Officer Named

SALISBURY — John W. Breda, President and CEO of The Bank of Delmarva, recently announced Jay H. Gulbransen, CPA joined the bank as assistant vice president and controller.

Gulbransen, a Salisbury resident, graduated from Bethel University in Minnesota with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Finance.



Hospital Recognized

SALISBURY — Peninsula Regional Medical Center (PRMC), a 288-bed hospital of the Peninsula Regional Health System in Salisbury, was recognized in the 2019 Healthgrades Star Report national study with 36 clinical achievements for the care it provides to patients across cardiac, orthopedic, neurosciences, pulmonary, vascular, prostate surgery, critical care, labor and delivery and bariatric service lines.

The recognitions include seven Healthgrades Excellence Awards (orthopedics, neurosciences, stroke, pulmonary care, vascular surgery, prostate surgery and labor and delivery).  They place those services or a service specialty within them among the top 5 or 10 percent of all hospitals in the United States.

Peninsula Regional Medical Center also received national recognition from Healthgrades as a Best 50 or Best 100 Hospital in America for care and outcomes.  Peninsula Regional is the only recipient on the Delmarva Peninsula to be:

One of America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Vascular Surgery (5 years in a row/2015-2019)

One of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care (2 years in a row/2018 and 2019)

One of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Prostate Surgery (2 years in a row/2018 and 2019)

Additionally, PRMC received 15 5-Star ratings across all nine services reviewed.  That signifies those are performing better than expected when compared to the nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide surveyed by Healthgrades in 32 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.  Many of the 5-Star ratings have been achieved in multiple consecutive years at PRMC.

“Hospitals that have achieved the Healthgrades America’s 50/100 Best Hospitals for vascular surgery, prostate surgery and stroke care have proven their dedication to quality care and exceptional outcomes,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Healthgrades. “Consumers should consider hospital quality when navigating their care journeys, and this recognition distinguishes Peninsula Regional Medical Center in the marketplace.”

Also of note in the 2019 Healthgrades clinical achievement review is PRMC’s recognition for 13 consecutive years with a 5-Star ranking for the treatment of pneumonia, and 9 consecutive years at 5 Stars for the performance of carotid procedures.

“Peninsula Regional’s greatest asset is our team of employees, medical staff, and volunteers.  Our Healthgrades clinical successes are a direct result of their dedication and devotion to every patient and family member,” said Steven Leonard, MBA, FACHE, President/CEO of the Peninsula Regional Health System and Peninsula Regional Medical Center.  “Quality and safety remain at the heart of everything we do as an organization.  To be placed among the nation’s best hospitals, once again, by Healthgrades reinforces that we have assembled the finest healthcare team in the region that is committed to outstanding clinical outcomes and quality patient care.”