An independent study by HealthGrades, the nation’s leading independent health care ratings organization, has recognized Peninsula Regional Medical Center, in Salisbury, for high-quality patient care in cardiac services, orthopedics, stroke, pulmonary, prostatectomy, gastrointestinal care, critical care, general surgery and women’s health.
The Harford County Emergency Operations Center, in Hickory, has attained the highest accreditation possible, as an accredited center of excellence for fire, police and medical protocols. According to InterAct Public Safety Systems, the Harford County EOC is only the second center in the world, and the first in the U.S., to achieve all three levels of accreditation.
Saint Agnes Hospital and the Saint Agnes Foundation, of Baltimore have recognized two physicians for their service. Dr. Kenneth Williams received the Seton Founders’ Award for demonstrating qualities exemplified by the Daughters of Charity, who founded the hospital. Williams is president of Seton Medical Group, an affiliate of Saint Agnes Hospital, and runs his own practice in Highlandtown. Dr. Carole Miller, who directs the hospital’s cancer center, received the Bayley Physician Award. She is a past winner of the Woman of the Year Award from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
The CPA Technology Advisor has named Byron Patrick, CEO and co-founder of Hosted Solutions Inc., of Baltimore, a recipient of its 40 Under 40 award. HSI is a full network hosting solution provider for CPA firms and an affiliate of the Emerging Technology Centers.
U.S. Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski has received the Maryland League of Conservation Voters’ annual John V. Kabler Memorial Award in recognition of her efforts to protect the state’s land, air and water.
Meg Johantgen, an associate professor at the University of Maryland School of Nursing, is the first recipient of the Research Mentorship Award from the Interdisciplinary Research Group on Nursing Issues, a part of AcademyHealth, a professional organization for health service researchers.
Ann Mech, an assistant professor at the University of Maryland School of Nursing, received the Delmarva Foundation’s 2009 Trustee “Driving Quality” Award, which recognizes the importance of hospital board leadership and support for initiating and sustaining quality improvement efforts.
PNC has added three staff members. Walter B. Whilden has joined the wealth management division in Baltimore as a senior vice president and senior investment officer. He most recently served as a partner/portfolio manager at Brown Advisory, after serving as a portfolio manager at Mercantile Bank and Trust and Provident Tradesmens’ Bank & Trust. Leslie Leadbeater has been hired as a banking adviser for clients in Anne Arundel County and the Eastern Shore of Maryland. She previously worked for Bank of America. Joshua Ritz is now a relationship manager serving clients in Baltimore City and Carroll County. He most recently worked for Bank of America.
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra has appointed three new board members: Jon H. Levinson, executive vice president and partner of Alex Cooper Auctioneers Inc.; George A. Drastal, consulting computer scientist to the federal government and private agencies on advanced technology projects; and Michael P. Pinto, CEO and chairman of the Mid-Atlantic division of M&T Bank and vice chairman of the board of directors of M&T Bank Corp.
Janet D. Allan, dean and professor at the University of Maryland School of Nursing, was named a supporting member of the National Priorities Partnership’s Population Health Work Group and appointed to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s Task Force on The Future of Research-Focused Doctoral Programs.
Patrick Turner, president of Turner Development Group, and William L. Yerman, CEO of The Strata Group, have signed on as corporate chairs of the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland’s fund-raising event, Santé: an Epicurean Adventure, which will take place June 13 at the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore.
Priyanka Dwivedi has hired as admissions manager of Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals, the part-time graduate division of the Whiting School of Engineering. She previously worked in the College of Arts and Sciences dean’s office at Loyola University Maryland.
The VA Maryland Health Care System has named Dr. Marsden McGuire deputy director of the Mental Health Clinical Center at Perry Point VA Medical Center. He also serves as director of Long Term Care Services at Sheppard Pratt Health System, a clinical associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
Kirstan Cecil has been named director of communications and marketing by Saint Agnes Hospital, of Baltimore. She most recently served as director of marketing, communications and public relations at St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson. Before that, Cecil worked at Erickson Communities, including as vice president of advertising and marketing. She received her bachelor’s degree in health service management/business management from Towson University.
Charlie Wolf II, president and CEO of Payroll Network, of Kensington, has been named president of the Independent Payroll Providers Association. Wolf, who is a CPA, and several associates founded Payroll Network in 1998.
Fusion UV Systems, of Gaithersburg, a worldwide provider of industrial UV curing systems, has appointed John Guarniere as market support manager for the optical fiber curing market. Guarniere previously was the company’s applications engineer.
Erin Bradin has been promoted from associate to senior associate by Warschawski, of Baltimore, a branding, public relations, marketing and advertising agency. She has worked at Warschawski since 2006.
Justin Miller has joined Crosby Marketing Communications, headquartered in Annapolis, as group creative director, interactive. He previously worked at AKQA in Washington, D.C.
The Maryland Food Bank, of Baltimore, has appointed Jennifer Small as manager and Yvonne Terry as director of development for its Eastern Shore branch in Salisbury. Small has years of experience in retail grocery operations. Terry has been with the Maryland Food Bank for more than 29 years.
Joan Webb Scornaienchi has been appointed executive director of HC DrugFree, a nonprofit organization based in Columbia that seeks to empower the Howard County community to raise drug-free teenagers. Scornaienchi had been a grants specialist and education program specialist for the Division of Special Education/Early Intervening Services of the Maryland State Department of Education.
Lou Gieszl has been elected president of the Association for Conflict Resolution. He
will take office next fall. Gieszl also serves on the board of directors of the Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation. He is deputy executive director of the Maryland Mediation and Conflict Resolution Office in Annapolis, a court-related agency that serves as an alternative dispute resolution resource. The goal of that state office, as well as the association and the institute, is to solve disagreements before they reach the courtroom, with all sides satisfied. The opportunity for people to speak for themselves and make their own decisions, with or without court intervention, is promoted. Gieszl teaches mediation, alternative dispute resolution and conflict management skills at the University of Baltimore.
John Hess has been appointed chief operating officer of Hyatt Commercial, of Annapolis. Hess had been director of asset management for Struever Bros. Eccles and Rouse in Baltimore. Hyatt Commercial is a subsidiary of Severn Bancorp
Jennifer Langford has been named director of sales for the Ritz-Carlton Residences, Inner Harbor, Baltimore, by RXR Realty, LLC, its developer. Langford previously worked as operations manager for The Langford Group, her family¹s land development and home building business.
Gaye Rittenhouse has joined Weichert, Realtors-Caton Properties, of Ellicott City, as an agent. She began her 35-year real estate career in a family-owned area business with her father, Charles K. Rittenhouse.