SALISBURY — Peninsula Regional Medical Center (PRMC) is among the nation’s best hospitals for 2012-2013, and has been named a Best Regional Hospital on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, according to U.S. News & World Report, the publisher of Best Hospitals.
The hospital rankings, said U.S. News Health Rankings Editor Avery Comarow, are like a GPS-type aid to help steer patients to hospitals with strong skills in the procedures and medical conditions that present the biggest challenges.
“All of these hospitals are the kinds of medical centers that should be on your list when you need the best care,” said Comarow.
U.S. News and World Report previously named PRMC a Most Connected Hospital for its use of technology in support of patient care and patient safety. In its Best Nursing Home Study earlier this year, it gave Peninsula Regional’s Transitional Care Unit at a 5-Star Rating.
New Restaurant Opens
BERLIN — Si’ Culi Restaurant and the Berlin Chamber of Commerce are hosting a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday, July 21 at 3 p.m.
Si’ Culi, located at 104 North Main Street in downtown Berlin, will officially open their doors for dinner on Saturday, July 21. The husband and wife team of Peter and Jennifer Livolsi will be bringing their authentic brand of Italian cuisine to downtown Berlin with brick oven pizzas, homemade pastas, breads and desserts.
“We’re very excited to be part of Berlin’s growing Main Street” said Peter Livolsi.
Refreshments and small samplings will be served, and the community is invited.
SNOW HILL — Harrison House of Snow Hill Administrator Margaret Miller has been honored by The American College of Health Care Administrators as a 2012 recipient of the ACHCA Facility Leadership Award, which recognizes organization leadership for the achievement of quality standards and is based on three years of skilled nursing facility survey data.
Miller, a Cambridge resident, has led several Harrison Senior Living communities since 2006. As a preceptor for the state of Maryland, she has spent over 20 years training new Certified Nursing Administrators and is a past area director for Quota International, a professional organization focused on helping disadvantaged women and children. While appreciative of the award, Miller attributes her success to her team at Harrison House, stating that “an administrator is only as good as her staff.”
The American College of Health Care Administrators is a non-profit professional membership association providing educational programming and professional certifications.
New Middle School Head
BERLIN — Mike Grosso, a member of the Worcester Preparatory School faculty for 16 years, has taken over the role of Head of Middle School.
“Mike has served Worcester as a faculty leader, class sponsor for the Classes of 2002 and 2008, and as an outstanding physical education teacher and coach,” Headmaster Dr. Barry Tull said. “His empathy for others and his desire to do what is best for every student make him a perfect choice for our Head of Middle School.”
A native of Philadelphia, Grosso holds a bachelor’s degree from Salisbury University and a Master’s Degree in school administration from Wilmington University. In college, Grosso captained the ice hockey team, volunteered for Special Olympics and Community Outreach, and became certified in Health Fitness as a Personal Trainer.
In addition to his teaching, he directs the WPS in-service training in CPR, First Aid, and use of Automated External Defibrillators. During his time at Worcester, Grosso coached 16 different athletic teams in basketball, lacrosse, golf and soccer and was named Eastern Shore Coach of the Year in 2003, 2004, 2007 and 2010.
Studio Adds Employee
SALISBURY — Matice Interactive, a Salisbury full-service marketing, advertising and design studio, has announced that Kayla Christiano has been hired as the marketing coordinator. Christiano graduated from Salisbury University in 2011 earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and Management. While at Salisbury University, she interned with numerous sales and social media positions. She was actively involved in the American Marketing Association and has continued to show her enthusiasm in marketing.
With her affiliation with Matice Interactive, Kayla is looking forward to participating in the Salisbury business community.