PRMC ranked among nation's top hospitals by Healthgrades

 

Healthgrades, an online resource for information about hospitals and doctors, recognized Peninsula Regional Medical Center for 23 clinical achievements and also presented it with a 2018 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence. “We’re truly amazed — it’s phenomenal,” said Steven E. Leonard, the hospital’s president and CEO, during a Wednesday morning event with doctors, nurses and other staff. (Daily Times)

 

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Prince George's hospital launches search for new CEO

Nexus Health Inc., which operates Fort Washington Medical Center, has appointed Chief Financial Officer Joseph Tucker as acting CEO and president of the Prince George's County health system, effective immediately. Board Chairman Henry Mosley told employees in a recent letter that Tucker would replace interim CEO Reginald Jones — who had served in that role for more than two years — while also remaining in the role of CFO. The hospital has hired an executive search firm to find a permanent chief executive. (Wash. Bus. Journal)

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As Chevy Chase Supermarket prepares to close, owners plan new stores in Montgomery County

Chevy Chase Supermarket is nearing the end of its nearly 60-year reign, but its owners are planning new stores to serve other neighborhoods in the area. Jason and Kevin Kirsch, brothers and co-owners of the store, announced Tuesday on Facebook that they’re looking to open several new locations, including a corner store in Rockville and a full-size grocery store in Poolesville. (Bethesda)

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BB&T to close two Washington County branches

Citing customers' increasing preference for online banking, BB&T has announced it will close two Washington County branches in May. "More and more, our clients are choosing to conduct their banking business digitally, both here at BB&T and in the financial industry as a whole," David R. White, BB&T's vice president of corporate communications, wrote in an email Tuesday. (Herald-Mail)

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Roses Discount Store will open in March in Northwest Plaza in Baltimore

Roses Discount Store will open next month in the Northwest Plaza Shopping Center in Baltimore. The regional chain, owned and run by Variety Wholesalers, will join Rite Aid Pharmacy, Food King, Aaron’s, Rainbow Apparel, BB&T Bank, Subway, Advance Auto and others at the center at Wabash Avenue and Northern Parkway, said center owner Klein Enterprises. (Balt. Sun)

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Family sells Twilley Centre to company eyeing national tenants

A longstanding shopping center in Salisbury has a new owner, just its second in its 40-year history. Mission Dupree has added the Twilley Centre to its 3.6 million square feet of shopping center space for an undisclosed amount, according to Rinnier Development Company, which brokered the transaction. The 187,000-square-foot retail center is the largest of its kind in Wicomico County. (Daily Times)

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Maryland property insurer left customer data temporarily exposed online

A local property insurer called the Maryland Joint Insurance Association left data about some of its customers exposed online, but there’s no evidence it was accessed improperly. The exposed data was found by a California-based cybersecurity firm known as UpGuard that notified the insurer, which took steps to protect it. (Balt. Sun)

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State accuses Hagerstown tax preparer of questionable activity

The Maryland Comptroller's Office said it has suspended processing electronic tax returns from a Hagerstown tax preparer, alleging that there was questionable activity. C&A Financial Services LLC at 44 N. Potomac St. has filed a "high volume" of questionable returns, according to a news release from the comptroller's office. "My agency is steadfastly committed to protecting Marylanders from fraudulent tax preparers," Comptroller Peter Franchot said in the release. (Herald-Mail)

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