Business Briefs – Dec. 18

d’Vinci Interactive

The National Library of Medicine awarded d’Vinci Interactive an eLearning and assessment grant as part of its ongoing AIDS Community Information Outreach Program.

As one of eight funded projects for 2016, d’Vinci will create an interactive eLearning course and assessment in partnership with POZ, a print and online information source for people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.

The interactive course will be based on POZ Basics materials and will be incorporated in the POZ website as well as other online sites. The eLearning course and assessment will complement POZ’s daily news, treatment updates, personal profiles, investigative features, videos, blogs and social networks.

The course will be completed in early 2017 and distributed by POZ and the National Library of Medicine. d’Vinci will analyze usage of the eLearning course and assessments with the NLM.

Mellott Co.

Mellott Co. has partnered with Luck Stone on its latest green-field quarry in Prince Edward County, Va.

“The Mellott and Luck families have a longstanding relationship with similar core values: Safety, integrity, creativity, leadership, commitment and excellence,” said Mellott Co. Chairman Paul Mellott.

Mellott Co. is a contract crushing company and has crushed more than 160 million tons of rock over the past four decades. The aggregate crushing and screening company has opened and developed more than 52 green-field sites and has operated 270 jobs since 1974.

War Memorial Hospital

War Memorial Hospital’s 16-bed Long Term Care Unit has received a five-star rating, the highest possible, in the annual rankings of the country’s “Best Nursing Homes,” released by U.S. News & World Report.

U.S. News & World Report, which evaluates and rates health-care providers across the country, looked at more than 15,000 facilities nationwide, across each state and in 100 major metropolitan areas. This year, just over 2,000 nursing homes earned the designation of a U.S. News Best Nursing Home.

War Memorial’s Long Term Care Unit in Berkeley Springs was one of only three of the 126 nursing homes in West Virginia to receive an overall rating of five stars for performance in health inspections, nurse staffing and quality of medical care.