WINCHESTER, Va. — Shenandoah University recently announced it is one of a group of 21 institutions across the nation chosen by the Council of Independent Colleges to receive a nearly $13,000 grant to implement an Intergenerational Connections: Students Serving Older Adults program. The one-year grant will be used to enhance connections between undergraduate students and older adults in the community.
CIC launched the new initiative with support from the AARP Foundation to encourage colleges to create or extend programs in which students help low-income older adults (ages 50 and older) tackle key life challenges.
Shenandoah University’s Intergenerational Service Practicum will give 12 undergraduate students the opportunity to engage in building intergenerational connections with older adults in the Winchester community.
Six students each semester will engage in a stipend-supported service-learning practicum at the Winchester Senior Center, a day center operated by the Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging, serving 40 to 50 active adults ages 60 and older at the center and delivering meals to 50 homebound older adults.
Business & Technology Cultivation Center named
FREDERICK, Md. — County Executive Jan Gardner recently announced a branding name and slogan for the new Business & Technology Cultivation Center at 118 N. Market St. in Frederick. The center is aimed at creating jobs and encouraging new business startups in Frederick County.
The brand name is “Root” and the slogan is “Dig Deep. Cultivate Tomorrow.” The name and tagline will be spread through media and social media, and will feature a new website.
A new technology incubator operated by the Frederick Innovative Technology Center Inc. will be on the first floor of Root. The Frederick County Chamber of Commerce moved into its new headquarters on the second floor.
The third floor of Root currently houses the Frederick County Office of Economic Development.
By early 2018, construction is expected to be completed on FITCI’s new incubator, which will complement the existing incubator on Metropolitan Court. The incubator will include a variety of flexible work spaces that can evolve as entrepreneurs evolve and grow their businesses.
Valley Health expanding Urgent, Quick care sites
WINCHESTER, Va. — Valley Health is expanding its Urgent Care and Quick Care locations.
Valley Health Urgent Care, a site for where a patient’s medical needs fall somewhere between an emergency room visit and waiting to book an appointment with a doctor, will open a new location in Rutherford Crossing Shopping Center, 151 Market St. in Winchester.
A location opened late last month at 100 Oak Lee Drive in Ranson, W.Va.
Valley Health already has a location in Winchester, as well as Front Royal, Va., and Martinsburg, W.Va.
Valley Health Quick Care locations are staffed by advanced practice clinicians who are ready to treat common illnesses and symptoms such as flu, allergies, strep throat, minor cuts, upper-respiratory infections and more.
Quick Care sites are also in Strasburg, Va., and Spring Mills, W.Va.
Kalkreuth donates $10K to Frederick Memorial
FREDERICK, Md. — Kalkreuth Roofing and Sheet Metal presented Frederick Memorial Hospital with a $10,000 pledge, continuing the company’s commitment to the FMH Corporate Honor Roll. The contribution is helping to build the new James M. Stockman Cancer Institute, which is slated to open later this summer. The new facility will house Frederick Regional Health System’s cancer-care program.
“FMH relies upon the support of local businesses to help us achieve our strategic goals,” Tom Kleinhanzl, president and CEO of Frederick Regional Health System, said in a statement. “We are grateful to Kalkreuth for their continued generosity and commitment to help us meet the health-care needs of the community.”
The FMH Business and Industry Committee founded the FMH Corporate Honor Roll to provide financial support for FMH’s strategic capital goals.
The roster includes a diverse group of more than 87 local businesses, organizations and foundations dedicated to helping FMH fulfill its commitment to serving the health-care needs of the community.
Werres Corp. donates pallet truck to FMH
FREDERICK, Md. — On behalf of the Hurwitz Breast Cancer Fund, Werres Corp. donated a customized pink 8210 Walkie Pallet Truck to Frederick Memorial Hospital.
The truck’s pink motif, emblazoned with the names and logos of Frederick Memorial Hospital and the Hurwitz Breast Cancer Fund, was designed and donated by Frederick-based Airport View Signs.
In addition to the 8210 Walkie Pallet Truck donation, Werres Corp. made a $3,000 cash donation to the Hurwitz Breast Cancer Fund at the end of a monthlong effort to raise breast cancer awareness among its customers.
WMC Heart & Vascular earns awards for care
WINCHESTER, Va. — Valley Health’s Heart and Vascular Center at Winchester Medical Center was recognized for heart-attack care, receiving a platinum award from the American College of Cardiology and a silver award from the American Heart Association.
The American College of Cardiology GWTG (Get with the Guidelines) Platinum Performance Achievement Award recognizes WMC’s success implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients, consistently following treatment guidelines for eight consecutive quarters and meeting a performance standard of 90 percent for specific measures. WMC has maintained Platinum Performance recognition since 2011.
The American Heart Association’s 2017 Mission: Lifeline Silver Receiving Quality Achievement Award recognizes WMC for implementing specific quality improvement measures in treating patients who suffer severe heart attacks. Silver Award facilities have followed specific criteria and performance standards for the quick and appropriate treatment of STEMI patients for one calendar year.
Graphics Universal buys new color printing press
GREENCASTLE, Pa. — For more than 50 years, Graphics Universal Inc. has provided industry-best design commercial and label-printing services.
Recently, the company purchased the Domino N610i digital label 7 color printing press, which is the latest in high volume printing technology.
The machinery can deliver the highest UV curable ink jet native print resolution of 600 x 600 dpi using i-Tech print jetting assemblies and Kyocera technology.
First Data moves up on Fortune 500 list
HAGERSTOWN, Md. — First Data jumped seven spots to No. 242 on this year’s Fortune 500 list, which was published last month. The annual list ranks United States corporations by revenue.
First Data, a commerce-enabling technology company, powers 2,800 transactions each second and $2.2 trillion in annual transactions.
The company, which has a facility in Hagerstown, had the largest U.S. IPO in 2015, when it raised $2.8 billion.
d’Vinci Interactive named to industry watch list
HAGERSTOWN, Md. — Training Industry named d’Vinci Interactive to the 2017 Content Development Watch List. The list is part of Training Industry’s mission to continually monitor the training marketplace for the best providers of training services and technologies.
The Content Development Watch List includes 20 companies that demonstrate excellence in innovation, industry visibility, ability to develop and deliver multiple types of content, depth and breadth of subject matter expertise, quality of clients and geographic reach.
“This is great recognition for the custom learning experiences we develop for our clients,” said d’Vinci CEO Luke Kempski. “Every day, our solutions are empowering learners to improve quality and boost performance in a variety of workplaces.”
While this is the first time d’Vinci has been named to the list, the former JPL Learning Solutions team, which merged with d’Vinci in January, has been a Watch List winner for the last five years.
SpiriTrust earns honors in home-care industry
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Spiri-Trust Lutheran Home Care & Hospice was named a Top Agency of the 2016 HomeCare Elite, a recognition of the top-performing home-health agencies in the United States.
Out of 9,406 considered, only 2,353 were chosen.
SpiriTrust was selected for the third time.
SpiriTrust has a location on Black Rock Road in Greene Township, Pa., north of Chambersburg.