Face Time for November 2019

Younger Motorcars promotes Eichelberger HAGERSTOWN, Md. — Eric Eichelberger, a native of Hagerstown, has been named assistant general manager of Younger Motorcars Inc., which includes Younger Toyota, Younger Mitsubishi and Volvo Cars Hagerstown. His responsibilities are to assist the general manager in the oversight of daily operations and controls of the sales and service departments, setting and reaching department sales and profit objectives, and increasing customer satisfaction and loyalty. Eichelberger began his career with Younger in 2007 as a business manager. WVU Medicine welcomes oncologist to cancer center MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center and University Health Associates […]

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ABC honors Cochran & Mann

FREDERICK, Md.​ — ​Cochran & Mann​, a commercial painting and wallcovering subcontractor based in Frederick, Md., has been voted the Painting & Wallcoverings Subcontractor of the Year by its peers. Cochran & Mann was recognized for this accomplishment at the Metro Washington and Virginia chapters Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Excellence in Construction Awards​ ceremony, which took place at ​The Ritz Carlton in Tysons Corner​. Each year, ABC contractors are asked to cast a vote for the subcontractor they find most outstanding and deserving of recognition. Cochran & Mann was honored this year, along with other ABC Contractors across 14 […]

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WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center unveils new operating rooms

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center in Martinsburg is expanding its surgical capacity by adding five new operating rooms. The new rooms range from 600 to 921 square feet, making them much larger than traditional 380-to-450-square-foot operating rooms, according to Anthony P. Zelenka, president and CEO. The larger rooms will be able to accommodate the latest technology. “Two of our new ORs will support the latest minimally invasive robotic technology, called the ‘da Vinci Intuitive Xi.’” Zelenka said in a news release. “The precision of this advanced Xi system enhances the technical skills of the surgeons, allowing the […]

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Colorado company acquires Winchester & Western Railroad

The railroad operates in Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland and New Jersey. By Matthew Umsteadmumstead@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The leaders of one of North America’s largest privately held rail-centric transportation and logistic-services companies celebrated the acquisition of Winchester & Western Railroad Co. at a reception last month in Martinsburg. Denver-based OmniTRAX Inc. completed the acquisition of the short-line railroad for $105 million from Covia Holdings Corp. on Sept. 11. The railroad operates in Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland and New Jersey. OmniTRAX assumed ownership of about 470 railcars as part of the deal. The Virginia division of Winchester & Western has 53 […]

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Western Maryland Health System earns ‘Most Wired’ recognition

CUMBERLAND, Md. — Western Maryland Health System has earned 2019 CHIME HealthCare’s Most Wired award as a certified level seven from The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives. The Most Wired program conducts an annual survey to assess how effectively healthcare organizations apply core and advanced technologies into their clinical and business programs to improve health and care in their communities. A total of 16,168 organizations were represented in the 2019 Most Wired program, which this year included three separate surveys: domestic, ambulatory and international. The surveys assessed the adoption, integration and impact of technologies in healthcare organizations at all […]

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Sheetz invests $16.8M in store employee wages

ALTOONA, Pa. — Sheetz recently announced an investment of $16.8 million in wages. The move means an increase for nearly all Sheetz employees. Some already saw higher wages within the past year as a part of this move. This investment comes on the heels of a $15 million investment in employee wages in 2016. That investment coincided with an effort to shift more store employees from part-time to full-time work. Sheetz operates 596 convenience stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Ohio, West Virginia and North Carolina, has more than 20,000 employees and nearly 3,000 active open positions. […]

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Gateway Home Care achieves accreditation

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Gateway Home Care, an affiliate of WVU Medicine, has been accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care. Achieving accreditation shows that a healthcare organization complies with national standards, according to a WVU Medicine news release. Accreditation is determined based on data submitted by the organization and results of an on-site survey. Gateway Home Care, which has been ACHC accredited since 2016, provides durable medical equipment products and services to residents of Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan counties. Services include respiratory therapy, home care equipment sales and rentals, home medical supplies, pediatric home care services and rehab and […]

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Shepherd U. students win innovation awards

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. — Two Shepherd University students came away winners from the European Innovation Academy in Turin, Italy. The academy is a three-week extreme entrepreneurship accelerator with 400 participants from 75 countries. Madison White, an engineering sciences major from Hamilton, Va., and Johnnie Meredith, a computer information and sciences major from Charles Town, W.Va., eah joined different teams to help develop startup businesses. “We made a fun dating app, SWIVL, that used things like personality quizzes, creative games, unique imaging, and auto messages,” White said in a news release. White’s team won the Nixon Peabody IP Spark Award, a $15,000 […]

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Berkeley Medical Center earns chest pain recertification

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center has again earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for its chest pain program. The certification award recognizes the center’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care and the hospital’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s standards. Berkeley Medical Center underwent an on-site review in June to achieve recertification, having earned initial certification in 2015. A Joint Commission expert evaluated Berkeley Medical Center for compliance with national disease-specific care standards as well as with chest pain-specific requirements. Clinical practice guidelines and performance measures also were assessed. “Berkeley Medical […]

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