Advisers from Crossroads area make Forbes’ list

A half-dozen people from the Crossroads Business Journal region have been named to Forbes’ 2018 list of “Top Next-Generation Wealth Advisers.” In total, the roster includes 1,000 advisers who represent the future of the wealth management industry. Each adviser was nominated by their respective firm, then vetted and ranked by SHOOK Research. Each adviser was chosen based on an algorithm of qualitative and quantitative criteria, including: in-person interviews, industry experience, compliance records, revenue produced and assets under management. The following are the listed advisers from the CBJ region, with each person’s ranking, name, firm and typical size of household assets under […]

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Mt. St. Mary’s partners with Frederick Regional Health

EMMITSBURG, Md. — Mount St. Mary’s University is partnering with Frederick Regional Health System to better meet the health care needs of the university’s students and expand the health-care-oriented academic program. The organizations have agreed to discuss building a health and wellness center on or near campus to provide access to primary care, urgent care and lab and other services for students and local residents whose current health care options are limited, according to a news release. Monocacy Health Partners (Frederick Regional Health System’s physician group) will provide students expanded health care services, including wellness, preventative and primary care, as […]

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Fulton County hospital acquires radiology screener

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa.. — The Fulton County Medical Center Foundation recently purchased a Ferroguard Screener for the medical center’s radiology department. The Ferroguard Screener helps technicians find small metal objects that the patient may have forgotten about, such as hearing aids, bobby pins and the like. It is vital that no ferrous magnetic objects are taken into a MRI room. The items can become highly dangerous projectile objects that can harm the patient or staff and damage the equipment. Additionally, ferrous metal on a patient causes image distortion on the MRI scan resulting in wasted time and costly re-scans.  “This piece of […]

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WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center receives echocardiography re-accreditation

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center’s cardiovascular lab has been granted an additional three-year accreditation in echocardiography in the area of adult transthoracic by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission. According to the IAC, this most recent accreditation demonstrates the facility’s ongoing commitment to providing quality patient care in echocardiography. Early detection of life-threatening heart disorders and other diseases is possible through the use of echocardiography procedures performed within hospitals, outpatient centers and physicians’ offices. While these tests are helpful, there are many facets that contribute to an accurate diagnosis based on echocardiography testing. The IAC grants accreditation to facilities […]

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Shooting range raises $1,300 for Wounded Warrior Project

FREDERICK, Md. — Heritage Training and Shooting Center in Frederick, Md., recently donated roughly $1,300 to the Wounded Warrior Project through a firearm raffle. Participants donated $5 for a raffle ticket and had to complete a target challenge for an additional entry. The Wounded Warrior Project is a nonprofit organization that presents services, events and more for veterans that were wounded from military actions after Sept. 11, 2001. According to the Wounded Warrior Project website, every dollar, hour and action goes toward serving wounded veterans. The indoor shooting range promotes safe firearm use and a sense of community. Heritage has […]

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Hospital foundation funds opioid abuse prevention tool

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. — The Fulton County Medical Center recently implemented new software allowing the center’s providers to access the Pennsylvania Prescription Drug Monitoring Program and a multi-state database of controlled narcotic prescriptions. Supported by a $10,000 grant from the FCMC Foundation, the software allows practitioners to quickly que up patient history rather than accessing an outside program. The increase in efficiency of the prescription process improves patient experience and decreases the likelihood of providing medication to drug-seeking individuals, according to a news release from the foundation. “The PDMP is a great management tool, which improves patient care and safety while […]

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More construction coming at Menno Haven

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa — Menno Haven recently announced that the remaining elements of its Project GENESIS have received final approvals and will begin this fall. The overall construction costs in the building projects will exceed $70 million. “This is a large investment for sure” Menno Haven CEO Hugh Davis said in a news release, “but one that is needed and will solidify Menno Haven’s position as a leading provider for Senior Living in our region for many years to come.” In 2016, Menno Haven announced its intent to execute a strategic plan that would re-invest heavily in its Chambersburg operations on […]

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Penn State Mont Alto offers new bachelor’s degree in psychology

MONT ALTO, Pa. — This fall, Penn State Mont Alto is offering a bachelor’s degree in psychology — a degree that has strong job prospects. Overall employment for psychologists will grow by 19 percent between 2014 and 2024, faster than the 7 percent average growth predicted for all occupations, as reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics. In contrast, employment of psychiatrists is predicted to grow by 15 percent and social workers by 12 percent. Jobs for clinical, counseling and school psychologists are expected to grow even faster than employment for psychologists overall, with an expected 20 percent […]

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Fil-Tec acquires new buildling in Franklin

WAYNESBORO, Pa. — When the Franklin County (Pa.) Area Development Corp. marketed a new spec building, it found a buyer close to home. At a recent meeting of the Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce, Mike Ross, FCADC president, said Fil-Tec has purchased the 20,000-square-foot building the corporation had built on Lot 7 in the Wharf Road Industrial Park. The company already has a facility nearby, he said. Franklin County deed records show the sale price at $1,550,000. During his chamber talk, Ross said the corporation has been trying to address a shortage of available industrial buildings and places to put smaller industrial facilities. […]

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