Business briefs

September 09, 2002

Washington County Health System

Washington County Health System has been named one of the nation's 100 Most Wired hospitals and health systems.

The fourth annual survey and benchmarking study is awarded to technically savvy hospitals by the American Hospital Association's journal, Hospitals & Health Networks, in cooperation with McKesson Information Solutions, Qwest Communications International and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society. The survey measures the nation's health care systems on their use of electronic technologies to connect with patients, physicians and nurses, payers, health plans and employees.

This is the second time Washington County Health System has been named to the list.

This year, the health system was also named one of the Ten Most Improved Hospitals and Health Systems.

International Association of Administrative Professionals

The Hager Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals will hold a membership recruitment meeting Thursday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. at Hagerstown Community College's Advanced Technology Center, Room 132.


For more information about Hager Chapter IAAP or to register for the meeting, contact Leona Phillips, Hager chapter vice president/membership chair, at 301-729-6952 or or Susan Mongan, Hager chapter president, at 301-582-1082/301-228-6860 or

Shepherd College

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - The Shepherd College Small Business Development Center will host a pre-business planning seminar Wednesday from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Morgan County Commission Office, Berkeley Springs, W.Va.

Topics discussed will include how to figure startup costs, what licenses are needed, how to write a business plan, what to include in a loan package, and what goes in a marketing plan. The workshop will be led by Nancy Ferner.

Seating is limited and there is a $5 fee for materials. Prepaid reservations are required by Monday. For information or to register, call 1-304-260-4385.

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