Business briefs

September 05, 2009

Fresenius Medical Care North America

Two Hagerstown dialysis facilities recently were named Centers of Excellence by Fresenius Medical Care North America for achieving the highest standards in patient care in 2008.

Fresenius Medical Care Robinwood Dialysis and Fresenius Medical Care Meadow Dialysis were two of five dialysis facilities in Maryland to receive the designation.

The designation is based on how the facility performs on multiple objective measures of dialysis clinical quality, including dialysis adequacy, control of anemia, nutritional status, vascular access, patient satisfaction and transplant education.

Action Products

Action Products Inc. of Hagerstown has chosen Mercy Ships as its official corporate charity.

Action Products donated nearly $3,000 worth of reusable pads and positioners to the African Mercy, which is due to sail Tuesday.


Mercy Ships provides medical care to the world's underserved population from a large cruising ship. The free services offered on this ship since 1978 have been valued at more than $670 million and affected more than 1.9 million people.

Hempen Hill BBQ Bar & Catering

Hempen Hill BBQ Bar & Catering will participate in Share Our Strength's Great American Dine Out later this month.

The weeklong national restaurant event, which is scheduled for Sept. 20 to 26, will include thousands of restaurants that will raise funds to help end childhood hunger in America.

Hempen Hill BBQ will make a $200 cash donation for the event. That represents about 1 percent of the restaurant's weekly sales.

The first Great American Dine Out in 2008 raised more than $500,000, with 4,000 restaurants participating.

Share Our Strength is the leading organization working to end childhood hunger in America.

Dot Foods

WILLIAMSPORT - Dot Foods Inc. recognized its drivers Aug. 22 to 28 by hosting a week of activities in honor of Driver Appreciation Week, an event held annually by Dot Foods to reward its drivers' commitment to safe, courteous driving.

Dot's warehouse employees and their families kicked off the week Aug. 22 with a picnic at the Williamsport Red Men Club, during which they dined on pork and shrimp and enjoyed live music.

Dot's drivers then were treated throughout the week, as administration members washed their personal vehicles, fueled their work trucks and distributed snack bags and breakfast to them.

On the final day of Driver Appreciation Week, Dot drivers enjoyed ribs and cold drinks.

Martin's Food Markets

CARLISLE, Pa. - Martin's Food Markets and Giant Food Stores are participating in the annual Bag Hunger in-store campaign.

Customers can donate $1 at checkout to benefit their local food bank as part of the program, which continues through Sept. 19.

Food Resources of Washington County and the Food Bank of Western Maryland are among the recipient food banks in the program.

Last year's Bag Hunger campaign raised more than $355,000.

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