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December 26, 2009

Cornerstone Wealth Management Group



Cornerstone Wealth Management Group, a Hagerstown-based wealth management firm, recently completed a successful clothing drive for Children in Need, a local 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

Through a monthlong initiative, Cornerstone Wealth Management Group collected more than 18 bags of clothing and raised more than $3,000 from 47 families and nine businesses throughout Washington County.

The donations were presented to Anne Martin, director of Children in Need, at Cornerstone's annual client holiday brunch on Dec. 11.

The clothing drive marks the second consecutive year that Cornerstone Wealth Management Group has taken the time to help others. Last year, the company received 675 book donations for a book drive to benefit The Learning Center, an affiliate of the Washington County Health System.

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Chambersburg Hospital



CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Chambersburg Hospital recently received Unison Health Plan of Pennsylvania's 2009 Gold Star II Award.

The award was given in recognition of the hospital's successful reduction in hospital-acquired infections as documented annually by the Pennsylvania Health Cost Containment Council.

Unison Health Plan reviewed five areas of measurement using a reduction of 5 percent per thousand cases as its performance measure. Chambersburg Hospital's rate of reduction in these five areas was an average of 17 percent.

Out of the 98 hospitals reviewed, 58 were eligible, but only 37 received the award, according to Unison Health Plan.

The data, published in April 2008, was for the 2006 calendar year.

AgChoice Farm Credit



CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - AgChoice Farm Credit's Cumberland Valley branch office recently received special recognition from Bill Wehry, executive director of the Pennsylvania Farm Service Agency (FSA).

At an annual meeting held between the Chambersburg AgChoice office and the Gettysburg, Pa., FSA office, Wehry presented a certificate of recognition for AgChoice's extraordinary partnership in administration of the FSA Guaranteed Loan Program.

Through Sept. 30, AgChoice's Chambersburg office increased FSA guaranteed loan volume by $10,800,000, including principal pay down since Jan. 1.

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