Business briefs - July 24

July 24, 2011
  • Hoffman Automotive recently sponsored a vehicle sales event in which it donated $50 for every vehicle sold and $1 for every person that registered for the event. Hoffman Automotive donated $2,237 to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Maryland. Jennifer Suddith presents the check to Marshall Moneymaker, who accepts it on behalf of Susan G. Komen for the Cure Maryland.
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Dot Foods

WILLIAMSPORT — In recognition of the hard work and dedication of its warehouse employees, Dot Foods spent the week of June 6 thanking its warehouse employees with free food and a car wash.

Dot's warehouse management served meals such as spaghetti and meatball sandwiches and wings, and gave out ice cream and peanuts during the employees' breaks.

Each of Dot's eight distribution centers recognized Warehouse Appreciation Week during the month of June and will hold a Driver Appreciation Week later this summer.


Fahrney-Keedy Home & Village is adding a mobile bistro food service to enhance the dining experience for its residents, their families, associates and visitors.

The light dining fare will be available Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., with plans to expand in the future. Menu items will include sandwiches, soups, salads, wraps, light desserts and drinks. Full dining services will continue to be provided by Culinary Services Group in the formal dining room.

Antietam Call Center of Hagerstown

Antietam Call Center of Hagerstown was honored with the ATSI 2011 Award of Excellence for the eighth consecutive year.

The award is presented annually by the Association of TeleServices International, the industry's trade association for providers of telecommunications and call center services, including telephone answering and message delivery across North America and the United Kingdom. Antietam Call Center was presented with the award at ATSI's 2011 Annual Convention at the Grand Hyatt in San Antonio.

Independent judges are contracted by ATSI to evaluate message services over a six-month period. The criteria for scoring includes courtesy, response time, accuracy and overall service to clients. If the company scores 80 percent or better in all categories, it is presented with the ATSI Award of Excellence. The program is now in its 15th year.

Chambersburg (Pa.) Hospital

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — The magnetic resonance imaging staff at Chambersburg Hospital achieved accreditation as a result of a recent survey by the American College of Radiology.

Board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field conduct evaluations for the designation. They assess the scanner's performance, qualifications of the personnel and the adequacy of facility equipment.

Dr. George Galanis, radiologist, said the hospital installed the Vantage Titan MRI unit in 2010. He said the unit provides additional capabilities in breast imaging featured in a newly renovated exam suite. Routine outpatient MRI exams are available at the Chambersburg Hospital site, 112 N. Seventh St. in Chambersburg.

Jefferson Memorial Hospital

RANSON, W.Va. — West Virginia University Hospitals-East's Jefferson Memorial Hospital has been recognized by Highmark QualityBLUE for its commitment to improving patient care.  

As a participant in the QualityBLUE Hospital Pay for Performance program, the hospital attained the maximum achievement level by earning a total score of 100 percent for fiscal year 2011.  

Hospital leadership and staff were commended for efforts in the following areas: improving the discharge process and patient teaching to prevent avoidable readmissions; preventing blood clots in hospitalized patients; preventing urinary infections in patients with catheters; and ensuring patients receive American Heart Association standards in care for heart failure.

Highmark's hospital pay-for-performance program emphasizes safety and reducing health care costs. The focus on collaboration between hospitals and Highmark ultimately creates a safer clinical environment.

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