Business briefs - Nov. 6

November 01, 2011

Convention and Visitors Bureau

Maryland Life magazine will design and produce the 2012 edition of the Official Hagerstown-Washington County Visitors Guide.

CVB President and Chief Executive Officer Tom Riford announced that the CVB will partner with Maryland Life magazine and its publisher, Great State Publishing LLC, to create the new visitors guide for Washington County.

The annual CVB publication features major attractions, parks, hotels, restaurants and amenities of Hagerstown and Washington County, as well as articles of historical interest, maps and photographs.

More than 100,000 copies of the 2012 Visitors Guide will be distributed to potential visitors, travel professionals and meeting planners who interact with the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau. Tens of thousands of guides are sent to people who request them because of advertisements in magazines and on websites. Copies also will be distributed at the CVB's Visitor Welcome Center in downtown Hagerstown, at area hotels and motels, special events, the state of Maryland's welcome centers, Hagerstown Regional Airport, directly through CVB members, AAA offices throughout the quad-state area, Hagerstown Premium Outlets, Valley Mall and other area malls, at meeting planner and event trade shows, and at other venues. Bulk purchases of the guide may be arranged for area businesses.

Jack Gaughen Realtor ERA

Jack Gaughen Realtor ERA was presented with the Real Estate Standard of Excellence award by the Web Marketing Association for its website,

Now in its 15th year, the WebAward program names the best websites in 96 industries while setting the standard of excellence for all website development. was judged on design, copy writing, innovation, content, interactivity, navigation and use of technology.

The WebAward competition format allows websites to compete head to head with other sites within their industry and against a standard of excellence. The competition was judged by a team of international Internet professionals representing a variety of disciplines of website development.

Jefferson Memorial Hospital

RANSON, W.Va. —  West Virginia University Hospitals-East's Jefferson Memorial Hospital was awarded a three-year term of accreditation in digital mammography as the result of a recent survey by the American College of Radiology, or ACR.

Digital mammography is considered the gold standard of breast health testing, offering advanced technology and sharper images for routine screenings or diagnostic studies. Jefferson Memorial Hospital began offering the service in June when the new Women's Imaging Center opened across the street from the hospital.

Jefferson Memorial Hospital's Selenia Dimensions digital mammography machine is the first of its kind in the state, and is capable of producing 3D images.

The ACR awards accreditation to facilities for the achievement of high practice standards after a peer-review evaluation of the practice. Evaluations are conducted by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. They assess the qualifications of the personnel and the adequacy of facility equipment.

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