Business Briefs - Dec. 9

December 09, 2012

Meritus Health

The American Diabetes Association Education recently awarded its recognition certificate to the Meritus Endocrine, Nutrition and Diabetes Education, or MEND, program for the quality of its diabetes self-management education program.

The association’s recognition means educational programs meet the national standards for diabetes self-management education programs, which the ADA believes is essential to effective diabetes treatment.

The MEND Center offers the full continuum of care for people with endocrine disorders, including prevention, community education, nutrition counseling and medical care. The approach encourages patients to make healthy lifestyle choices after they leave the program.

Educators work closely with patients as they learn and practice new skills until they become part of the patients’ daily life.

Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce

The Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce welcomed the following new members in November:

• C & O Canal Trust, 1850 Dual Highway, Suite 100, Hagerstown

• Cake Walk, 222 Oak Ridge Drive, Suite 900, Hagerstown,

• Canam Steel, 4010 Clay St., Point of Rocks, Md.

• Rotary Club of Hagerstown Maryland No. 05260, Hagerstown

• Wow Now Wellness, 365 Wayne Ave., Chambersburg, Pa.

Preferred HealthStaff Inc.

FAIRFIELD, Pa. — Preferred HealthStaff Inc. recently received the 2012 Customer Satisfaction Award for excellence in customer service, presented by Talk of the Town News, Customer Care News and Celebration Media.

The award honors companies and professionals that provide excellent customer service, as reported by their customers through no-cost, user-review websites. The reviews are analyzed by a team of researchers who calculate a star rating system based on the data, which determines a business’ award eligibility.

Preferred HealthStaff Inc. provides Home Care services in parts of Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. For more information, call 717-642-8500.

CNB Financial Services Inc.

Charles S. Trump IV, chairman of the board of directors of CNB Financial Services Inc. , recently announced that the board of directors, at its Nov. 19 meeting, declared a regular semiannual cash dividend of $0.53 per share to common shareholders.

Total cash dividends paid in 2012 to common shareholders were $1.06. The board also declared a regular semiannual cash dividend of $0.583 per share to Class A common shareholders. Total cash dividends paid in 2012 to Class A common shareholders were $1.166.

The dividend is payable to shareholders of record Dec. 7, and is payable on Dec. 14.

West Virginia University Hospitals-East

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Nineteen West Virginia-based hospitals, including West Virginia University Hospitals-East’s Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Ranson, W.Va., and City Hospital in Martinsburg, recently were recognized for supporting organ, tissue and cornea donations.

The Center for Organ Recovery and Education, a federally designated not-for-profit organ-procurement organization serving Pennsylvania, West Virginia and parts of New York, recently recognized the hospitals with the West Virginia Governor’s Award for Life 2012.

The award recognizes area hospitals that have successfully supported organ, tissue and cornea donation within their health care facilities and have achieved increased donation rates as a result.

Coats for Kids

BELLWOOD, Pa. — Wolf Furniture, along with WAFY, WEEG and Comcast, are supporting The Salvation Army’s Coats for Kids program.

New or gently used coats and jackets are being collected until Dec. 19 at Wolf Furniture at Hagerstown Premium Outlets and at 1215 W. Patrick St. in Frederick, Md.

The Salvation Army will distribute the coats collected to disadvantaged families in the area.

Coats also can be dropped off at The Salvation Army office at 505 Virginia Ave. in Martinsburg, W.Va.


OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Sprint is now offering the 4G LTE network to customers in Hagerstown, Martinsburg, W.Va., Jefferson County, W.Va., and Winchester, Va.

Customers in these areas will be able to use their smartphones – such as Samsung Galaxy S III, Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE and HTC EVO 4G LTE – to share pictures, download videos, and check the Web with greater speed and reliability.

Sprint’s network buildout program, known as Network Vision, not only brings 4G LTE but should give 3G customers better wireless signal strength, in-building coverage and fewer dropped/blocked calls

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