Buisness Notes

Buisness Notes

Inova Fair Oaks Hospital has been named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics formerly the healthcare business of Thomson Reuters. The Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals study evaluates performance in 10 areas: mortality; medical complications; patient safety; average patient stay; expenses; profitability; patient satisfaction; adherence to clinical standards of care; post-discharge mortality; and readmission rates for acute myocardial infarction (heart attack), heart failure, and pneumonia. The study is celebrating its 20th year.

Four more retailers have opened their doors at Fair Oaks Mall. The Art of Shaving, Clarks, Sports Zone Elite and Zumiez are joining the expanding lineup at the area’s premier shopping destination.

Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative customers are now able to view and pay their bills, and view their accounts at www.novec.com. Clients can click on “My Account” on the home page, type his or her username and password, and pay online through e-Billing. The same username and password will work on NOVEC’s mobile app. For more information, visit www.novec.com or call 703-335-0500 or 1-888-335-0500.

Ed Lang Team will contribute up to $500 from each home sale in 2013 to their client’s local school PTA. For years the Ed Lang Team at REMAX Premier has supported schools and communities through such events as Back to School Fair BBQ at Rocky Run Middle School, Annual Toys for Tots Movie Event, Earth Day Clean up, and more. To learn more about this program and or to get help with real estate needs, contact Lang at 703-818-9603 or www.northernvirginiahomes.com.

Ford Motor Company awarded Ted Britt Ford of Fairfax and Chantilly with the Triple Crown award in recognition of outstanding sales performance and exceptional customer service record. The dealership joins an elite group of 22 dealerships across the country recognized with the Triple Crown. Ted Britt Automotive Group is also recognized for being a leader in giving back to the community, supporting local sports programs, teen programs as well as Youth for Tomorrow and Life with Cancer programs in Northern Virginia.

Pennoni Associates, an ENR Top 100 engineering, design, and consulting firm, announced that Veronica “Vicki” White has joined the Virginia region as senior business development associate. She previously worked in business development for Syska Hennessy Group. White has 20 years of experience and has participated extensively in industry associations, having held numerous positions within each organization ranging from committee member to local chapter president. She currently serves as the programs committee chair for the American Council of Engineering Companies’ Metro Washington chapter, and is membership co-chair of the Society of American Military Engineers’ Northern Virginia Post. She is on the national Society of Marketing Professional Services’ Chapter President of the Year Committee and is heavily involved in the local D.C. Chapter, serving as past president and on the Striving for Excellence Committee. A graduate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha, she is also involved with the Society for College and University Planning, serving on the Program Review Committee for the Mid-Atlantic Chapter’s upcoming regional conference. White is the 2009 winner of the Ginny Soloman Golden Tuba Award for outstanding contributions to the marketing profession.

Pennoni Associates, an ENR Top 100 engineering, design, and consulting firm, is pleased to announce that William Allen, PE, has joined the firm as a vice president and will focus on business development. He previously worked as director of project development, large projects group for Skanska USA Civil, Inc.

Allen has 40 years of experience in the engineering and construction industry, primarily through the management of large engineering and construction organizations. He has a proven record of success in marketing and in the acquisition of major projects and has built profitable engineering and construction business lines. Allen has extensive expertise in creating and implementing public-private partnership projects. A graduate of the Pennsylvania State University, he is a registered professional engineer in eight states, including Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. He is involved with many organizations, including ACEC, ASCE, AASHTO, APWA, SAME, the Design-Build Institute of America, and the American Underground Construction Association. He also served on the board of directors of the American Road and Transportation Builders Association.

Inova Fair Oaks Hospital has been named one of the “100 Great Hospitals in America” by Becker’s Hospital Review. These 100 organizations have demonstrated a commitment to the health of their communities, and they’ve done so through unceasing self-improvement and growth. The hospitals included in this list have proven to be innovators for medical treatments, research, technology and care delivery. These hospitals are home to medical breakthroughs and act as anchors of health within their respective communities.

The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association has recognized the Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative for its ongoing commitment to safety in the workplace and in the field as a provider of electric service to utility customers in Northern Virginia. Stan Feuerberg, NOVEC president and CEO, accepted the Rural Electric Safety Achievement Program certificate at a meeting of the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives in Staunton, Va.

As part of CORT’s partnership with the Folds of Honor Foundation, the transition services company has introduced a new texting program that allows customers to make a donation for educational scholarships that benefit children and spouses of fallen or severely injured soldiers from the convenience of their mobile phones. Customers can text “CORT” to 27722 and donate $10 to the Folds of Honor. A one-time donation of $10 will be added to the customer’s mobile phone bill or deducted from a prepaid balance. For more information on CORT and the Folds of Honor Foundation, visit www.cort.com or www.foldsofhonor.org.