Business Briefs

SRMC launches ‘Grateful Patient’ program

SALEM — Patients looking for a way to say “thank you” for the care they or a family member receive at Salem Regional Medical Center (SRMC) now have a new opportunity to express gratitude with the launch of SRMC’s Grateful Patient Program.

“There are countless ways and moments that members of SRMC’s health care team make a difference in the lives of our patients,” said Amy Manolio, SRMC director of development. “For those patients wanting to show their appreciation to the caregivers who played a special role in their hospital visit, the Grateful Patient Program offers a meaningful opportunity to make a lasting difference that will help others receive outstanding care.”

Patients are invited to complete the Grateful Patient form available online at and return it in the mail, and include the name of the physician and/or staff member they want to recognize as making a difference during their visit to SRMC.

According to Manolio, Grateful Patient gifts are used to help the SRMC Foundation invest in the region’s health by enhancing the hospital’s programs, services, and facilities and underwriting the cost of new equipment and technology.

For more information, contact the Development Department at 330-337-2883 or email

CHANGE offers Home Buyer Education class

WEIRTON, W.Va. — CHANGE Inc. is offering Home Buyer Education Workshop on Oct. 20 at the Mary H. Weir Public Library in Weirton.

The workshop is an all-day class which provides a certificate good for two years from the date of the class. Many lenders and down payment assistance programs require HUD housing counseling prior to applying for its programs. This class meets requirements.

Preregistration is required. Class is free with own credit report to submit with application. Those without a current credit report, the class cost is $24 to access the score for a single person and $37 for a joint report. Applications may be downloaded from the CHANGE website or picked up at the nearest CHANGE Inc. office.

Home Buyer Education courses also available online for a fee.

Contact Joy Reese, Housing Counseling Program manager, at 304-797-7733 x1405 with questions.

Birch Realty adds to real estate staff

COLUMBIANA — Birch Realty is announcing Cathy L. Palm as its newest real estate professional.

“(She) has been a pillar in the local community for over 20 years,” a release states. “She was born and raised in Wellsville, and attended Lisbon David Anderson High School. She was a member of Oak Ridge Presbyterian Church, as well as Longs Run Presbyterian Church. Our locals may know her best as “Mary Catherine” of Mary Catherine’s Formals in Calcutta.”

Palm was the sole proprietor of Mary Catherine’s for 20 years. She most recently has worked within the financial services industry as a Document Auditor.