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Business roundup: Harrison named chief information officer for Delhaize Group U.S.

Scott Harrison has been promoted to the newly created position of chief information officer for Delhaize Group U.S.
Delhaize Group is the parent company of Food Lion LLC, Hannaford and Sweetbay.
Harrison has been Food Lion LLC’s senior vice president of technology and efficiency and chief information officer.
In his new role, Harrison will work closely with Delhaize Group’s U.S.-based companies ó Food Lion LLC, Hannaford and Sweetbay ó to ensure the fulfillment of the company’s IT strategic and operational needs.
He will also oversee IT Shared Services, which includes Supply Chain Solutions and IT Infrastructure for Delhaize’s U.S. companies. Harrison will report to Terry Morgan, Global CIO for Delhaize Group.
“We are pleased to have a leader with Scott’s strengths heading this initiative for Delhaize Group,” said Morgan. “Scott has an unmatched depth and breadth of knowledge about the supermarket business. We look forward to leveraging his expertise in technology to develop innovative systems and solutions to benefit the entire Delhaize Group infrastructure.”
Harrison began his grocery store career at Hannaford in 1982 with roles in retail, procurement and cost management. He joined Food Lion LLC in 2000 and was promoted to his senior vice president role in 2007.
Harrison holds a bachelor’s degree in management from Thomas College in Waterville, Maine. He and his wife, Jennifer, have two children and reside in Davidson.
Delhaize Group is a Belgian food retailer present in seven countries on three continents.
At the end of the third quarter of 2008, Delhaize Group’s sales network consisted of 2,630 stores. At the end of 2007, Delhaize Group employed approximately 138,000 people.
Livingstone installs health record system
Livingstone College has completed a campus-wide implementation of an Electronic Health Record (EHR) system.
The system selected, Emergency Patient Care LLC, will provide significant enhancements such as health education tutorials through EPC/Patient Education Institute, which will increase efficiency and quality at the point-of-care.
Emergency Patient Care LLC is a highly customizable system allowing students, faculty, staff and providers to manage patient documentation.
Patient data such as treatment notes, prescriptions, lab and radiology orders can be entered through XMLD technology. It also allows a patient to track who has viewed or modified his health information and to share what he wants, with whom he chooses.
The implementation also represents a part of Livingstone’s holistic campus.
“The Total Learning Environment” is a new holistic approach to academic preparation, whereby the school will create a learning environment designed to change attitudes and modify student behavior.
Students who matriculate on the campus of Livingstone College, in addition to their academic preparation, will participate in a number of activities and programs designed to address cultural scars of their past, enabling them to leave the institution with the academic preparation to compete in our global economy.
Over the next few months, the college will be implementing a curriculum which will seek to develop “The Center for Holistic Learning.”Lutheran Services recognized
The North Carolina Association of Non-Profit Homes for the Aging (NCANPHA) will honor Salisbury-based Lutheran Services for the Aging for its community service efforts.
It also will recognize Lutheran Services for the Aging for its ongoing collaboration with Catawba College.
Lutheran Services for the Aging will receive the NCANPHA 2009 Community Service Award, presented annually to a non-profit organization whose commitment of volunteers, residents, staff members and leadership to community service is a key component of the organization’s mission.
LSA operates Lutheran Home at Trinity Oaks, Trinity Oaks Retirement Community and Abundant Living Adult Day Services, Salisbury; Lutheran HomeńHickory; Lutheran Home-Hickory West; Lutheran Home-Winston- Salem; Lutheran HomeńAlbemarle; Elms at Tanglewood, Clemmons; and Crescent View Retirement Community, Arden.
Mary Ann Johnson, LSA’s director of community and foundation relations, said, “We are incredibly proud of our residents and staff members who are living the LSA mission, and who dedicate hundreds of hours of volunteer services to their communities annually.”
Volunteer Catawba, a student-run program of Salisbury’s Catawba College, provides volunteer opportunities for students at local non-profit agencies.
Volunteer Catawba will receive the NCANPHA 2009 Volunteer Achievement Award for its dedication to enhancing the quality of life for residents of Lutheran Home at Trinity Oaks. The students were singled out for their efforts in hosting the nursing home’s annual Harvest Moon Ball.
“Just as LSA is dedicated to its mission to express God’s love in Christ,” Johnson said, “Catawba is also dedicated to its mission to prepare students to become responsible citizens and to enrich human life. The ongoing collaboration between these faith-based organizations has greatly enriched the Rowan-Salisbury community.”
The awards will be presented at NCANPHA’s Annual Spring Conference in May.Home Instead essay contest
The Home Instead Senior Care office serving Cabarrus and Rowan Counties is again sponsoring the Caring Today magazine’s “Give a Caregiver a Break” essay contest to honor family caregivers for their service and dedication.
The contest will award $16,000 in free caregiving services to the winning essay writers.
In 500 words or less, non-professional family caregivers can relate their caregiving experiences, including the challenges they’ve faced, how they’ve embraced their role as a caregiver for a senior loved one and inspired others.
Entries can be submitted until June 15.
Grand prize is $5,000 of free care from Home Instead Senior Care, the world’s largest provider of non-medical companionship and home care for seniors.
Two first-prize winners will each receive $2,500 of free care from Home Instead Senior Care. In addition, 12 extraordinary caregivers will each receive $500 in service.
The top three winning essays will be published in the Fall issue of Caring Today, and all 15 winning essays will appear on www.caringtoday.com.
Last year’s grand prize winner was Laura Wetherington of Bluffton, S.C., who gave up her dream retirement to serve as a full-time caregiver for her husband, Gary, who has Pick’s disease, a form of dementia.
Complete rules for this year’s contest can be found in the spring issue of Caring Today or online at www.caringtoday.com.

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