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February 29, 2012

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Barbara Iler has been appointed executive director of The Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship Fund in Salem, which provides scholarships to students on the North Shore. Iler previously was director of Student Sponsor Partners, a large scholarship and mentoring program in New York City, and was a founder of Anchor, a nonprofit that established New York City's first two boarding-school programs for low-income youths. She lives in Wenham with her husband and children.

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Mark Grenier was recently named president of the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, where he has been a member since 2003. He is a vice president and senior commercial banking officer at BankGloucester, with more than 25 years of experience in community banking. He lives in Danvers with his wife, Susan, and their three children.

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Mark Miller has been appointed vice president and general manager of North American ultrasound sales for Analogic Corp. of Peabody, which designs medical imaging and aviation security technology. Miller brings to Analogic more than 20 years of experience at ultrasound companies where he built and led sales operations in both the diagnostic imaging and networking markets.

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William Walsh has been hired as senior vice president in charge of the wealth management division of Eastern Bank. Previously, he was a director and planning officer at Weston Financial Group, a wealth management firm in Wellesley. From 2001 to 2009, Walsh served as a senior vice president at Bank of America/US Trust in Boston, where he managed a team of 14 private client advisers and managers serving high net worth clients.

Milestones

Salem Hospital was honored by the Massachusetts Health Information Management Association for rolling out speech recognition technology to the hospital's radiology department. The award was presented to Director Susan Raviv and members of a multidisciplinary team that included Steven Walter, Lori Jackson, Maryann Nelsson, Mukesh Rana, Tom Phinney, Linda Cote and Rachel Foley. A detailed project plan was developed to address the turnaround time on the annual volume of 260,000 reports. This team, in conjunction with medical staff, was able to decrease report turnaround time, retain dictation productivity and reduce overall costs 90 percent within six months of implementation.

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