Deep Creek Lake Holiday Events

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Deep Creek Lake holiday events keep things festive in the mountain of Western Maryland throughout late November and early December. If you love unique, local art or are looking for fun kids’ activities, you won’t be disappointed.

It is easy to catch the spirit of the season when you experience fun activities with friends and family. The best way to start is to choose your perfect mountain home – maybe one with a cozy fireplace or bubbling outdoor hot tub – and then plan your trip around one of these favorite Deep Creek Lake holiday events.

FESTIVAL OF TREES GARRETT COUNTY
November 29-30 at the Garrett County Fairgrounds
Benefitting the Dove Center, there are lots of family activities to enjoy. Breakfast with Santa, crafts, face painting, and more will keep the kids entertained. Plus, you can shop for holiday gifts from local artisans and vendors. Beautifully decorated trees are found throughout the exhibit hall, and they are auctioned off at 6PM on Saturday as the grand finale. MORE INFO

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING
November 30 at Honi-Honi Bar, 7PM
Fun for the entire family, the annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Honi Honi Bar also features photos with Santa Claus and live entertainment from 8-11pm. MORE INFO

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GRMC chief speaks of building ‘Culture of Excellence’

From The Garrett County Republican

GRANTSVILLE — Mark Boucout, president and CEO of Garrett Regional Medical Center and Potomac Valley Hospital, was the guest speaker at the last monthly meeting of the year for the Greater Grantsville Business Association last Wednesday.

He spoke about building a “Culture of Excellence” at GRMC.

“Managing a health care facility today is not a task for the timid,” he said. “An organization like Garrett, which is small, doesn’t have a lot of financial resources. We are not owned by WVU, so our financial resources come from within or from grants. We had to completely reinvent the culture at GRMC.”

He explained that he took a scientific approach to it to create a meaningful scenario.

“I sort of think about hospitals as a complex adaptive system,” he said. “A flock of birds is a perfect example of a complex adaptive system. The lead gander in the flock of geese that are flying in Vs never actually honks. He is actually flying a flight pattern and all the geese behind him are honking and the lead goose adjusts his flight pattern based upon the noise of the flock behind him.”

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