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Archive for April, 2012

Orange Regional Dunkelman Diabetes Center Merits National Recognition

April 19, 2012

Middletown, NY- The Orange Regional Dunkelman Diabetes Center education program recently received continued national recognition from the American Diabetes Association (ADA). The education recognition certificate assures that the Center meets their high national standards for diabetes self-management education programs. Programs that achieve recognition status have a staff of knowledgeable health professionals who provide up-to-date information about diabetes management to their patients and participants of support groups.

Diabetes education is an essential component of diabetes management. Patients who learn the necessary skills to correctly manage their diabetes have better control of the disease. With proper education to control diabetes, many people with diabetes are able to prevent or delay the onset of complications that may include high blood pressure; skin and foot complications; hearing loss; oral health problems; kidney disease and stroke. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, diabetes affects 25.8 million people or approximately 8.3% of the U.S. population and is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States.

“This prestigious honor means that the American Diabetes Association acknowledges that our team of diabetes educators is highly effective at training their patients to properly manage their disease,” says Orange Regional Dunkelman Diabetes Center Manager, Shelly DeHaan, R.D., C.D.E.

The Center’s team of nationally certified diabetes educators has over 45 years of combined diabetes education experience. Staff members work with patients with diabetes and their doctors to develop an individualized program that includes a wide range of treatment and education components to properly manage the disease. The Center provides comprehensive education and support for children, adolescent and adult patients with diabetes and pre-diabetes. Services include nutritional counseling; blood glucose monitoring; continuous glucose monitoring; insulin instruction and insulin pump training; diabetes self-management classes and diabetes management during pregnancy.

Additionally, the Center offers adult and child support groups for persons with diabetes and their families, as well as an insulin pump support group.

For more information on the services offered at Orange Regional Dunkelman Diabetes Center, please call 845-695-5858 or visit www.ormc.org.

Orange Regional Medical Center is a member of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System.


How Will You Prevent Weight Regain After Weight Loss Surgery?

April 18, 2012

Middletown, NY- Orange Regional Medical Center will host a free educational seminar “Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery” on Tuesday, May 1 at 6:00 p.m. at Orange Regional Medical Center’s Multipurpose Conference Room, 707 East Main Street in Middletown. Join Janet Kovler, M.S., R.D., C.D.N., C.D.E., Orange Regional’s Orange Regional’s Bariatric Program Manager, for this information-filled seminar where obesity treatment options including non-surgical approaches and gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy and gastric banding surgery will be discussed by one of Orange Regional Medical Center’s Board-certified, Fellowship-trained bariatric surgeons.

Orange Regional’s Bariatric Support Group will meet immediately following the seminar. This support group is for both pre- and post-op weight loss surgical patients and is open to the general public. The topic that will be discussed at the support group will be Psychology: Long term healthy eating / preventing weight regain.

Orange Regional Medical Center is designated by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence® (BSCOE). This designation recognized Orange Regional’s surgeons and facilities as demonstrating an unparalleled commitment and ability to consistently deliver the highest level of bariatric surgical care possible.

For more information, or to register for both the seminar and the support group, please call the Orange Regional Health Connection at 1-888-321-ORMC (6762) or visit www.ormc.org/bariatrics.

Orange Regional Medical Center is a member of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System.


New Executive Chef Appointed at Orange Regional Medical Center

April 10, 2012

Middletown, NY- Gregory O’Gorman recently joined the Nutrition and Food Services department at Orange Regional Medical Center as Executive Chef. Mr. O’Gorman will supervise all aspects of food production including menu planning and food preparation to ensure quality as well as patient and consumer satisfaction.

“We are excited to have someone with such impressive credentials join our team,” said Director, Food and Nutrition Services, Nancy Tienken. “Gregory will be invaluable to continuing our tradition of providing top quality food to our patients, staff and visitors.”

Mr. O’Gorman has extensive experience in retail, hotel and hospital food service settings and comes to Orange Regional from Griffin Hospital, an acute care hospital in Connecticut, where he held the position of Dining Service Director. He also served as Executive Chef at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. He is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Florida Atlantic University and a Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from Seton Hall University.

Orange Regional Medical Center’s Room Service Dining Program was implemented earlier this year and allows patients to phone-in their made-to-order meals from a robust restaurant-style menu. Menu selections have been modified by lowering the sodium, sugar and fat content which allows for healthier selections based on a patient’s dietary needs. Accommodations are also made for those patients that follow certain diets such as gluten-free, Kosher, vegetarian or those requiring other special nutritional needs. Main menu selections range from grilled salmon with mango chutney to grilled breast of chicken with wild mushrooms to home-style offerings such as country-style meatloaf and rotisserie chicken quarters.

For more information about Orange Regional’s Dining Program, contact Director of Nutrition and Food Services Nancy Tienken at 845-333-0403 or visit www.ormc.org.

Orange Regional Medical Center is a member of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System.


Learn Which Weight Loss Option is Right for You

April 10, 2012

Middletown, NY- Orange Regional Medical Center will host a free educational seminar “Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery” on Tuesday, April 24 at 7:30 p.m. at the South Orange Family YMCA, 45 Gilbert Street Extension, Monroe.

Join Janet Kovler, M.S., R.D., C.D.N., C.D.E., Orange Regional’s Bariatric Program Manager, for this information-filled seminar where obesity treatment options including non-surgical approaches and gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy and gastric banding surgery will be discussed by one of Orange Regional Medical Center’s Board-certified, Fellowship-trained bariatric surgeons.

Orange Regional Medical Center is designated by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence® (BSCOE). This designation recognized Orange Regional’s surgeons and facilities as demonstrating an unparalleled commitment and ability to consistently deliver the highest level of bariatric surgical care possible.

For more information, or to register for both the seminar and the support group, please call the Orange Regional Health Connection at 1-888-321-ORMC (6762).

Orange Regional Medical Center is a member of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System.


Orange Regional Medical Center's Spagnoli Family Cancer Center Offers Free Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Screenings

April 9, 2012

Middletown, NY- In recognition of Oral Cancer Awareness Month, Orange Regional Medical Center’s Spagnoli Family Cancer Center is offering free oral, head and neck cancer screenings. Appointments are available during the week of April 23rd at the Community Health Education Center, 110 Crystal Run Road, Middletown. Registration is required. To schedule an exam, please call The Orange Regional Health Connection at 1-888-321-ORMC (6762) by Friday, April 20. Appointments are limited and will be made on a first come, first serve basis. Participants of the screening must be over 18 years of age. Screenings will be provided by Mark Driver, M.D.; Ofer Jacobowitz, M.D., PhD; Sergey Koyfman, D.O.; Thomas Littner, D.D.S, P.C. and Kweon Stambaugh, M.D.

According to the American Cancer Society, head and neck cancer accounts for approximately 3% to 5% of all cancers in the United States. This year, an estimated 52,000 people will develop head and neck cancer. However, many symptoms go undetected, but, if diagnosed early, these cancers can be more easily treated without significant complications and the chances of survival greatly increase.

“Given that we know early detection is a key component to more favorable outcomes for those diagnosed with some form of oral, head or neck cancer, we’re proud to offer this service to our community,” said Dr. Sergey Koyfman, Medical Director of Orange Regional’s Head and Neck Cancer Services.

The signs and symptoms of oral cancer often go unnoticed though there are visible signs that require immediate attention, including:

• Red or white patches in the mouth that last more than two weeks

• Change in voice or hoarseness that lasts more than two weeks

• Sore throat that does not subside

• Pain or swelling in the mouth or neck that does not subside

• Lump in the neck

• Ear pain

• Difficulty speaking or swallowing

• Difficulty breathing

For more information on services offered at Orange Regional’s Spagnoli Family Cancer Center or to find a Head and Neck Oncologist, please call 1-888-321-ORMC or visit www.ormc.org.

Orange Regional Medical Center is a member of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System.


Orange Regional Medical Center Physician Recipient of Honor Award

April 5, 2012

Middletown, NY- Dr. Ofer Jacobowitz, the Associate Medical Director of Orange Regional Medical Center’s Center for Sleep Medicine, recently received the Honor Award at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS). Dr. Jacobowitz was recognized for his leadership and active participation in the organization and his profession.

Dr. Jacobowitz is a highly experienced clinician with more than 15 years practice in Otolaryngology and maintains board certifications in Head and Neck Surgery, Otolaryngology and Sleep Medicine. He is an active member of national sleep committees and task forces and served as Orange Regional’s Department Chairman of Otolaryngology from 2007 – 2010. Dr. Jacobowitz is a national and international speaker, author and editor of sleep publications on obstructive sleep apnea and is a partner with Hudson Valley Ear, Nose and Throat P.C. Dr. Jacobowitz completed his Medical School training at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, in New York and completed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center.

“I am grateful to the Academy for honoring me with this award,” says Dr. Jacobowitz. “It is truly a privilege to be recognized by my colleagues for my work in the field.” Sleep study services performed at Orange Regional’s Center for Sleep Medicine aid in the diagnosis of potential sleep disorders that may also contribute to other health related conditions. A sleep study is a painless, non-invasive test that allows specially-trained technicians to monitor a patient’s breathing, heart rate, blood oxygen levels, eye movement, muscle tone and other factors. Sleep studies take place in our state-of-the-art facility and offer the latest diagnostic technology in a quiet and peaceful environment.

For more information about on sleep services at Orange Regional Medical Center, visit www.ormc.org/sleepcenter.

Orange Regional Medical Center is a member of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System.


How Do You Eat After Weight Loss?

March 24, 2011

Middletown, NY- Orange Regional Medical Center will host a free educational seminar “Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery” on Tuesday, April 17 at 6:00 p.m. at Catskill Regional Medical Center, Harris, NY. Orange Regional’s Bariatric Support Group will meet immediately following the seminar. This support group is for both pre- and post-op weight loss surgical patients and is open to the general public. The topic that will be discussed at the support group will be: Nutrition – eating out after weight loss surgery.

Join Janet Kovler, M.S., R.D., C.D.N., C.D.E., Orange Regional’s Bariatric Program Manager, for this information-filled seminar where obesity treatment options including non-surgical approaches and gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy and gastric banding surgery will be discussed by one of Orange Regional Medical Center’s Board-certified, Fellowship-trained bariatric surgeons.

Orange Regional Medical Center is designated by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence® (BSCOE). This designation recognized Orange Regional’s surgeons and facilities as demonstrating an unparalleled commitment and ability to consistently deliver the highest level of bariatric surgical care possible.

For more information, or to register for both the seminar and the support group, please call the Orange Regional Health Connection at 1-888-321-ORMC (6762) or visit www.ormc.org/bariatrics.

Orange Regional Medical Center is a member of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System.


Orange Regional Medical Center Hosts Spanish Speaking Prenatal Breastfeeding Classes

April 3, 2012

Middletown, NY- Orange Regional Medical Center will host two Spanish speaking prenatal breastfeeding classes on Tuesday, April 17 and Tuesday, September 18. The classes will be held from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at Orange Regional Medical Center’s Community Health Education Center located at 110 Crystal Run Road, Middletown.

This two-hour class discusses the benefits of breastfeeding to the mother/infant. There is a review of the anatomy and physiology of the breast. Discussion topics include latch-on, proper positioning for breastfeeding and some common situations such as engorgement, soreness, treatments and sleepy baby. Other discussion subjects include the use of breast pumps, diet and the use of medication while breastfeeding. The class fee is $10.

For more information or to register for a class, please call the Orange Regional Health Connection at 1-888-321-ORMC (6762) or visit www.ormc.org/communityoutreach.

Orange Regional Medical Center is a member of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System.

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