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Archive for August, 2011

Orange Regional Medical Center Auxiliary Thrift Shop in Need of Retail Space

August 25, 2011

Middletown, NY - Since it opened 16 years ago, the Orange Regional Medical Center Auxiliary thrift shop has provided assistance to members of the community. Now, the not-for-profit establishment is in need of new space to relocate. 

When the new Orange Regional Medical Center opened and the Horton Campus in Middletown officially closed on August 5, 2011, the building that housed the thrift shop was vacated.

Thrift store manager Helene McGinnity hopes the Auxiliary is able to secure another location that is either rent-free or can be rented at a reduced rate. McGinnity has managed the Thrift Shop since 1995 when it first opened in a house located on Prospect Street in Middletown.

"We started with nothing but an empty house," McGinnity recalls. "Orange Plaza was closing at the time so we were able to acquire all of the racks and fixtures we needed to outfit the store. The Orange Regional doctors and their wives generously donated our first inventory."

Since then, the store has graciously accepted donations of clothing, house wares, linens, games, electronics, books and small pieces of furniture. The store has been a tremendous help to hospitalized patients that need clothing, new mothers that are unable to afford car seats and to community members that have been affected by tragedy.  The store has been instrumental in helping people obtain basic items they need to help them start over or carry them through a difficult time. In addition, the shop donates approximately $10,000 in annual sales to the hospital to support the purchase of new equipment and programs.

The current thrift store is just about 2,400 square feet with an additional area used for storage. A location similar in size is desirable along with a covered drop-off area that allows community members to securely leave donations when the store is closed. A Middletown location is also preferable so the store can maintain their loyal customer base, which has continued to grow as a result of the recent economic times.

Individuals or businesses interested in donating free or discounted space to accommodate the thrift shop should contact Christine Maraia, Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation President at 845-333-2386.

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

Orange Regional Medical Center Offers the Latest PET/CT Technology

August 24, 2011

Middletown, NY - Orange Regional Medical Center now offers the latest technology to aid in the diagnosis of cancer and various neurological diseases. Positron Emission Tomography and Computerized Tomography (PET/CT) are both state-of-the-art imaging tools that allow physicians to pinpoint the location of a disease within the body before making treatment recommendations. The highly precise PET scan illustrates the biology of disorders at the molecular level. A CT scan provides a detailed picture of the body's internal framework providing the ability to detect and specifically locate abnormal growths and or changes in the body structure, such as the size and shape of a tumor. The PET/CT scan combines the strengths of these two state-of-the-art imaging tools into a single scan.

PET/CT is commonly used to diagnose cancer as well as neurological conditions such as Alzheimer's disease, dementia, stroke, brain tumors and seizures. PET/CT imaging provides valuable information regarding a patient's condition that assists in the appropriate planning and management of their treatment.

"This latest imaging technology provides physicians the proper tools to detect and care for specific diseases at a faster pace. With the ability to diagnose neurological disorders, make an earlier cancer diagnosis, determine the stage of cancer and plan the right course of precise treatment, these enhanced scans can improve the quality of life for each patient and ultimately increase the chance of recovery," said Radiologist Betsy Ramirez, M.D.

Orange Regional's PET/CT services are available from 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday at the Orange Regional Medical Pavilion, 75 Crystal Run Road, Middletown. Scans are typically completed in two - three hours. Additionally, Orange Regional's scheduling specialists will provide specific PET/CT preparation instructions.

Orange Regional's new PET/CT is the latest enhancement to its robust diagnostic imaging services that includes bone densitometry; interventional radiology; magnetic resonance angiogram (MRA); magnetic resonance imaging (MRI); mammography; neuroradiology; computerized tomography (CT) scan; nuclear cardiology; nuclear medicine; ultrasound; vascular ultrasound and X-ray. All diagnostic imaging services are certified by the American College of Radiology.

For more information about the diagnostic imaging services available at Orange Regional Medical Center, or to make an appointment, call 1-866-676-2837 or visit www.ormc.org.

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




Orange Regional Medical Center Board of Directors Appoints New Member

August 23, 2011

Middletown, NY - Orange Regional Medical Center announced the appointment of Jonathan Rouis to its Board of Directors. Mr. Rouis serves as the Vice Chairman of the Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation Board of Trustees and represents the Foundation's interests at the leadership level while working in collaboration with the hospital's Board of Directors to bring quality healthcare to our community. 

Jonathan Rouis is the Managing Partner at Rouis & Company CPAs, LLP in Wurtsboro, New York where he focuses on corporate accounts across the region. He received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration from St. Bonaventure University.

Mr. Rouis served on the Sullivan County Legislature for nine years, four years as Vice-Chairman of the Legislature and four years as Chairman of the Legislature. His background in accounting and finance has provided him a unique perspective in the current economic crisis, which he used to lead Sullivan County through financial restructuring designed to provide greater transparency and accountability.

Additionally, Mr. Rouis' community involvement included having once served as President of the Mamakating Rotary, a member of the Hudson Valley Advisory Board of TD Bank North and a member of the Advisory Board of The Community Bank of Sullivan County.  He currently serves as a member of Sons of the American Legion, a member of the New York State Association of Certified Public Accountants and is Vice-Chairman of the Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation Board of Trustees. He resides with his family in Burlingham, New York.

For more information about Orange Regional Medical Center, please visit www.ormc.org.

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

Orange Regional Medical Center Hosts Free Educational Seminar on Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery

August 23, 2011

Middletown, NY - Orange Regional Medical Center will host a free educational seminar "Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery" on Tuesday, September 6 at 6:00 p.m. at Orange Regional Medical Center, 707 East Main Street in the Multipurpose Conference Room, Ground Floor.  Participants should enter through the Conference Center entrance.

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 - reaching your protein requirements.

Join Janet Kovler, M.S., R.D., C.D.N., C.D.E., Orange Regional's Bariatric Surgical Services Coordinator, 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.

Paul Halpern Named Chairman of Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation

August 18, 2011

Middletown, NY- Christine Maraia, President of Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation, has announced the appointment of Middletown resident Paul Halpern as Chairman. As the fundraising arm of Orange Regional Medical Center, the Foundation's mission is to raise funds and awareness through philanthropic support from the community for the benefit of patients.

"Orange Regional Medical Center has always been a very important part of the community," Halpern says. "I am grateful for the opportunity to serve in this capacity."

In the 1970s, Mr. Halpern established a presence in the residential development industry when he introduced manufactured housing to the region. After selling the business in 2001, he decided to focus on consulting and community service.

Mr. Halpern was appointed to the Orange Regional Foundation Board in 2004 as a trustee and has served most recently as chair of the community phase of Orange Regional's $21 million Building for Excellence Capital Campaign.

In 2008, he was appointed as a member to the Orange Regional Medical Center's Board of Directors. Over the past three years, he has served on the Hospital Finance, Audit and Compliance and Performance Improvement committees. He also serves as chair of the New Hospital Committee.

In addition to his involvement with Orange Regional, Mr. Halpern is also active in Middletown's education system, serving as chair of the Advisory Board of Middletown High School's career academies. He recently completed a term as president of the Middletown Rotary Club.

About the Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation
Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation is committed to enhancing and sustaining Orange Regional Medical Center's capability to meet the healthcare needs of the community by responding to the demands of growth and technology through philanthropy. As the fundraising arm of Orange Regional Medical Center, the Foundation is responsible for developing a comprehensive program to garner philanthropic support, including Annual Giving, Planned Giving and Capital Campaigns as needed. The Foundation is a separate charitable 501(c)(s) organization that is led by a volunteer Board of Trustees.

For more information on the Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation or to make a donation please call 845-333-2395 or visit www.ormc.org.

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


Orange Regional Medical Center's President & CEO Scott Batulis Recipient of the Senior Level Healthcare Executive Regent Award

August 17, 2011

Middletown, NY- Scott Batulis, President & CEO of Orange Regional Medical Center, was presented the 'Senior Level Healthcare Executives Regent's Award' at the Healthcare Association of New York State Annual Meeting. The prestigious award acknowledges American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) affiliates who are experienced in the healthcare field and have significantly contributed toward the goals of ACHE.

Mr. Batulis was selected as this year's award recipient based on the evaluation of his leadership ability; innovative and creative management style; executive capability in developing the organization and promoting its growth and stature in the community; contributions to the development of others in the healthcare profession; leadership in local, state or hospital and health association activities in civic/community activities; projects and participation in ACHE activities and interest in assisting the ACHE in achieving its objectives.

Mr. Batulis has served as the President & CEO of Orange Regional Medical Center since 2006 and has more than 25 years of leadership experience in healthcare administration including new program development, mergers and acquisitions, hospital construction, operations management and fundraising. His direction and knowledge played a vital role in the financing, construction, relocation and program development of the Orange Regional Medical Center's new facility that opened August 5, 2011. He has a Master's of Business Administration Degree from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Long Term Care Administration from the University of Minnesota.

For more information about Orange Regional Medical Center, visit www.ormc.org.

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


The New Orange Regional Medical Center Welcomes its First Baby

August 15, 2011

Middletown, NY- Isabella Ann, daughter of Bridget Van Leuven and James Maillet of Otisville, New York, was the first baby born at the Rowley Family Birthing Center at the New Orange Regional Medical Center on Friday, August 5, 2011 at 10:10 a.m.

The proud new family gained immediate notoriety amongst the staff as they entered the new facility just after 5:00 AM to a clapping and cheering crowd of employees. Isabella Ann, who weighed in at seven pounds, 14 ounces, will have a decorative patio paving stone engraved in her honor. The paving stone will be located on the Reflections Terrace, an outdoor patio area adjacent to the medical center's cafeteria. The Rowley Family Birthing Center staff also presented the proud parents with a large gift basket to help welcome Isabella Ann.

For more information on the services offered at Orange Regional Medical Center's Rowley Family Birthing Center, please call 888-321-6762 or visit www.ormc.org.

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


Orange Regional Medical Center's Inpatient Rehabilitation Services Awarded

August 11, 2011

Middletown, NY - Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities(CARF) International announced that Orange Regional Medical Center's Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation. This is the eighth accreditation that the international accrediting body has awarded to Orange Regional. CARF also reported that 'Exemplary Conformance' was achieved in two main areas: the Rehabilitation Unit Volunteer Program and the number of Certified Rehabilitation Nurses.

"We are extremely proud of this achievement," said Vice President of Business Development Jerry Dunlavey. "Earning the CARF three-year accreditation is a true testament to the degree of care that the Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit's staff provides their patients each and every day."

This accreditation represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and shows the organization's substantial conformance to CARF standards. An organization receiving a three-year accreditation has gone through a rigorous peer review process and has demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit that its programs and services are of the highest quality, measurable and accountable. CARF is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body whose mission is to promote the quality, value and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process that centers on enhancing quality of life for patients.

The Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit at Orange Regional Medical Center provides state-of-the-art cognitive and physical rehabilitation to patients who have had a debilitating illness or acute injury. Inpatient rehabilitation services include occupational therapy; physical therapy; recreational therapy and speech therapy. Our multidisciplinary team of specially trained therapists has more than 146 years of combined experience and consists of physiatrist; physical therapist; occupational therapist; rehabilitation nurse; case manager; speech language pathologist; therapeutic recreation; neuropsychology services and dietary services.

For more information on the inpatient rehabilitation services offered at Orange Regional Medical Center, please call 845-333-4300 or visit www.ormc.org.

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

Orange Regional Medical Center Earns National Advertising Awards

August 9, 2011

Middletown, NY- Orange Regional Medical Center's Marketing & Public Relations Department received six prestigious national marketing awards from the Annual Healthcare Advertising Awards competition and the Aster Awards for excellence in medical marketing.

In partnership with their agency, Focus Media, the Department won two meritorious awards from Healthcare Advertising Awards in the categories of: Imprinted Materials for Orange Regional's Construction Hard Hat and the Radio Single category for the Elective Angio Now Available commercial. The Healthcare Advertising Awards are sponsored by Healthcare Marketing Report, a leading publication covering all aspects of healthcare marketing, advertising and strategic business development. A national panel of judges was engaged in reviewing all entries based on creativity, quality, message effectiveness, consumer appeal, graphic design and overall impact.

The Department also earned a Bronze Aster Award in the category of: Advertising Specialty for Orange Regional's New Hospital Construction Hard Hat. Three Silver Awards were presented in the categories of: Service Line Cardiac/Vascular Category for Orange Regional's Elective Angio Now Available campaign, Newspaper Advertising Single Category for Your Search for Advanced Spine Surgery and the Publication/Internal Single category for Orange Regional's 2010 Summer Edition of Raising the Bar. Aster Awards assembled a judging panel that consisted of healthcare marketers, advertising creative directors, advertising professionals, healthcare consultants and marketing professionals.

To learn more about Orange Regional Medical Center and its services please visit www.ormc.org.

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


From L to R: Marketing and Public Relations Specialist, Amy Cruz; Marketing and Public Relations Office Coordinator, Lisa Murray; Marketing and Public Relations Director, Marcy Manheim; Administrator of Marketing and Public Relations, Rob Lee and Marketing and Public Relations Specialists Lauren Kropf and Donna Fischer.

Orange Regional Medical completely moved into first new hospital in New York State in over 20 years

August 5, 2011

Middletown, NY- In an unprecedented display of organization and planning, Orange Regional Medical Center relocated all 234 patients from the Arden Hill campus in Goshen, New York and Horton Campus in Middletown to the new Orange Regional Medical Center with no adverse incidents to report. The new hospital is located at 707 East Main Street, Middletown, 10940 (in the Town of Wallkill). In approximately eight (8) hours, ambulances transferred all patients to the state-of-the-art facility.

President & CEO, Scott Batulis said, "We had an amazing team that implemented an extremely complicated patient move plan with precision. It reminded me of a perfect space shuttle landing. All patients arrived safely, many with smiles on their faces and hours ahead of schedule. Thanks to everyone who was involved in this incredible effort."

The first patient transport arrived at the new hospital at 5:58 a.m. The first Emergency Department patient to come to the hospital came at 5:12 a.m.

The first baby born at the new hospital was delivered at 10:10 a.m. today to parents Bridgete Van Lueven and James Maillet. Isabella Ann weighed 7 lb 14 oz and is doing fine.

The last baby born at the old Horton campus was born to Evelyn Cruz from Goshen. Baby Roberto and mom are also doing fine.

The last patient arrived at the new hospital at1:53 p.m. Hospital officials report patients and staff are extremely happy with the new facility.

The Arden Hill and Horton campus are officially closed.

For more information regarding the new Orange Regional Medical Center visit www.ormcnewhospital.org or call 1-888-321-ORMC (6762).

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

Orange Regional Medical Center Hosts Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony to Celebrate its New Facility

August 3, 2011

Middletown, NY- Approximately 650 people attended a special Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony at the new Orange Regional Medical Center on Friday, July 29, 2011. The new facility will open Friday, August 5 and is the first hospital to be built in the state of New York in over 20 years.

Orange Regional Medical Center's Board of Directors were joined by local and state politicians, donors, physicians and other healthcare professionals, as well as business and community leaders for the official ribbon-cutting that was followed by brief tours of the new 600,000+ square foot facility. The West Point Honor Guard opened the program by posting the official colors of the United States and the Highlands Brass Quintet from the West Point Band played the National Anthem.

On Friday, August 5, Orange Regional Medical Center will begin moving patients into its new state-of-the-art facility. "We are exceptionally proud of this brand new hospital. It provides state-of-the-art technology in a warm and contemporary atmosphere. I would like to thank everyone who has worked so hard on all aspects of the enormous project," said Lou Heimbach, Orange Regional Medical Center's Board of Directors Chairman.

Orange Regional Medical Center will consolidate its two existing campuses, Arden Hill and Horton, into the new 600,000+ square-foot facility situated on 61 acres. Conveniently located at the intersection of Route 17 and I-84 in the Town of Wallkill, the new facility features: 
- 353 comfortable and spacious private patient rooms 
- 50 Treatment bays within the Emergency Room 
- Helipad and three-bay ambulance garage 
- Level 2 Trauma Center in development 
- Advanced Birthing Center with10-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (in development) 
- Sophisticated Cardiology services with three cardiac catheterization labs and indoor cardiac rehabilitation track 
- Spacious Surgical Suite with 12 Operating Rooms 
- 2 Interventional Radiology Rooms 
- Bone & Joint Center 
- Dedicated Pediatric Unit 
- Inpatient Cancer Center 
- Outpatient Infusion Center 
- Dedicated Behavioral Health Unit 
- Wireless Healthcare Information Technology 
- Electronic Medical Records 
- Non-denominational Chapel 
- Healing Garden with lush landscape 
- Expanded Cafeteria/Outside Dining Patio 
- Gift Shop and Café 
- More than 1,600 free parking spaces 
- Spacious waiting areas 
- Open design spaces to accommodate future technologies, patients, visitors and growth

For more information regarding the new Orange Regional Medical Center, please visit www.ormcnewhospital.org or call 1-888-321-6762. The hospital's main phone number is 845-333-1000.

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


From L to R: Orange Regional Medical Center Chairman of the Board Directors, Lou Heimbach; philanthropists Sandra and Alan Gerry; Orange Regional Medical Center President & CEO, Scott Batulis; Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Paul Halpern and Orange Regional Medical Center Staff President, Dr. Gerard Galarneau.

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