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Archive for August, 2012

Orange Regional Medical Center Receives Stroke Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award

August 28, 2012

Middletown, NY- Orange Regional Medical Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes Orange Regional’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of stroke care by ensuring stroke patients receive treatment according to nationally accepted standards and recommendations.

Orange Regional is a designated Stroke Center by the New York State Department of Health. As a designated Stroke Center, Orange Regional has an expert Stroke Team made up of highly trained physicians, nurses and technicians that can treat stroke patients quickly and effectively, using the latest medicines and techniques, to minimize brain damage. Having quick access to these types of services within the first three hours of showing symptoms of a stroke is essential to preventing long-term neurological damage.

To receive the award, Orange Regional achieved 85 percent or higher adherence to all Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Quality Achievement indicators for two or more consecutive 12-month intervals and achieved 75 percent or higher compliance with six of 10 Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Quality Measures, which are reporting initiatives to measure quality of care.

“With a stroke, time lost is brain loss. Get With The Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award demonstrates Orange Regional’s commitment to being one of the top hospitals in the country for providing, aggressive, proven stroke care,” said Vice President of Medical Affairs Jim Oxley, DO.

According to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, stroke is one of the leading causes of death and serious, long-term disability in the United States. Each year, approximately 795,000 people experience a new or recurrent stroke. On average, every 40 seconds someone in the United States has a stroke.

For more information about Orange Regional Medical Center’s Stroke Center or Neurosciences Department, call 1-800-321-ORMC or visit www.ormc.org/stroke.

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

Orange Regional Medical Center’s Stroke Team.

From L to R: Senior Nursing Service Administrator, JoAnn Schultz, MA, RN; Cathy Ryan, RN, CPHQ; Associate Medical Director, Emergency Department, Dr. Anuj Vohra; Neurosciences Coordinator, Rose Toscano; Nursing Services Administrator, Emergency, Critical and Progressive Care, Laura Mansfield, RN, MSN; Nursing Director, Emergency Department, Robin Brennan Seibel, RN, BSN.

Not pictured: Vice President, Medical Affairs and Medical Director, Dr. Jim Oxley; Vice President, Business Development Jerry Dunlavey and Clinical Supervisor, Emergency Department Colleen Minnock, RN.


Orange Regional Medical Center Kicks Off Prostate Cancer Screenings

August 24, 2012

Middletown, NY- Orange Regional Medical Center is offering free prostate cancer screenings during the week of September 17 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 September 10, 2012. Appointments are limited and will be made on a first come, first serve basis. Dr. Gnanamba V. Kondagunta and Dr. Robert E. Dinsmore will be the participating physicians.

The exam consists of a digital rectal exam (DRE) and a prostate specific antigen (PSA) blood test. The combination of these two methods is the most effective procedure for detecting prostate cancer at an early stage.

The prostate screening program is for men who meet the following criteria:

• Have not been under the care of a urologist in the past 5 years

• Have no personal history of prostate cancer

• Are between the ages of 40 - 75

Free Healthy Heart Screenings will also be available on Monday, September 17 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Orange Regional’s Healthy Heart Program is a free mobile clinic that assesses your risk of heart disease. This program travels to local communities, providing cholesterol, glucose and blood pressure tests and offers cardiac education and support. The results will determine your risk for heart disease. No appointment is necessary for a Healthy Heart Screening.

Orange Regional is a participant in the Know Your Stats About Prostate Cancer campaign, a national public awareness campaign to promote the American Urological Association’s (AUA) prostate cancer guidelines. The AUA and the National Football League have joined forces to launch this campaign to bring awareness to the importance of prostate health and Orange Regional will bring this message to the members of the local community.

According to the Prostate Cancer Education Council, one out of every six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. If detected early, treatment options are much broader, and the chances for a cure are much greater.

For more information on Orange Regional Medical Center, please call 1-888-321-ORMC.

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


Orange Regional Medical Center Welcomes First Set of Triplets in New Hospital

August 23, 2012

Middletown, NY- On July 23, 2012 Orange Regional Medical Center’s Rowley Family Birthing Center celebrated the birth of triplets.

Pictured from left to right are Thomas Mark, Joy Jaclyn and Luke David with their proud parents Jennifer and Brian Christensen of Cuddebackville, NY. The triplets were born at 36 weeks and weighed in at 5 pounds 15 ounces, 4 pounds and 15 ounces and 3 pounds and 15 ounces, respectively. Due to their early arrival, they were cared for in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at the Rowley Family Birthing Center. The NICU provides babies, like the Christensen triplets, with personalized high-risk, specialized care should the need arise.

For more information on the Rowley Family Birthing Center visit www.ormc.org/maternity.

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


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

August 21, 2012

Middletown, NY- Orange Regional Medical Center will host a free educational seminar “Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery” on Tuesday, September 4 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 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: Social – dress for success.

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's Art Exhibition Now Accepting Submissions

August 16, 2012

Middletown, NY- Orange Regional Medical Center is now accepting submissions for its upcoming Art Exhibit featuring local artists from Orange and Sullivan Counties. Exhibitions will rotate every six weeks. Submissions must be received by November 2, 2012. Orange Regional will display selected pieces in hallways and common areas of the Hospital located at 707 East Main Street, Middletown, NY.

“Our area includes a large art community that has supported Orange Regional throughout its history. The Hospital wants to give back to the community and show appreciation by displaying local artists’ works,” states Orange Regional Medical Center’s Art Curator, Sarah Thompson. “It has been proven that if patients have interesting, suitable and welcoming views of artwork to look at, they will make a more rapid recovery. The power of art has the ability to transport a person from the immediate circumstances to a more pleasant state of mind.”

Orange Regional showcases various pieces of art created by locally and internationally known artists. The artwork displayed minimizes the feel of a clinical setting enhancing and humanizing the hospital environment for patients, visitors and staff. By providing a nurturing setting, patients benefit from an environment softened by artwork which promotes healing and places them more at ease during their recovery.

Local artists from Orange and Sullivan Counties are welcomed to submit their work for consideration by November 2, 2012.

Visit www.ormc.org and click on the ‘Patients’ tab for more information regarding the criteria for artwork, submission and selection processes. To receive additional information regarding Orange Regional’s Art Exhibition, contact Art Curator, Sarah Thompson at ORMCart@gmail.com.

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


Orange Regional Medical Center and Boys and Girls Clubs Partner in School Supply Drive

August 16, 2012

Middletown, NY- Orange Regional Medical Center and Town of Wallkill Boys and Girls Clubs, Inc. teamed up to support ‘Backpacks for Hope’, a school supply drive whose goal is to provide new supplies and backpacks for low-income or needy children. On Monday, August 13, 2012 the Boys and Girls Clubs picked up hundreds of folders and binders generously donated by Orange Regional employees.

“It is a pleasure to work with the Town of Wallkill Boys and Girls Clubs in the Backpacks for Hope program. Participating in the school supply drive gives Orange Regional the opportunity to make a real difference this upcoming school year,” says Orange Regional’s President and CEO, Scott Batulis.

For more information about Orange Regional Medical Center or the Town of Wallkill Boys and Girls Clubs, Inc. visit www.ormc.org or www.bgcorange.org.

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


Orange Regional Medical Center Earns Accreditation from American College of Radiation Oncology

August 14, 2012

Middletown, NY- Orange Regional Medical Center has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in radiation oncology as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiation Oncology (ACRO). Orange Regional offers radiation oncology services at the Eleanor T. Snow Radiation Oncology Center located at the Orange Regional Medical Pavilion, 75 Crystal Run Road in Middletown and at the Goshen Patient Services Center, 70 Hatfield Lane in Goshen.

The professional practice evaluation conducted by the American College of Radiation Oncology reviews quality and efficiency of patient care as well as appropriateness of radiation therapy equipment, professional performance and staffing levels.

“We are extremely pleased to be accredited by the American College of Radiation Oncology,” said Orange Regional’s Vice President Outpatient Operations, Sandra Iberger. “It demonstrates Orange Regional’s commitment to quality care and the utilization of best practices in delivering care to our patients.”

Orange Regional provides a comprehensive program of radiation oncology services that includes a highly-specialized team of board-certified physicians, a physicist, dosemitrist, radiation therapists, nurses, therapy assistants and support staff. The oncology team utilizes a multidisciplinary approach to patient care, working closely with all related ancillary departments such as physical and occupational therapies, nutrition services and case management.

For more information about Radiation Oncology services at Orange Regional, visit www.ormc.org/cancer.

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


Orange Regional Medical Center Appoints Medical Director of Head and Neck Cancers Program

August 9, 2012, 2011

Middletown, NY- Orange Regional Medical Center’s Spagnoli Family Cancer Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Sergey Koyfman as Medical Director of the Head and Neck Cancers Program.

Dr. Koyfman graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2001. He completed his Surgical Osteopathic/Otolaryngology Internship at Michigan State University and finished his Residency in Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery at Michigan State in 2006. Dr. Koyfman is fellowship-trained in Head and Neck Oncology as well as Micro-Vascular Reconstructive Surgery at Indiana University School of Medicine. He is certified in Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery.

“I am thrilled to join Orange Regional’s team of dedicated specialists in the creation of a comprehensive approach to treatments for head and neck cancers,” says Dr. Koyfman.

The Head and Neck Cancers Program at Orange Regional includes a skilled, multidisciplinary team that provides specialized care in early detection, treatment and prevention of various cancers in the head and neck region, namely the oral cavity, pharynx, paranasal sinuses, nasal cavity, larynx, thyroid, salivary glands as well as lesions found in the skin of the face and neck.

Orange Regional’s Vice President Outpatient Operations, Sandra Iberger says, “Dr. Koyfman is a welcome addition to the Cancer Center team. His skill and proficiency in caring for these types of cancers complement the services we offer. We are delighted to have him as the Medical Director for Head and Neck Cancers services.”

According to the American Cancer Society, more than 52,000 Americans will be diagnosed with head and neck cancers in 2012.

For more information on services offered at Orange Regional’s Spagnoli Family Cancer Center visit www.ormc.org/cancer or for more information on Orange Regional’s head and neck cancers program visit www.ormc.org/headandneckcancer.

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

About Orange Regional’s Comprehensive Cancer Services

The Spagnoli Family Cancer Center at Orange Regional Medical Center provides a comprehensive range of services for diagnosing and treating various types of cancers. From breast and lung cancer to esophageal and head or neck cancers, Orange Regional offers the latest diagnostic and cancer-fighting technologies, including robotic surgery, radio frequency ablation and the most-advanced radiation therapy technology. Orange Regional Medical Center provides treatment options and procedures locally for all stages of cancer. Trained at the nation's most prestigious medical centers, Orange Regional offers a team of experienced physicians who are backed by our skillful, certified oncology nurses and caring staff.


Orange Regional Medical Center Treats Liver Cancer

August 7, 2012

Middletown, NY- Orange Regional Medical Center now offers Yttrium-90 Radio embolization (Y-90) an innovative, minimally invasive procedure to treat tumors in the liver.

Orange Regional’s Chairman of Diagnostic Imaging, Dr. Adel R. Abadir states, “This specialized treatment is exciting as it presents physicians with another method to help patients fight liver cancer with the goal of improving survival and maintaining quality of life without destroying healthy tissue.”

The procedure requires the insertion of a catheter through a small incision in the groin. It is then threaded through a vein until it reaches the hepatic artery, one of two blood vessels that nourishes the liver; typically the vessel that feeds the tumor. When the catheter is properly in place, millions of microscopic beads of radioactive isotopes are injected, carried by the flow of blood to the tumor. Once the particles become lodged at the tumor site, they deliver a high dose of radiation. This allows for an isolated dose of radiation to be delivered to the tumor, shrinking it while sparing surrounding healthy tissue. This outpatient procedure is performed at the main campus of Orange Regional in the Interventional Radiology suite. A team consisting of an Interventional Radiologist and a Radiation Oncologist perform the procedure, expertly calculating and delivering the dose of radiation.

According to the American Cancer Society, approximately 28,700 new cases of liver cancer will be diagnosed in 2012 while the percentage of Americans developing liver cancer has been slowly climbing for several decades.

To learn more or to find a physician visit www.ormc.org.

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

About Orange Regional’s Comprehensive Cancer Services

The Spagnoli Family Cancer Center at Orange Regional Medical Center provides a comprehensive range of services for diagnosing and treating various types of cancers. From breast and lung cancer to esophageal and head or neck cancer, Orange Regional offers the latest diagnostic and cancer-fighting technologies, including robotic surgery, interventional oncology techniques and the most-advanced radiation therapy technology. Orange Regional Medical Center provides treatment options and procedures locally for all stages of cancer. Trained at the nation's most prestigious medical centers, Orange Regional offers a team of experienced physicians and surgeons who are backed by our skillful, certified oncology nurses and caring staff. For more information visit www.ormc.org/cancer.


How Do You Eat After Weight Loss Surgery?

August 7, 2012

Middletown, NY- Orange Regional Medical Center will host a free educational seminar “Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery” on Tuesday, August 21 at 6:00 p.m. at the Courtyard by Marriott, Stewart Airport, 4 Governor Drive, Newburgh. 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’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 and staying on target.

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.

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