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Archive for December, 2011

Orange Regional Medical Center Employees Organize Food Drive to Support Local Food Bank

December 30, 2011

Middletown, NY- The desire of two Orange Regional Medical Center employees to help those in need in our community led to a two-week food drive at the hospital. Organized by Shelley Caterina and Kathleen Lanier of the Telecommunications Department, The Food Bank of the Hudson Valley located in Cornwall-on-Hudson, received hundreds of pounds worth of non-perishable items donated by hospital employees. The donation was presented to the Food Bank on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 and will help thousands of people struggling with hunger in difficult economic times.

 
  From L to R: Orange Regional Switchboard Operator, Shelley Caterina and Lead Switchboard Operator, Kathleen Lanier.

  

To learn more about Orange Regional Medical Center, visit www.ormc.org.

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


Orange Regional Medical Center Hosts Monthly Blood Drive

December 27, 2011

Middletown, NY- Orange Regional Medical Center, located at 707 East Main Street in Middletown, in partnership with Community Blood Services, will host a regularly scheduled blood drive on the first Wednesday of each month throughout the year.

Upcoming blood drives will be held on the following dates during the first quarter of 2012:

- January 4, 2012

- February 1, 2012

- March 7, 2012

A mobile unit will be at the hospital's main entrance from 8:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome. Donors must bring a signed identification card, weigh over 110 lbs and must be in general good health. A free cholesterol and glucose screening will be given with every donation.

According to the American Red Cross, every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood and more than 38,000 blood donations are needed every day.

For more information call Orange Regional Medical Center's Blood Bank Supervisor, Terri Bostock at 845-333-0138.

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


Teddy Bear Donation Brings Cheer to Children at Orange Regional Medical Center

December 22, 2011

Middletown, NY- Recently, Orange Regional Medical Center welcomed the arrival of teddy bears delivered by The Teddies Love Children Appeal Program (TLC). The donation was presented by The TLC Appeal Chairperson, Colin Oakenfull to Orange Regional's Director of Volunteer Services, Debbie Linken, along with nursing leadership from the Pediatric and Emergency Departments. The TLC Appeal Program originated in England with the objective to present teddy bears to hospitalized children in an effort to alleviate anxiety and put them at ease.

The TLC Appeal Program operates in Orange and Rockland Counties and is administered by the local chapter of the Freemasons of New York State, the Orange-Rockland District Masonic Association.

"We are thrilled to be part of this program and the recipient of these teddy bears. It's a wonderful way to provide a welcome distraction from the stress and fear that children feel while in the hospital," says Linken.

For more information about Orange Regional Medical Center please call 845-333-0213 or visit www.ormc.org.

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

 

 
 

From L to R: Br. Bruce MaQuade, Senior Warden Hudson River Lodge No. 309; Orange Regional's Emergency Services Nurse Director, Colleen Minnock; Orange Regional's Pediatric Unit Nurse Director, Nancy Monteleone; Orange Regional's Director of Volunteer Services, Debbie Linken and Teddies for Loving Care Program District Chairman, Colin Oakenfull.

 

Local Organizations Bring Holiday Cheer to Orange Regional Medical Center Patients

December 21, 2011

Middletown, NY- On Friday, December 16, 2011, members of Multi-level Girl Scout Troop 233 and Junior Girl Scout Troop 127 visited Orange Regional Medical Center, caroling and spreading holiday joy to patients, visitors and staff. While they strolled through the hospital, Troop members handed out home-made cards, candy canes and angels to patients, nurses and visitors.

 
   

 

 
 

On Friday, December 9, 2011, Santa delivered gifts to Orange Regional Medical Center's pediatric patients and also visited patients in the Emergency Department. Gifts were generously donated by customers and friends of Mavrix Honda Motor Sports of Middletown.

  

Is Bariatric Surgery the Right Option for You?

December 20, 2011

Middletown, NY- Orange Regional Medical Center will host a free educational seminar "Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery" on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. at Orange Regional Medical Center's Multipurpose Conference Room, 707 East Main Street in Middletown. 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 Staying Motivated and Enjoying Exercise. According to the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, 68% of adults are either overweight or obese.

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.

The Bariatric Surgery support group held at Orange Regional Medical Center is one of the largest in upstate New York, averaging 60 participants each session. 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 and Mobile Life Support Services Spread Cheer to Children Throughout the Community

December 15, 2011

Middletown, NY- Orange Regional Medical Center and Mobile Life Support Services teamed up to support Toys for Tots, collecting new, unwrapped toys for children in our community. On Monday, December 12, 2011, Mobile Life picked up hundreds of toys generously donated by Orange Regional employees and members of the community

 
 

From L to R: Mobile Life Assistant Director of Operations, Kevin Delmonico; Mobile Life Director of Development, Andy LaMarca; Orange Regional President & CEO, Scott Batulis and Mobile Life EMT, Shawn Triassi.

 

 
 

Staff members from Mobile Life Support Services load up an ambulance with donations collected at Orange Regional Medical Center. From L to R: Mobile Life Director of Development, Andy LaMarca; Mobile Life EMT, Shawn Triassi and Mobile Life Assistant Director of Operations, Kevin Delmonico.

 


Orange Regional Medical Center's Cardiac Rehabilitation Program Recognized for its Commitment to Improving Quality of Life

December 8, 2011

Middletown, NY- The Cardiac Rehabilitation Program at Orange Regional Medical Center's Peter Frommer, M.D. Heart Center, located at 707 East Main Street in Middletown, was awarded recertification by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) and recognized for its commitment to improving the quality of life of its patients by enhancing standards of care.

Medical Director of Cardiac Rehab, Bonnie Seecharran, M.D. says, "This designation demonstrates our commitment to providing quality healthcare to our patients and community. Our certification ensures our program meets the highest standards of patient care."

The Cardiac Rehabilitation Program participated in a month long, extensive review of its adherence to standards set by the accrediting organization. The program was first awarded certification in 1998 and has maintained certification since that time. Recertification lasts three years.

According to the American Heart Association, 1 in 3 American adults have one or more types of Cardiovascular Disease.

The Peter Frommer, M.D. Heart Center's Cardiac Rehabilitation Program provides comprehensive services to help patients build a healthier heart. Patients will utilize the state-of-the-art indoor track and a variety of the latest exercise equipment including treadmills, bicycles, stair stepper, arm ergometers and weights. The program is designed to help patients significantly reduce their risk or recurrence of heart disease by helping to restore their health and well-being.

To learn more about the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program visit www.ormcheartcare.org. Orange Regional Medical Center is a member of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System.

About the Peter Frommer, M.D. Heart Center

The Peter Frommer, M.D. Heart Center at Orange Regional Medical Center provides comprehensive cardiac services to our community. The Center is affiliated with the Montefiore Medical Center and provides access to experienced cardiovascular specialists educated at some of the nation's most renowned academic centers such as, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Mount Sinai Medical Center. Our program offers state-of-the-art diagnostic technology and a knowledgeable, dedicated cardiac staff trained in the latest cardiovascular procedures. The Center's wide range of services include elective and emergency angioplasty, advanced cardiac testing and rehabilitation, electrophysiology and implantable pacemakers and a variety of related cardiology and educational services. A free mobile heart program focused on prevention and early detection of heart problems is also available to surrounding communities.


Orange Regional Medical Center Announces Executive Leadership Promotions

December 6, 2011

Middletown, NY- Orange Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce that Jonathan Schiller has been named Chief Operating Officer and Wayne Becker to Vice President, Support Services and Special Projects.

Mr. Schiller joined Orange Regional Medical Center in 2004 as Administrator of Revenue Cycle Management. He was later promoted to Vice President and Site Administrator of the now closed Arden Hill Campus. In 2009, Mr. Schiller was promoted to Vice President of Hospital Operations in which he oversaw operations on the Arden Hill Campus in addition to providing organizational leadership to Food Services, Facilities, Psychiatry, Perioperative Services, Environmental Services, BioMedical Services, Security, Laboratory and

Mr. Schiller earned a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Social Services from LeMoyne College and has a Master's of Health Systems Administration Degree from Rochester Institute of Technology. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and Healthcare Financial Management Association.

Mr. Becker has been with Orange Regional since 1975 beginning his tenure at Arden Hill Hospital as a Pharmacist. Since then, he has served in numerous leadership positions such as Chief Executive Officer of Arden Hill Hospital, Director of Pharmacy, Administrative Coordinator, Assistant Executive Director, Associate Executive Director, Vice President Operations, Executive Vice President/Administrator, Chief Operating Officer and Vice President Special Projects. As Vice President of Special Projects, Mr. Becker was responsible for the planning and construction of Orange Regional's new hospital. In his newly appointed role, Mr. Becker provides organizational leadership to Facilities Management, Environmental Services, Security and Emergency Management, BioMedical Engineering

Mr. Becker earned his Bachelor's of Science Degree in Pharmacy from the Albany College of Pharmacy and his Master's of Professional Health Services Administration Degree from the New School for Social Research. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. For more information about Orange Regional Medical Center, visit www.ormc.org or call 845-333-1000.

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


Orange Regional Medical Center Offers New Treatment to Help Prevent Esophageal Cancer

December 1, 2011

Middletown, NY- Orange Regional Medical Center now offers the latest technology in Radio Frequency Ablation (RFA) to treat Barrett's esophagus, a pre-cancerous condition affecting the lining of the esophagus commonly caused by acid reflux or GERD. RFA to treat Barrett's esophagus, is a minimally invasive endoscopic technique that removes the abnormal cells from the esophagus before they become cancerous.

Dr. Edward Croen, Chairman of Orange Regional's Gastroenterology Department says, "The addition of Radio Frequency Ablation for Barrett's esophagus to our service offerings makes this life saving treatment more readily available and accessible to patients in the Hudson Valley community."

Orange Regional is the first hospital in Orange County to acquire the HALO System, the latest technology in RFA to treat Barrett's esophagus. This RFA system uses an endoscope to deliver high frequency radio waves to destroy the damaged tissue in the esophagus. The procedure usually requires moderate sedation and is performed in an outpatient setting at the Orange Regional Medical Pavilion, 75 Crystal Run Road, Middletown.

According to the American Cancer Society, it is estimated that 17,000 people will develop cancer of the esophagus in 2011. "This procedure is a step in the right direction in preventing esophageal cancer. We now have the ability to care for patients before their disease develops into a serious issue," says Dr. Plumer, Gastroenterologist.

To learn more about Radio Frequency Ablation for Barrett's esophagus speak with your physician or visit www.ormc.org to find a physician that specializes in conditions related to the esophagus.

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


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