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Archive for February, 2012

Orange Regional Medical Center Offers Room Service

February 17, 2012

Middletown, NY- Orange Regional Medical Center now offers room service for patients. The Room Service Dining Program allows patients to order their meals from a robust restaurant-style menu between 6:15 a.m. and 6:15 p.m. daily. Breakfast is delivered bedside anytime between 7:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. while lunch and dinner are delivered from 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Pediatric patients have a kid-friendly menu to order from and a complimentary parent meal is also provided. Patients receive their meals approximately 45 minutes from the time they order.

"Our goal is to provide patients with more menu options as well as the ability to target the timing of their meal. This imparts a sense of control in an environment where it can feel like patients have very little,” says Vice President Support Services and Special Projects, Wayne Becker. “We are certain this will enhance patient satisfaction and help to provide a more comfortable stay.”

More than a year of planning has gone into implementing this personalized approach to food delivery. Since opening the new hospital, Orange Regional’s Nutrition and Food Services department reconstructed a portion of the kitchen to resemble the inner workings of a restaurant. This upgrade allows for a la carte cooking and preparation of fresh food resulting in faster service and personal touches to custom orders. Additionally, dietary staff members have gone through extensive training on several elements of the room service model. The menu selections have been modified by lowering the sodium, sugar and fat content so there is a variety of healthier selections to choose from 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 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.

“All food is now being made to order. All ingredients are fresh and each selection is made to our patient’s specifications,” says Director of Nutrition and Food Services Nancy Tienken. “We wanted to provide meals similar to what patients eat at home. Our motto is give them what they want, how they want it, when they want it.”

Under the previous system, a slip of paper was provided to a patient up to 24-hours in advance with limited and basic menu options. Based on selections, food was often prepared in bulk at one time and served to all patients at the same time each day without knowledge of the their recovery schedule or how they were feeling. As a result, a significant amount of food was wasted and meals were cold.

With the new system, patients phone in their order anytime between 6:15 a.m. and 6:15 p.m. Nutrition and Food Service staff take orders, walking patients through the menu - if needed - and occasionally communicating any dietary alerts that are flagged on a patient’s electronic health record. When this happens, staff members assist patients with their meal selections and make recommendations for more suitable items. The orders are then printed, prepared to order and delivered at the patient’s convenience.

Family members and visitors may also utilize the Room Service Dining Program for a fee.

For more information about the Room Service 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.


Obesity is a Life-Threatening Disease Affecting Over 33% of Adults in the U.S.

February 14, 2012

Middletown, NY- Orange Regional Medical Center will host a free educational seminar "Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery" on Tuesday, February 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the South Orange YMCA, 45 Gilbert Street Extension, Monroe.

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.

According to the American Society of Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, morbid obesity is associated with more than 30 illnesses and medical conditions including: Type 2 diabetes; cancer; pregnancy complications; coronary heart disease; osteoarthritis; stroke; sleep apnea; hypertensions and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

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 Welcomes New Leaders

February 13, 2012

Middletown, NY- Theresa Fay Conte joins Orange Regional Medical Center as the Nursing Service Administrator, Women and Children. Ms. Conte will be providing executive nursing leadership to the Rowley Family Birthing Center, our new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit currently under development and the Pediatrics Unit. In addition, she will provide expert consultation on nursing care for women and children throughout Orange Regional Medical Center.

Ms. Conte comes to Orange Regional from Hudson Valley Hospital Center where she served as the Clinical Nurse Manager for the Women's Pavilion and Neonatal Intensive Care. Prior to Hudson Valley Hospital Center, she worked at Montefiore Medical Center in a variety of positions related to the care of women and children. Ms. Conte also served as the Administrative Nurse Manager for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit which served as the Regional Perinatal Center for the Bronx. She earned her Baccalaureate in Nursing from the College of Mount Saint Vincent and her Master's of Science in Nursing from the University of Phoenix.

 
Theresa Fay Conte  

Laura Mansfield joins Orange Regional Medical Center where she will provide executive nursing leadership to the Emergency Department, Critical Care and Progressive Care Units in her role as Nursing Service Administrator. She brings with her 26 years of clinical and administrative experience at major teaching hospitals within large metropolitan medical centers in New York and New Jersey.

Ms. Mansfield was most recently the Director of Nursing for the Resource Center at Montefiore Medical Center, located in Bronx, New York, where she directed the nurse staffing, scheduling and supervision processes for 1,500 beds across four hospitals. She also held several leadership positions at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Jersey, including Director of Patient Satisfaction and Nursing Director of Medical Telemetry Units. Ms. Mansfield has presented her work on models of high quality patient care, effective inter-disciplinary collaboration and nursing excellence at a number of national conferences. She earned her Baccalaureate degree in Nursing from Trenton State College and her Master's of Science in Nursing from Kean College.

 
Laura Mansfield  

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.


Orange Regional Medical Center Unveils First Art Exhibition

February 10, 2012

Middletown, NY- Orange Regional Medical Center held its first art exhibition featuring the talents of the Hospital's employees, volunteers, physicians and their families. The exhibition presented over 25 pieces of original art including paintings, photography and drawings.

The goal of the exhibition is to provide awareness to our community on the positive impact art has in a healing environment. The works on display exemplify the immense creative talent within the Hospital's family. Future art shows displaying local talent are being planned.

"Art in healthcare impacts visitors, patients and staff every day. Art can free us to think, dream and sense. This often proves to be an invaluable contributor to any successful healing environment," says Orange Regional Art Curator, Sarah Thompson.

The art is on display on the ground floor near the cafeteria and will be on available for viewing over the next several weeks.

For more information about Orange Regional's Art Program, contact Sarah Thompson at sthompson@ormc.org or visit www.ormc.org.

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

 

Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation Names Golf Classic Co-Chairs

February 8, 2012

Middletown, NY- Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation is pleased to announce Kevin Trapp, MD and Frank Giordano, III, CPA as Co-Chairs of its 2012 Annual Golf Classic to take place on Monday, June 25, 2012. The tournament will be held at The Golf Club at Mansion Ridge in Monroe and Falkirk Estate and Country Club in Central Valley with registration and breakfast at 8:30 a.m. and shotgun start at 10:00 a.m. The event will conclude with a celebratory dinner and awards ceremony at Falkirk Estate and Country Club.

Dr. Kevin Trapp is Medical Director of the Bone & Joint Center at Orange Regional Medical Center and an orthopedic surgeon with Crystal Run Healthcare in Middletown, specializing in Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Trapp attended Cornell University Medical College in New York. He completed an Internship in General Surgery and an Orthopedic Residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, where he was awarded "Orthopedic Resident of the Year" from 1999 to 2000. Dr. Trapp completed a Fellowship in Adult Joint Reconstruction at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. He has interest and specialized training in joint replacement, including revision of the hip, knee and shoulder. In addition, he obtained specialty training in arthroscopy of the hip. Dr. Trapp is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.

Mr. Frank Giordano III, CPA is a shareholder of Judelson, Giordano & Siegel, CPA, PC and has been with the firm since 1991. Mr. Giordano is an expert in management advisory services and information technology. He has assisted new clients and startup businesses in implementing complete accounting packages including both hardware and software. Mr. Giordano has become an outsourced controller to companies that have experienced changes in personnel - to retrain new employees and keep the accounting department functioning without interruption. His specialty consists of organizations within the beverage distribution industry and he also advises manufacturers, wholesalers and professional service providers. Mr. Giordano received his Bachelors of Science degree in accounting and finance from Pace University. He is a member of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Proceeds raised from the tournament will support The Spagnoli Family Cancer Center which provides a wide spectrum of care that includes cancer prevention, early detection and advanced treatment.

Various levels of sponsorship packages are available. With their round of golf, golfers receive breakfast, golf cart, lunch and appreciation gift as well as golfers' hour and buffet dinner at our awards ceremony.

Dr. Kevin Trapp Frank Giordano, III

For more information about the 2012 Golf Classic, please call the Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation at 845-333-2333 or visit www.ormc.org.

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


Orange Regional Medical Center to Host Free Seminar on Acid Reflux Treatment Options

February 7, 2012

Middletown, NY- Orange Regional Medical Center will host a free seminar on state-of-the-art technology to treat Barrett's Esophagus on Tuesday, February 21 at 6:00 p.m. at Orange Regional Medical Center Conference Center's Multipurpose Conference Room, 707 East Main Street in Middletown. Dr. Edward Croen and Dr. Andrew Pellecchia will discuss new technologies, such as Radio Frequency Ablation using the HALO System, to treat Barrett's Esophagus.

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."

Barrett's Esophagus, a pre-cancerous condition affecting the lining of the esophagus, is commonly caused by gastroesophageal reflux (GERD). GERD, commonly known as acid reflux, is a disorder in which stomach acid and enzymes cause injury to the esophageal lining. Orange Regional Medical Center was the first hospital in Orange County to utilize the HALO System for this procedure.

According to the American Cancer Society, approximately 17,000 people developed cancer of the esophagus in 2011.

Refreshments will be served. Space is limited. For more information, or to register, please visit www.ormc.org/communityoutreach or call Orange Regional Health Connections at 1-888-321-ORMC (6762).

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


Obesity is a Life-Threatening Disease Affecting Over 33% of Adults in the U.S.

February 7, 2012

Middletown, NY- Orange Regional Medical Center will host a free educational seminar "Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery" on Tuesday, February 21 at 6:00 p.m. at the Courtyard by Marriott, Stewart Airport, 4 Governor Drive, Newburgh. 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 Health: Reconstructive Surgery.

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.

According to the American Society of Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, morbid obesity is associated with more than 30 illnesses and medical conditions including: Type 2 diabetes; cancer; pregnancy complications; coronary heart disease; osteoarthritis; stroke; sleep apnea; hypertensions and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

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.

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