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Archive for January, 2012


Heart Disease is the Leading Cause of Death in the United States

January 31, 2012

Middletown, NY- In recognition of American Heart Month, Orange Regional Medical Center's Peter Frommer, MD Heart Center is encouraging community members to know their risk of developing heart disease. According to the American Heart Association, each year, an estimated 785,000 Americans will have a new coronary attack and 470,000 will have a recurrent attack.

Orange Regional Medical Center's Healthy Heart program, offered to local community members, is a free mobile service designed to determine heart and stroke risk, by focusing on prevention and early detection of heart problems. Each participant will receive a review of their medical history, cholesterol and glucose screening as well as a blood pressure screening. Educational materials are also provided. Follow-up with each patient is done on a quarterly basis to track progress and offer continuing support.

"Heart-related programs are a key component to bring awareness of heart-related diseases to those in our community," says Deb Brock, Healthy Heart clinician. "We strive to provide as much information we can about the different aspects of heart disease and stroke, as well as preventive actions, to as many people in our community as possible."

Additionally, the Peter Frommer, M.D. Heart Center provides comprehensive cardiac services to our community. The Center is affiliated with 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. The Center offers state-of-the-art diagnostic technology and a knowledgeable, dedicated cardiac staff trained in the latest cardiovascular procedures. A 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.

"Cardiovascular disease is a serious issue in our community and it's vital for people to know that state-of-the-art cardiac procedures and experienced care givers are available here, close to family and friends, at the Peter Frommer, M.D. Heart Center," says Vice President Business Development, Jerry Dunlavey.

To learn more about the services offered at the Peter Frommer, M.D. Heart Center at Orange Regional visit www.ormcheartcare.org.

To find out when Orange Regional's Healthy Heart program will be in your area and to register, call 1-888-321-6762.

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.

January 27, 2012

Middletown, NY- Orange Regional Medical Center will host a free educational seminar "Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery" on Tuesday, February 7 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 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 for 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.


Orange Regional Medical Center Announces Quality Department Leadership

January 26, 2012

Middletown, NY- Orange Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce recent additions to its Quality Department. Mary Ellen Crittenden, RN, MS, CPHQ has accepted the position of Director of Quality Support Services. Ms. Crittenden comes to Orange Regional from Ellis Medicine in Schenectady, New York, where she previously held the position of Director of Quality Services/Risk/Patient Safety Officer. Ms. Crittenden received her Master's degree in Health Administration from New School University in New York and is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality.

Fred Conklin, RN, CMS, CPHQ has been promoted to Manager of Accreditation and Clinical Compliance. Mr. Conklin was previously Quality Clinical Project Coordinator and Manager of Patient Advocacy and Guest Services. Prior to joining Orange Regional, his positions at Newton Medical Center in Newton, New Jersey included Staff RN, Administrative Shift Supervisor and Manager of Medical - Surgical Telemetry Nursing Units. Mr. Conklin received his Associates Degree in Applied Science, Nursing from Orange County Community College. He is currently studying to receive his Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing.

The Quality Department at Orange Regional is committed to advance learning and system-wide quality enhancements throughout the Hospital.

Mary Ellen Crittenden Fred Conklin

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 Offers a Touch of Home to Local Giants Fan

January 23, 2012

Middletown, NY- Patrick Campbell, a New York Giants season ticket-holder since 1982, was admitted to Orange Regional Medical Center on Tuesday, January 17, 2012. Originally, he hoped to watch Sunday's NFC championship game between the Giants and the 49ers comfortably from his home in Cornwall, N.Y.

However, Mr. Campbell's condition required him to remain hospitalized. This did not deter his team spirit as he tuned into the game from his private hospital room, completely decked out with various Giants memorabilia brought from home.

For more information on Orange Regional services please visit www.ormc.org.

 
  L to R: Kimberly Jablonski, RN and Patrick Campbell display some of the pieces from his Giants collection.

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


Prominent Community Members Praised for Hospital Service

January 12, 2012

Middletown, NY- The Greater Hudson Valley Health System (GHVHS), comprised of Catskill Regional Medical Center (CRMC) and Orange Regional Medical Center (ORMC), extends its appreciation and gratitude to long time board members who recently completed their service on the System's Board of Directors. Departing board members include:

• Bill Bassett, Ed.D. - board member since 1995

• Dr. Robert Douglas - board member since 1999

• Woody Levitan - board member since 1989

• Richard Shapiro - board member since 1998

• Alanna Smith - board member since 1994

• John Szefc - board member since 1994

Throughout their tenure, each member had an instrumental role in many of the System's achievements which include the revitalization of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System, the merger of Arden Hill Hospital and Horton Medical Center into Orange Regional Medical Center, implementation of shared leadership resources between CRMC and ORMC, the construction and opening of ORMC's new hospital and the expansion of CRMC's Emergency Department.

"I want to express my heartfelt appreciation for their dedication and the invaluable service they provided to the organization," states GHVHS President & CEO Scott Batulis.

"We are deeply grateful for their insights and commitment to enhancing healthcare for the families in our community," continued GHVHS Board Chairman, Lou Heimbach.

For more information about services provided at Catskill Regional Medical Center and Orange Regional Medical Center, visit www.crmcny.org or www.ormc.org.

About the Greater Hudson Valley Health System

The Greater Hudson Valley Health System (GHVHS) is a New York State, not-for-profit corporation headquartered in Middletown, New York. It is currently the active parent company for two member hospitals - Catskill Regional Medical Center and Orange Regional Medical Center. The GHVHS is dedicated to developing specialty services, medical programs and needed healthcare services that allow residents to remain close to home to receive quality care.

Providing healthcare to nearly 450,000 residents in Orange, Sullivan and Ulster Counties, the GHVHS was designed to improve the quality, stability and efficiency of healthcare services in the mid-Hudson and Catskill region. Services are provided by more than 3,500 employed professionals and over 850 medical staff members, making the GHVHS one of the largest healthcare providers in the tri-county area. The System's three hospital campuses (Catskill Regional Medical Center - Harris, Catskill Regional Medical Center - Callicoon and Orange Regional Medical Center) plus several outpatient facilities, offer a broad spectrum of care. Member hospitals are accredited by The Joint Commission.

For more information about the GHVHS visit www.ormc.org/ghvhs.


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

January 10, 2012

Middletown, NY- Orange Regional Medical Center will host a free educational seminar "Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery" on Tuesday, January 24 at 6:00 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 8 North Park Drive, Newton, NJ. 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 exercise-staying motivated and enjoying exercise.

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) or visit www.ormc.org/bariatrics.

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


Patient Feels Orange Regional Medical Center Takes the Worry Out of Healthcare

January 5, 2012

Middletown, NY- Larry Testa considers himself extremely fortunate that, since he returned to live in Middletown in the late 1990s, he never had to use the services of Orange Regional Medical Center. That changed, however, this past summer when he needed to have two surgical procedures. The first surgery was at the old Horton campus in Middletown and the second at the new Orange Regional Medical Center which opened in the Town of Wallkill in August 2011. The new hospital replaced Horton and the Arden Hill campus in Goshen and is the first newly built hospital in New York State in over 20 years.

"I received unbelievable care while a patient at Orange Regional Medical Center," Mr. Testa says. "Rather than going to New York City to have my surgeries, which was a serious consideration, I stayed here. It was a great decision."

Following the first surgery, Mr. Testa made a donation to Orange Regional's Grateful Patient Program as his way of saying thanks for the excellent care he received. He also made the donation to recognize the doctors, in particular Drs. Cleveland Lewis, Douglas Fletcher and Jeffery Stewart, nurses, technicians and support staff responsible for his care.

"The residents of this area are very lucky to have such an outstanding hospital conveniently available to them in their time of need. The new hospital is beautiful," says Mr. Testa, "but it is the people that make ORMC great!"

Mr. Testa credits his excellent care to the staff that provided the best healthcare available. "My doctors obviously played an important part, but the entire team that supported them, from surgery, intensive and progressive care to the nurses on the floors, also took exceptional care of me," he says.

The Grateful Patient Program provides patients an opportunity to identify excellence and show their appreciation in a meaningful way. Donations made in recognition of a job well done help ensure that the same level of compassionate and high quality remain available at Orange Regional. Staff members, who are specifically named in the donation, receive notification that a donation has been made in their honor.

For information about Orange Regional Medical Center's Grateful Patient Program, please contact the ORMC Foundation at 845-333-2333 or visit www.ormc.org.

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


Greater Hudson Valley Health System Equipment Project Benefits Catskill and Orange Regional Medical Centers

January 4, 2012

Middletown, NY- In a classic example of how healthcare facilities can work together to enhance the health of the community, Catskill Regional Medical Center recently received over $1 million dollars worth of medical equipment, furniture and computer equipment from Orange Regional Medical Center. Both hospitals are members of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System, the active parent company of the institutions which provide healthcare to nearly 450,000 residents in Orange, Sullivan and Ulster Counties.

In August, Orange Regional Medical Center replaced its old campuses, Arden Hill and Horton, with New York State's first new hospital in over 20 years in Middletown, New York. Orange Regional was then able to help its sister hospital, Catskill Regional, by donating surplus items from its old Horton and Arden Hill campuses instead of sending them to public auction.

"This is one of the benefits of being part of a healthcare system," said Scott Batulis, President and CEO of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System. "Orange Regional had a need to remove items from its former campuses in Goshen and Middletown and Catskill Regional needed equipment and furniture. The project was a great success, as both sides of the equation were able to reap the benefits. It was a win-win situation for everyone involved."

For more information about services provided at Catskill Regional Medical Center and Orange Regional Medical Center visit www.crmcny.org or www.ormc.org.

 
  Photo caption: Scott Batulis, President and CEO of GHVHS (second from left) with CRMC Operating Room staff and some of the medical equipment donated to the hospital.

 

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

January 3, 2012

Middletown, NY- Orange Regional Medical Center will host a free educational seminar "Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery" on Tuesday, January 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 Exercise: Staying Motivated and Enjoying Exercise.

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 for 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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