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Archive for November, 2011

Orange Regional Medical Center's Board of Directors Welcomes Rolland B. Peacock, III

November 29, 2011

Middletown, NY- Orange Regional Medical Center recently announced that Rolland B. Peacock, III was appointed to its Board of Directors. Mr. Peacock served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation from 2009 - 2011 and continues to serve as Chairman of the Capital Campaign for the new hospital. He joined the Arden Hill Foundation which served both Arden Hill Hospital and Arden Hill Life Care Center in 1992, serving as its Chairman from 1998 - 2001. Additionally, he was a member of the Foundation Merger Committee for Arden Hill and Horton Hospitals when Orange Regional Medical Center was formed.

Mr. Peacock is the Vice President and Small Business Relationship Manager at TD Bank, N.A. covering the Lower Hudson Valley Region. Prior to this, he was Senior Vice President at The Berkshire Bank, formerly Goshen Savings Bank.

Mr. Peacock is active within the community and civic organizations, including Director and Treasurer of the Orange County Partnership, a member and past president of the Rotary Club of Goshen and a board member of the Hudson Valley Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

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

 
 

Rolland B. Peacock, III

 

Orange Regional Medical Center to Host Blood Drive

November 28, 2011

Middletown, NY- Orange Regional Medical Center, located at 707 East Main Street in Middletown, in partnership with Community Blood Services, will host a blood drive on Wednesday, December 7, 2011. Walk-ins are welcome.

A mobile unit will be at the hospital's main entrance from 8:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m. 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.

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.


Orange Regional Medical Center Offers Breast Cancer Support Group

November 23, 2011

Middletown, NY- The Ray W. Moody, M.D. Breast Center at Orange Regional Medical Center offers a free breast cancer support group for people newly diagnosed with breast cancer or in active treatment for the disease. The support group provides numerous benefits such as encouragement throughout the healing journey; mechanisms to improve coping skills; opportunities to speak openly and honestly about the disease and its effects; a decrease in stress and depression; a better understanding of what to expect and learning about new medical research, doctors and resources and more. The group meets the second and fourth Wednesday of each month, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at Orange Regional's Community Health Education Center located at 110 Crystal Run Road, Middletown, NY.

"Knowing the emotional roller coaster breast cancer patients ride, our support group is a valuable and helpful resource no matter what stage a patient is experiencing," says Ray W. Moody, M.D. Breast Center Manager, Penny Lynch. "Offering this service rounds out the continuum of care we offer at the Ray W. Moody, M.D. Breast Center."

The support group is facilitated by Michele Worden, Breast Center Navigator and breast cancer survivor, as well as Licensed Clinical Social Worker and breast cancer survivor, Lynnea Dickson. Group participants will be introduced to various topics such as treatment options, post-operative care, the effects and benefits of radiation and chemotherapy and the psychological challenges individuals' experience. Additional topics include newly diagnosed breast cancer, surgery, post-operative care, radiation, chemotherapy and the psychological effects patients and their family face. The group will also feature guest speakers as well as provide educational materials.

For more information about the Breast Cancer Support Group or to learn more about the services offered at the Ray W. Moody, M.D. Breast Center call 1-888-321-6762 or visit www.ormc.org.

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

The Ray W. Moody, M.D. Breast Center

Located at the Orange Regional Medical Center Pavilion, the Ray W. Moody, M.D. Breast Center is designed with the convenience of patients in mind. The Center provides a comprehensive breast care program with state-of-the-art diagnostic technology and services, together with clinicians who are experts in their field - centralized in one convenient location.

The Ray W. Moody, M.D. Breast Center is designated by the American College of Radiology (ACR) as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence and is fully accredited in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, breast ultrasound and ultrasound-guided breast biopsy. Additionally, the Ray W. Moody, M.D. Breast Center has been granted a prestigious three-year, full accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons. The Ray W. Moody, M.D. Breast Center is the only National Quality Measures for Breast Centers (NQMBC) Certified Participant in Orange County and only one of seven in New York State. This distinguished honor represents a commitment to provide the highest quality breast healthcare to patients in the community. The NQMBC program identifies quality care measures, provides immediate access to information and allows breast centers to compare their performance with other centers across the United States.

Women, age 40 and over, should have a screening mammogram every year, according to the American Cancer Society. Early detection of breast cancer is vital in the successful treatment of breast cancer.


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

November 22, 2011

Middletown, NY- Orange Regional Medical Center will host a free educational seminar "Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery" on Tuesday, December 6 at 6:00 p.m. at Orange Regional Medical Center's Multipurpose Conference Room located on the ground floor at 707 East Main Street in Middletown. Orange Regional's Bariatric Support Group will meet immediately following the seminar. This support group is for pre- and post-op weight loss surgical patients and is open to the general public. This month's support group topic is entitled Psychology - Body Image.

Since 2008, Orange Regional's Bariatric Surgical Services program has assisted patients in a collective weight loss of approximately 20,000 to 25,000 pounds as a result of weight loss 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.

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.


Greater Hudson Valley Health System Welcomes New Board Member

November 21, 2011

Middletown, NY- The Greater Hudson Valley Health System (GHVHS), comprised of Catskill Regional Medical Center (CRMC) and Orange Regional Medical Center, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jacqueline Ricciani to its Board of Directors.

Ms. Ricciani has been a member of the CRMC Board of Directors since 2007, and is the Managing Partner with Ricciani & Jose, LLP, a law firm based in Monticello, N.Y. As a member of the CRMC Board, Jacqueline has served on the Executive Committee, as Chair of the Audit, Compliance and Governance Committee since her appointment, and has served on the CRMC Ethics Committee. Additionally, Ms. Ricciani is a member of the Dispute Resolution Center Board of Directors and the Sullivan County Bar Association Board of Directors, is a member of the Women's Bar Association of Orange and Sullivan Counties, of which she was President from 2002-2003, and is a member of the Monticello Rotary Club. Jacqueline resides in Mongaup Valley, N.Y.

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

 
  Jacqueline Ricciani

 

Greater Hudson Valley Health System Appoints New Catskill Regional Medical Center Chief Executive Officer

November 17, 2011

Middletown, NY- After an extensive nationwide search, the Greater Hudson Valley Health System (GHVHS), comprised of Catskill Regional Medical Center (CRMC) and Orange Regional Medical Center, is pleased to announce Frederick H. Kuriger, FACHE, has been named CRMC's new Chief Executive Officer.

As Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Kuriger will oversee all day-to-day operations of CRMC's campuses in Harris and Callicoon, as well as its primary care practices. Mr. Kuriger is slated to begin on December 30. Rosemary Frado, CRMC's Interim CEO, will return to her role as Vice President of Planning and Marketing for the Greater Hudson Valley Health System.

"Fred is an established leader and experienced health care administrator," said Scott Batulis, CEO and President of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System. "He has a proven background delivering quality health care, outstanding patient satisfaction, and achieving financial growth. His leadership skills and extensive experience in the health care industry make Fred the ideal candidate to lead CRMC as the hospital continues to advance patient care with state-of-the-art technology and experienced physicians."

Mr. Kuriger has more than 30 years of hospital administration experience. Prior to joining CRMC, Mr. Kuriger served as Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer/Corporate Responsibility Officer at Seton Health System in Troy, N.Y. His career has included senior leadership positions at Valley Regional Hospital in Claremont, N.H., Stamford Health System in Stamford, Conn., and Bradley Memorial Hospital in Southington, Conn. Mr. Kuriger is a graduate of Tufts University in Medford, Mass., and holds a master's degree in business administration at the University of Connecticut in Stamford and a master's degree in public health from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, Mass. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and is a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association.

"I am very excited to join the team at Catskill Regional Medical Center and the Greater Hudson Valley Health System," said Mr. Kuriger. "This is a wonderful personal and professional opportunity for me. Sullivan County is a beautiful area and my wife and I are looking forward to becoming active members of the community."

Gerald Skoda, Greater Hudson Valley Health System Board Member, CRMC Board Chair, and Chair of the CEO Search Committee said, "Fred was an excellent choice, and we all agreed that he was the perfect fit to be CRMC's next leader. His experience as a health care administrator speaks for itself, and his past community involvement demonstrates his dedication to the community that he serves."

A member of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System, Catskill Regional Medical Center is dedicated to providing the highest quality health care to residents in the Sullivan County region. For more information, call 845-794-3300 or visit www.crmcny.org.

 
  Fred Kuriger, FACHE

 

Middletown Couple Names Orange Regional Medical Center Beneficiary of Living Trust

November 17, 2011

Middletown, NY- Norton and Clara Madigan of Middletown have built a lifetime of giving to others. Mr. Madigan, a former firefighter and Mrs. Madigan, a retired dental hygiene instructor decided to set up a revocable trust, also known as a living trust, and named Orange Regional Medical Center a beneficiary.

"It is morally proper to give back to the community which has been so good to us for so many years," Mrs. Madigan says. "Now, it is our opportunity to join the many contributors who continue to shape the future of healthcare in our region."

"Planned gifts, such as the Madigan's living trust, have been an integral part of philanthropy for more than a century for Orange Regional Medical Center and its precursor hospitals. Today, in an uncertain economy, planned gifts are becoming more appealing for donors," stated Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation President Christine Maraia. "We appreciate the Madigan's generosity and foresight to plan for their future, and ours."

Since the 1950s, the Madigan's have given back to the community both financially and through their volunteering efforts including Mrs. Madigan's active membership of Thrall Hospital's (formerly Horton Hospital) Lenten Sewing Club for almost 50 years. "Whatever way a person chooses to support Orange Regional, the experience will surely bring a sense of satisfaction," Mrs. Madigan says. "My husband and I consider ourselves lucky to be able to give to Orange Regional, knowing we are, ultimately, giving back to the community."

Gifts to Orange Regional Medical Center can be made in many forms such as cash, securities or real estate, made outright or provided for in a will or trust, donated in memory of, or in tribute to a friend or loved one. Each gift, large or small, is gratefully received and is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law and your own tax circumstances.

For more information about ways to support Orange Regional Medical Center, please contact the Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation office at 845-333-2333 or foundation@ormc.org.

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

 
  Norton and Clara Madigan

 

Orange Regional Medical Center and Mobile Life Partner For Toys for Tots Program

November 16, 2011

Middletown, NY- Orange Regional Medical Center, in collaboration with Mobile Life Support Services, has become an official drop-off location for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. Orange Regional will collect donations of new, unwrapped toys through December 12, 2011.

Donations will be accepted at Orange Regional's main campus lobby desk located at 707 East Main Street, Middletown. Additionally, a donation box is available at the Orange Regional Medical Pavilion located at 75 Crystal Run Road, Middletown in the Diagnostic Imaging registration area located on the first floor (adjacent to the Café).

"It is a privilege to work with the Toys for Tots Program. Participating in the toy drive gives Orange Regional and our community the opportunity to make a real difference and bring happiness to the kids who need it most this holiday season," says Orange Regional's Executive Director of Public Relations and Marketing, Rob Lee.

Mobile Life's Director of Development, Andy LaMarca says, "Mobile Life Support Services is proud to partner with Orange Regional to support the United States Marine Corps Toys for Tots Program and to help provide toys to many needy children for the holidays. We believe that our community service mission is not just to provide Emergency Medical Services, but to aid them in any way we are capable of providing assistance. We thank Orange Regional for their overwhelming help and support in this mission."

The mission of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys and distribute those toys as holiday gifts to needy children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.

For more information about the Toys for Toys Program, contact Marketing & PR Specialist, Amy Cruz at 845-333-2361 or acruz@ormc.org.

For more information about Orange Regional Medical Center of Mobile Life Support Services, visit www.ormc.org or www.mobilelife.com. Orange Regional Medical Center is a member of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System.

 

Orange Regional's Executive Director of Public Relations and Marketing, Rob Lee places a gift in the Toys for Tots donation bin.

 

 

Orange Regional Medical Center Offers Free Mammograms

November 10, 2011

Middletown, NY- Orange Regional Medical Center will offer free mammograms on Saturday, December 3, 2011 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Ray W. Moody, M.D. Breast Center located at the Orange Regional Medical Pavilion, 75 Crystal Run Road in Middletown. Appointments are limited and must be made by Wednesday, November 30. Pre-registration is required.

Women, age 40 and over, should have a screening mammogram every year, according to the American Cancer Society. Early detection is vital in the successful treatment of breast cancer.

"Given that we know early detection is a key component to more favorable outcomes for women diagnosed with breast cancer, we're proud to offer this service to those in our community," says Ray W. Moody, M.D. Breast Center Manager, Penny Lynch.

Appointments include a clinical breast exam and mammography. Additionally, breast health education and training will be provided. The event is open to women without health insurance. Participants must be over 40 years of age and have not had a mammogram within the past year. Participants under the age of 40 who are deemed high risk will also be accepted. Participating physicians include Howard M. Karpoff, M.D., F.A.C.S. and Gnanamba Varuni Kondagunta, M.D.

For more information and to register, 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.

The Ray W. Moody, M.D. Breast Center

Located at the Orange Regional Medical Center Pavilion, the Ray W. Moody, M.D. Breast Center is designed with the convenience of patients in mind. The Center provides a comprehensive breast care program with state-of-the-art diagnostic technology and services, together with clinicians who are experts in their field - centralized in one convenient location.

The Ray W. Moody, M.D. Breast Center is designated by the American College of Radiology (ACR) as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence and is fully accredited in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, breast ultrasound and ultrasound-guided breast biopsy. Additionally, the Ray W. Moody, M.D. Breast Center has been granted a prestigious three-year, full accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons. As a NQMBC Certified Participant, the Ray W. Moody M.D. Breast Center is currently the only certified participant in Orange County and only one of four in New York State. This distinguished honor represents a commitment to provide the highest quality breast healthcare to patients in the community. The NQMBC program identifies quality care measures, provides immediate access to information and allows breast centers to compare their performance with other centers across the United States.


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