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Archive for November, 2012

Orange Regional Medical Center Introduces New Mom Support Group

November 27, 2012

Middletown, NY- Orange Regional Medical Center is now offering a free, weekly new mom support group starting January 9, 2013. The group will meet weekly from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Wednesdays at Orange Regional Medical Center, Conference Room 1 located on the ground floor through Conference Center Entrance at 707 East Main Street, in Middletown.

We welcome new moms and their babies, no siblings please, (ages 0 to 9 months) to share experiences, discuss questions with other new moms, exchange ideas and challenges, gain knowledge and learn skills regarding newborn care and parenting. Dads, grandparents and caregivers are welcome.

Facilitated by Deborah Vermilyea, Nurse Lactation Specialist and staff members of the Rowley Family Birthing Center, the group will be conducted in the safe, secure environment of the hospital.

“Being a new mom is an exciting time that often brings new experiences and challenges,” says group facilitator Deborah Vermilyea. “We hope our support group will provide new moms with a place and a forum to share and discuss these moments.”

To protect the health of other attendees, we ask if you or your baby is showing symptoms of being sick, that you do not attend until symptoms are no longer evident. For more information on the support group, please call 1-888-321-ORMC.

To learn more information about Orange Regional’s 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 Experts Discuss Weight Loss Treatment Options

November 21, 2012

Middletown, NY- Orange Regional Medical Center will host a free educational seminar “Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery” on Tuesday, December 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: Psychology – body image.

According to the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, about 72 million Americans are obese. Obesity is linked to more than 40 diseases including Type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke.

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 Offers Free Mammograms

November 20, 2012

Middletown, NY- Orange Regional Medical Center will offer free mammograms on Saturday, December 8, 2012 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, December 5. Pre-registration is required. The event is open to women without health insurance or who are currently experiencing breast problems. Participants must be over 40 years of age and have not had a mammogram within a year. Patients under 40 who are deemed high risk are also eligible. High risk eligibility will be determined during a phone consultation.

According to the American Cancer Society, about one in eight women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime. Women aged 40 and over, should have a screening mammogram every year, as early detection is vital in the successful treatment of the disease.

Ray W. Moody, M.D. Breast Center Manager, Penny Lynch says, “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.”

During the hour-long appointment, patients will receive a clinical breast exam and mammography, breast health education and self-breast exam training. Howard M. Karpoff, MD, FACS and Michele Greco, MD will be the participating physicians.

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
The Ray W. Moody, M.D. Breast Center is designed with the convenience of patients in mind. Located at the Orange Regional Medical Center Pavilion, 75 Crystal Run Road in Middletown, 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. The Ray W. Moody, M.D. Breast Center was designated by the American College of Radiology (ACR) as 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 National Quality Measures for Breast Centers Program (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.


Orange Regional and Mobile Life Support Services Partner for Toys for Tots

November 19, 2012

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 17, 2012.

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

“The holidays can be hard financially on families, especially for those with children and Orange Regional Medical Center is honored to help,” says Orange Regional’s Executive Director of Public Relations and Marketing, Rob Lee. “We have a generous community that make a real difference and bring happiness to the kids who need it most this holiday season.”

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 continued 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 Mobile Life Support Services visit www.mobilelife.com.

To learn 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 a Free "Look Good...Feel Better" Program

November 13, 2012

Middletown, NY- In conjunction with the American Cancer Society, Orange Regional Medical Center will host a free program called “Look Good… Feel Better” on Monday, November 26, 2012 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Orange Regional Medical Center, 707 East Main Street, Middletown in the Outpatient Conference Room (located just inside the Outpatient Entrance).

Women who have begun or are about to begin a course of radiation or chemotherapy treatment have been advised that they may experience some temporary changes in appearance. The “Look Good…Feel Better” beauty sessions help patients transition through an upsetting, although temporary, period by learning skin-care tips, make-up application techniques and wig and turban styling and more. By the end of the session, patients should have an improved self-image, tips on how to manage their appearance and a sense of support, confidence, courage and community.

“The American Cancer Society’s Look Good…Feel Better program is wonderful,” says Orange Regional’s Administrator of Oncology Services, Regina Toomey-Bueno. “When women feel more confident about their appearance, they often feel more positive and empowered throughout treatment.”

Space is limited; pre-registration is advised. For more information, or to register, please call 1-800-227-2345.

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


Orange Regional Medical Center Experts Discuss Weight Loss Treatment Options

November 7, 2012

Middletown, NY- Orange Regional Medical Center will host a free educational seminar “Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery” on Tuesday, November 20 at 6:00 p.m. at 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 – eating during the holiday season.

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 Recognized for Organ Donor Support

November 6, 2012

Middletown, NY- The Donate Life Group of Orange County, a community-based volunteer group working under the auspices of the New York Organ Donor Network (NYODN), recently recognized Orange Regional Medical Center for its outstanding support of its mission. The NYODN is an organization dedicated to the recovery of organs and tissues for people in need of life-saving and life-improving transplants.

At a regular monthly meeting, Donate Life Group of Orange County volunteers and representatives of the NYODN presented President & CEO Scott Batulis with a plaque thanking the organization for educating families about organ donation and helping to save lives through the gift of organ donation. Additionally, the meeting featured special guests, Lauren Shields, a 12 year old heart recipient, and Senator David Carlucci. Lauren’s life-saving transplant was the impetus behind ‘Lauren’s Law’, a new law that takes effect in 2013 and is intended to increase awareness about organ donation with the hope of increasing the number of organ donors in New York. Senator Carlucci co-sponsored the bill.

“Our organization wanted to recognize Orange Regional for its compassionate work with families of donors and for assisting us in providing individuals and their families with the knowledge required to make informed decisions about donation,” said Guy Peifer, volunteer with Donate Life Group of Orange County.

For more information about Orange Regional Medical Center visit www.ormc.org. To learn more about the Donate Life Group of Orange County, visit www.donatelifegroupoc.org.

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


Orange Regional Medical Center Announces Additions to its Nursing Leadership Team

November 1, 2012

Middletown, NY- Orange Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce the following additions to its nursing leadership team.

Gregg Geisler, RN, BSN has been appointed Trauma Program Nursing Director. Mr. Geisler joined Orange Regional in 1998 as an RN in the Medical/Surgical Unit at the former Horton campus. In his new role, Mr. Geisler will serve as a liaison to administration, representing the Trauma Program on various hospital and community committees. He will also assist in the development of goals and objectives as it relates to trauma care, coordinate services throughout the Greater Hudson Valley Health System and foster a collaborative relationship with member hospitals to facilitate quality trauma care. Mr. Geisler earned his Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from the University of Phoenix and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Business Administration at Iona College.

Justine Geisler, RN has been promoted to Nursing Unit Director of Orange Regional’s Medical/Surgical Unit. Ms. Geisler joined Orange Regional in 2000 and previously held the position of Clinical Care Coordinator for the Hospital’s Bone & Joint Center. Additionally, she held the position of staff nurse in the Progressive Care Unit at the former Horton campus. Ms. Geisler is a Certified Orthopedic Nurse and a member of the Academy of Medical/Surgical Nursing and the Orthopedic Nurses Association. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Health Science from SUNY Cortland and is currently pursuing dual Master’s degrees in Nursing and Health Administration at the University of Phoenix.

Deborah Ann Snyder, RN, MSN, CCRN has accepted the position of Progressive Care Unit Nursing Director. Ms. Snyder began her career at Orange Regional in 2011 as the Cardiovascular Nurse Educator. Previously, she managed Cardiothoracic Critical Care, Coronary Care, Surgical Intensive Care and Trauma Unit care as a Nurse Manager. Ms. Snyder is a certified Critical Care Registered Nurse and has published several articles and lectured on the nursing care of critical care, trauma and elderly patient populations. She has earned several awards including the Sonya Healy Excellence in Nursing Leadership Award from the University of California San Diego and Excellence in Critical Care Nursing Award from Stamford Hospital. Ms. Snyder received her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Molloy College and her Master’s degree in Nursing with a specialty in Nursing Administration from UCLA. She is also a certified Critical Care Registered Nurse.

For more information about careers at Orange Regional Medical Center, visit www.ormccareers.org.

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

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