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Archive for October, 2011

Orange Regional Medical Center to Host Free Diabetes Event

October 25, 2011

Middletown, NY- The medical staff of Orange Regional Medical Center and the diabetes educators from the Orange Regional Dunkelman Diabetes Center will present a free and informative diabetes program on Saturday, November 12, 2011 from 8:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. at Orange Regional Medical Center, 707 East Main Street, Middletown, NY. The event will be held in the Conference Center on the ground floor. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m.

Diabetes educators, nutrition counselors and experienced physicians knowledgeable about diabetes will be on hand to discuss topics such as Current Trends in Diabetes, Diabetes and the Kidney Connection and Diabetes and the Eye. Guest speakers will include Paul Baker, M.D., Rachel Colvin, D.O., Shelly DeHaan, R.D., C.D.E. and Elliott Friedman, M.D.

According to the American Diabetes Association, there are over 25.8 million children and adults in the United States - 8.3% of the population - that have diabetes. In 2010, 1.9 million new cases of diabetes were diagnosed in people aged 20 years and older.

Space is limited and pre-registration is necessary by November 11, 2011 by calling 1-888-321-6762. For more information about the seminar, contact Maria Lacen at Orange Regional Dunkelman Diabetes Center at 845-695-5858.

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


Orange Regional Medical Center to Host Blood Drive

October 24, 2011

Middletown, NY- Orange Regional Medical Center, located at 707 East Main Street in Middletown, will host a blood drive the first Wednesday of every month through the end of the year. The next blood drive will be held on Wednesday, November 2, 2011. Walk-ins are welcome.

A mobile unit will be onsite at the hospital's main entrance from 8:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m. Donors must bring an identification card with signature, 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's First Art Exhibition Now Accepting Submissions

October 21, 2011

Middletown, NY- Orange Regional Medical Center is now accepting submissions for its first Art Exhibit featuring local artists from Orange and Sullivan Counties. Exhibitions will rotate every six weeks. Submissions must be received by November 1, 2011. Orange Regional will display selected pieces in hallways and common areas of the new hospital, located at 707 East Main Street, Middletown, NY.

"Our area touts a large art community that has supported Orange Regional throughout its history. The hospital wants to return this support and show appreciation by showcasing local artists' works," states Sarah Thompson, Orange Regional Medical Center's Art Curator. "It has been proven that if patients have interesting, suitable and welcoming views of artwork to look at, they will make a more rapid recovery. The power of art has the ability to transport a person from the immediate circumstances to a more pleasant state of mind."

Orange Regional's new hospital opened on August 5, showcasing various pieces of art created by locally and internationally known artists. The artwork displayed minimizes the feel of a clinical setting enhancing and humanizing the hospital environment for patients, visitors and staff. By providing a nurturing setting, patients benefit from an environment softened by artwork which promotes healing and places them more at ease during their recovery.

Local artists from Orange and Sullivan Counties are welcomed to submit their work for consideration by November 1, 2011. Visit www.ormc.org and click on the Patients tab for more information regarding the criteria for artwork, submission and selection processes.

To receive additional information regarding Orange Regional's Art Exhibition, contact Art Curator, Sarah Thompson at sthompson@ormc.org or call 845-333-1291.

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


Greater Hudson Valley Health System Welcomes New Executive Leadership

October 19, 2011

Middletown, NY- The Greater Hudson Valley Health System (GHVHS), comprised of Catskill Regional Medical Center and Orange Regional Medical Center, is pleased to announce that Jeffrey Lieto, MBA, has been named Chief Physician Strategy Officer. Joanne Ritter-Teitel, PhD, RN, CEA-BC, has been appointed Chief Nursing Officer.

As Chief Physician Strategy Officer, Mr. Lieto will lead the Physician Integration effort at both Orange Regional and Catskill Regional Medical Centers.

Mr. Lieto has an extensive background in Operations, Strategic Planning, Business Development and Physician Practice Management. Prior to joining GHVHS, Mr. Lieto was Vice President, Ambulatory Services and Strategic Development for The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, New Jersey. Prior to that, he served as the Chief Executive of the Valley Health Medical Group and Physician Enterprise. Within these roles, Mr. Lieto established and managed a 12-location ambulatory network. In addition, his experience included responsibilities across major clinical service lines such as: Ambulatory Care; Oncology; Cardiothoracic; Cardiovascular Center of Excellence; Bariatric Surgery; Neurosciences and free-standing surgical centers.

Mr. Lieto has a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Nuclear Medicine Technology from Wagner College and a Master's Business Administration Degree in Health Care Administration from the City University of New York.

As Chief Nursing Officer, Dr. Ritter-Teitel is responsible for providing nursing leadership throughout the system as well as oversight for nursing practice, nursing standards and patient care delivery.

Dr. Ritter-Teitel most recently served as Chief Nurse Executive for Montefiore Medical Center in New York City. Additionally, she held the position of Nurse Leader at Princeton Healthcare System and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Jersey. Dr. Ritter-Teitel also held positions as a staff nurse, nurse manager, director and consultant, as well as serving in faculty positions at higher educational institutions including Rutgers University. She brings 30 years of experience in the areas of nursing; operations; strategic planning; case management; quality and clinical outcomes. Dr. Ritter-Teitel has authored national publications and peer-reviewed journals on topics such as professional practice environments for nurses in the hospital setting. She also makes frequent presentations at national healthcare conferences.

Dr. Ritter-Teitel holds a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Nursing from Columbia University and a Master's Degree in the Delivery of Nursing Services from New York University. She received her PhD in Nursing Administration from the University of Pennsylvania. She is an active member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) and has served on its Education and Research Committee, Nominating Committee and Publications Committee. Dr. Ritter-Teitel is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, the national honor society for nursing.

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

                Jeffrey Lieto, MBA                    Joanne Ritter-Teitel, PhD, RN, CEA-BC



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

October 18, 2011

Middletown, NY- Orange Regional Medical Center will host a free educational seminar "Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery" on Tuesday, November 1 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 nutrition - eating during the holiday season.

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.


Orange Regional Counseling Services Celebrates New Location

October 13, 2011

Middletown, NY- Orange Regional Counseling Services has relocated to 110 Crystal Run Road in Middletown, New York. The Center's physicians, staff and local community health providers were in attendance for an official ribbon-cutting ceremony on September 15, 2011. The new location will enable the Center to better serve its growing number of patients in a comfortable, relaxed and private setting.

Additionally, Dr. Carlos Rueda has been appointed Director of Behavioral Health Services and will oversee all functions of Orange Regional Counseling Services as well as Orange Regional's Inpatient Behavioral Health Unit located at its main campus, 707 East Main Street in Middletown. Dr. Rueda is a seasoned administrator with over 12 years experience in the healthcare industry. He was formerly, Director, Department of Psychiatry at Montefiore North Division Medical Center in Bronx, New York.

Orange Regional Counseling Services serves children, adolescents, adults and older adults with behavioral, emotional and mental health problems as well as co-occuring substance abuse problems. Therapy services are available for individuals, couples and families. Treatment is provided by licensed professional psychiatrists, nurse practitioners and clinical social workers. Services include: comprehensive psychiatric evaluation; individual, family and couples therapy; group therapy; medication management; crisis intervention and planning; case management; treatment planning/wellness recovery planning and discharge planning.

Orange Regional Counseling Services are available Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. -6:00 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Evening hours during the week are also offered by appointment only.

For more information on the services offered at Orange Regional Counseling Services, please call 845-692-8085 or visit www.ormc.org.

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


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