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Archive for September, 2012

Orange Regional Medical Center Aims to Build a Healthier Community

September 28, 2012

Middletown, NY- The Healthy Heart Program offered by Orange Regional Medical Center’s Peter Frommer, M.D. Heart Center has teamed up with Shoprite stores throughout Orange County to educate the community about heart disease and stroke as well as provide free cardiac screenings. The partnership endeavors to bring awareness to the community about heart healthy nutrition and exercise as well as assess an individual’s risk factors. Services and information provided are free to the community.

Registered nurses with the Healthy Heart Program will ask participant’s questions about their medical history, test their cholesterol and glucose levels and take blood pressure, height, weight and waist measurements. The results will determine their risk for heart disease. Results will be reviewed in detail with each participant and appropriate educational material as well as recommendations will be provided to achieve better heart health. Follow-up with each patient is done on a quarterly basis to track progress and offer continuing support.

“Our program is 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.”

At select locations, ShopRite dietitians will be on hand to provide participants with a healthy cooking demonstration.

Shoprite Corporate Dietician, Sarada Bernstein, MPH, RD, says, “ShopRite’s mission is to enrich the community in which we serve. Our retail dietitian program is at the heart of this mission. Our partnership with Orange Regional Medical Center’s Healthy Heart Program is an example of how we meet this goal.”

To find out when Healthy Heart will be in your area call 845-333-1509 or visit www.ormc.org.

To learn more about Orange Regional’s Peter Frommer, M.D. Heart Center visit www.ormcheartcare.org.

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


Orange Regional Medical Center Announces Additions to its Nursing Leadership Team

September 25, 2012

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

Anita Adler, RN-BC, MS joined Orange Regional as the Director of Nursing Informatics and Decision Support. Ms. Adler was previously a Nursing Application Analyst at Hudson Valley Hospital Center and served as a Patient Educator at Matria Healthcare, Inc. In her new role, Ms. Adler will act as a liaison between the Hospital’s clinical areas and IT Department. She will determine the needs and requirements for clinical applications related to information systems in acute and ambulatory healthcare settings. Ms. Adler will work with staff and physicians to optimize the usage of clinical systems through education and training, quality outcomes and providing support in accordance with organizational goals. She earned an Associate’s Degree in Nursing from Rockland Community College, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from College of Staten Island and a Master’s degree in Nursing from SUNY at Stony Brook. Ms. Adler is also certified in Informatics Nursing by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Deborah Hewitt, RN, MBA has been appointed Program Administrator, Professional Nursing Practice. Ms. Hewitt joined Orange Regional in 2010 as the Nursing Director of Outpatient Operations. In this role, she has taken the lead in several areas including the review and revision of policy and procedures hospital-wide, acted as outpatient nurse liaison to Orange Regional’s administrative and executive teams as well as working with the Inpatient Nursing division to develop and create standardization in work among inpatient and outpatient services. Prior to joining Orange Regional, Ms. Hewitt was the Assistant Director of Nursing at Crystal Run Healthcare, LLP and was also Assistant Director of Nursing and registered nurse at former Orange Regional Horton campus. In her new role, she will be responsible for providing clinical and administrative direction to the Nursing Professional Practice program including orientation, education and training, quality improvement, professional standards, regulatory compliance and the shared governance program. Ms. Hewitt has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Nursing and a Master’s in Business Administration from University of Phoenix. Ms. Hewitt is also pursuing a Master’s degree in Nursing from Yale University.

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.


Orange Regional Medical Center Vice President Reappointed to American Cancer Society's Regional Board of Advisors

September 24, 2012

Middletown, NY- Sandra Iberger, Vice President of Oncology & Outpatient Operations at Orange Regional Medical Center, has been reappointed to a new two year term to serve on the Regional Board of Advisors for the Hudson Valley Region of the American Cancer Society (ACS).

The Board of Advisors is responsible for providing guidance and the needed expertise to assist in reaching the goals of the ACS. These goals include Get Well, Stay Well, Fight Back and Find Cures.

“Ms. Iberger is a great asset to our board of advisors. Her leadership skills and knowledge of the healthcare community provide significant insight allowing us to reach our goals,” says Lillian Jones, Regional Vice President, American Cancer Society – Hudson Valley Region.

Ms. Iberger is currently involved with a number of ACS initiatives that include the ACS Patient Navigator program, Cancer Prevention Study, local Relay for Life events, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk and the American Cancer Society’s annual Birthday Bash.

“I am truly honored to participate in such a worthwhile cause,” said Orange Regional’s Vice President of Oncology & Outpatient Operations, Sandra Iberger. “The partnership between the ACS and Orange Regional can only benefit our community in positive ways as we strive for the same goal which is creating a world with less cancer and more birthdays.”

For more information about Orange Regional Medical Center visit www.ormc.org.

To find out about the American Cancer Society visit www.cancer.org.

About Orange Regional’s Comprehensive Cancer Services

The Spagnoli Family Cancer Center provides a comprehensive range of services for diagnosing and treating various types of cancers. From breast and lung cancer to esophageal and head or neck cancer, Orange Regional offers the latest diagnostic and cancer-fighting technologies, including robotic surgery, radio frequency ablation and the most-advanced radiation therapy technology. The Center provides treatment options and procedures locally for all stages of cancer. Trained at the nation's most prestigious medical centers, Orange Regional offers a team of experienced physicians who are backed by our skillful, certified oncology nurses and caring staff. For more information visit www.ormc.org/cancer.


Orange Regional Medical Center Patient Celebrates 102nd Birthday

September 20, 2012

Anna Orena, a patient at Orange Regional Medical Center celebrated her 102nd birthday on Monday, September 17, 2012. Since Ms. Orena was unable to celebrate her big day with her family at home, the party came to her. Family and Orange Regional staff commemorated the milestone by decorating Ms. Orena’s room with festive birthday decorations, sang Happy Birthday and even handed out presents. 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 Earns National Telly Awards for Animated Television Commercial

September 19, 2012

Middletown, NY- Orange Regional Medical Center’s Marketing & Public Relations Department, in partnership with their agency, Focus Media, has earned two 2012 Telly Awards for its ‘Designed Around You’ television commercial. The commercial won Bronze awards in the “Health & Wellness” category and “Use of Animation” category. The commercial depicted an overview of the new Orange Regional Medical Center that opened on August 5, 2011.

The Telly Awards honor the very best film and video productions, groundbreaking online video content and outstanding local, regional and cable TV commercials and programs from across the country. Entries are judged by a distinguished panel of past top award winners – the Silver Telly Council. Judges evaluate entries to recognize distinction in creative work and score entries on a performance scale. The Telly Awards is a widely known and highly respected national and international competition and receives over 12,000 entries annually from all 50 states and many foreign countries.

“We are thrilled to receive this recognition and are proud to have executed a successful ad campaign which informed the community about our terrific new facility which is the first new hospital built in New York State in over 20 years,” says Orange Regional’s Executive Director, Marketing & Public Relations, Rob Lee. “We are always excited to partner with our ad agency, Focus Media. They understand the message we want to convey about Orange Regional and help facilitate effective means of delivering using mass media. In this case, we developed an engaging animated television commercial to tell a story about the hospital that relates to the people who turn to us for care.”

To view the new hospital TV commercial please visit www.ormc.org/MediaCenter.

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


How Do You Eat After Weight Loss Surgery?

September 18, 2012

Middletown, NY- Orange Regional Medical Center will host a free educational seminar “Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery” on Tuesday, October 2 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: Nutrition - vitamins and minerals.

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's 2011-2012 Community Service Plan is Available to the Public

September 17, 2012

Middletown, NY- Orange Regional Medical Center’s 2011-2012 Community Service Plan is now available via the Hospital’s web site at www.ormc.org/CSP2011. Each year, Orange Regional prepares a Community Service Plan, as required by the New York State Department of Health. The plan describes the Hospital’s mission and vision, as well as specific measures it is taking to improve the health and well-being of the community.

A hard copy of the 2011-2012 Community Service Plan may also be requested from the Marketing and Public Relations Department by calling 845-333-2391.

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.

About Orange Regional Medical Center

Orange Regional Medical Center is a 7-story, 383-bed, state-of-the-art hospital; the first new hospital in New York State in over 20 years. Located at 707 East Main Street in Middletown, the new facility is close to the intersection of I-84 and Route 17. The hospital combines high-tech healthcare with a patient-centered approach utilizing innovations such as wireless technology, electronic health records and the latest diagnostic and lifesaving equipment. Features include spacious patient rooms with room service, an emergency department with 50 treatment rooms, helipad, emergency and elective angioplasty, technologically advanced operating rooms, birthing center, oncology center, bariatric center, behavioral health center, physical rehabilitation and more - all in a beautiful, warm and inviting setting. Orange Regional’s Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), located at the Rowley Family Birthing Center, opened in May 2012. Full-time neonatologists, affiliated with Maria Fareri Children's Hospital at Westchester Medical Center, will care for premature and sick infants requiring specialty care in our NICU. Plans are underway to open a Level 2 Trauma Center.

In addition to the main hospital campus, Orange Regional provides several outpatient locations. The largest outpatient facility, the nearby Orange Regional Medical Pavilion located at 75 Crystal Run Road in Middletown, offers both outpatient surgical and diagnostic services; plus a radiation oncology center, breast center and sleep center.


Orange Regional Medical Center Announces New Leadership Appointments

September 13, 2012

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

Alma Baird, RN, CNOR has joined Orange Regional Medical Center as Perioperative Service Line Administrator. Ms. Baird brings a wealth of knowledge in Perioperative Service Line Leadership and has experience in Operating Room Staff, Director and Senior Perioperative Service Leadership positions. Most recently, Ms. Baird served as the Director of the Perioperative Service Line for HCA Healthcare in Thousand Oaks, California where she started multiple new surgical services and programs and brought the organization into best practice performance for key operational indicators. At Orange Regional, she will be responsible for the planning and coordination of Perioperative services and program development. Ms. Baird received her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Healthcare Administration from St. Peter’s College in New Jersey.

Miguel Rodrigues has accepted the position of Orange Regional’s Director of Security and Emergency Management. Mr. Rodrigues has 16 years of experience in security and has extensive HAZMAT and FEMA training. He was a Crisis Management instructor for New York State and is currently a firefighter for the City of Middletown. Mr. Rodrigues has an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice and Political Science from Orange County Community College.

Rachel Roeber, RN has been promoted to Director of Quality Services for Orange Regional. Ms. Roeber joined Orange Regional in 2010 as a Quality Nurse Specialist and has taken the lead in several areas including liaison for the Greater New York Hospital Association’s Perinatal Collaborative and as facilitator for performance improvement initiatives in the Perioperative surgical areas. Most recently Ms. Roeber served as Outcomes Manager at A.O. Fox Memorial Hospital in Oneonta, New York, where she was responsible for coordination of performance improvement activities, patient safety and regulatory compliance. In her new role, she will be responsible for the development and implementation of the Performance Improvement Program at Orange Regional where she will oversee hospital-wide performance improvement activities. Ms. Roeber earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Nursing from SUNY Delhi.

To learn more information about a career at Orange Regional Medical Center, visit www.ormccareers.org.

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


Greater Hudson Valley Healthy System Appoints New Board Members

September 12, 2012

Middletown, NY- The Greater Hudson Valley Health System (GHVHS), comprised of Catskill Regional Medical Center and Orange Regional Medical Center, is pleased to announce newly appointed Chairman Rolland B. Peacock, III.

Mr. Peacock is the Vice President and Small Business Relationship Manager at TD Bank, N. A. covering the Lower Hudson Valley Region. Mr. Peacock resides in Goshen. N.Y.

Officers of the GHVHS Board include: Chair, Rolland B. Peacock, III; Vice Chair, Darrell, Supak; Secretary, Joseph Loughlin; Treasurer, Schuyler Newman, M.D.; and Ex Officio, Scott Batulis.

Newly appointed GHVHS Board members include:

Marc Baez – Mr. Baez is an Economic Development and Management Consultant and owner of Baez Associates. Mr. Baez resides in Liberty, N.Y.

Barbara Blakey – Ms. Blakey is Assistant Superintendent at Sullivan County BOCES and lives in Liberty, N.Y.

Joan Farrow – Ms. Farrow is President of the CRMC Foundation and lives in Monticello, N.Y.

Rick Lander – Mr. Lander is owner/operator of Lander’s River Trips and lives in Narrowsburg, N.Y.

Lon Merin, M.D. - Dr. Merin is a Board-certified Anesthesiologist with Orange Anesthesia Service, PC and resided in Goshen, N.Y.

Terry Olivo – Mr. Olivo is the Chief Operating Officer for Orange-Ulster BOCES. Mr. Olivo resides in Central Valley, N.Y.

Andrew Pavloff – Mr. Pavloff is a partner at Knack, Pavloff & Company and lives in Newburgh, N.Y.

Louis Rodrigues, M.D. – Dr. Rodrigues is a retired Pediatrician and lives in Monticello, N.Y.

Jonathan Rouis – Mr. Rouis is the Managing Partner at Rouis & Company CPAs, LLP and lives in Wurtsboro, N.Y.

Sher Singh – Ms. Singh is the Community Liaison for Rehabilitation Support Services, Inc. for the Orange County System of Care Initiative. Ms. Singh resides in the Town of Bloomingburg. N.Y.

Michael Waschitz – Mr. Waschitz is a partner at Bachrach, Waschitz & Waschitz LLP and lives in Monticello, N.Y.

"These new members are leaders in their respective fields and bring knowledge, experience and vision to improve the health of our community and govern our healthcare system.” said Peacock.

These new appointees join the existing GHVHS Board members: Patricia Claiborne; Gerard Galarneau M.D.; Paul Halpern; Arthur Kowaloff; Howard Mills; Jacqueline Ricciani; and Gerald Skoda.

The 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 provides hospital and healthcare services to nearly 450,000 residents in Orange, Sullivan and Ulster Counties. 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.

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

Rolland B. Peacock, III


Orange Regional Medical Center Introduces "Let's Talk Total Joint Replacement" Group

September 11, 2012

Middletown, NY- Orange Regional Medical Center is now offering a free, monthly total joint replacement discussion group starting Thursday, September 27, 2012. The group will meet the fourth Thursday of each month from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Orange Regional Medical Center Community Health Education Center located at 110 Crystal Run Road in Middletown.

This group unites people who have had, or are considering having a total joint replacement – providing an opportunity to gain knowledge and share experiences. We encourage people who have had joint replacement surgery to share their experience with those who need support and information. Patients, friends and family members are welcome.

The discussion group will be facilitated by Kathy Mikulski and Linda Tully; both have undergone total joint replacement surgery and will share their own experiences with the group and answer questions.

For more information on the support group, please call 1-888-321-ORMC. To learn more information about Orange Regional’s Bone & Joint Center or about total joint replacement, visit www.ormcspineortho.org.

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

Kathy Mikulski

Linda Tully

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Middletown, NY 10940
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