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Archive for September, 2013


Orange Regional Wound Healing Center Celebrates Opening

September 23, 2013

Middletown, NY- On Thursday, September 19, 2013, Orange Regional Medical Center held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the opening of its Wound Healing Center. Hospital staff, vendors and patients were in attendance as Scott Batulis, Orange Regional’s President & CEO, thanked everyone who worked to bring wound healing services to the community. The Orange Regional Wound Healing Center is located at the Orange Regional Medical Pavilion, 75 Crystal Run Road, Suite 240 in Middletown. Led by Co-Medical Directors Inocencia Carrano, DPM, CWS and Cleveland Lewis, MD, the Center provides advanced wound healing therapies, hyperbaric oxygen therapy and a team of specialists who utilize proven wound care methods that are specific to the needs of chronic, non-healing wounds. The Center is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

For more information or to make an appointment, call 845-333-7700 or visit www.ormc.org/WoundHealingCenter. 

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

Orange Regional Medical Center Presents Art Exhibit

September 20, 2013

Middletown, NY- Orange Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce the exhibition, Life Up Close: Art Inspired by Science, featuring paintings, photographs and sculptures created from the careful observation of life on a close-up level. The exhibit opens Monday, September 23, 2013 at Orange Regional Medical Center located at 707 East Main Street, Middletown on the ground floor adjacent to the conference center. The exhibit will remain on display through November 1. 

The exhibit features original work by Michelle Banks (Washington, DC), Jessica Beels (Washington, DC), Greg Dunn (Philadelphia, PA), Carol Flaitz (Newburgh, NY), Femi Ford (Warwick, NY) and a selection of photographs from Nikon’s Small World photomicrography competition, which showcases the beauty and complexity of life as seen through a light microscope with images not visible to the naked eye. The exhibit will also feature artwork inspired by natural phenomena including discoveries made while studying seeds and cells, as well as medicine and from unlikely places such as the interior workings of computers. 

Orange Regional exhibits both emerging and mid-career contemporary artists, with a special focus on artwork that complements a healing environment and professional artists from the Hudson Valley. 

Orange Regional presents a permanent art collection in diverse media including paintings, photographs, prints and textiles throughout its facilities. Art is integrated in patient rooms and common areas as an essential part of Orange Regional’s healing environment. 

For additional information about Orange Regional’s Art Exhibit Series or the Healing Arts Program, contact Curator Sarah Johnson at 845-333-2385 or sjohnson1@ormc.org. 

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

Orange Regional Medical Center Hosts a Free Caregiver Conference

September 16, 2013

Middletown, NY- The Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation, in partnership with the Orange County Office for the Aging, will host a free Caregiver Conference on Monday, September 30, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Orange Regional Medical Center, Conference Center, 707 East Main Street, Middletown. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Registration is required and must be made by September 23. For more information or to register, call 1-888-321-ORMC (6762). 

This conference, led by Gary Barg, Editor-in-Chief of Today’s Caregiver, will provide practical information, advice and support for challenges associated with caring for loved ones. A panel of experts will provide information on how to balance family, work and caregiving, as well as ways to overcome stress and depression and financially prepare and plan for your loved one’s care. Presenters will include: Director, Orange County Office for the Aging, AnnMarie Maglione; Estate planning attorney, Stefanie Sovak, Esq.; Orange Regional’s Physician Director of Behavioral Health Services, Dr. Carlos Rueda; Gerontologist, Dr. Larry T. Force; Pharmacist, Rory Garland and Captel Caption Telephone Outreach expert, Erin Howard. 

According to the National Family Caregivers Association, 29% of the U.S. population provides care for a chronically ill, disabled or aged family member or friend during a given year. Most caregivers spend an average of 20 hours per week providing care for their loved one. 

To learn more information about Orange Regional Medical Center’s classes and events, please visit www.ormc.org/communityoutreach. 

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

Are You Considering Joint Replacement Surgery?

September 13, 2013

Middletown, NY- Orange Regional Medical Center will host a free Joint Replacement seminar on Wednesday, September 25 at 7:30 p.m. at Orange Regional Medical Center, Conference Center, 707 East Main Street in Middletown. The seminar will offer a panel of Orthopedic Specialists available to answer your questions about all types of joint replacement surgery, including surgical options, pre- and post-operative care and the benefits of total joint replacement. In addition, Dr. Christopher Inzerillo, a Board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon, will make a special presentation on shoulder problems. Attendees will also have the opportunity to network with patients who have had joint replacement surgery. Light refreshments will be served. Seats are limited and registration is required by September 23rd. 

According to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, more than one million Americans have a hip or knee replaced each year. Additionally, the Centers for Disease Control reports the most common reason for joint replacement is pain and decreased quality of life from osteoarthritis. 

“The orthopedic specialists at Orange Regional’s Bone & Joint Center are committed to restoring their patients’ quality of life by providing them with the most comprehensive care both before and after surgery,” says Dr. Kevin Trapp, Medical Director of the Bone & Joint Center. “We are proud to offer a robust orthopedic program to the residents in the Hudson Valley community.” 

If you are experiencing joint pain and limited mobility and are considering a knee, hip, elbow, shoulder or other joint replacement surgery, this seminar will offer you information that may help you decide your next step. 

For more information or to register, please call 1-888-321-6762. 

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

September 9, 2013

Middletown, NY- Orange Regional Medical Center and the American Cancer Society will host a free program called “Look Good… Feel Better” on Monday, September 23, 2013 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. 

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 Foundation Receives 'Pennies for Peds'

September 3, 2013

Middletown, NY- On August 20, 2013, 15 children, between the ages of two and seven, visited Orange Regional Medical Center to donate nearly $200 to the “Pennies for Peds” initiative. The initiative is part of the Orange Regional Foundation’s Lend A Hand For Kids Capital Campaign. 

Students from the Learning Land Day Care, of Chester, worked together to collect the pennies to benefit Orange Regional’s New Pediatric Center. They began their collection in May, filling up two buckets. 

During their visit, the students were given the opportunity to create drawings for young patients currently being treated in the Hospital, while Hospital staff explained how a pediatric center works and how their donation helps. Orange Regional’s Lend A Hand For Kids Capital Campaign Mascot, Hudson also made an appearance. 

“Our goal in raising funds for the new Pediatric Center is to create the best healthcare experience for our smallest patients and families when they need it most. The creation of the Center will take place in phases starting with our new pediatric emergency room,” said Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation President Christine Maraia. 

Laura Konarski, owner of Learning Land Day Care, was thrilled to offer the students such a positive experience. “It’s great to teach the kids about giving and helping other people,” she said. 

One of the older students, Logan Asevedo, described why he wanted to help out. “It’s really nice to give pictures to the sick children,” he said. The students were happy to have visited the Hospital. They even said, “The Hospital isn’t scary!” The Orange Regional Foundation hopes that the Learning Land Day Care students will be role models for others in the community. 

Recognizing the need for advanced pediatric services locally, pediatricians, hospital staff and members of the Hospital’s board of directors initiated a charge to enhance and develop additional pediatric services in our community. A steering committee was formed with representation from all pediatric groups in our area and Orange Regional’s leadership and staff. This committee reviewed the pediatric data, then identified and ranked the pediatric medical needs of our community. Based on these results, a 3-year implementation plan was developed to create The Pediatric Center at Orange Regional Medical Center. Currently, construction is underway for the new Pediatric Emergency Department. 

For more information on Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation’s Lend A Hand For Kids Capital Campaign or to donate, please call the Foundation Office at 333-2333 or visit www.ormc.org/LendAHandForKids.

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

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