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Port Jervis Police Department Kicks Off "Cops for a Cure"

November 17, 2014

Middletown, NY - The Port Jervis Police Department announced its participation in the No Shave November fundraising initiative. All proceeds will benefit Orange Regional Medical Center’s Spagnoli Family Cancer Center.

The goal of No Shave November is to increase awareness by embracing the growth of hair, which many cancer patients lose. Through this initiative, it is requested that the money usually spent on shaving and grooming for a month be donated to a cancer program or cause to assist with education about cancer prevention, to help save lives, and to aid those fighting the battle. 

The Port Jervis Police Department encourages all community members to participate by growing a beard, cultivating a mustache, skip shaving their legs and canceling waxing appointments. However, if letting all your hair grow is not possible, they are accepting donations of any amount to sponsor and or support their commitment to No Shave November.

Anyone who wishes to make a donation can do so by visiting the Port Jervis Police Department headquarters, located at 20 Hammond Street, Port Jervis, NY, or by mail to the same address. Make checks payable to the "Port Jervis PBA".

Donations can also be made online by visiting Orange Regional Medical Center’s Foundation page at www.ormc.org/GiveNow and clicking on No Shave November.

For more information, call the Port Jervis police desk at 845-856-5101, visit them on Facebook at facebook.com/PortJervisPD, or on Twitter @PortJervisPD.

Caption: Port Jervis Police Department has announced its No Shave November fundraising effort will benefit Orange Regional’s Spagnoli Family Cancer Center.  Pictured from left to right are Stephen O'Donnell, Peter Washalski, Scott Robertson, John Fitzpatrick, Roger Morgan, and Jason Vicchiariello. Not pictured are Chief William Worden, Lt. James Bisland, Sgt. James Flynn, Sgt. Christopher Sargente and Patrolman Michael Decker, Richard Santini, Daniel Mioglionico,  Andrew Haniuk, Robert Krentz, Jeff Legato, Nicole McGowan, Robert Card, Scott Robertson, Matthew Curreri, Jeremy Eagan, Kevin Reilly, Jesse Clune and William Conklin. 


Orange Regional Medical Center Offers Free Mammograms

November 14, 2014

Middletown, NY - Orange Regional Medical Center’s Ray Moody, M.D. Breast Center and Orange Regional Medical Group, in partnership with Orange County Cancer Services,will offer free mammograms on Saturday, December 6, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Ray W. Moody, M.D. Breast Center located at the Orange Regional Medical Pavilion, 75 Crystal Run Road in Middletown.Participating physicians include Howard Karpoff, MD, FACS, Michele Greco, MD and from Orange Regional Medical Group, Shewli Roy, MD and Jennifer Vasquez-Bryan, MD.  Appointments are limited and must be made by Wednesday, December 3. Pre-registration is required. 

During the hour-long appointment, eligible individuals will be screened for breast cancer by having a clinical breast exam and mammography.  The appointment will also include breast health education and a training video.  The event is open to women without insurance who are currently not experiencing breast problems, while still meetingspecific criteria.  Participants must be over 40 years of age and have not had a mammogram through this program within the last year.  Women who have had a mammogram within one year and are currently experiencing breast problems may still meet requirements for participation and are encouraged to call.  

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 Care System.

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

Located at the Orange Regional Medical Center Pavilion, the Ray W. Moody 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 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 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.

About Catskill Regional and Orange Regional Medical Groups

Orange Regional Medical Group and Catskill Regional Medical Group are members of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System, along with Orange Regional Medical Center and Catskill Regional Medical Center.  Orange Regional Medical Group and Catskill Regional Medical Group are multi-specialty, hospital-supported medical practices that currently include Urology, Endocrinology, Surgical Services and Primary Care. The Medical Groups are staffed with Board-certified Physicians, Board-certified Nurse Practitioners and Board-certified Advanced Practice Professionals who provide quality healthcare throughout Orange and Sullivan Counties and surrounding areas. Walk-ins are welcome and same day appointments are available.  For more information including locations and hours visit www.orangeregionalmedicalgroup.org and www.catskillregionalmedicalgroup.org.

       
Howard Karpoff, MD

Michele Greco, MD
 
Shewli Roy, MD 

Jennifer Vasquez-Bryan, MD

 

Orange Regional Medical Center to Host Prematurity Awareness Event

November 12, 2014

Middletown, NY - Orange Regional Medical Center will host a free prematurity awareness event on Saturday, November 15. The event will be held at the Galleria at Crystal Run in Middletown, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and is being held in recognition of World Prematurity Day on November 17. Clinical experts will be providing Information, education, free pediatric Body Mass Index (BMI) screenings and free promotional items for all who stop by. 

According to the March of Dimes, more than 450,000 babies are born prematurely each year in the United States. Clinical experts from the Hospital will provide information about preventing premature births as well as breastfeeding benefits to mothers and babies, car seat safety information and tips on safe sleep. The event will also feature Macaroni the Clown who will provide entertainment and Fox Radio 103.1 FM will be on hand broadcasting live with prizes and more. Additionally, the March of Dimes will be in attendance to help promote prevention of premature births.

Kate Santoro, MSN, FNP-C from Orange Regional Medical Group will be in attendance to conduct pediatric BMI screenings to assess healthy weight. BMI is a screening tool to help assess if your child has a healthy weight compared to other children of the same age and gender. Children with a high BMI are more likely to become overweight or obese as adults and can be at a higher risk for diabetes, heart disease and some cancers. Helping children maintain a healthy weight may prevent serious illness later in life. 

For more information on the Rowley Family Birthing Center, visit www.ormc.org/maternity.

Orange Regional Medical Center Dedicates "Hallway of Heroes" to its Veterans

November 11, 2014

Middletown, NY - In honor of Veteran’s Day, the Gallery at Orange Regional Medical Center showcased a photo exhibit of employees who served our country in the United States Armed Services and held a ceremony honoring these brave individuals.

The celebration provided employees the opportunity to speak about their personal experiences. It also honored employees, volunteers and patients who are veterans. Photos of Orange Regional veterans and their short biographies were also displayed in a “Hallway of Heroes” at the Main Campus for several weeks leading up to Veteran’s Day.

“Veteran’s Day is set aside to thank and honor veterans who served honorably in the military during wartime and peace,” said Jeffrey Peterson, CMAS, Manager of Security and Courier Services at Orange Regional Medical Center and a veteran who served in the United States Army, Army Reserve and currently the Navy Reserve. “Our display here today is a small sample of the veterans from our community who swore an oath, put on a uniform and served in defense of our nation.”

Orange Regional Medical Center President & CEO Scott Batulis was also presented with the Patriotic Employer Award by Director of Biomedical Engineering and a Sergeant First Class in the Army Reserve, Ralph Gorbea and Director of the Orange County Veterans Service Agency Christian Farrell.

“Supportive employers are critical to maintaining the strength and readiness of our National Guard and Reserve Units,” said Gorbea. “The Patriotic Employer Award recognizes deserving employers whose support is important to retaining highly skilled and qualified members. “ 

Caption: On November 11, Orange Regional Medical Center held a Veteran’s Day celebration honoring employees, volunteers and patients who served our country in the United States Armed Services. From L to R:  Orange Regional Medical Center Volunteer, Walter H. Garner, U.S. Navy Seabee; Security Officer, Floyd Hicks, U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Army Reserve and Sterile Processing employee, Edward McGinnis, U.S. Army. 


Orange Regional Medical Center Presents Photo Exhibit - Salt of the Earth - November 13-December 19, 2014

November 6, 2014

Middletown, NY - Orange Regional Medical Center is proud to present Salt of the Earth, is a social documentary photography exhibit that tells the story of Orange County farmers and their families who have chosen to preserve their land through conservation. Featuring black and white images by Warwick photographer, Robert Skinner, with accompanying stories by local writer Dorothy Gaydos, the exhibit explores the relationship local farmers have with their land, the bond of heritage and landscape and the pull of generational history and family. Presented in collaboration with the Orange County Land Trust, the exhibit shares the stories of these landowners who have ensured that these green spaces will remain open and undeveloped and available for farming, in perpetuity.

The opening reception with the artists will be held on Friday, November 21, 2014 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at Orange Regional Medical Center located at 707 East Main Street, Middletown, on the ground floor gallery adjacent to the Conference Center. Farm-to-table refreshments will be served. The exhibit will remain on view until December 19.

Robert Skinner is a social documentary and commercial photographer whose work has appeared in numerous galleries and publications. He was recently interviewed by National Public Radio (NPR) for his documentary work on the abandoned resorts and hotels of the Catskill Mountain region of New York State. Dorothy Gaydos is a professional garden designer, horsewomanand writer based in Warwick and Rensselaer, New York. The Orange County Land Trust has helped preserve 5,000 acres of land in Orange County, including working farms, wetlands, old growth woodlands, scenic ridgelines and wildlife corridors. The Land Trust owns and stewards over 1,000 acres of land that includes seven nature preserves open to the public for hiking and other forms of passive recreation.

Salt of the Earth is part of Orange Regional’s ongoing art exhibit series. The Gallery at Orange Regional is free and open to the public between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., daily. This exhibit was partially funded by a grant to the artist by Arts Mid-Hudson and with donations from Orange County Land Trust members and individual arts supporters.

For additional information about Orange Regional’s Art Program, contact Orange Regional Art Curator, Sarah Johnson at 845-333-2385.

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


Orange Regional Medical Group Welcomes Paramjeet Singh, MD Board-Certified MD, FACS

November 4, 2014

Middletown, NY - Orange Regional Medical Group is pleased to announce that Paramjeet Singh, M.D., FACS has joined Orange Regional Medical Group in the Department of Surgery.  In his role with the Medical Group, Dr. Singh will assist in growing the department and help their goal of attaining certification.  He will also be providing to the local community, Hepato-Biliary Surgical Services, Surgical Oncology Services, as well as being a member of the Medical Group’s General Surgery team.  Prior to joining Orange Regional Medical Group, Dr. Singh was Attending Surgeon at Nyack Hospital.

Dr. Singh is a graduate of the prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences, where he received his medical degree and post graduate training.  He completed his internship and general surgery residency at New York Medical College/Montefiore North, followed by fellowships at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in Hepatic Oncology and Mount Sinai with additional training in Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic surgery.  Dr. Singh has been widely published and recognized for his work in breast cancer and use of sentinel lymph node biopsy.

Dr. Singh belongs to the American College of Surgeons, Society of Surgical Oncology, Society of Critical Care Medicine, Medical Council of India, American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association among others.

Orange Regional Medical Group can be reached at 845-333-7575.

Orange Regional Medical Group (ORMG) and Catskill Regional Medical Group (CRMG) are part of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System, comprised of the well-established and highly regarded Orange Regional Medical Center and Catskill Regional Medical Center.  ORMG and CRMG are new and growing multi-specialty, hospital-supported group medical practices with Board-Certified Doctors, Board-Certified Nurse Practitioners and Board-Certified Advanced Practice Professionals providing Out-Patient and In-Patient care servicing Orange,Sullivan, Ulster Counties and beyond.  For more information visit www.orangeregionalmedicalgroup.org and www.catskillregionalmedicalgroup.org


Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation Receives Donation from a Grateful Patient

November 4, 2014


Caption:  Orange Regional Medical Center employees from left to right: Bonnie Jo Graziano, Carmen Riley, Colleen Minnock with patient, Shanta Sweet, and employee, Alicia Erler and Dr. Vincent Gulfo. Shanta Sweet was rushed to the Orange Regional Emergency Department after a serious car accident. She remained at the hospital for several weeks enduring surgeries and inpatient rehabilitation. She recently visited the hospital to make a donation to the Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation’s Grateful Patient Program as a way to say thank you for the care she received and to reunite with her care team. 

Orange Regional Medical Center Sponsors 2014 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk

October 30, 2014


Caption: On October 19, with more than 300 walkers, Orange Regional employees and their families participated in the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides for Breast Cancer Walk at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets. Orange Regional was a Flagship Sponsor of the walk. Employees, including staff from the Ray W. Moody, M.D. Breast Center and Oncology Department, collected more than $25,000. For more information on the Ray W. Moody, M.D. Breast Center or Oncology services, please visit www. www.ormc.org/BreastCenter.

Orange Regional Medical Group Welcomes Colleen T. Minnock Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

October 29, 2014

Middletown, NY - Orange Regional Medical Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Colleen T. Minnock, MSN, FNP-BC, as Family Nurse Practitioner in Primary Care.  Colleen will work along-side the growing Primary Care practice at both Orange Regional Medical Group and Catskill Regional Medical Group offices.

Ms. Minnock is an established leader with over 30 years of nursing experience most recently as Trauma and Acute Care Surgery Department Nurse Practitioner and as Nursing Director in the Emergency Department at Orange Regional Medical Center.  Prior to joining Orange Regional she was Medical/Legal Investigator for the Orange County Medical Examiner.  In addition to her current role with Orange Regional Medical Group she is also Medical Liaison for the Village of Goshen Police Department.

Ms. Minnock is a member of Emergency Nurses Association, American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Society of Trauma Nurses.  Her many personal certifications include ANCC Board Certification in Family Practice, ACLS, PALS, NALS, TNCC instructor.  She graduated from Dominican College with a Master of Science in Family Nurse Practitioner and holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from State University of New York-New Paltz.

Orange Regional Medical Group accepts walk-ins and same-day appointments and can be reached at 845-333-7575.

Orange Regional Medical Group (ORMG) and Catskill Regional Medical Group (CRMG) are part of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System, comprised of the well-established and highly regarded Orange Regional Medical Center and Catskill Regional Medical Center.  ORMG and CRMG are new and growing multi-specialty, hospital-supported group medical practices with Board-Certified Doctors and Board-Certified Advanced Practice Professionals providing Out-Patient and In-Patient care servicing Orange,Sullivan, Ulster Counties and beyond.  For more information visit www.orangeregionalmedicalgroup.org and www.catskillregionalmedicalgroup.org

Orange Regional Medical Group Primary Care Launches New Technology to Access Health Records

October 21, 2014

Middletown, NY - Orange Regional Medical Group Primary Care announces the launch of MyChart, a secure online destination allowing patientsaccessto their health records 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

MyChart is a proprietary and secure web-based management tool that connects patients to their personalized health record online – from anywhere, at any time. Primary Care patients at Orange Regional Medical Group now have seamless online communication with their clinicians.

MyChart, also offers a patient the ability to:

  •          Communicate with ORMG Primary Care doctors via email
  •          Request prescription renewals
  •          Schedule appointments
  •          View laboratory test results
  •          View details of past or upcoming visits
  •          Access personalized medical education

“Your health is important and I always encourage my patients to partner with me in their healthcare. To do that, you need to be informed,” said Greater Hudson Valley Health System Medical Director of Primary Care and Community Health, Dr. Bruce Ellsweig. “You need to have access to your health information and wellness education and you need to have ongoing communication with your care providers. MyChart offers all this and more.”

For more information about MyChart, please visit mychart.ormc.org. For more information about Orange Regional Medical Group, visit www.OrangeRegionalMedicalGroup.org

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

Caption: Orange Regional Medical Group’s Medical Assistant, Julie Knapp and  Receptionist, Desiree Norat, discuss the patient benefits of MyChart.


       

Orange Regional Medical Center Appoints Sharon Geidel as 2 North Unit Director

October 21, 2014

Middletown, NY - Orange Regional Medical Center is proud to announce an addition to its leadership team.

Sharon Geidel, DNP, RN-BC has been appointed to Nursing Unit Director for 2 North and the Outpatient Infusion Center at Orange Regional. Ms. Geidel has an extensive nursing background and has worked as a Clinical Nurse, Nurse Educator, Clinical Instructor and most recently as the Manager for Connect Care Education with the Bon Secours Charity Health System. Ms. Geidel received her Master of Science degree in Nursing from Excelsior College in 2009 and most recently earned a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Capella University.

To learn more about career opportunities at Orange Regional Medical Center, visit www.ormc.org/careers. Orange Regional Medical Center is a member of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System.


Middletown Kiwanis Announce Award to Benefit Pediatric Center at Orange Regional

October 16, 2014

Middletown, NY - The Middletown Kiwanis have established a program to directly benefit the Orange Regional Medical Center Pediatric Center. The Kiwanis Angel Program will honor an outstanding pediatric caregiver at Orange Regional. The club will make an honorary gift to the Orange Regional Medical Center Pediatric Center in the name of the chosen caregiver. Pediatric Emergency Department Registered Nurse, David Babcock, was named the first Kiwanis Angel.  

“Thanks to the Middletown Kiwanis, we have a wonderful opportunity to acknowledge staff who go above and beyond to provide exceptional patient care,” said Orange Regional Pediatric Center Nursing Director Karin Kuhens. “I thank David for the care and compassion he inherently shows.  It is a pleasure to work with him and to watch him care for our littlest patients.”

About Orange Regional’s FoundationThe Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation was founded in 2004 as a not-for-profit organization. Its mission is to support Orange Regional Medical Center through advocacy and fundraising. Orange Regional’s Foundation greatly appreciates the many donors that have contributed money, good and services, or included us in their estate plans over the years. Orange Regional’s Foundation proudly offers donors the opportunity to match their interests with the needs of the hospital.

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

Caption: From L to R: Kiwanis Angel and Orange Regional Registered Nurse, David Babcock, is congratulated by Middletown Kiwanis Member, Bill Ruggles, and Co-Chair of the Lend a Hand for Kids Pediatric Center Campaign.


Orange Regional Medical Center Now Offers the Latest Cataract Surgery Technology

September 25, 2014

Middletown, NY - Orange Regional’s Outpatient Surgery and Procedure Center, located at the Orange Regional Medical Pavilion, 75 Crystal Run Road, Middletown, now offers the LenSx® Laser. The LenSx® Laser from Alcon is the first femtosecond laser cleared for use in cataract surgery – thus creating the category of laser refractive cataract surgery. This innovation allows eye surgeons at Orange Regional to perform some of the most challenging steps in cataract surgery with the precision of advanced laser technology.

The LenSx® Laser provides the surgeon with well-known benefits of femtosecond technology – micron level precision, accuracy and predictability. It is designed to perform many of the challenges of traditional, manually executed cataract surgery with computer precision. The LenSx® Laser uses focused femtosecond laser pulses to create incisions in the lens capsule, crystalline lens and the cornea. This results in treatments that are tailored to a surgeon’s specifications and deliver a remarkable degree of accuracy. Capsulotomy, lens fragmentation and all corneal incisions are created with the image-guided surgeon control.

“The LenSx femtosecond laser procedure is the wave of the future for cataract surgery, We believe our patients will have faster recoveries and more accurate outcomes, resulting in sharper vision and less need for glasses than with the current technology,” said Orange Regional’s Medical Director Opthalmological Surgery, Dr. Mandes Kates. 

The Surgical benefit of this new technology enables surgeons to deliver a truly premium surgical experience for lens replacement. The Blade-free laser technology is an advanced alternative to manual cataract surgery and automates some of the most difficult steps of cataract procedure. Incisions can now be made with image-guided software and allows for improved accuracy, predictability, reliability and reproducibility compared to traditional refractive cataract surgery.

Outpatient Surgery at the  Orange Regional Medical Pavilion
The Surgery and Procedure Center at Orange Regional Medical Pavilion is located on the second floor and contains four state-of-the-art operating rooms, two special procedure rooms (for minor procedures that do not require anesthesia), patient pre- and post-operative recovery, and a waiting/reception area. The Surgery and Procedure Center may be accessed via the elevator bank adjacent to the Patient Drop-Off entrance.

Hours for Pre-Surgical Testing are Monday – Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Hours for Same Day Surgery are rotating days, from 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

For more information on the Outpatient Surgery and Procedure Center at the Orange Regional Medical Pavilion, visit www.ormc.org/hospital_services/ambulatorysurgerycenter or call 1-888-321-ORMC (6762).

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

Caption: From L to R: Orange Regional Medical Center Certified Surgical Technician, Dawn Cholewka, and Ophthalmologists Dr. Leslie Green and Dr. Mandes Kates display  how they use the LenSx® Laser to perform cataract surgery in the Orange Regional Medical PavilionSurgery and Procedure.


Orange Regional Medical Center Announces New Foundation President

September 17, 2014

Middletown, NY - Orange Regional Medical Center is proud to announce William Dauster, CFRE, as President of the Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation.

Mr. Dauster’s primary functions include major donor cultivation and solicitation. Additionally, he will be highly involved in the capital campaign for Orange Regional’s New Pediatric Center.

Mr. Dauster has a broad array of experience in philanthropy, specializing in fundraising development. Most recently, he was Vice President of Marketing and Development for Hudson Valley Hospital Center where he was responsible for foundation operations, capital campaign and revenue growth. Additionally, Mr. Dauster was responsible for marketing, public, community, government and physician relations. He completed a $16 million campaign at Hudson Valley Hospital Center and a $20 million campaign for a replacement facility for Jersey City Medical Center in New Jersey.

"We are pleased to welcome William to the Orange Regional Medical Center community.  He will bring a high level of experience in community based health care and will lend additional creativity to our already successful Foundation,"said Jonathan Rouis, Foundation Chairman, Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation Board of Trustees.

Mr. Dauster received his Master of Science degree in Specialized Journalism - Industrial Advertising & Public Relations from NYU Polytechnic University and his Bachelor of Arts degree in English from William Paterson University. He is a Certified Fund Raising Executive and founding President of the Association of Fund Raising Professionals, Westchester Chapter. 

For information about the Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation, call (845) 333-2333 or visit www.ormc.org.


Orange Regional Medical Center Presents New Exhibit Celebrating Local Artists and Farms

September 15, 2014

Middletown, NY - Orange Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce an art exhibit that focuses on local farms and the seasonal harvest. Farm Art from the Wallkill River School features local artists’ colorful paintings of Orange County farms, including works created during the school’s yearlong Farm Art Trail project which paired an artist-in-residence with a partner farm. The artists exhibiting artists are Janet Howard Fatta, Lorraine Furey, Naomi Genen, Gloria Detore Mackie, Mickie MacMillan, Margaret Morales, Elizabeth Ocskay, Michael Piotrowski, Mitchell Saler, and Mary Mugele Sealfon.

The Wallkill River School, a nonprofit artists’ collective, supports its environmental mission to save open spaces and small farms by encouraging its artists to create art based on the regional rural landscape. Farm scenes include vernacular architecture and barns, farmer’s market stands, pumpkin patches, cows, and trees in changing seasons. Artworks will be available for purchase. The opening reception with the artists will be held on Friday, September 19 from 4:00-6:00pm at Orange Regional Medical Center located at 707 East Main Street, Middletown on the ground floor gallery adjacent to the conference center. Light farm-to-table refreshments will be served. The exhibit will remain on view until October 31.

Farm Art from the Wallkill River School is part of Orange Regional’s ongoing program of changing exhibits. The Gallery at ORMC is free and open to the public.

For additional information about Orange Regional’s Art Program, contact ORMC Art Curator, Sarah Johnson at 845-333-2385 or visit www.ormc.org/art

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

Photo caption:  Lorraine Furey, Drive Slowly, acrylic on canvas, 24" x 36"


Orange Regional Medical Center Is Designated As Car Seat Inspection Station

September 10, 2014

Middletown, NY - Orange Regional Medical Center has been designated as a Car Seat Inspection Station and will offer free installation of child passenger safety seats and education. The announcement comes in conjunction with National Child Passenger Safety Week which will be celebrated September 14 through 20.

With nine certified child passenger safety seat technicians on staff, Orange Regional will offer personalized, one-on-one inspection, consultation and instruction on car seats on Tuesday, September 16 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Friday, September 19, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Appointments are preferred by calling 1-888-321-6762. Additionally, appointments will be available the first Tuesday of every month from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Inspections take place at Orange Regional Medical Center’s Emergency Department Entrance, located at 707 East Main Street in Middletown. All expectant parents and parents of children up to 12-years-old are welcome.

The Car Seat Inspection Program is supported by the Orange County Traffic Safety Program, and Orange Regional’s Child Passenger Safety Car Seat Inspection Station is led by EMS Liaison, Injury Prevention & Trauma Program Coordinator, Angela Marchionni, RN and Pediatric Nursing Director, Karin Kuhens, RN.

“Our mission is to provide a permanent site where caregivers can come to have their safety seats inspected as well as to provide as much education as possible. Our hope is to avoid  potential injuries to children by ensuring proper installation of their safety seat, ” said Angela Marchionni, RN.

“Safety starts early,” said Karin Kuhens, RN. “We love the idea of teaching parents but we are also teaching children to take charge of their own safety at a young age. I think it sets a great example.”

To schedule a car seat inspection appointment, please call 888-321-ORMC (6762). For more information on Orange Regional’s Injury Prevention services, please visit http://www.ormc.org/hospital_services/emergency-medicine/injuryprevention.aspx

Orange Regional to Host Free Seminar on Prostate Health

September 9, 2014

Middletown, NY - Orange Regional Medical Center will host a free seminar “Prostate Health” on Tuesday, September 23 at 6:00 p.m. at the Community Health Education Center, 110 Crystal Run Road in Middletown.   

Dr. Steven J. Rowe will lead the discussion on what you need to know about prostate health and prostate cancer screenings. 

Prostate cancer can be a serious disease, but most men diagnosed with prostate cancer do not die from it.  According to the American Cancer Society, about one man in seven will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime and estimates about 233,000 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed in 2014.

Light refreshments will be served.  For more information, or to register, please visit www.ormc.org/communityoutreach or call the Orange Regional Health Connections at 1-888-321-ORMC (6762).

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

Orange Regional Medical Center Offers Free Prostate Screenings

September 4, 2014

Middletown, NY - Orange Regional Medical Center is offering free prostate cancer screenings during the week of September 23 at its Community Health Education Center located at 110 Crystal Run Road in Middletown. Registration is required. To schedule an exam, please call the Orange Regional Health Connection at 1-888-321-ORMC (6762) by September 12.  Appointments are limited and will be made on a first come, first serve basis.

The exam consists of a digital rectal exam (DRE) and a prostate specific antigen (PSA) blood test, each of which takes about one minute to perform. The combination of these two methods is the most effective procedure for detecting prostate cancer at an early stage. The prostate screening program is for men who:

  •              Have not been under the care of a urologist in the past 5 years,
  •              Have no personal history of prostate cancer,
  •              Are between the ages of 40 – 75.

Physicians volunteering at this year’s screening are Thomas Eanelli, MD; Bruce Ellsweig, MD and Emelito Gonzales, MD.

According to the Prostate Cancer Education Council, one out of every six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. If detected early, treatment options are much broader and the chances for a cure are much greater. 

For more information on Orange Regional Medical Center’s cancer services please visit www.ormc.org/Cancer or call 1-888-321-ORMC.    

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

Dr. Eanelli / Dr. Ellsweig / Dr. Gonzales

                                             

Orange Regional Medical Center Hosts Free Caregiver Conference

September 3, 2014

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 29, 2014 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 15. For more information or to register, call 1-888-321-ORMC (6762).

This conference will provide information on how to balance personal needs with the demands of caring for others.  Gain practical information, advice and support and learn how to take the stress out of day-to-day life.  A panel of experts will provide information on how to balance family, work and caregiving, as well as ways to overcome stress and depression. Information from various financial and community resources will also be available.

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 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.

Orange Regional Medical Center Offers Free Mammograms

August 27, 2014

Middletown, NY  - Orange Regional Medical Center will offer free mammograms on Saturday, September 13, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 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, September 10.  Pre-registration is required. 

During the hour-long appointment, you will be screened for breast cancer by having a clinical breast exam and mammography.  The appointment will also include breast health education and a training video.  The event is open to women without insurance who are currently not experiencing breast problems, while still meeting the following criteria.  Participants must be over 40 years of age and have not had a mammogram through this program within the last year’s time.  Women who have had a mammogram within a year’s time and are currently experiencing breast problems may still meet the requirements for participation.  They are encouraged to call.  Physicians volunteering at this year’s screening include Howard Karpoff, MD, FACS; Amy Kauffman, MD and Manuel Perry, MD.

For more information and to register, please call the Orange Regional Health Connection at 1-888-321-ORMC (6762).

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

Located at the Orange Regional Medical Center Pavilion, the Ray W. Moody 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 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 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 Medical Center is a member of the Greater Hudson Valley Health Care System.

Dr. Karpoff / Dr. Kauffman / Dr. Perry









Orange Regional to Host Free Seminar on Stroke Care

August 25, 2014

Middletown, NY  - Orange Regional Medical Center will host a free seminar “Nuts and Bolts of Stroke Care” on Tuesday, September 16 at 6:00 p.m. at Orange Regional Medical Center Conference Center’s Conference Center, 707 East Main Street in Middletown.   

Dr. Olga Fishman, Medical Director of the Stroke Center Program and Vice Chairman of the Department of Neuroscience and Dr. Vincent Gulfo, Medical Director of Rehabilitation Medicine will lead the discussion on recognizing the signs and symptoms of an acute stroke, current treatment options, recovery and support   

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every year, more than 795,000 in the United States have a stroke.  Although you can’t control all of your risk factors for stroke, you can take steps to prevent stroke and its complications. 

Light refreshments will be served.  For more information, or to register, please visit www.ormc.org/communityoutreach or call the Orange Regional Health Connections at 1-888-321-ORMC (6762).

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

  

 

Orange Regional Medical Center and Catskill Regional Medical Center Nationally Recognized with Marketing and Public Relations Awards

August 21, 2014

Middletown, NY The Greater Hudson Valley Health System (GHVHS), comprised of Catskill Regional Medical Center and Orange Regional Medical Center, is proud to announce recognition from the 31st Annual Healthcare Advertising Awards and the Aster Awards. The competitions, judged by a national panel, award healthcare organizations who showcase exemplary quality, creativity and message effectiveness in the areas of marketing and public relations. This year, Orange Regional Medical Center and Catskill Regional Medical Center, were acknowledged for several awards, marking another successful year for the hospitals and the work of the Marketing and Public Relations Department.

Orange Regional Medical Center was the recipient of five total awards from Healthcare Advertising: two Bronze and three Merits. Bronze awards were given for a Web site homepage banner ad for the hospital’s quality awards and for a Rowley Family Birthing Center outdoor billboard. In addition, the hospital’s Physician Recruitment Brochure, a special Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) video and email-blast about the NICU’s first birthday all received Merit awards for outstanding quality.

Catskill Regional Medical Center was also recognized for its marketing accomplishments. The hospital was honored to receive a Merit award for its emergency department radio advertisement which showcased the highest standard of excellence.

Orange Regional was the recipient of several Aster Awards. The Hospital received a Gold award for its Physician Recruitment Brochure, a Gold award for its Physician Newsletter Raising The Bar, a Gold award for its Prematurity Awareness Event, a Silver award for its Rowley Family Birthing Center Billboard and a Bronze award for its Children’s Emergency Department Information Folder.

Catskill Regional Medical Center was also recognized with a Bronze award for its Employee Newsletter Hot Off The Stretcher and a Bronze award for an Emergency Department Radio Advertisement. 

The GHVHS marketing and public relations department won the admirable healthcare awards in partnership with local firm Focus Media.

“Our team is happy to again be nationally awarded by such prestigious organizations for our marketing efforts,” said Executive Director of Marketing & Public Relations Rob Lee. “There are so many great services at our hospitals that are critical for our community to learn about. It’s truly an honor to be recognized for both our internal and external communication efforts.

Catskill Regional Medical Center and Orange Regional Medical Center are members of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System. For more information about Catskill Regional Medical Center, visit www.crmcny.org. For more information about Orange Regional Medical Center, visit www.ormc.org.

Caption: From L to R: Marketing and Public Relations Specialist, Lauren Kropf-Zuckerman; Executive Director of Marketing and Public Relations, Rob Lee; Marketing and Public Relations Director, Marcy Manheim; Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator, Dominique Mohansingh and Marketing and Public Relations Specialist, Donna Fischer.


Orange Regional Medical Center's Pediatric Unit is the Recipient of Gifts

August 5, 2014

Middletown, NY - Orange Regional Medical Center’s Pediatric Unit received a donation of 100   care packs including coloring books, crayons, origami hearts and other small gifts for pediatric patients. Girl Scout Troop 202 is working toward a silver award, the highest award a Girl Scout Cadette can earn, and as part of their donation of care packs, they were required to do a presentation about the project.

The Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation is currently accepting donations toward its Lend A Hand For Kids Capital Campaign to benefit Orange Regional’s new Pediatric Center. If you would like to donate please call 845-333-2333 or visit us at www.ormc.org/LendAHandForKids to make an online donation.

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

Photo captions:

Local Girl Scout Troop 202 including Christine Scully, Prachi Shah, Jyoti Khanna and Alexis Neuman visited with Kameron Hasbrouck, age 3, and delivered a carepack for him to use during his stay at Orange Regional’s Pediatric Unit.

From L to R: Local Girl Scouts Christine Scully, Prachi Shah, Jyoti Khanna and Alexis Neuman visited Orange Regional’s Pediatric unit and donated 100 “care packs” that included coloring books, crayons, origami hearts and other small gifts for pediatric patients.  

  

 

Orange Regional Medical to Host Free Seminar on Common Hand Problems

July 30, 2014

Middletown, NY - Orange Regional Medical Center will host a free seminar “Treatment for Hand and Arm Pain” on Wednesday, August 20, at 3:00 p.m. at Homewood Suites, 180 Breuning Road, New Windsor.  The Homewood Suites is located just inside the main entrance to Stewart Airport.

Led by Dr. Samir Sodha, the seminar will focus on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of hand and arm problems as well as complex traumatic and arthritic conditions. 

The U.S. Department of Labor and Statistics has concluded that carpal tunnel syndrome is the “chief occupational hazard of the 90’s” – disabling workers in epidemic proportions.  Currently carpal tunnel syndrome affects over 8 million Americans, is the number one reported medical problem and accounts for about 50% of all work-related injuries.

Light refreshments will be served.  For more information, or to register, please visit www.ormc.org/communityoutreach or call the Orange Regional Health Connections at 1-888-321-ORMC (6762).

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


Commitment to Employee Health Earns Orange Regional Medical Center CEO Cancer Golf Standard Re-accreditation by the CEO Rountable On Cancer

July 29, 2014

Middletown, NY - Orange Regional Medical Center was re-accredited by the CEO Roundtable On Cancer with the CEO Cancer Gold Standard™, acknowledging its commitment to the health of its employees and their families by agreeing to meet a high standard of cancer prevention, screening and care guidelines.

The CEO Cancer Gold Standard™ calls for companies to evaluate their health benefits and corporate culture and take extensive, concrete actions in five key areas of health and wellness to fight cancer in the workplace. To earn Gold Standard accreditation, an organization must establish programs to reduce cancer risk by discouraging tobacco use; encouraging physical activity; promoting healthy nutrition; detecting cancer at its earliest stages when outcomes may be more favorable; and providing access to quality care, including participation in cancer clinical trials and employee wellness programs.

“Orange Regional is committed to providing quality care for the community and values the importance of the health and wellness of its employees too,” said Orange Regional’s Deborah Holmes, RN, Employee Health Nurse. 

Ms. Holmes was instrumental in collecting data from various Hospital departments who are dedicated to promoting healthy living practices within our hospital family, and submitting it as part of an application for the 2014 CEO Cancer Gold Standard re-accreditation. 

The CEO Roundtable on Cancer is a committee founded in 2001, when former President George H.W. Bush challenged a group of executives to "do something bold and venturesome about cancer within your own corporate families." The committee recently enhanced the CEO Cancer Gold Standard to place more emphasis on prevention, recognizing that there are a numerous things that an employer can do to lower the risk of a cancer diagnosis. 

For more information about Orange Regional Medical Center visit www.ormc.org. To learn more about the CEO Cancer Gold Standard™ www.cancergoldstandard.org 

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

Caption: Deborah Holmes, RN, Employee Health Nurse

 

 

Orange Regional Medical Center's Director of Outpatient Diagnostic Imaging Receives National Certification

July 16, 2014

Middletown, NY - DeborahAnn Carroll, MHA, BS, LNMT, CRA, Director of Outpatient Diagnostic Imaging at Orange Regional Medical Center, has obtained her certification from the Radiology Administration Certification Commission (RACC) and the Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) as a Certified Radiology Administrator (CRA).

The CRA certification is recognized by the industry as the gold standard for diagnostic imaging leadership credentialing. The CRA program is managed by the RACC and the AHRA. The CRA exam tests in five areas: Human Resource Management, Asset Resource Management, Fiscal Management, Operations Management and Communications and Information Management. This level of testing shows dedication in providing the very best service and quality care to Orange Regional’s patients.

Ms. Carroll joined the leadership ranks at Orange Regional in 2008 and has been instrumental in the development of numerous major projects in diagnostic imaging including development of Orange Regional’s PET/CT service line and most recently the diagnostic imaging outpatient service excellence program. Ms. Carroll has a Bachelors of Science Degree in Nuclear Medicine from SUNY Buffalo and a Masters Degree in Health Administration from the University of Phoenix.

For more information on Orange Regional’s Diagnostic Imaging services or the locations and services of Orange Regional’s Outpatient locations, please visit ormc.org/OutpatientServices.

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



Orange Regional Medical Center Supports World Breastfeeding Week

July 16, 2014

Middletown, NY - World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) is celebrated every year, August 1 through August 7, in more than 120 countries to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world. 

In support of WBW, Orange Regional Medical Center will offer its prenatal breastfeeding class free of charge on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 and on Tuesday, August 26, 2014.  The class will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Orange Regional’s Community Health Education Center, located at 110 Crystal Run Road in Middletown, New York.  Registration is required.

According to the World Health Organization, breastfeeding is an unequalled way to providing ideal food for the health, growth and development of infants while forming a unique biological and emotional basis for health for both mother and child.  The anti-infective properties of breast milk help to protect infants against disease. Additionally, the World Health Organization and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends exclusive breastfeeding until a baby is six-months-old, followed by continued breastfeeding as complementary foods are introduced, with continuation of breastfeeding for one year or longer as mutually desired by mother and infant.  

In support of breastfeeding, Orange Regional Medical Center has a dedicated lactation room located in the ground floor of the hospital. New moms can receive continued support by attending Orange Regional’s New Moms’ Support Group, where they can share experience, discuss questions with other new moms, exchange ideas and challenges and gain knowledge and skills regarding newborn care.  

For more information or to register for a class, please call the Orange Regional Health Connection at 1-888-321-ORMC (6762) or visit www.ormc.org/CommunityOutreach.  For general information regarding breastfeeding or pump rentals at Orange Regional Medical Center, please contact Nurse Lactation Education Specialist, Debbie Vermilyea, at 845-333-6274. 

For more information on World Breastfeeding Week, please visit http://worldbreastfeedingweek.org/. 

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

Orange Regional Medical Center Invites Submissions from Local Artists

July 15, 2014

Middletown, NY - Orange Regional Medical Center invites local artists to submit proposals for artwork in multiple mediums. The artwork will be commissioned for and featured in public areas of the hospital. The deadline for art submissions is August 15.

Orange Regional’s call for artwork is open to all emerging and mid-career artists with a permanent mailing address and active art practice in Sullivan, Ulster, Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, and Rockland Counties. Preference will be given to artists living and working in Orange County.

Proposed art can highlight unique local features of the landscape and region; it can be interactive, unexpected and pleasantly surprising, dynamic, imaginative, comforting, hopeful, welcoming/enveloping, introspective, reflective of personal patient journeys (dreams, preferences, goals) and celebratory of life and the joy of living.

“We are extremely excited to continue the development of our art program through involving the community and supporting local artists. I look forward to seeing the variety of submissions we receive.” said Orange Regional Art Curator, Sarah Johnson.

Artwork will be selected by an Art Committee of regional art experts and Orange Regional’s Art Curator, Sarah Johnson. Selections will be based on content, style and cost. The Committee would like to have art installed prior to the end of 2014. The anticipated total budget available for commissions is $25,000.

Orange Regional opened in 2011 as the first new, freestanding hospital in New York State in more than 20 years. The hospital is committed to maintaining an impeccable healing environment. Artwork is integrated into this environment to enhance wellness and reduce patient, visitor and staff stress.

For more information on Orange Regional Medical Center’s Healing Arts Program, visit www.ormc.org/art. If you have questions about the art program, please contact Sarah Johnson, Art Curator at (845) 333-2385 or sjohnson1@ormc.org.




Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation's Board of Trustees Announces New Members

July 9, 2014

Middletown, NY - The Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation welcomes three new members to its Board of Trustees: Michael J. Flynn, J. Miguel Rodrigues and Catherine B. Suehnholz.

Michael J. Flynn is Vice President of Commercial Banking at M&T Bank. Mr. Flynn joined the Middle Market Commercial Lending Group in 2001, after four years in the Bank’s Retail division, and currently manages a diverse portfolio of corporate relationships throughout the Mid-Hudson Valley Region. Mr. Flynn is responsible for all facets of banking relationships, including depository, lending and investment services. Mr. Flynn currently serves on a number of boards and committees of Hudson Valley not-for-profits including Crystal Run Village, Inc., Leadership Orange, Council of Industry and the American Heart Association. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management/Finance from the State University of New York at Oswego and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Mount Saint Mary College, in Newburgh, New York.

J. Miguel Rodrigues is the Director of Safety, Security, and Emergency Management for the Greater Hudson Valley Health System.  Mr. Rodrigues is a member of International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS). He is currently attending SUNY Empire College to gain his Bachelor’s degree in Emergency Management. Mr. Rodrigues is also a Volunteer Fireman in the City of Middletown and past captain for 8 years. He has spent many years as a public servant and is currently the Common Council President and a Police Commissioner of the City of Middletown. He served on the City Council for over 10 years. Mr. Rodrigues lives in Middletown, New York, with his wife and four children.  

Catherine B. Suehnholz, is a retired nurse and a member of the Orange Regional Medical Center Auxiliary. Ms. Suehnholz was a member of the Goshen Parent Teachers Association, Sullivan County Community College’s Scholarship Committee and Harvard University’s Parents Fund.  She is also a therapy dog handler at Orange Regional and resides in Goshen, New York.    

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 go to www.ormc.org/foundation.

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

Michael J. Flynn, J. Miguel Rodrigues, Catherine B. Suehnholz
       

 










Orange Regional Medical Center's Pediatric Unit is the Recipient of Student's Good Deed

July 7, 2014

Middletown, NY - Orange Regional Medical Center’s Pediatric Unit received a donation of more than 125 new books. Dylan King of Bloomingburg, New York, a third grade student at Circleville Elementary School, proudly made the donation of books spanning various reading levels.

Turning to reading instead of television while home sick one day, Dylan, age 8, came up with the idea of collecting new books for pediatric patients who were staying in the hospital. He created flyers requesting donations of new books and passed them out to his classmates. With the help of his fellow students, Dylan had collected more than 125 books in short period of time.

“We are so excited to receive this awesome donation of books for our young patients. Dylan’s effort toward this donation is terrific and we are grateful for his support,” states Michelle Ferguson, Orange Regional’s child life specialist.

The Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation is currently accepting donations toward its Lend A Hand For Kids Capital Campaign to benefit Orange Regional’s new Pediatric Center. If you would like to donate please call 845-333-2333 or visit us at  www.ormc.org/LendAHandForKids to make an online donation.

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

Photo caption: Dylan King, age 8, of Bloomingburg is pictured with Michelle Ferguson, Orange Regional Medical Center’s child life specialist. Dylan collected and donated more than 125 new books to Orange Regional’s Pediatric Unit.                           



Orange Regional to Host Free Seminar on Common Hand Problems

July 3, 2014

Middletown, NY - Orange Regional Medical Center will host a free seminar “Treatment for Hand and Arm Pain” on Thursday, July 24 at 6:00 p.m. at Orange Regional’s Conference Center, 707 East Main Street in Middletown.    

Dr. Samir Sodha will discuss diagnosis, treatment and prevention of common hand and arm problems as well as complex traumatic and arthritic conditions. 

The U.S. Department of Labor and Statistics has concluded that carpal tunnel syndrome is the “chief occupational hazard of the 90’s” – disabling workers in epidemic proportions. Currently carpal tunnel syndrome affects over 8 million Americans, is the number one reported medical problem and accounts for about 50% of all work-related injuries.

Light refreshments will be served.  For more information, or to register, please visit www.ormc.org/communityoutreach or call the Orange Regional Health Connections at 1-888-321-ORMC (6762).

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

Dr. Samir Sodha













Orange Regional Medical Center Appoints Christine MacKay as 4 West Unit Director

July 1, 2014

Middletown, NY - Orange Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce an addition to its leadership team.

Christine MacKay, RN, BSN, CMSRN has been promoted to Nursing Unit Director for 4 West at Orange Regional. Ms. MacKay has an extensive clinical background including Medical/Surgical, Telemetry and Emergency Nursing and is a Board--certified Medical/Surgical Nurse. She has received recognition for excellence in customer service and nursing practice as the Orange Regional Medical Center STAR of the year (2011), Nominee/Finalist for Hudson Valley Magazine Nursing Excellence Award (2012) and most recently as the recipient of a Grateful Patient Award (2014). Ms. MacKay has been a member of the Orange Regional Medical Center family since 2003, most recently working as a Staff Nurse/Charge Nurse on the night shift in the Emergency Room.

She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Chamberlin College and is currently enrolled at Chamberlin pursing a Master of Science degree in Nursing/Nurse Executive Track.

To learn more about career opportunities at Orange Regional Medical Center, visit www.ormc.org/careers. Orange Regional Medical Center is a member of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System.



Orange Regional Medical Center Urges Caution to Help Avoid Serious Head Injuries this Summer

July 1, 2014

Middletown, NY - Orange Regional Medical Center is asking local residents to exercise caution as they engage in the season’s warm weather activities.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, there are more than 2.5 million emergency department visits each year due to traumatic brain injury across the U.S. Outdoor sports and activities like skateboarding, bicycling and motorcycle riding can significantly increase the risk of suffering a traumatic head or brain injury. Even seasonal chores, like outdoor-cleaning and home repairs, are associated with increased risks.

As the weather warms up and local residents begin to engage in more active and adventurous lifestyles, Orange Regional is urging everyone to take the proper precautions to avoid head injuries.

“Even mild head injuries may cause significant, long-term damage,” said Dr. Anuj Vohra, emergency department medical director for Orange Regional. “By and large, falls are the leading causes of traumatic brain injury. When we engage in activities that involve running, jumping or climbing, we increase the chances of suffering from a fall or bodily collision. Even simple protective measures, like wearing a helmet while riding a bike, can prevent or dramatically reduce the severity of any head trauma resulting from a fall.”

Dr. Vohra is an emergency medical doctor at Orange Regional with a degree in Osteopathic Medicine and more than five years of experience in caring for patients with head injuries. He is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine and has overseen numerous cases of traumatic brain injury during his time at Orange Regional.

Dr. Vohra advises community members to be aware of any situations putting them at greater risk of traumatic head injury, and to exercise caution when necessary. Such measures include always fastening seatbelts while in a motor vehicle, wearing the proper protective gear when skateboarding or riding a bicycle and having someone available to help steady ladders when engaging in repair or maintenance work at home.

“By recognizing the situations that put us at increased risk of head injury, we can work to minimize the number of injuries this summer,” said Dr. Vohra. “The No. 1 thing people need to do is to take a moment and think about what safety measures are appropriate and logical for any given activity. It is still possible to enjoy engaging in warm weather activities while taking the right precautions, but it is almost impossible to enjoy these activities from a hospital bed.”

Orange Regional Medical Center, located in Middletown, is a member of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System. To learn more about the medical center, visit http://www.ormc.org.

Caption: Dr. Anuj Vohra, emergency department medical director, instructs Daphne Besten, nursing director of Trauma and Robin Brennan Seibel, nursing director of emergency services, on proper helmet safety.  

Orange Regional Medical Center Among the First Hospitals in the Hudson Valley to Implant Subcutaneous Implantable Defibrillator System (S-ICD®)

June 26, 2014

Middletown, NY - Orange Regional Medical Center is among the first of hospitals in the Hudson Valley to implant the entirely subcutaneous ICD system. This device, manufactured by Boston Scientific (Natick, MA), represents the first commercially available subcutaneous implantable defibrillator system (S-ICD) for the treatment of patients at risk for sudden cardiac arrest.    

Sudden cardiac arrest involves the abrupt onset of a lethal heart rhythm. Most episodes are caused by the rapid and/or chaotic activity of the heart’s muscle and are known as ventricular tachycardia or ventricular fibrillation.

“The subcutaneous ICD system represents a significant advancement in therapy for patients at risk of sudden cardiac arrest. The ability to provide effective defibrillation without the need to access the vascular system offers particular advantages in certain selected patients,” said Orange Regional Medical Center Cardiologist, Paul Eugenio, MD. “Orange Regional Medical Center is among the first institutions in the Hudson Valley to have implanted this system and is proud to offer this innovative therapy.”

The S-ICD System is designed to provide the same protection from sudden cardiac arrest as the traditional transvenous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD). The advantage of this entirely subcutaneous system involves its ability to be implanted just below the skin without the need for thin, insulated wires – known as leads – to be placed into the heart itself (as is necessary with the standard transvenous ICD system). This leaves the heart and blood vessels untouched while still providing protections against lethal cardiac arrhythmias.   

The S-ICD System has two main components: (1) the pulse generator, which powers the system, monitors heart activity, and delivers a shock if needed, and (2) the electrode, which enables the device to sense the cardiac rhythm and serves as a pathway for shock delivery when necessary. Both components are implanted just under the skin—the generator at the side of the chest, and the electrode beside the breastbone. Implantation of the S-ICD system is generally straightforward and can be done using only anatomical landmarks which removes the need for fluoroscopy (an X-ray procedure that is required for standard leads to be placed in the heart). 

The Orange Regional Medical Center Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, affiliated with Westchester Medical Center, offers three highly equipped, state-of-the-art cath labs where implantation of the S-ICD system is performed by our team of cardiac electrophysiologists.  

For more information on the Peter Frommer, M.D. Heart Center at Orange Regional Medical Center or the S-ICD System, visit www.ormcheartcare.org. 

Caption: Dr. Paul Eugenio



Orange Regional Medical Center Hosts Car Seat Safety Check
June 26, 2014

Middletown, NY - Orange Regional Medical Center recently partnered with the Orange County Traffic Safety Program to hold a free car seat check for the community. Child Passenger Safety Technicians were on hand to educate parents on how to properly install and use car safety seats and boosters.

The Car Seat Check was headed by Car Seat Safety Technicians in training, who received their certifications upon completion of the safety event. There were 19 students in the Child Passenger Safety Technician class. Nine of the students were Orange Regional Staff members from the Children’s Emergency Department and Trauma Program. The class was led by NYS Safe Kids and required 40 hours of study, hands-on experience and three written exams. Angela Marchionni, RN and Colleen Minnock, Trauma Program/AC Surgery Service Coordinator took the lead on ensuring that Orange Regional Staff members certified. Child Passenger Safety Technician certifications last for three years.

During the Car Seat Check, 40 child restraints were checked in 35 vehicles. The top misuses cited with rear-facing seats were: loose harness straps, loose seats, incorrect use of lower anchors and use of non-regulated (aftermarket) products. In forward-facing seats the top misuses were: loose seats, loose harness straps, incorrect placement of chest clips and non-use of tethers. 

New York state law requires that children under the age of eight must be secured in an appropriate child safety seat, although the state strongly recommends booster seats for older children who weigh less than 40 pounds.

For more information on Orange Regional services, visit http://www.ormc.org.  Orange Regional is a member of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System.

Photo caption:

Orange Regional Medical Center Staff who received Child Passenger Safety Technician certifications upon completion of the Car Seat Check. From left to right: Eddie Noboa, Kristen Ford, Shannon Keesler, Karin Kuhens, Amanda Lewis, Angela Marchionni, Gina Torres, Kecia Healy, (not pictured) Katherine Bergman and Jackie Proudford.



Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation Golf Classic Raised $200,000

June 24, 2014

Middletown, NY - On Monday, June 16, the Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation held its annual Golf Classic raising $200,000 in net proceeds to benefit Orange Regional Medical Center’s new Pediatric Center. The event was chaired by Jonathan Nasser, MD and Ray VanVoorhis, and hosted 248 golfers at the Wallkill Golf Course and West Hills Country Club.

“Orange Regional’s annual Golf Classic is a community tradition and this year’s tournament was a tremendous success and enjoyable day for all who participated,” says Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation Director of Development Pamela Yosh. “The golf tournament is one of our key fundraising events and we are so appreciative of the strong show of support from our community, sponsors, players as well as Hospital staff and volunteers.”

Forty volunteers raised funds by selling limited raffle tickets, basket raffles and procuring numerous sponsorships. Orange Regional’s President & CEO Scott Batulis tested the golfers’ skills at West Hills Country Club, while Orange Regional’s Vice President of Medical Affairs,

Dr. Jim Oxley challenged golfers at the Wallkill Golf Course.

About the Orange Regional’s Pediatric Center
Orange Regional’s three-phase pediatric plan includes:

Phase 1 

Thanks to the support of our community partners, Hospital employees and medical staff, the first phase of our campaign is complete. Phase 1 included the construction of a dedicated Children’s Emergency Department within Orange Regional’s current Emergency Room, featuring 10 secure, child-friendly treatment areas. Pediatric sub-specialty services were also added including anesthesia, urology, neurology, endocrinology, surgery, psychiatry and telemetry.  Phase 1 of the campaign also added specialized staff including Pediatric Hospitalists, Pediatric Unit staff and a Child Life Specialist. 

Phase 2

Currently working in phase 2, Orange Regional continues to add Pediatric sub-specialty inpatient and outpatient services and staff is receiving specialized sensitivity training to help create a child-friendly environment. The Hospital is also being equipped and furnished to address the needs and comforts of children from birth to 18 years. 

Phase 3

This phase includes enhancements of the existing Pediatric Inpatient Unit, including designated Pediatric Intensive Care (PIC) Rooms.  Orange Regional also plans to add community outreach and education programs on children’s health, wellness and safety.

To learn more about the Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation and the ways to donate to Orange Regional Medical Center, call 845-333-2333 or visit www.ormc.org/foundation.

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

Orange Regional Medical Center Earns Teaching Hospital Designation

June 21, 2014

Middletown, NY - Orange Regional Medical Center has received approval from the American Osteopathic Association to conduct a new Family Medicine Residency Program. As a teaching hospital, Orange Regional will educate medical students and train resident physicians. Family Medicine Residents will begin their training July 2014.

Orange Regional’s Vice Chairman of the Department of Family Medicine John Dermigny, D.O. was named Program Director, while Orange Regional’s Vice President of Medical Affairs Jim Oxley, DO has assumed the role of Director of Medical Education and Chief Medical Officer. Ronald Israelski, MD will serve as the Director of Academic Affairs.

Currently, Orange Regional hosts 10 medical students from Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) for their clinical rotations. Starting July 2014, the program will sponsor 27 medical students with the number of students increasing to more than 40 in subsequent years. Clinical clerkships provide third and fourth year medical students the opportunity to rotate through the hospital and experience the practice of medical specialties, treating patients under the supervision of a physician, completing physical exams on patients, taking progress notes, soliciting patient histories and assisting in surgeries and with procedures. 

“We are extremely excited to partner with TouroCOM in offering undergraduate medical students clerkship opportunities in our state-of-the-art facility. Our residency program will train young physicians from across the country interested in Family Medicine,” states Orange Regional’s President & CEO Scott Batulis. “We have an experienced and highly trained physician staff that can provide a tremendous amount of knowledge to medical students at different levels of their studies.”

The three-year residency program will provide each resident with training in areas of osteopathic family medical practice and manipulative treatment, or hands-on care, and will prepare them for certification in osteopathic family practice. 

“Our residency program offers medical students a great opportunity to develop the clinical skills and tools needed to practice in the real world of medicine,” says Program Director Dr. John Dermigny. “The overall goal is to develop the knowledge, compassionate behavior and caring attitudes that are worthy of a family practice physician.”

Residents in the Family Medicine Program will train under the guidance of dedicated physicians who are leaders in their field of practice in areas such as Inpatient Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Women’s Health, Pediatrics, Surgery, Geriatrics, Diagnostic Imaging and Behavioral Medicine. Orange Regional anticipates expanding its residency programs to include Emergency Medicine and Psychiatry.

“Orange Regional’s designation as a teaching hospital is a major milestone for medical education in the Hudson Valley,” said Dr. Alan Kadish, President & CEO of Touro College and University System. “Our medical students who now rotate from our Manhattan campus will benefit from the clinical training opportunities provided by the hospital’s world-class medical professionals and state-of-the-art facilities. In the end, the local community will be the ultimate beneficiary, as this initiative will boost the quality of healthcare delivery throughout the Hudson Valley region.” 

Orange Regional’s commitment to medical education provides medical students and participants in the Family Medicine Residency Program the opportunity for a quality education and the prospect of remaining in the Hudson Valley to care for and treat members of our community.

For more information about the Family Medicine Residency Program call Administrative Director of Medical Education, Jenny Vosganian-Clancy, at 845-333-1138. 

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

Orange Regional Reminds the Community to be Safe, Avoid Hand Injuries this Spring

June 17, 2014

Middletown, NY - Orange Regional Medical Center is reminding local residents to be safe and avoid dangerous hand injuries that may result in an emergency department visit. Every year, Orange Regional sees a rise in hand injury as the weather warms up.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are an estimated 1.8 million visits to the emergency department each year due to hand injuries nationwide. In fact, about 10 percent of all ED visits are due to hand-related injuries, including lacerations, contusions, broken bones and infections. Many of these injuries are due to home improvement activities like sawing, hammering, welding, woodworking and the use of power tools such as drills and handsaws. 

To help avoid these complications, Dr. Samir Sodha, a Hand and Upper Extremity Surgeon at Orange Regional, recommends a number of safety tips: 

  • First, users should never disable safety features on their power tools in the name of efficiency, as it’s easier than many people think to slip and seriously hurt themselves. 
  • Secondly, individuals should be extra careful when holding wood or other materials in place while another person drills or saws, as this is another common scenario in which hand injuries take place.
  • Finally, those engaged in home improvement projects should not work while tired or under the influence of alcohol, which can make it much easier to lose focus and cause a trip to the hospital. 

“In the spring, we see a lot of people get outdoors to tackle home improvement projects or simply get out to enjoy the nicer weather,” said Dr. Sodha. “However, we also see more people coming to Orange Regional with serious hand injuries, which in most cases are preventable by using some standard safety precautions. If you do experience a hand injury, be sure to seek medical attention as soon as possible, even if you think it’s relatively minor. Receiving treatment right away can help prevent long-term nerve or muscle damage.”

Orange Regional Medical Center Medical Director of the Emergency Department, Dr. Anuj Vhora added “we now have a children's emergency department and our hand specialists are also able to care for kids."

Dr. Sodha is one of the region’s leading orthopedic surgeons specializing in hand and upper extremity injuries. He completed his fellowship in hand, elbow and microvascular surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He has more than a decade of experience and regularly treats injuries to the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons and muscles. Dr. Sodha received his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.  

Orange Regional Medical Center, located at 707 East Main Street, in Middletown, will host a free seminar on Common Hand Problems on July 24 at 6 p.m. in its conference center. For more information or to register, please visit www.ormc.org/communityoutreach or call The Orange Regional Health Connection at 1-888-321-ORMC (6762). 



Beth Olsen Joins Orange Regional Medical Group as Practice Manager

June 16, 2014

Middletown, NY - Orange Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce Beth Olsen as  Orange Regional Medical Group’s Practice Manager.

Ms. Olsen joins Orange Regional Medical Group from Nyack Hospital where she was the Trauma Registrar and was instrumental in preparing Nyack Hospital for the American College of Surgeons site visit for Level 2 Trauma Center accreditation. Ms. Olsen also held the position of Director of Finance and Office Manager at OMNI Medical Care where she oversaw the billing department and assisted in the coordination of patient care. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from SUNY Cortland.

Committed to meeting the community’s growing need for outpatient care, Orange Regional Medical Group provides high quality primary care services, treating patients from newborns to senior citizens for acute and chronic illnesses as well as preventative care. Orange Regional Medical Group is located at the Orange Regional Medical Pavilion, 75 Crystal Run Road, Suite 135 in Middletown. 

Orange Regional Medical Group is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Same day appointments are available and walk-ins are welcome. Appointments can be made by calling 845-333-7575. To learn more, visit www.OrangeRegionalMedicalGroup.org.

Orange Regional Medical Group is a division of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System (GHVHS) comprised of Catskill Regional Medical Center and Orange Regional Medical Center.


Orange Regional Medical Center's Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit Receives Accolades from Accrediting Regulatory Agency

June 12, 2014

Middletown, NY - Orange Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce its Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit has received accreditation from the Commission for Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) through April 2017 and has demonstrated exemplary compliance during its participation in a recent survey. 

CARF is an organization that surveys healthcare facilities internationally and promotes quality, value and optimal outcomes through a consultative accreditation process that centers on enhancing the lives of patients. Participation in a CARF survey is voluntary.

During the survey, two surveyors, a physical therapist and an administrator, observed patient care, reviewed documentation and policies, interviewed patients, directors, physicians, referral sources and staff from all disciplines. As a result of the survey, CARF was extremely complimentary of Orange Regional's level of compliance with its standards and dedication to providing quality patient care and found the unit to provide exemplary compliance in many areas. 

"The surveyors identified that Orange Regional has a rare program since, after two days of intense review, there were no substantive findings and, as such, Orange Regional has joined a very small and elite group of (CARF) programs internationally," said Sandra Iberger, Vice President, Operations."It should be noted that this re-accreditation represents the 7th successful CARF survey by Orange Regional’s Inpatient Rehabilitation team, who continually demonstrate an established pattern of practice excellence which has spanned over 21 years of service.”

The patients Orange Regional serves in its Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit are typically impaired in strength and activity level. Inpatient Rehabilitation involves the team work of physicians, rehabilitation nurses and nursing assistants, case managers, physical and occupational therapists and assistants, speech language pathologists, a recreation therapist, a neuropsychologist, and support staff working to help the patient and their family members to reach their goals. 

For more information about Orange Regional's Rehabilitation Services visit www.ormc.org/InpatientRehab or call 1-888-321-ORMC (6762).


Orange Regional Medical Center Physician and Nurse Receipients of EMS Awards

June 10, 2014

Middletown, NY - Orange Regional Medical Center is proud to announce that Pamela Murphy, MD and Angela Marchionni, RN are recipients of the Orange County EMS Excellence Awards. Additionally, Dr. Murphy is also the recipient of the Hudson Valley Regional EMS Excellence Awards.

The 2013 Orange County & Hudson Valley Regional Physician of Excellence Award was given to Dr. Pamela Murphy.  She was honored for her contributions to the EMS community as a physician and for her dedication, responsibility, professional behavior and special skill and insight in the pre-hospital environment.  She is a strong advocate for all EMS providers both as a volunteer and in her career as a physician and is responsible for many positive changes within Orange County and Hudson Valley EMS.  Dr. Murphy is the chairperson of the Regional Emergency Medical Services Council (REMSCO) that oversees EMS for the six counties that comprise the Hudson Valley Region.  REMSCO is instrumental in developing protocols, implementing training programs and promoting high-quality, pre-hospital care throughout the region.

For the second consecutive year, Angela Marchionni, RN was awarded the 2013 Orange County EMS Educator of Excellence Award.  Her outstanding teaching, educational administration, coordination and research, publication and research significantly improved the pre-hospital services.  As Orange Regional’s EMS Liaison, Ms. Marchionni has coordinated multiple Continuing Medical Education (CME) programs that are invaluable to every EMT in both Orange and the surrounding counties.  In 2013 Angela conducted a total of 20 classes that were attended by 1,109 people.  She has also been a valuable asset to Goshen Volunteer Ambulance Corps (GOVAC), by helping to provide speakers for monthly training and CEM’s sponsored by GOVAC.

Nominated by EMS and Orange County based hospitals, Dr. Murphy and Ms. Marchionni were selected by a committee of winners of the 2012 EMS Awards.  Dr. Murphy will go on to the New York State EMS Nomination Awards. 

For more information on 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 Presents New Art Exhibit

June 6, 2014

Middletown, NY - Orange Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce a summer exhibit featuring the work of three Warwick artists. The exhibit, Layers: Laura Breitman, Jonathan Talbot, Lisa Zukowski, highlights the collage- the creative practice of assembling material fragments into something entirely new. The opening reception with the artists will be held on Friday, June 13, 2014 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at Orange Regional Medical Center located at 707 East Main Street, Middletown on the ground floor gallery adjacent to the conference center. Light refreshments will be served. The exhibit will remain on view until August 15.

Thousands of pieces of fabric are contained in each one of Laura Breitman’s photorealistic mixed media collage pieces. Her careful and painstaking attention to detail tricks the eye, capturing viewers’ attention to draw them in to look more closely at the layers of shapes and color.

From papers and paint,Jonathan Talbot composes both large and small series of abstract works. His collage paintings perform like visual jazz, seemingly improvisational but thoughtfully constructed. Talbot juxtaposes elements –vintage maps, fragments of text, and overlapping forms–in unexpected ways.

Lisa Zukowski’s collages reflect her desire for healing and change. She takes such things as shredded, discarded clothing and embeds them in wax in a symbolic gesture of destroying old ways and transforming them into something positive. Her mixed media works reflect her inspiration in the passage of time and the layers accumulated over the years.

Layers is part of Orange Regional’s ongoing program of changing exhibits featuring artwork by local, contemporary artists. The Gallery at ORMC is free and open to the public.

For additional information about Orange Regional’s Art Program, contact Orange Regional’s Art Curator, Sarah Johnson at 845-333-2385.

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

Photo caption:  Lisa Zukowski, wabi, mixed media: acrylic, canvas, textile, clothing,

machine embroidery, thread, and graphite, 2012, 54” x 54”




Family Nurse Practitioner Kate Santoro Joins Orange Regional Medical Group

June 5, 2014

Middletown, NY - Kate Santoro, RN, FNP, has joined Orange Regional Medical Group’s Primary Care team as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Santoro will work closely with Orange Regional Medical Group’s Board-certified physicians, nurses and certified medical assistants to meet the healthcare needs of families in the community.

Santoro is an experienced clinician with practice in primary care, pediatrics, family planning, emergency care and oncology. Prior to joining Orange Regional Medical Group, Santoro cared for oncology patients at United Health Services Wilson Medical Center, later serving as an emergency nurse in the hospital’s New York state-designated trauma, stroke and chest pain center. Santoro later worked as a clinician at a regional family planning center, and most recently served as a primary care clinician for United Health Services. Santoro holds a Master of Science as a Family Nurse Practitioner, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Binghamton University, where she graduated with honors.

“We are thrilled to announce the addition of Kate Santoro to our Primary Care team,” said Bruce Ellsweig, Medical Director, Primary Care and Community Health of Orange Regional Medical Group. “Kate is a highly skilled nurse practitioner who will be a great asset to our team as we work together to advance the health in our community.” 

Committed to meeting the community’s growing need for outpatient care, Orange Regional Medical Group provides high quality primary care services, treating patients from newborns to senior citizens for acute and chronic illnesses as well as preventative care.

Orange Regional Medical Group Primary Care is located at 75 Crystal Run Road, Suite 135, Middletown, N.Y. Same day appointments are available and walk-ins are welcome. For more information, call 845-333-7575 or visit OrangeRegionalMedicalGroup.org.

Orange Regional Medical Group is a division of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System, composed of Catskill Regional Medical Center and Orange Regional Medical Center. 



Orange Regional Medical Center Offers Lung Cancer Support Group

June 5, 2014

Middletown, NY – Orange Regional Medical Center will begin offering a lung cancer support group on June 26. The group will meet the fourth Thursday of each month from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Orange Regional Medical Center’s Outpatient Conference Room, 707 East Main Street, in Middletown.    

This support group is for patients, their friends and families whose lives have been affected by lung cancer. The support group setting will provide education, resources and bring together people who have a similar diagnosis to share experiences, concerns and fears as they battle lung cancer together. For more information on the support group, please call 1-888-321-ORMC.    

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

Orange Regional Medical Center to Host Car Seat Checks

June 2, 2014

Middletown, NY – Orange Regional Medical Center in partnership with the Orange County Traffic Safety Program will offer a free car seat check for the community on Saturday, June 7 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Child passenger safety technicians will be on hand to educate parents on how to properly install and use car safety seats and boosters. All expecting parents and parents of children up to 12 years old are welcome. The event will take place at Orange Regional Medical Center, Parking Lot D, located at 707 East Main Street in Middletown.  The Orange County Traffic Safety Program and the New York State Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee are sponsoring the event. 

 “We are very pleased to hold this important safety check to help families across our region ensure that their children’s car seats are in good working condition and properly secured,” said Angela Marchionni, RN, Injury Prevention/EMS Liaison/PI Coordinator, Trauma Program at Orange Regional. “Even if you purchase a top-of-the-line seat, it does little good if it’s broken or buckled incorrectly. Technicians will thoroughly check your car seat and provide careful instructions on how to make sure it’s completely safe and secure for your child.”

According to SafeNY, motor vehicle accidents are one of the leading causes of hospitalization for young children, especially those under two years old. Unrestrained children are up to four times more likely to suffer serious injuries in these crashes compared to those who are properly secured in a car seat. The agency also estimates that the use of safety seats reduces the risk of death for infants by approximately 71 percent.

New York state law requires that children under the age of eight must be secured in an appropriate child safety seat, although the state strongly recommends booster seats for older children who weigh less than 40 pounds.

For more information on Orange Regional services, visit http://www.ormc.org.  Orange Regional is a member of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System.

Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation Seeks Help Matching $500,000 Challenge Grant for Pediatrics

May 30, 2014

Middletown, NY – The Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation (ORMCF) is looking for your help to raise funds to match a $500,000 challenge grant. An anonymous donor has pledged the $500,000 to ORMCF’s “Lend a Hand for Kids” campaign which is raising money to enhance specialized pediatric services at the hospital.

Capital Campaign co-chairman Bill Ruggles said, “We’re calling this latest phase in our campaign, the “Children’s Challenge”. Every dollar counts. If we can raise $500,000 to match the grant, it will give us the final push we need to achieve our $2 million goal. With some help, we could complete the campaign over the next few months. So far, we’re 75% there and the support has been outstanding. This latest donation will do so much to help the hospital care for the kids in our community that are sick or injured.”

Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation President Christine Maraia said, “Children account for 26% of the population in our area. Fulfilling this campaign goal will help ensure that more kids are able to be treated locally and won’t have to travel far away from home for care. We are so grateful for this donor, who wishes to remain anonymous, and can’t stress enough how much this means for children. Because of this wonderful matching grant, essentially every dollar raised up to $500,000 will be doubled as we strive toward our target.”

ORMC has already opened a new Children’s Emergency Department, added a Child Life Specialist, Pediatric sub-specialist physicians and Pediatric Hospitalists. Next the hospital wants to expand sub-specialty services, continue to enhance the Pediatric Unit to make it even more child-friendly, develop an advanced Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, plus add community outreach and education programs focusing on children'shealth and wellness.

Please consider making a donation to the Lend a Hand for Kids campaign today to help ensure that children receive exceptional healthcare close to home. To learn how you can help, please visit www.ormc.org/lendahandforkids, call the Foundation at 845-333-2333 or email foundation@ormc.org.

(pictured L-R) “Almost there!” - Some of the ORMC Foundation Lend a Hand for Kids Pediatric Capital Campaign Steering Committee members including:  Jay Anthony; Theresa Fay Conte, RN; Karin Kuhens, RN; Jonathan Ruis; “Hudson” the campaign mascot; Janet Formisano and Bill Ruggles.)                                                                                                               

 

Spots Still Available at Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation Golf Classic

May 29, 2014

Middletown, NY – Spots are still available, but they’re going fast, forthe Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation Annual Golf Classic on Monday, June 16. The tournament will be held at West Hills Country Club and the Town of Wallkill Golf Course, both in Middletown. The event concludes with a celebratory dinner and awards ceremony at West Hills Country Club. This year, the Annual Golf Classic will benefit Orange Regional’s new Pediatric Center, aimed to bring exceptional pediatric services to Hudson Valley.

Various levels of sponsorship packages are also still available. With a round of golf, golfers receive breakfast, a golf cart, lunch and an appreciation gift, as well as golfers’ hour and buffet dinner.

To learn more about the Orange Regional Golf Classic, please call the Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation at 845-333-2333 or visit www.ormc.org/foundation.

Orange Regional Medical Center's Foundation Receives $15,000 Sponsorship from Volkswagen of American for 2014 Golf Classic

May 28, 2014

Middletown, NY – Caption: Orange Regional Medical Center’s Dr. Jonathan Nasser, Golf Classic 2014 co-chair; Christine Maraia, Foundation President and Ray VanVoorhis, Golf Classic 2014 co-chair (far right) accepted a $15,000 sponsorship for the 2014 Golf Classic. A check was presented by Michael Ashton, from Volkswagen of America, on April 22, 2014 at Compass Motors in Middletown.

Orange Regional’s 2014 Golf Classic, benefitting the Pediatric Center at Orange Regional, will be held on Monday, June 16, 2014 at the West Hills Country Club and Wallkill Golf Club. For sponsorship opportunities and registration information, please contact the Foundation Office at 845-333-2333 or foundation@ormc.org or visit www.ormc.org.

About Orange Regional’s Foundation

The Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation (ORMCF) was founded in 2004 as a not-for-profit organization. Its mission is to support Orange Regional Medical Center through advocacy and fundraising. To date, ORMCF has raised more than $31 million and invested these contributions in helping build the new hospital, purchasing state-of-the-art equipment, new technology and more.

Healthcare is perpetually changing and new technology is continuously being developed.  To continue to be a progressive organization, Orange Regional needs philanthropic support to help assure that it offers advanced services and utilizes cutting-edge technology and equipment.

The ORMCF greatly appreciates the many donors that have contributed money, good and services, or included us in their estate plans over the years. Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation proudly offers donors the opportunity to match their interests with the needs of the 




Orange Regional Medical Center Earns Special Designation for Elder Care

May 23, 2014

Middletown, NY – Orange Regional Medical Center has been recently designated as a Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE) hospital, recognizing the Hospital’s commitment to providing exemplary care to older patients. NICHE is the largest national geriatric care program for hospitals.

The NICHE program supports the implementation of a variety of best practices, including prevention and management of pain, pressure ulcers, delirium, urinary incontinence and fall prevention. Orange Regional creates physical and social environments that address these specific needs of older patients. 

“Geriatric patients have different needs when they are hospitalized,” says Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer, Joanne Ritter-Teitel. “Thanks to Orange Regional’s NICHE designation, our nursing staff has access to NICHE resources that offer educational programs and training to help improve the outcomes for our older patients and provide them with an exceptional patient care experience.”

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 Offers Free Mammograms

May 21, 2014

Middletown, NY – Orange Regional Medical Center will offer free mammograms on Saturday, June 7, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 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, June 4.  Pre-registration is required. 

During the hour-long appointment, you will be screened for breast cancer by having a clinical breast exam and mammography. The appointment will also include breast health education and a training video.  The event is open to women without insurance who are currently not experiencing breast problems, while still meeting the following criteria.  Participants must be over 40 years of age and have not had a mammogram through this program within the last year’s time.  Women who have had a mammogram within a year’s time and are currently experiencing breast problems may still meet the requirements for participation.  They are encouraged to call.  The screenings will be led by Howard M. Karpoff, MD, FACS, Surgical Oncologist and Chairman of the Department of Surgery.

For more information and to register, please call the Orange Regional Health Connection at 1-888-321-ORMC (6762).

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

Orange Regional Medical Center Patient Receives Yankee Tickets

May 19, 2014

Middletown, NY – Orange Regional Medical Center received two Yankees tickets from the Starlight Foundation, a global children’s charity, to be donated to one of their pediatric patients. Two year old Angelo Martino was the lucky recipient.  Angelo, a big baseball fan, and a guest will be enjoying a Yankees home game on May 30. 



Pictured left to right: Dan Martino, Dana Martino, Angelo and Michelle Ferguson, Orange Regional's Child Life Specialist. 

For more information about Pediatric Services at Orange Regional Medical Center, visit www.ormc.org/Pediatrics. 

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

Orange Regional Medical Center Receives National Recognition

May 16, 2014

Middletown, NY – Orange Regional Medical Center has been recognized by Healthgrades, a leading online national resource that educates consumers about hospitals and physicians, for providing quality patient care.  

In addition to Healthgrades naming Orange Regional among the top 5% in the nation for patient safety in 2013, they recently received Five Star recognitions in Interventional Coronary Procedures, Back Surgery, GYN Surgery and Treatment of Pulmonary Obstructive Disorder for 2014.

“We are honored to receive this recognition by a leading healthcare industry organization,” says Orange Regional’s President and CEO Scott Batulis. “These ratings illustrate our dedication to providing high quality patient care.” 

National Research Corporation honored Orange Regional with their 2013 Path to Excellence Award for improving the patient experience and US News & World Report named Orange Regional among the Best Regional Hospitals in the Hudson Valley in 2013.  

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 Healthgrades

Healthgrades, headquartered in Denver, Colorado, is the leading online resource of comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. More than 225 million visitors use the Healthgrades websites to search, evaluate, compare and connect with physicians and hospitals that best meet their treatment needs.  Consumers are empowered through use of the Healthgrades proprietary information about clinical outcomes, satisfaction, safety, and health conditions to make more informed healthcare decisions and take action.  For more information please visit www.healthgrades.com and www.bettermedicine.com.


Orange Regional Medical Center Honors Exceptional Nurse

May 16, 2014

Middletown, NY – Orange Regional Medical Center has partnered with the DAISY Foundation to recognize its nurses for the excellent care they provide to patients. Erin Kirwin, Critical Care Registered Nurse, was chosen as the first honoree. Ms. Kirwan was honored for her care, compassion and professionalism while educating a patient and her family on the Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) process and advocating for and providing guidance to the patient and her family during the last days of life.  

“Erin is a great example of an extraordinary nurse and we are proud to be among the hospitals participating in the DAISY Award program.  Nurses are heroes every day.  It’s important that our nurses know their work is highly valued, and The DAISY Foundation provides a special way for us to do that,” said Vice President, Chief Nursing Officer Joanne Ritter-Teitel, PhD, RN, CEA-BC.

The DAISY Foundation, an organization established to recognize and honor nurses who make a profound difference in the lives of the patients they care for, created The DAISY Award For Extraordinary Nurses in honor of J. Patrick Barnes who died at age 33 from an auto-immune disease. His family was extremely grateful for the nursing care he received that they started a Foundation in his honor. For the past 15 years, hospitals across the nation have partnered with The DIASY Foundation to honor their nurses that go above and beyond.  

"When Patrick was critically ill, our family experienced first-hand the remarkable skill and care nurses provide patients every day and night. Yet these unsung heroes are seldom recognized for the super-human work they do.  The kind of work the nurses at Orange Regionalare called on to do every day epitomizes the purpose of The DAISY Award,” said Bonnie Barnes, President and Co-Founder of The DAISY Foundation. 

For more information on careers at Orange Regional Medical Center visit www.ormc.org/careers. Orange Regional Medical Center is a member of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System.

 

Caption: Erin Kirwan, RN, Critical Care and Vice President, Chief Nursing Officer Joanne Ritter-Teitel, PhD, RN, CEA-BC.

About the DAISY Foundation

The not-for-profit DAISY Foundation is based in Glen Ellen, CA, and was established by family members in memory of J. Patrick Barnes.  Patrick died at the age of 33 in late 1999 from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), a little known but not uncommon auto-immune disease. The care Patrick and his family received from nurses while he was ill inspired this unique means of thanking nurses for making a profound difference in the lives of their patients and patient families.

One day while Pat was in the hospital, he asked his family to bring him a Cinnabon® cinnamon roll plus enough for all the nurses in his unit.  With the help of Cinnabon’s parent company, FOCUS Brands, The DAISY Foundation carries on this tradition by serving Cinnabons to all the nurses in the Award recipient’s unit in thanks for everything they do for their patients and families. Honorees also receive a certificate of commemoration, a hand carved sculpture called A Healer’s Touch

Orange Regional Medical Center Announces Star of the Year

May 15, 2014

Middletown, NY –  In honor of National Hospital Week, May 11 – May 17, Orange Regional Medical Center has announced its Star of the Year, Jayne O’Malley. Ms. O’Malley also earned this prestigious honor in 2005.

Ms. O’Malley is Orange Regional’s Lung and Head & Neck Cancer Patient Navigator and was chosen as this year’s Star of the Year for her diligence and hard work in providing excellent care to patients with lung, oral, head and neck cancers. In her role as Nurse Navigator, Ms. O’Malley provides education, support and resources to patients diagnosed with lung, oral, head and neck cancers.  However, her boundless compassion and deeply caring way with patients and their families is what sets her apart; assisting and supporting in every way possible through their journey toward wellness. Ms. O’Malley’s dedication and support extends beyond those dealing with lung and head and neck cancers. She welcomes the opportunity to help any patient in need, often going above and beyond to research resources and support.  In addition to her daily responsibilities, Ms. O’Malley worked hard to establish a Head & Neck Support Group at Orange Regional in partnership with Support for People with Oral, Head and Neck Cancer (SPOHNC) which she also facilitates.  Support groups play an essential role in helping patients and their families cope while on their cancer journey. Ms. O’Malley is currently developing a Lung Cancer Support Group, as well. She has been employed with the organization for 17 years.

“Jayne’s dedication to her patients and to Orange Regional is evident in all she does,” says Orange Regional’s President & CEO, Scott Batulis. “She is most deserving of this award.” 

The Star of the Year award is given by Orange Regional’s All-Star Employee Recognition Committee. Through the year, the Committee selects and recognizes staff members for going above and beyond on a daily basis to provide quality healthcare to our community.

For more information on the career opportunities at Orange Regional visit www.ormccareers.org. To learn more 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 Celebrates National Cancer Survivors Day

May 8, 2014

Middletown, NY – Orange Regional Medical Center’s Spagnoli Family Cancer Center will host a celebration of life and mini health fair in conjunction with National Cancer Survivors Day (NCSD) on Sunday, June 1, 2014.  The event will take place on Orange Regional’s Event Lawn located at 707 East Main Street, Middletown from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. This free event is open to anyone that has been diagnosed with cancer, is in treatment for cancer or has completed cancer therapy, as well as their friends, family members and caregivers. The event will include a barbeque, music, giveaways, a mini health fair and, most importantly, a commemoration of the lives of the cancer survivors in our community. Reservations are required by May 31, 2014 by calling 1-888-321-6762.

We want to celebrate each and every person who is a cancer survivor and recognize the contributions of their families, friends and healthcare providers as people who have provided help and support along the way,” says Orange Regional’s Administrator of Oncology Services, Regina Toomey Bueno. “This is truly a joyous opportunity to applaud their achievements and their perseverance through their cancer journey.”

Anyone living with a history of cancer – from the moment of diagnosis through the remainder of life, is a cancer survivor, according to the NCSD Foundation. According to the American Cancer Society, more than 1.6 million new cancer cases are expected to be diagnosed in 2014. Individuals are encouraged to know their family history, learn about different cancers and discuss with their physician warning signs they should be aware of.  Early detection is key to surviving cancer.

For more information about Orange Regional Medical Center’s Spagnoli Family Cancer Center Services visit www.ormc.org/cancer.

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

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 Offers Free Skin Cancer Screenings

May 7, 2014

Middletown, NY – Orange Regional Medical Center will offer free skin cancer screenings at the Community Health Education Center, 110 Crystal Run Road, Middletown during the week of May 19.  Participants must be over 18 years of age, not under the care of a dermatologist or plastic surgeon in the past year and never diagnosed with skin cancer.  Registration is required.  To register, please call the Orange Regional Health Connection at 1-888-321-ORMC (6762) by May 30, 2014.  Physicians volunteering at this year’s screening include Drs. Jeffrey Bowden, Stefan Chevalier, Leonid Izikson, MaryBeth Parisi and Jay Weitzner.

Free Healthy Heart Screenings will also be available on May 19 from 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.  Orange Regional’s Healthy Heart Program is a free mobile clinic that assesses your risk of heart disease.  This program travels to local communities, providing cholesterol, glucose and blood pressure tests and offers cardiac education and support.  The results will determine your risk for heart disease.  No appointment is necessary for Healthy Heart Screening.

The Hudson Valley provides a perfect setting for outdoor spring and summer activities, yet many are unaware of the dangers of unprotected sun exposure.  The American Cancer Society estimates that more than 1 million skin cancers are diagnosed each year in the United States.  “Our free annual screening gives the community the best weapon against skin cancer prevention and early detection,” said Jessica Gerlach, Orange Regional’s community outreach coordinator.  Risk factors for skin cancer include excessive exposure to ultraviolet radiation from sunlight or artificial sources, fair complexion, severe childhood sunburns, family history and multiple moles.  

Skin Cancer Prevention Tips:

  • Avoid the midday sun (from mid-morning to late afternoon) whenever you can.
  • Wear long sleeves and long pants of tightly woven fabrics, a hat with a wide brim, and sunglasses that absorb UV.
  • Use sunscreen lotions with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 15.
  • Do not use sunlamps and tanning booths.
  • Get screened for skin cancer annually. 

Comprehensive Cancer Program at Orange Regional Medical Center

Designated as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Center with commendation by the American College of Surgeon’s Commission on Cancer, Orange Regional Medical Center’s Spagnoli Family Cancer Center offers the latest in diagnostic and cancer-fighting technologies, including robotic surgery and the most advanced radiation therapy technology.   Our approach involves regular consultation among a staff of exceptional surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, diagnostic radiologists, pathologists, nurses and other cancer specialists. Thousands of patients have benefited from the care and compassion of Orange Regional’s Comprehensive Cancer Program experts through diagnosis, treatment, clinical trials, and/or support. 

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


Orange Regional Medical Center Nurse Recipient of Outstanding Orthopaedic Nurse Practice Award - Simone Stein Receives National Honors

April 24, 2014

Middletown, NY – Orange Regional Medical Center is proud to announce that Simone Stein, RN, Manager of The Bone and Joint Center, will be honored with the OutstandingOrthopaedic Nurse Practice Awardat the Opening Ceremony of the National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses (NAON) 2014 Annual Congress in Las Vegas on May 17. 

The Outstanding OrthopaedicNurse Practice Award recognizes a NAON member who has provided high quality health care to the orthopaedic patient and has made outstanding contributions over his/her career to the field of orthopaedic nursing.

The award selection task force evaluates candidates on several criteria, including:

  • Consistently meets the physical, psychological, social, spiritual and educational needs of the orthopaedic patient and family.
  • Uses innovative ideas in planning the care of the orthopaedic patient and uses various approaches to patient care problems.
  • Stimulates nursing colleagues to improve patient care by contributing to an atmosphere that encourages new concepts and skills.
  • Serves as a role model to nursing colleagues and other disciplines.
  • Effectively and sensitively communicates with members of the health care team.
  • Creates an atmosphere of mutual respect with patients and members of the health care team.
  • Consistently maintains a high degree of clinical competence and current orthopaedic knowledge. 

“I can't think of anyone more deserving of this award. Simone's dedication to the continual improvement of patient care is evidenced by her efforts in researching and implementing best practices, policy development, promoting education and awareness of the Orthopaedic nurse’s role in the delivery of care,” says Orange Regional’s Chief Operating Officer Jonathan Schiller. 

As the winner of the 2014 Outstanding Orthopaedic Nurse Practice Award, Ms. Stein will also receive a complimentary registration to the 2014 Congress and a $1,000 educational grant. 

About Orange Regional’s Bone and Joint Center
Affiliated with the prestigious NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, ranked as one of the nation’s best hospitals for orthopedics and rheumatology, Orange Regional’s Bone and Joint Center offers leading expertise and experience in orthopedic care – from hips and knee replacement to a wide range of advanced therapies. The Center offers comprehensive rehabilitation and pain management services with the team, technology and experience you need. For more information on The Bone and Joint Center at Orange Regional Medical Center visit http://www.ormcspineortho.org

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

Simone Stein, RN

Orange Regional Medical Center Honors Physicians

April 22, 2014

Middletown, NY Orange Regional Medical Center will host its private, annual Physician Recognition Awards Dinner on May 2, 2014. The event will honor Orange Regional’s medical staff for their commitment to medical excellence. Special recognition will be given to Mark Stamm, MD of Eye Physicians of Orange County and Kevin Trapp, MD of Crystal Run Healthcare for their outstanding leadership and medical achievements.  

The 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award is being presented to Dr. Stamm. This award is given to physicians who have continually improved the level of patient care, whose professional body of work has served to elevate their profession and who, through personal example, have earned the respect of their peers and the community. Dr. Stamm joined the Medical Staff at Orange Regional’s Arden Hill Campus in May 1981 and the Horton Campus in May 1984.  He attended Medical School at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, performed his Internship at Westchester County Medical Center and completed his Residency at SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He also served as chief resident at the King's County Hospital, Coney Island Hospital and Long Island College Hospital.

Dr. Stamm is Board-certified in Ophthalmology and is a member of the New York State Ophthalmological Society, the New York State Medical Society and the Orange County Medical Society.

Dr. Trapp is the recipient of the 2014 Leadership Award. This award recognizes involvement in the development of new or enhanced medical programs, promotion of staff education within the physician’s field and professional excellence. 

Dr. Trapp joined the Medical Staff at Orange Regional’s Arden Hill and Horton Campus in 2004 and serves as Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedics and Medical Director of The Bone and Joint Center. He received his medical degree from Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University and completed his Residency at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System where he was awarded “Orthopedic Resident of the Year” for 1999-2000.

Dr. Trapp completed his Fellowship in Adult Reconstructive Orthopedics at The Hospital for Special Surgery and has specialized training in joint replacement, including revision of the hip and knee.  

He is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeryin Orthopaedic Surgery. In 2009, Dr. Trapp was selected as an Orange County Rising Star and in May 2010, he was selected by his peers and other physicians as one of the Top 101 Doctors in the Hudson Valley as published by Hudson Valley Magazine.

To find a physician at Orange Regional Medical 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.

 

Orange Regional Medical Center Hosts Local Artist

April 3, 2014

Middletown, NY - Orange Regional Medical Center invites the public to a reception with local artist, Nestor Madalengoitia on Friday, April 11, 2014 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at Orange Regional Medical Center located at 707 East Main Street, Middletown on the ground floor gallery. His exhibit, The Colorful Art of Nestor Madalengoitia, features vibrant paintings by the Hudson Valley portrait and mural artist, has been on display since February 14, 2014 for patients and guests to enjoy.  Light refreshments will be served.

Orange Regional commissioned Madalengoitia to paint a mural for a family waiting room on the first floor of the hospital. The colorful painting highlights familiar, comforting scenes inspired by Orange County farmland, with animals and hot air balloons, to create a child-friendly environment and experience. “Painting allows me to interact with the subjects of my community, whether that community is my family, my neighborhood, or the community of the world,” says Madalengoitia.

A related exhibit features a selection of Madalengoitia’s artwork. In a series of large paintings, the artist paints his family in moments of domestic tranquility. Madalengoitia lives and works in Poughkeepsie, NY. 

The Colorful Art of Nestor Madalengoitia is part of Orange Regional’s ongoing program of changing exhibits featuring quality artwork by contemporary artists. “We display artwork that evokes hope and healing to benefit visitors, patients and staff,” says Orange Regional’s Art Curator, Sarah Johnson. Art is integrated into patient rooms and common areas throughout the hospital as part of Orange Regional’s healing environment.

For additional information about Orange Regional’s Art Program, contact Sarah Johnson at 845-333-2385. 

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

Photo caption: Orange County Farmland mural by Nestor Madalengoita on view in the first floor family waiting room.



Orange Regional Medical Center Offers Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshops

March 25, 2014

Middletown, NY - Orange Regional Medical Center is now offering Living Healthy: A Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop.  This health education program, which consists of six sessions, will help participants confront the challenges of living with an ongoing health condition and welcomes adults over the age of 18 as well as caregivers.  Examples of chronic conditions include, but are not limited to heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, depression, asthma, bronchitis, emphysema and chronic pain. 

The Living Healthy Workshop is being offered 9:30 a.m. to noon on April 10, April 17, May 1, May 8, May 15 and May 29 and attendance to all six sessions is strongly encouraged. All sessions will be held at the Community Health Education Center, 110 Crystal Run Road, Middletown.  Registration is required.  For more information or to register, call 1-888-321-ORMC.

Facilitated by Orange Regional Medical Center healthcare professionals, the Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop will cover topics such as making informed treatment decisions; weight management; medication usage; pain and fatigue management; action planning; dealing with difficult emotions and problem-solving, to name a few.

Living Healthy workshop was developed by Stanford University Patient Education Research Center and is an evidence based program.  In a five-year research project, the study found that people who took the program, when compared to people who did not take the program, improved their healthy behaviors (such as exercise or coping), improved their health status (such as fatigue or health distress) and decreased their days in the hospital.

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

Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation Names Golf Classic Co-Chairs

March 13, 2014

Middletown, NY- Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation is pleased to announce Raymond P. VanVoorhis and Jonathan Nasser, M.D. as Co-Chairs of its 2014 Annual Golf Classic to take place on Monday, June 16, 2014. The tournament will be held at West Hills Country Club and Wallkill Golf Course, both located in Middletown. The event will conclude with a celebratory dinner and awards ceremony at West Hills Country Club.

Mr. VanVoorhis is a Partner with Liscum McCormack VanVoorhis LLP, a design oriented architectural firm located in Poughkeepsie, New York. The partnership was formed in 1987 to provide professional services in architecture, interior design and space/land planning.

Mr. VanVoorhis is a Registered Architect in New York and New Jersey. He attended New York Institute of Technology and earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree. Mr. VanVoorhis is a Professional Affiliate of the American Institute of Architects - Westchester/Mid-Hudson Chapter and sits on the Dutchess Community College Architectural Advisory Committee. He is on the Mill Street Loft Board of Directors and the Fishkill Rural Cemetery Board of Trustees.

Dr. Jonathan Nasser is an Internist and Pediatrician at Crystal Run Healthcare, where he has been in practice since 2002. At Crystal Run, Dr. Nasser is the Division Leader for Pediatrics and the Co-Chief Clinical Transformation Officer, helping to lead the organization’s transition to accountable care.  Dr. Nasser has been a member of Orange Regional’s medical staff since 2002. He received his medical degree from the University of Virginia and completed his residency training at the University of Rochester. Dr. Nasser is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the American College of Physicians.

“This year, the Annual Golf Classic will benefit Orange Regional’s new Pediatric Center, aimed to bring exceptional pediatric services to our community,” Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation President Christine Maraia said. “To date, nearly $900,000 has been raised for the Lend a Hand for Kids Campaign.”

Various levels of sponsorship packages are available for this year’s tournament. With their round of golf, golfers receive breakfast, a golf cart, lunch and an appreciation gift as well as golfers’ hour and buffet dinner at our awards ceremony.

“Thank you to all who have been extraordinarily generous and committed to the development of our new Pediatric Center. We hope this year’s Golf Classic will bring Orange Regional even closer to its goal of raising $2 million,” said Orange Regional Foundation Board of Trustees Chairman Jonathan Rouis said.

To learn more about the sponsorship opportunities available, please call the Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation at 845-333-2333 or visit www.ormc.org/golf.

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

About the Orange Regional’s Pediatric Center
Enhancements to Pediatric services at Orange Regional began in 2013 with the hiring of Pediatric Hospitalists, a partnership with Pediatric Sub-specialists, the addition of a Child Life Specialist and the construction of a Children’s Emergency Department which opened in January of 2014. As the Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation continues to raise funds, further enhancements will include the addition of  Pediatric sub-specialty services including anesthesia; urology; neurology; endocrinology; surgery; psychiatry and telemetry. The creation of a child-friendly environment and experience will be obtained with sensitivity training for all staff and the addition of amenities and artwork. Orange Regional will also enhance the Pediatric Inpatient experience by creating Pediatric Intensive Care (PIC) Rooms and adding Community outreach and educational programs on children’s health and wellness.  All this will be done with the goal of creating a child-friendly environment and experience suited for children from birth to 18 years old.


Orange Regional Medical Group Announces Open House

March 11, 2014

Middletown, NY- Orange Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce the opening of its new physician practice, Orange Regional Medical Group.  Located at the Orange Regional Medical Pavilion, 75 Crystal Run Road, Suite 135 in Middletown, the new practice launches with Primary Care services. The public is invited to an Open House on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. to meet the physicians and staff, as well as tour the new office.

Committed to meeting the community’s growing need for outpatient care, Orange Regional Medical Group provides high quality primary care services as well as treatments for acute and chronic illnesses from newborn to geriatric patients.

“We’re excited to provide primary care services to our community,” says Orange Regional Medical Center’s President & CEO Scott Batulis. “Our highly trained and experienced physicians will treat patients through preventive care wellness education, as well as treating patients who are ill or who have chronic conditions.”

Led by Medical Director Bruce Ellsweig, M.D., Board-certified in Family Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine, our highly-trained, qualified and professional medical staff is comprised physicians who are Board-certified in Family and Internal Medicine. “Our goal is to help members of the community establish a relationship with a primary care physician and provide the necessary, essential services they need for long-lasting health,” states Dr. Bruce Ellsweig.

Orange Regional Medical Group is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Same day appointments are available and walk-ins are welcome. Appointments can be made by calling 845-333-7575.

To learn more, visit www.OrangeRegionalMedicalGroup.org.

Orange Regional Medical Group is a division of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System (GHVHS) comprised of Orange Regional Medical Center and Catskill Regional Medical Center.

Orange Regional Medical Foundation Announces Director of Development

March 7, 2014

Middletown, NY-Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation is pleased to announce that Pamela Yosh has joined its leadership team as Director of Development. Ms. Yosh will organize and lead Annual Giving efforts, Special Event Fundraising and Employee Giving initiatives at the hospital.

Ms. Yosh had previously served as Director of Development for Pace University’s School of Computer Science and Information Systems where she was instrumental on establishing fundraising priorities and strategies for the school. Prior to joining Pace University, Ms. Yosh was the Individual Gift Officer at the State University of New York at New Paltz where she facilitated major gift solicitations, fundraising campaigns and donor cultivation. Ms. Yosh’s vast professional experience also has benefited New York Medical College, The ALS Association of Greater New York Chapter, and Massachusetts General Hospital.

Ms. Yosh is a graduate of Emerson College and holds a Master of Business Science in Management Communication and a Bachelor of Science in Advertising and Public Relations. Ms. Yosh is also a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and can be reached at 845-333-2369 or pyosh@ormc.org.

The Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation is the fundraising arm of Orange Regional with the mission of securing philanthropic support for the advancement of exceptional healthcare at Orange Regional Medical Center through advocacy, fundraising, integrity and stewardship of contributions. To learn more about the Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation or to make a donation, call 845-333-2333 or visit www.ormc.org/Foundation.

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

Orange Regional Medical Center Accepts Donation For Spagnoli Family Cancer Center

March 5, 2014

Middletown, NY- On February 28, the Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation accepted a donation of $1,000 from Minisink High School to benefit its Spagnoli Family Cancer Center.

Jillian Dolce, a sophomore at Minisink High School, started fundraising as a way to help others. In 2013, she formed the Cancer, Awareness, Research, and Education (C.A.R.E.) Club at the high school after watching a friend’s mother suffer from cancer. On a monthly basis, the C.A.R.E. Club conducts fundraisers and holds awareness activities to focus on different types of cancer. The Club plans to increase its membership and activities to create awareness of cancer.

Recently, the C.A.R.E. Club conducted a “coin drop” event at their local grocery store handing out pamphlets about cancer, their club and asking for donations. In just one day, they collected $1,000 and selected Orange Regional Medical Center’s Spagnoli Family Cancer Center to receive the proceeds.

“These remarkable young ladies serve as role models for all of us. They saw a need within their community and chose to be part of the solution,” said President of the Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation Christine Maraia.

Orange Regional Medical Center is a not-for-profit organization and welcomes support from the community.

If your organization would like more information on how to support cancer awareness or other services offered at Orange Regional Medical Center, contact the Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation at (845) 333-2333 or foundation@ormc.org.

Orange Regional Medical Center Celebrates Gift Shop Grand Re-Opening

February 21, 2014

Middletown, NY- Orange Regional Medical Center is proud to announce their Gift Shop will hold a grand re-opening celebration from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 26, 2014. The event will feature raffles, prizes and special discounts.

The Gift Shop offers a unique shopping experience and a wide array of gifts and personal items. Hospital visitors can easily find an assortment of fresh flowers, candy, cards and magazines. The Shop has been stocked with new specialty gift items that include wind chimes, birdhouses, garden kits, inspirational and humorous books, blank journals, cell phone gadgets, various soap, lotions, candles, handmade jewelry, fine leather handbags and various baby gifts and much more. As a non-profit organization, all gift shop proceeds are reinvested throughout the Hospital for the benefit of the community.

"We are very excited to welcome patients, guests and the community to celebrate with us. We’ve restocked our shop with wonderful gifts and necessities that are sure to please everyone,” said Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation President, Christine Maraia. “The best part is that profits from each sale go toward funding technology, services and programs here at Orange Regional.”

The Gift Shop is conveniently located in the Hospital’s main lobby at 707 East Main Street in Middletown and the hours of operation are: Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

To learn more 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 Appoints Child Life Specialist

February 20, 2014

Middletown, NY- Orange Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Michelle Ferguson, Child Life Specialist, to its Pediatric healthcare team.

Ms. Ferguson will work closely with pediatric patients and their families to help them effectively cope with their hospital visit or illness through play, preparation, education, distraction and self-expression activities. She will provide emotional support and encouragement throughout a child’s hospitalization while providing information, guidance and education about upcoming tests, surgeries or other procedures to all family members. Working with an interdisciplinary team that may include physicians, nurses and social workers, Ms. Ferguson aims to reduce children’s fears and anxieties while working with an interdisciplinary team that may include physicians, nurses and social workers.

“Children may have certain worries about being hospitalized for any reason,” says Orange Regional’s Nursing Service Administrator for Women and Children, Theresa Fay Conte. “Ms. Ferguson will help in reducing those fears and assist the children and their families overcome the stress and anxiety associated with being in the hospital. The goal is to make it a more positive experience.”

Ms. Ferguson has extensive experience in the Applied Behavior field specifically in analyzing and assessing children’s behavioral needs, implementing programs and behavior intervention plans. Most recently, she was as a Child Life Specialist at North Shore University Hospital where she worked with children and families in the Pediatric unit, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Ms. Ferguson earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Long Island University and a Master’s degree as a Child Life Specialist from Bank Street College in Manhattan.

To learn more information about Orange Regional’s pediatric services, please visit www.ormc.org/Pediatrics.

About Orange Regional Medical Center’s Children’s Emergency Department
The Children’s Emergency Department at Orange Regional Medical Center provides emergency care to ill and injured children (up to the age of 18), 24 hours a day. Separate from Orange Regional’s adult treatment area, the Children’s Emergency Department allows younger patients to be cared for by physicians and staff experienced in caring for pediatric patients in a safe, secure and comfortable environment. It offers private treatment rooms, a triage area and a dedicated nurse’s station. Each room is uniquely enhanced with beautifully hand-painted murals and custom artwork by local artists that support a healing environment to help ease fear and anxiety. Treatment rooms also have flat-screen televisions to help distract children from their illness or injury. The NEW Children’s Emergency Department features: • Board-certified Emergency Medicine physicians • Specially trained nurses, experienced in pediatric care • Child Life Specialist • Access to pediatric specialists • A secure unit separate from the adult Emergency Department • Private treatment rooms • Appropriately sized medical equipment • Flat-screen TVs in each room

Orange Regional Medical Center Offers Free Mammograms

February 17, 2014

Middletown, NY- Orange Regional Medical Center will offer free mammograms on Saturday, March 8, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 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, March 5. Pre-registration is required.

The event is open to women without insurance who are currently not experiencing breast problems, while still meeting the following criteria. Participants must be over 40 years of age and have not had a mammogram within the last year’s time. Women who have had a mammogram within the last year’s time and are currently experiencing breast problems may still meet the requirements for participation. They are encouraged to call.

During the hour-long appointment, patients will receive a clinical breast exam and mammography, breast health education and self-breast exam training. The screenings will be led by Howard M. Karpoff, M.D., FACS, Surgical Oncologist and Chair of Orange Regional’s Department of Surgery.

According to the American Cancer Society, about one in eight women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime.

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 Medical Center Presents New Art Exhibit

February 10, 2014

Middletown, NY- Orange Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce a new commissioned children’s mural and companion exhibit, The Colorful Art of Nestor Madalengoitia, featuring vibrant paintings by the Hudson Valley portrait and mural artist, Nestor Madalengoita. The opening reception with the artist will be held on Friday, February 14, 2014 from 10:00am-12:00pm at Orange Regional Medical Center located at 707 East Main Street, Middletown on the ground floor gallery.

Orange Regional commissioned Madalengoitia to paint a mural for a family waiting room on the first floor of the hospital. The colorful painting highlights familiar, comforting scenes inspired by Orange County farmland, with animals and hot air balloons, to create a child-friendly environment and experience. “Painting allows me to interact with the subjects of my community, whether that community is my family, my neighborhood, or the community of the world,” says Madalengoitia.

A related exhibit features a selection of Madalengoitia’s artwork. In a series of large paintings, the artist paints his family in moments of domestic tranquility. Madalengoitia lives and works in Poughkeepsie, NY. The exhibit will be on display until April 11. The Colorful Art of Nestor Madalengoitia is part of Orange Regional’s ongoing program of changing exhibits featuring quality artwork by contemporary artists. “We display artwork that evokes hope and healing to benefit visitors, patients and staff,” says Orange Regional’s Art Curator, Sarah Johnson. Art is integrated into patient rooms and common areas throughout the hospital as part of Orange Regional’s healing environment.

For additional information about Orange Regional’s Art Program, contact Sarah Johnson at 845-333-2385.

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

Greater Hudson Valley Health System Announces New Leadership

February 4, 2014

Middletown, NY- The Greater Hudson Valley Health System (GHVHS), comprised of Catskill Regional Medical Center and Orange Regional Medical Center, is pleased to announce new leadership.

Miguel Rodrigues has been appointed to Director of Security, Safety and Emergency Management for the System. Mr. Rodrigues has over 16 years of experience in security including HAZMAT and FEMA. He was a Crisis Management instructor for New York State and was recently honored as an ‘Orange County Rising Star’. Mr. Rodrigues has an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice and Political Science from Orange County Community College. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Emergency Management from Empire State College.

Jean-Paul Vallet has been promoted to Director of Strategic Planning & Business Development. Mr. Vallet joined Orange Regional Medical Center nearly eight years ago and since then assumed overall responsibility for management of the Certificate of Need process and played a key role in the development of strategic planning and business development initiatives. He has also led the System’s grant writing and administrative functions for the past three years. In addition to his current responsibilities, Mr. Vallet will oversee business development and expansions throughout the System including the creation of the GHVHS physician practices. Prior to joining the GHVHS, Mr. Vallet worked has a planning analyst at Westchester Medical Center, as a consultant for a local healthcare consulting firm and as a research associate at the Health Care Advisory Board in Washington, D.C. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in History from St. Bonaventure University and a Master’s degree in International Relations from the School of International Service at American University.

For more information about the Greater Hudson Valley Health System visit www.crmcny.org or www.ormc.org.

Orange Regional Medical Center Announces Nursing Leadership

January 27, 2014

Middletown, NY- Orange Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce recent additions to its Nursing Leadership.

Ann DiAgostino, MSN, RN, CMSRN has been promoted to Nursing Service Administrator of the Medical Surgical Division including Inpatient Rehabilitation and Oncology Nursing Care Units. Ms. DiAgostino has been on staff at Orange Regional since 1994 and most recently was the Nursing Unit Director for 4 West and 4 North. In her new role, she will oversee the day-to-day nursing clinical operations of the Medical Surgical, Oncology and Rehabilitation Units and is also responsible for providing leadership to each of the Nursing Unit Directors for these areas. Ms. DiAgostino is also the Co-Chair of the Orange Regional Performance Improved Shared Governance Committee. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Plattsburgh State University College and a Master’s degree in Leadership and Management from Walden University. Ms. DiAgostino co-founded The Greater NY Chapter of the Academy of Medical Surgical Nurses (AMSN) in 2000 and is currently a National Ambassador for AMSN. In 2012, Ms. DiAgostino was awarded the top honor of the 1199 Nurse of Distinction in the Nurse Leader category.

Laura King, BSN, DC, RN has been appointed Nursing Unit Director for the Progressive Care Unit. Ms. King has extensive experience in the healthcare industry, specifically in patient care, administrative compliance and clinical knowledge. Currently, she is the Co-Chair of the Orange Regional Progressive Care Unit Shared Governance Council and a member of the Orange Regional Nursing Research Committee. Ms. King earned her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Chamberlain College and holds a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the Logan College of Chiropractic. Additionally, she was a nominee for the Hudson Valley Magazine 2013 Excellence in Nursing Award.

Soraya Sulaiman, MSN, RN, CCRN has been promoted to Nursing Director of Outpatient Operations. Ms. Sulaiman joined Orange Regional in May 2013 most recently held the role of Medical Surgical Nursing Director of 4North. She also served as a Clinical Nurse Education for Surgical Services where she was responsible for the orientation and competency of staff throughout the perioperative product line that included PACU, Endoscopy and Same Day Surgery. In her new role, Ms. Sulaiman will have direct oversight for all aspects of nursing practice for Orange Regional’s Ray W. Moody, MD Breast Center, Dunkleman Diabetes Center’s education and counseling services, Diagnostic Imaging and the Eleanor T. Snow Radiation Oncology Center. Ms. Sulaiman earned her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Pace University and her Master’s degree in Nursing from American Sentinel University. She is currently pursuing her Doctor of Nurse Practice degree from Capella University.

Patricia Soriano, RN, BSN, MSN, APRN has been appointed Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Lab. Ms. Soriano comes to Orange Regional from Danbury Hospital where she served as the Manager of the Cardiac Catheterization Lab. Prior to that, she held several leadership positions in Cardiology at Vassar Brothers Medical Center, St. Francis Hospital and the Hudson Valley Heart Center. Ms. Soriano earned Nurse Practitioner Certification and her Master’s degree in Nursing from Western Connecticut State University. Ms. Soriano is also a Certified Critical Care Nurse.

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

Orange Regional Medical Center's Children's Emergency Department Celebrates Opening

January 22, 2014

Middletown, NY- On Monday, January 20, 2014, Orange Regional Medical Center held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the opening of its Children’s Emergency Department. Hospital staff, Board members, physicians and community members were in attendance as Scott Batulis, Orange Regional’s President & CEO spoke about the need for a separate treatment area set apart from the adult patients currently seen in the Hospital’s main emergency department. The Department opened its doors on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 and is now officially open to the community.


The newly constructed Department offers child-specific private treatment rooms, a triage area and a dedicated nurse’s station. Each room is uniquely enhanced with hand-painted murals and custom artwork by local artists that calm children’s fears and anxieties. Treatment rooms are also fitted with flat-screen televisions to help distract children from their illness or injury.

The Children’s Emergency Department boasts Board-certified emergency physicians, specially trained nurses experienced in pediatric care, a Child Life Specialist and access to pediatric specialists who have completed additional training in specialized fields of Pediatric medicine.

To learn more about Orange Regional’s Children’s Emergency Department visit www.ormc.org/childrensED.

Orange Regional Medical Center Presented with Award from American Cancer Society

January 14, 2014

Middletown, NY- The American Cancer Society (ACS) Senior Director of Community Engagement, Lillian Jones and ACS Sr. Representative of Community Engagement, John-Anthony Bruno present an award of appreciation to Orange Regional’s Vice President of Oncology Services and Outpatient Operations, Sandra Iberger and Administrator of Oncology Services, Regina Toomey-Bueno for the Hospital’s participation in the 2013 Making Strides for Breast Cancer Walk. Orange Regional was a Flagship Sponsorship and their team of more than 350 walkers raised $40,000, more than $4,000 the prior year. To learn more about the Spagnoli Family Cancer Center at Orange Regional Medical Center, please visit www.ormc.org/cancer. Orange Regional Medical Center is a member of the Greater Hudson Valley Health Center.

Orange Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees Welcomes New Member

January 9, 2014

Middletown, NY- The Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation is pleased to announce that Scott Kendrick has been appointed to its Board of Trustees.

Mr. Kendrick is the Associate Resident Director of Merrill Lynch in Middletown, New York and a senior partner of the Kendrick-Collesano Wealth Management Group of Merrill Lynch, located in Middletown, New York and Montvale, New Jersey. He completed his Bachelor’s degree in Business and Economics from SUNY Oneonta. Mr. Kendrick has earned the Chartered Retirement Planning CounselorSM designation from the College for Financial Planning and was selected to the National Advisory Council to Management for Merrill Lynch Home Loans. He carries the series 7, 66, 31, 9, 10 and life insurance licenses. Mr. Kendrick was selected to Leadership Orange and participates as a member in The Orange County Partnership, The Orange County Chamber of Commerce, and Michael J. Finnegan Scholarship Fund.

The Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation is the fundraising arm of Orange Regional with the mission of securing philanthropic support for the advancement of exceptional healthcare at Orange Regional Medical Center through advocacy, fundraising, integrity and stewardship of contributions.

To learn more about the Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation or to make a donation, call 845-333-2333 or visit www.ormc.org/Foundation.

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

Orange Regional Medical Center Hosts Patient Wedding

January 9, 2014

Middletown, NY-


Caption: A wedding intended to take place on New Year’s Day in a church was halted due to an emergency medical issue. The groom, Frank Cassidy, suffered a stroke and was admitted to Orange Regional Medical Center right before the New Year. However, the plans for a New Year’s Day wedding pressed on as Hospital staff provided a day to remember. The happy couple, Frank and Karen Cassidy, were married in the Hospital’s chapel. Members of the Food and Nutrition Department put together a last-minute catered reception for the couple and their guests and nurses acted as wedding photographers.

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.



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