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Archive for December, 2008

Free Seminar on Weight Loss Surgery

Monday, December 8th, 2008

(Middletown, NY) -Orange Regional Medical Center will host a free seminar "Weight Loss Surgery" on Thursday, December 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Community Health Education Center located at 110 Crystal Run Road in Middletown. Dr. Wayne Weiss, medical director of Orange Regional's Bariatric (weight loss) surgery program, will discuss obesity treatment options including non-surgical approaches and gastric bypass and Lap-Band surgery. In addition, Orange Regional's Bariatric Surgical Services Coordinator, Janet Kovler, M.S., R.D., C.D.N., C.D.E. will be on hand to answer questions about weight loss surgery options. Ms. Kovler is a Certified Diabetes Educator, a Registered Certified Dietitian and an American Heart Association Certified Cardiovascular Counselor. She brings over twenty years of clinical, educational and leadership experience to Orange Regional's Bariatric Surgery Program. For more information, or to register, please call the Orange Regional Health Connection at 1-888-321-ORMC (6762).

"Bariatric surgery can help those who have been unsuccessful with non-surgical weight loss programs and are suffering from obesity and obesity-related health conditions such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease or sleep apnea," said Dr. Weiss. "Weight loss surgery is the first step of a lifelong commitment to healthy eating and physical activity habits as well as medical follow-up to improve your health."

Dr. Weiss is a board-certified surgeon affiliated with Tri-State Bariatrics in Middletown, New York. He specializes in minimally-invasive bariatric surgery. Dr. Weiss received his medical degree from New York University and completed a surgical residency at New York University Medical Center. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Member of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons.

Orange Regional Medical Center Doctor to Run with Mickey for Capital Campaign

Monday, December 8th, 2008

Middletown, NY - Gerard Galarneau, MD, a practicing partner at Middletown Urologic Associates and Chair of Orange Regional Medical Center's Medical Staff has announced his participation in the 2009 Walt Disney World Marathon on January 11, 2009 to raise $10,000 for the construction of Orange Regional Medical Center's new hospital in the Town of Wallkill. The 26.2 mile course runs through all four Walt Disney World theme parks - Epcot, Magic Kingdom Park, Animal Kingdom Theme Park and Disney's Hollywood Studios - in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

Many runners participating in the marathon run on behalf of a charity or non-profit. For Dr. Galarneau, a board-certified urologist, the $21 million Building for Excellence capital campaign was an easy and obvious choice to support. His participation also serves as a great way to get his patients directly involved in the capital campaign. "The new hospital is going to mean so much for the community as far as providing the type of healthcare our patients really count on," Dr. Galarneau said. "With the current state of today's economy, it's important not to overlook the opportunity to create a state-of-the-art hospital. But without the funds, it won't happen."

Dr. Galarneau along with his practice partner Dr. David Cohen are asking patients and community members to support Dr. Galarneau by making a donation on his behalf. Middletown Urologic Associates will then match all combined donations up to $10,000. "Another reason I'm participating in this run is to convey to the other medical practices the importance of donating," Dr. Galarneau said. "Our patients in the community won't be the only ones benefiting; the physicians in the community will as well. And with a relatively small practice like ours making the commitment we have, I hope we are sending a very important message."

Orange Regional is currently in construction on a new seven-floor, 374-bed hospital. Once completed in 2011 it will be one of the largest free standing hospitals between the Tappan Zee Bridge and Albany. Located on 61 acres on East Main Street near the Route 17 and I-84 interchange in the Town of Wallkill, the new facility will feature a state-of-the-art, patient-centered hospital where the highest quality healthcare will be easily accessible.

If you are interested in sponsoring Dr. Galarneau visit Middletown Urologic Associates at 25 Myrtle Avenue, Middletown or 807 Route 17 M in Monroe or call (845) 343-4141 to secure a sponsorship form and gift envelope. Additionally, Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation's Capital Campaign provides a unique opportunity for the community to be part of history by donating funds to help build a new hospital which will serve families today and well into the future. There are opportunities for donations at all levels, including pledges that can be paid over a three to five year period. Community members interested in donating to the new hospital project can visit www.ormc.org or call the Foundation office at 845-294-2135.

Tucker Center for Cancer Care Sponsors Special Thanksgiving Dinner

Thursday, December 4th, 2008

Middletown, NY - Mr. and Mrs. Jim and Joan Tucker, for whom Orange Regional Medical Center's Tucker Center for Cancer Care is named, donated a Thanksgiving dinner to all patients and their families visiting the Center. The dinner, served in the Center's community room on Thanksgiving Day, allowed patients to spend the holiday in a semi-traditional fashion, with the peace and love of their families in a festive setting. Mr. and Mrs. Tucker have provided a Thanksgiving dinner for patients of the Tucker Center and their families for the past four years. Their generosity helps provide a sense of family and promotes quality of life and wellness.

The Tucker Center for Cancer Care is an 18-bed comprehensive oncology unit offering state-of-the art diagnostic imaging, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, IMRT, external beam radiation, and brachytherapy services. The Tucker Center is accredited by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons as a Community Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Program and serves Orange County and surrounding communities.

Orange Regional Honors Employees for 25+ Years of Service

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008

Middletown, NY - Orange Regional Medical Center celebrated employees with 25 years or more service at its annual 25 Year Club Dinner on Wednesday, October 15, 2008 at Kuhl's Highland House. A total of 149 employees attended. This event honors employees and retirees with 25 or more years of service to the hospital. Pictured from left to right are Noreen Reynolds, Cathy Vasta and Sonia Del Pilar.

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