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Archive for February, 2009

Orange Regional Receives Top Billing Award

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

February 16, 2009

Orange Regional Medical Center Coding Staff

Middletown, NY - Orange Regional Medical Center has been named as one of the Top 200 Coding Hospitals in the United States by the Ingenix Corporation, a nationally recognized leader in solutions for streamlining coding, regulatory and reimbursement processes. Correct coding assures Orange Regional's patients of accuracy and completeness in the billing of medical conditions and treatment received at Orange Regional Medical Center.

This fifth annual, national study of inpatient coding performance reviews more than 50 indicators pointing to coding excellence. The result is four top 50 lists, ranking hospitals within their peer groups. Orange Regional is categorized in the Top Urban, Non-Teaching Coding Hospitals.

Hospitals in the Top 200 demonstrate a high level of accuracy of medical coding and billing practices that are used to bill Medicare for inpatient medical services. By excelling at the indicators of excellence, each of the hospitals show a clear understanding of how coding fits into revenue cycle management and should be considered models for the industry.

To learn more about Orange Regional Medical Center, call the Orange Regional Health Connection at 1-888-321-ORMC (6762) or visit www.ormc.org.

New Chief Operating Officer Joins Orange Regional Medical Center

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

February 10, 2009

Middletown, NY- Orange Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce the appointment of its new Chief Operating Officer, Timothy Selz.

Most recently, Mr. Selz worked as an interim management consultant, holding the positions of Interim Chief Operating Officer at St. Mary's Health Center in Jefferson City, MO and Interim Chief Operating Officer at Liberty Health System in Jersey City, NJ from 2006 to 2008.

Prior to this, Mr. Selz held the position of President & CEO at Provena Mercy Medical Center in Aurora, IL. He spent 18 years within what is now the Provena Health System, holding the position of President and/or Chief Operating Officer at various hospitals under the system's umbrella.

He is a graduate of Loras College in Dubuque, IA and received his Masters of Health Administration Degree from the University of Iowa in Iowa City, IA.

Mr. Selz is a recertified Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Orange Regional Medical Center Earns Three Year License Renewal for Alcoholism and Chemical Dependency

Thursday, February 5th, 2009

Staff of the HFPA
Top row (l-r): William Fitzhenry, Counselor; Lorraine Kahnert, Patient Accounts; Cathy Shannon, Registration; Donnell Hill, Counselor; John Shea, Counselor
Bottom row (l-r): Joanne Morano, Supervisor; Ann Willis, Counselor; Teresa Bosch, Counselor; Marie Thomson, Director

February 3, 2009 - For Immediate Release

(Middletown, NY) - Orange Regional Medical Center's Horton Family Program for Alcoholism and Chemical Dependency (HFPA) recently received its three year license renewal from New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS). The OASAS surveyor performed an extensive review of patient records; interviewed patients to determine their satisfaction with services received; inspected the facility for safety compliance and cleanliness; and reviewed policies/procedures manuals and education files. Upon conclusion of the review, HFPA received its license renewal and accolades for the caring, compassionate and professional staff.

Since 1986, HFPA has assisted thousands of patients and their families throughout the Mid-Hudson Region in successfully overcoming alcoholism and chemical dependency. HFPA is licensed by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, and is fully accredited by the Joint Commission. The HFPA maintains a comprehensive series of programs including:

  • Outpatient Chemical Dependency for Youth
  • Intensive Treatment Program for Adults
  • Women's Intensive Treatment
  • Outpatient Clinic Services
  • Adolescent/Family Treatment
  • Adult/Family Treatment
  • Co-Occurring Disorders Group

For more information on Orange Regional's Horton Family Program, visit www.ormc.org or call the Health Connection at 1-888-321-ORMC (6762).

Orange Regional Medical Center Recognized by American Diabetes Association

Thursday, February 5th, 2009

Staff of the Stanley S. Dunkelman Diabetes Treatment Center (l-r): Shelly DeHaan, Laurie Porcaro, Pat Gerow, Kristine Bihun and Jane deJong

January 29, 2009 - For Immediate Release

Stanley S. Dunkelman Diabetes Treatment Center Earns Education Recognition Certificate

(Middletown, NY) - Orange Regional Medical Center's Stanley S. Dunkelman Diabetes Treatment Center has been awarded with a third consecutive Education Recognition Certificate by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) for its quality diabetes self-management education program. The Diabetes Treatment Center achieved recognition status by having a staff of knowledgeable healthcare professionals who provided patients with comprehensive information about diabetes management.

"Voluntarily applying for the ADA Recognition Certificate gives our professionals a national standard by which to measure the quality of services they provide," says Jerry Dunlavey, Orange Regional's Vice-President, Business Development. "The Treatment Center's expertise and strong belief in the value of the service provided to our patients is noteworthy."

"This recertification demonstrates our continuing commitment to provide excellence in diabetes education services to the community," says Shelly DeHaan, RD, CDE, Coordinator, Stanley S. Dunkelman Diabetes Treatment Center. "Our team of professionals includes two dietitians and two nurses who are certified diabetes educators. The staff stays knowledgeable of the most recent technological advances in diabetes management and brings their expertise to the patients."

Diabetes self-management education or training is a key step in improving health outcomes and quality of life of diabetic patients. It focuses on self-care behaviors such as healthy eating, being active, and monitoring blood sugar. It is a collaborative process in which diabetes educators help people with or at risk for diabetes gain the knowledge, problem solving and coping skills needed to successfully self-manage the disease and its related conditions.

The Stanley Dunkelman Diabetes Center was first recognized for its diabetes self-management education program in December, 1998. Each ADA Recognition certificate is awarded for a three year term.

According to the American Diabetes Association, there are 23.6 million Americans or 8% of the population who have diabetes and approximately 4,000 people are diagnosed with the disease each day. For more information on Orange Regional's Stanley S. Dunkelman Diabetes Treatment Center visit www.ormc.org or call the Orange Regional Health Connection at 1-888-321-ORMC (6762).

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