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Archive for January, 2009

Topping Off Ceremony Held at Construction Site of Orange Regional Medical Center's New State-of-the-Art Hospital

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

January 6, 2009 - For Immediate Release

Facility to Be First Hospital Built in New York State in Over 20 Years -

(Middletown, New York) — On Tuesday, HBE Corporation hosted a Topping Off Ceremony for Orange Regional Medical Center's new hospital at the construction site. A Topping Off Ceremony is a tradition amongst construction companies and ironworkers marking the end of steel construction on a new project. Orange Regional's new $317 million dollar state-of-the-art hospital that will be the first community hospital built in New York State in more than 20 years.

Scott Batulis, President & CEO of Orange Regional Medical Center, said "The entire hospital family is excited and energized to see how far we have come since breaking ground on this terrific new hospital. This new facility will improve health care, not just for Orange and Sullivan Counties, but for the entire region."

The new seven-floor hospital in the Town of Wallkill, will feature 354 private patient rooms and will be one of the largest medical centers between the Tappan Zee Bridge and Albany. Once completed in 2011, it will provide a broad range of high-quality health care services including general adult and pediatric medical/surgical beds, intensive care, maternity, orthopedics, oncology, and a 50-bay emergency department.

Updates on the progress of construction and other information about the current and future Orange Regional Medical Center can be accessed at www.ormc.org.

Orange Regional Recognizes New York State Police Troop F and Mobile Life Support Services, Inc.

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

January 5, 2009 - For Immediate Release

Middletown, NY- On Monday, January 5 Orange Regional Medical Center presented plaques to the New York State Police Troop F and Mobile Life Support Services, Inc. honoring each organization's commitment to the hospital's 2nd Annual EMS Education Day (held on December 6, 2008). Hudson Valley Emergency Physician Services, led by Dr. Joanne Magro, provided the medical training to the125+ attendees. The event was a culmination of teamwork between Orange Regional Medical Center, Mobile Life Support Services, Inc., New York State Police Troop F and Hudson Valley Emergency Physician Services. The four organizations will continue to work together in a number of trainings scheduled throughout 2009.

Scott Batulis, President & CEO of Orange Regional Medical Center praised the leadership of Orange Regional's Emergency Department and the hospital's EMS Liaison, John Bilancione. "The importance of our four organizations working together cannot be overstated. I applaud each of you for all of your hard work and dedication to the community and each other."
Major Edward Raso of NYSP Troop F said, "Truly, it's one team, one fight…it is everybody pulling together in the same direction."

For more information on Orange Regional Medical Center, please visit www.ormc.org or call the Orange Regional Health Connection at 1-888-321-ORMC (6762).

Orange Regional Medical Center Partners with Mobile Life for 2008 Toys for Tots Campaign

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

December 18, 2008

Middletown, NY- Orange Regional Medical Center joined forces with Mobile Life Support Services, Inc. to benefit the community by supporting the 2008 Toys for Tots toy drive. Since December 1, all three campuses of Orange Regional (Horton, Arden Hill and the Orange Regional Medical Pavilion) collected new toys for needy children. In approximately three weeks, Orange Regional staff and visitors donated over 250 toys, which included two boxes filled with toys that were collected at a recent EMS Education Day (sponsored by Orange Regional). All donations were delivered to the U.S. Marines by Mobile Life.

"Joining Mobile Life in the Toys for Tots campaign was another way for Orange Regional employees to give back to the community. The generosity of our employees is typical of the compassion and care they give to patients throughout the year," said Sandra Iberger, VP of Operations, Horton Campus.

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.

Orange Regional Medical Center Hosts Breast Cancer Support Group

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

December 29, 2008 - For Immediate Release

(Middletown, NY) - Orange Regional Medical Center will begin hosting a free breast cancer support group on the first Wednesday of each month, beginning on January 7, 2009. The support group, run by Breast Cancer Options, will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Orange Regional's Community Health Education Center located at 110 Crystal Run Road in Middletown.

For more information on the support group, please call the Orange Regional Health Connection at 1-888-321-ORMC (6762). For information on Breast Cancer Option's services, visit the website at www.breastcanceroptions.org.

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 the services of two dedicated imaging physicians, Dr. Susan Beatty and Dr. Joseph Yacovone.

Orange Regional Medical Center's Tucker Center for Cancer Care

The Tucker Center, located at Orange Regional's Horton Campus, offers groundbreaking technology, advanced therapies and treatments, world-class surgeons, educational classes and support groups, caring for the entire patient, not just the disease.

Expert Guidance Available on Surgical Weight Loss Options

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

December 22, 2008 - For Immediate Release

Middletown, NY- For people struggling with obesity, Orange Regional Medical Center will begin holding free, informative weight loss seminars and support group meetings the first Tuesday of every month at Orange Regional's Community Health Education Center located at 110 Crystal Run Road in Middletown. Presented by members of the hospital's Bariatric Surgery Program, the weight loss seminars will discuss two minimally-invasive surgical weight loss options, Gastric Bypass and Lap-Band Surgery. The support group, facilitated by Orange Regional's Bariatric Surgical Services Coordinator Janet Kovler, M.S., R.D., C.D.N., C.D.E, provides support for pre and post-surgery bariatric patients, as well as presentations by plastic surgeons, certified fitness instructors, nutritionists, and more. The 2009 schedule launches on Tuesday, January 6 with the weight loss seminar running from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. and the bariatric support group from 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Members of the community may register for any of the 2009 seminars by calling the Orange Regional Health Connection at 1-888-321-ORMC (6762). The bariatric support group does not require registration.

Orange Regional's Bariatric Surgery Program
Orange Regional's Bariatric Surgical Unit is located at the Arden Hill Campus in Goshen and provides private, spacious and beautifully decorated rooms with knowledgeable and skilled staff assisting pre and post-surgery patients.

Wayne M. Weiss, M.D., of Tri-State Bariatrics, has over 20 years of surgical experience and has been performing laparoscopic gastric bypass and lap-band surgery for over seven years with an established record of excellence. Dr. Weiss was educated at NYU Medical Center and is Board Certified in General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care. He is a member of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

Janet 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.

Gastric Bypass surgery is a minimally invasive procedure that restricts food intake by creating a small pouch in the upper part of the stomach by stapling it together. The surgeon then attaches part of the small intestine to the new pouch effectively "by-passing" the part of the stomach that has been sealed off. This causes the patient to feel full quicker and eat less while the body absorbs fewer calories leading to weight loss.

Lap-Band surgery is another minimally invasive procedure that involves placing an inflatable and adjustable band around the upper part of the stomach, producing a small pouch. The band creates a small opening that allows limited food to pass through each section, resulting in controlled food intake. This causes the patient to feel full while eating less and reducing calorie intake which assists in weight loss.

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