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Archive for March, 2010

Free Seminar on Common Hand Problems

March 23, 2010

Middletown, NY - Orange Regional Medical Center will host a free seminar "Common Hand Problems: Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention" on Thursday, April 8 at 6:00 p.m. at the Community Health Education Center, 110 Crystal Run Road in Middletown. Ronald Israelski, M.D., Board-certified hand and orthopedic surgeon, will discuss hand 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.

Refreshments will be served. For more information, or to register, please call the Orange Regional Health Connection at 1-888-321-ORMC (6762).

Orange Regional Medical Center's Bone and Joint Center
Orange Regional Medical Center's Bone and Joint Center - affiliated with the prestigious NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases - provides a range of orthopedic care from hand surgery to knee and hip replacement to advanced therapies and treatments.

Ronald Israelski, M.D. is Board-certified as a Diplomat of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is also the founder and medical director of the Bone and Joint Center, director of medical education and former medical director and chairman of orthopedic surgery (2000-2009) at Orange Regional Medical Center. In addition, he is the assistant clinical professor of orthopedic surgery at NYU School of Medicine/Hospital for Joint Diseases. Dr. Israelski completed his Doctor of Medicine degree, general surgery internship and orthopedic surgery residency through New York Medical College as well as residencies at both Westchester Medical Center and Sloan-Kettering Hospital. He completed his hand surgery Fellowship at the Hospital for Joint Diseases.


Ray W. Moody, MD Breast Center Gains Recognition

March 15, 2010

(Middletown, NY) - Orange Regional's Ray W. Moody, M.D. Breast Center has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR) for a second consecutive year, an achievement only obtained by approximately 177 of 9,000 breast imaging facilities in the United States. Additionally, the Center has been recognized as a certified participant of the National Quality Measures for Breast Centers Program (NQMBC).

"The leadership and staff at the Breast Center continually excel in the healthcare industry," said Orange Regional Vice President of Outpatient Operations Sandra Iberger. "The team's patient-centered approach to care and commitment to continuing education makes the Ray W. Moody, M.D. Breast Center second to none within our community."

Breast Imaging Center of Excellence Designation
By awarding facilities the status of a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, the ACR recognizes breast imaging centers that have earned accreditation in all of the College's voluntary, breast-imaging accreditation programs and modules, in addition to the mandatory Mammography Accreditation Program.

National Quality Measures for Breast Centers Program Certified Participant
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. The NQMBC program identifies quality care measures, provides immediate access to information and allows breast centers to compare their performance with other centers across the United States.

Ray Moody, M.D. Breast Center
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 expert in their field - centralized in one convenient location. The Moody Breast Center offers state-of-the-art, non-invasive and minimally invasive diagnostic technology including: Screening and Digital Mammography, Breast Ultrasound, Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA), Ultrasound guided FNA/Vacuum-assisted Biopsy, Stereotactic Vacuum-assisted Breast Biopsy, and Galactograms. The Center is staffed by Board-certified radiologists specializing in Women's Imaging and other specialized technologists and professionals. For more information, contact the Ray W. Moody Breast Center at (845) 695-5900 or visit www.ormc.org.


Center for Sleep Medicine Receives Program Accreditation

March 8, 2010

Middletown - NY - The Center for Sleep Medicine at Orange Regional Medical Center's Arden Hill Campus once again received program accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).

To receive a five-year accreditation, a sleep center must meet or exceed all standards for professional health care as designated by the AASM. The accreditation process involved a detailed inspection of the Center's facility and staff, including an evaluation of testing procedures, patient contacts, and physician training. Additionally, the facility's goals were clearly stated and included in plans for positively affecting the quality of medical care in the community it serves.

Daylight Savings Time, which begins on March 14, 2010 at 2:00 a.m., can have an impact on us all, as we must adjust our body clocks due to the loss of sleep caused by the time change. If you find it difficult adjusting to the time change within a reasonable amount of time or have constant problems with sleeplessness, you may be one of the 70 million Americans suffering from some type of sleep disorder and The Center for Sleep Medicine may be able to help.

Director of Respiratory Services at Orange Regional, Frank R. Salvatore Jr., RRT, MBA, FAARC said, "Garnering accreditation by the AASM shows our sleep disorder center holds the highest standards of quality and testing and we are proud to offer these services locally."

"The American Academy of Sleep Medicine congratulates the Center for Sleep Medicine at Orange Regional Medical Center and Center Medical Director Alan Schaffer on fulfilling the high standards required for receiving accreditation as a sleep disorders center," said Dr. Clete Kushida, AASM president. "The Center is a significant resource to the local medical community and will provide academic and scientific value in addition to the highest quality care for patients suffering from sleep disorders."

The Center for Sleep Medicine at Orange Regional Medical Center is located at the Arden Hill Campus. For more information on the Center call 1-888-321-ORMC (6762) or visit www.ormc.org.

The Center for Sleep Medicine at Orange Regional
The Center is a state-of-the-art facility that offers specially trained technicians and the latest technology to diagnose sleep disorders in a comfortable setting. An overnight stay includes a polysomnogram, or sleep study, which is a painless, non-invasive test that will help determine your sleep disorder and its severity. Patients are also monitored for breathing, heart rate, blood oxygen level, eye movement, muscle tone and other factors.


Neonatal ICU Approved!

March 5, 2010

(Middletown, NY) - Orange Regional Medical Center's Rowley Family Birthing Center has received New York State Department of Health approval for a Level 2, 10-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) which will be available shortly after Orange Regional's new hospital opens in mid 2011. The NICU will be located within the Rowley Family Birthing Center on the 6th floor of the new facility and will complement current perinatal services and full-time neonatologists offered in conjunction with Westchester Medical Center. Orange Regional's new hospital will offer maternity and neonate patients a new birthing center comprised of:

• 4-room maternity triage area
• 12 private labor, delivery and recovery (LDR) rooms
• 2 operating rooms
• 23 private post-partum rooms
• Well baby nursery
• State-of-the-art security system
• 10-bed Level II NICU

This much-needed addition to the Mid-Hudson Valley region will help serve the needs of Orange and Sullivan County's rapidly growing population and demand for local NICU services. Orange Regional's NICU will eliminate the hardships many families now face associated with long distance travel and time away from work to be by a child's bedside at a Level II facility out of the area.

Orange Regional's NICU will provide a full array of specialized equipment and delivery room coverage along with all required support services on a 24-hour basis. Neonatologists and specially trained neonatology nurses and nurse practitioners will staff the NICU. Orange Regional expects the NICU to treat and care for nearly 600 babies a year who need highly specialized care following complex pregnancies and deliveries.

For more information on Orange Regional Medical Center's Rowley Family Birthing Center visit www.ormc.org or call 1-888-321-ORMC (6762).


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