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Archive for November, 2008

Free Arthritis Education Seminar at Orange Regional Medical Center

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

(Middletown, NY) - Orange Regional Medical Center will host a free arthritis seminar on Thursday, December 11 at 6:30 p.m. at the Community Health Education Center, 110 Crystal Run Road, Middletown. Orthopedic surgeon and joint replacement specialist Dr. Eric Martin will speak on the latest arthritis treatment options and hold a question and answer period. Refreshments will be provided. Registration is required. For more information or to register, call the Orange Regional Health Connection at 1-888-321-ORMC (6762).

According to the Arthritis Foundation, nearly one in three adults suffers from some form of arthritis. It is the nation's leading cause of disability among Americans over age 15. Orange Regional Medical Center's Bone and Joint Center is 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 provides a range of orthopedic care from knee and hip replacement and hand surgery to advanced therapies and treatments.

Eric Martin, M.D. is the Director of Joint Replacement Surgery at Orange Regional Medical Center. Dr. Martin received his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine in New York, NY. He completed his Orthopedic Residency at the State University of New York at Stonybrook and his Fellowship in Reconstructive Joint Surgery at Rush University/St.Luke's Presbyterian Medical Center in Chicago, IL. Dr. Martin is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, New York State Orthopaedic Society and the Medical Society of the County of Orange.

Orange Regional Medical Center Announces Additions to Management

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

Middletown, NY- Orange Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce three new additions to its management team.

Mary Bedard Gray has accepted the position of Administrator of Behavioral Health Services for Orange Regional Medical Center.

Ms. Gray is a graduate of Misericordia Hospital School of Nursing and received her BS in psychology from Mercy College. She earned a master's degree of nursing from the City University of New York, Lehman College and a post-master's certificate in psychiatric and mental health nursing from Adelphi University. Ms. Gray is a member of the International Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses and sits on the Board of Advisors of the Behavioral and Organizational Consulting Associates, Inc.

Ms. Gray joins Orange Regional with over 25 years of experience in the field of behavioral health, most recently serving as the Administrator of the Department of Psychiatry at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center.

Maria Russo, R. Ph. has accepted the position of Manager of Pharmacy Services, Horton Campus. Ms. Russo will be responsible for the day to day operations of the pharmacy department at the Horton Campus and will serve as the pharmacy performance improvement leader for both the Arden Hill and Horton campuses.

Ms. Russo is a graduate of Fairfield University and St. John's University, holding two bachelor's degrees in chemistry and pharmacy. She received her masters in public health administration from Long Island University and is a member of the American Society of Health System Pharmacists.

Previously, Ms. Russo was interim pharmacy director at Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern. While at Good Samaritan she also held positions of staff pharmacist, quality assurance pharmacist, assistant director of pharmacy and clinical director of pharmacy.

John Ugbogbo has accepted the position of Manager of Pharmacy Services, Arden Hill Campus and is responsible for the day to day operations of the pharmacy on the Arden Hill Campus.

Mr. Ugbogbo earned a bachelor of pharmacy degree from the University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria and has a master's degree in clinical pharmacy from St. John's University in New York.

Most recently, Mr. Ugbogbo held the position of Manager of the I.V. Admixture Program at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center.

Free Seminar on Weight Loss Surgery at Orange Regional Medical Center

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

(Middletown, NY) -Orange Regional Medical Center will host a free seminar "Weight Loss Surgery" on Thursday, November 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the Community Health Education Center, 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 Welcomes New Members to the Board of Directors

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

(Middletown, NY) - Orange Regional Medical Center welcomes Paul Halpern and Kathy Frommer to its Board of Directors.

Paul Halpern joined Orange Regional's Board of Directors in October 2008. Mr. Halpern is President & CEO of Medical Staffing Resource, a staffing agency specializing in the temporary placement of nurses and allied healthcare professionals in hospitals throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states. Prior to this, he was a founder of Valley Forge Estates, Inc., a Top 100 nationwide company during the 1980's, which developed manufactured housing communities in Sullivan, Orange, Rockland and Suffolk counties. He served on the executive and legislative committees of the New York Manufactured Housing Association.

Mr. Halpern is a member of the Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation Board of Trustees Executive Team, serving as the Chair of the Community Phase of the Capital Campaign, the Co-Chair of the Century Club Campaign and is a member of the Golf Classic Committee. Additionally, he is the vice-president of the Rotary Club of Middletown; an honorary board member of the Boys and Girls Club of Wallkill and Pine Bush; a member of the steering committee and advisory board leadership council of the National Academy Foundation; and is a past president of Temple Sinai in Middletown. He is also a committee member for a number of projects involving Middletown High School, including the "Field of Dreams Project" which raised over $200,000 to light soccer and baseball fields in the district and serves as the chair of the advisory board to the Middletown High School Academies of Finance and Information Technology.

Mr. Halpern resides locally with his wife Carmella and children David, Robert, Domenica and Nicholas.

Kathy Frommer joined Orange Regional Medical Center's Board of Directors in October 2008.

In 1987, Mrs. Frommer began working for CRS Retail Systems, a privately held family owned software company, where she served as President & CEO until her recent retirement. Under her leadership, Mrs. Frommer grew CRS from 25 to 350 employees, with systems installed in the country's largest specialty stores and in over 30 languages worldwide. CRS was the largest retail specialty store systems provider in the United States.

Prior to joining CRS, Mrs. Frommer was a Systems Engineer for Electronic Data Systems (EDS) and Control Data Corporation. Mrs. Frommer earned her B.A. in International Affairs from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. She sits on the Board of Directors for McQuade Children's Services.

Mrs. Frommer and her husband, Don, live in Montgomery, with their two children, Kevin and Erica.

Orange Regional Medical Center Auxiliary hosts Annual Holiday Fair

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

(Middletown, NY) - Orange Regional Medical Center's Auxiliary is pleased to announce its ever-popular Annual Holiday Fair will be held on Friday, November 14 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Horton Campus Cafeteria, located at 60 Prospect Avenue in Middletown. This event, led by Auxiliary Co-Presidents Marie Barnett, Maureen DeStefano and Florence Sawyer, will feature more than 30 vendors including crafts, holiday items, tasty chocolates, soaps, beautiful jewelry, accessories, children's clothing, candles, delicious baked goods by the Auxiliary and more. There will also be a 50/50 raffle. Admission is free.

The staff of Orange Regional Medical Center is grateful for the enormous amount of time and energy devoted by the dedicated members of the Auxiliary. These volunteers donate their time to make Orange Regional a better hospital for our community and are an invaluable resource to the hospital.

For more information about the Holiday Fair or to join the Orange Regional Medical Center Auxiliary, please call 343-2424 x 3120.

The Orange Regional Medical Center Auxiliary is comprised of a group of dedicated and compassionate individuals who not only provide their time and talent to Orange Regional Medical Center, but their philanthropic support to the hospital as well.

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