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Archive for October, 2008

Orange Regional Expands Spine Care Program and Welcomes New Spine Surgeons

Friday, October 31st, 2008

Middletown, NY - Orange Regional Medical Center is proud to announce the addition of two new spine surgeons to its medical staff, G. Alexander Jones, M.D., of Hudson Valley Neurosurgical Associates and Howard B. Yeon, M.D., of Crystal Run Healthcare. Orange Regional Medical Center's Spine Program offers comprehensive spine care services and treatment to Hudson Valley residents alleviating the need to travel long distances for specialized care.

Dr. Jones is a graduate of the Ohio State University College of Medicine and held residencies at Louisiana State University and the Cleveland Clinic. He completed his fellowship in complex spine surgery and spine biomechanics at the Cleveland Clinic Spine Institute. He is board-eligible for the American Board of Neurological Surgery.

Dr. Yeon is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. After completing his residency in the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Surgery program at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Yeon completed a fellowship in spine microsurgery, minimally invasive spine techniques, complex spinal deformity and scoliosis at the Hospital for Special Surgery. He is board-eligible for the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Orange Regional has a team of experts in all aspects of spine surgery including minimally invasive surgery (for a faster and more comfortable recovery), discectomy, laminectomy, fusion, non-fusion disk replacement or posterior dynamic stabilization as an alternative to spinal fusion for the treatment of low back pain, kyphoplasty, X-stop interspinous spacers, and oncologic spine surgery. Orange Regional also offers accredited inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services.

Orange Regional's spine program physicians also include: Jeffrey W. Degen, M.D. of Hudson Valley Neurosurgical Associates, Damon DelBello of University Orthopedics, Alleyne B. Fraser, M.D., Jeffrey Oppenheim, M.D. of Hudson Valley Neurosurgical Associates and Daniel E. Spitzer, M.D. of Hudson Valley Neurosurgical Associates.

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

Free Seminar on Common Hand Problems presented by Orange Regional Medical Center

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

(Middletown, NY) -Orange Regional Medical Center will host a free seminar: Common Hand Problems: Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention on Thursday, November 6, 6:30 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. Refreshments will be served. For more information, or to register, please call the Orange Regional Health Connection at 1-888-321-ORMC (6762).

Carpal tunnel syndrome, the most common hand problem in the United States, was cited as the leading cause of workplace absenteeism due to injury in 2005 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Orange Regional'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 the Chairman of Orange Regional Medical Center's Orthopedic Department and the Medical Director of The Bone and Joint Center. Dr. Israelski is an Assistant Clinical Professor at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. He received his medical degree from the New York Medical College and completed a general surgery internship and orthopedic surgery residency through New York Medical College. Dr. Israelski did additional training by completing a hand surgery fellowship at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. Dr. Israelski is board-certified as a Diplomat of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons in orthopedic surgery and hand surgery. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Dr. Israelski is a senior partner of Catskill Orange Orthopaedics.

Orange Regional Medical Center Board Member Honored by Anti-Defamation League

Monday, October 6th, 2008

(Middletown, NY) - John Galanti, Treasurer of Orange Regional Medical Center's Board of Directors, was presented with the Anti-Defamation League's (ADL) Americanism Award at a recent dinner held at Kutsher's Country Club on October 5. Mr. Galanti has been a member of Orange Regional's Board of Directors since June 2006.

ADL's Americanism Award was established to honor those exceptional individuals that illuminate and exemplify the noblest ideals and traditions of the United States and the Anti-Defamation League. The Award recognizes leaders in business, community affairs, and charitable endeavors who distinguish themselves in their dedication to preserving liberty and advancing the causes of human rights, dignity, and equal opportunity.

Mr. Galanti is the Chairman of Orange Regional Medical Center's Capital Campaign, which is in the process of raising $25 million for the construction of the new hospital. When complete, it will be the first new, stand-alone hospital built in the State in over 20 years. Mr. Galanti also serves the local community through his work with many organizations. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Orange County Partnership, the Orange County Capital Development Corporation, The Hudson Valley Angel Network, the New Jobs for New York Council and the Management Council of Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation.

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