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Free Arthritis Education Seminar

October 29, 2009

Middletown, New York - Orange Regional Medical Center will host a free arthritis seminar on Thursday, November 12 at 6:00 p.m. at the Community Health Education Center, 110 Crystal Run Road, Middletown. Orthopedic surgeon and joint replacement specialist Dr. Kevin Trapp will speak on all aspects of arthritis and treatment options including operative and non-operative treatments. An exhibit of implant samples will also be available. A question and answer period will follow. 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 five adults suffers from some form of arthritis. It is one of the most prevalent chronic health problems and 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.

Dr. Trapp attended Cornell University Medical College in New York. He completed an Internship in General Surgery and an Orthopedic Residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, where he was awarded "Orthopedic Resident of the Year" from 1999 to 2000. Dr. Trapp completed a Fellowship in Adult Joint Reconstruction at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. He has extreme interest and specialized training in joint replacement, including revision of the hip, knee and shoulder. In addition, he obtained specialty training in arthroscopy of the hip. Dr. Trapp is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Dr. Trapp specializes in Reconstructive Surgery.

Orange Regional Medical Center Reaches Community via Social Media

October 29, 2009

Middletown, New York- Orange Regional Medical Center has launched three new social media vehicles to help keep community members up to date on the latest activities at the hospital. In addition to its traditional web site, Orange Regional has expanded communication to include Twitter, facebook and a special blog from hospital President and CEO, Scott Batulis.

Orange Regional has achieved several key healthcare advancements for the community over the past couple of years including the development of Orange County's first diagnostic cardiac cath lab and the present construction of New York State's first new hospital in over 20 years. Updates on current activity at Orange Regional are posted throughout the hospital's social media vehicles.

Executive Director of Public Relations, Rob Lee says, "Our Social Media program not only keeps you informed in a timely manner, but also gives the general public a chance to interact with us so we can address questions and concerns. These internet outlets provide updated information about the new hospital construction, new technology at the hospital, information about free health screenings, classes and seminars; even a video about what it's like to work at Orange Regional." The community is invited to visit Orange Regional online at:

http://twitter.com/ORMC
http://www.orangeregionalceo.blogspot.com/
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Orange-Regional-Medical-Center-ORMC

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

Orange Regional's Ray W. Moody, M.D. Breast Center Receives Donation from Business & Professional Women's Club of Goshen

October 27, 2009

Middletown, New York - The Business & Professional Women's Club of Goshen made a $1,500 donation to Orange Regional Medical Center's Ray W. Moody, M.D. Breast Center at a September 23 meeting. The check was presented by the President of Business & Professional Women's Club of Goshen, Margaret Andryshak, and Vice President Carol Cullen. Joseph F. Yacovone, M.D.; Susan M. Beatty, M.D., Ph.D; and Penny Lynch, Supervisor, Ray W. Moody, M.D. Breast Center accepted the donation on behalf of the hospital.

The Business & Professional Women's Club of Goshen is an active organization with over 50 members. For 51 years, the Club has provided support to many community organizations that serve the needs of women. Many of the Club's members have been touched by the kind treatment received at the Ray W. Moody, M.D. Breast Center. Each individual felt that they had been treated compassionately and with great warmth.

"We appreciate the dedication to Orange Regional, our Breast Center and the women of the region that the Business & Professional Women's Club of Goshen has shown with this gift," said Breast Center Supervisor Penny Lynch.

Ray W. 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 expert clinicians 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 Diagnostic 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, experienced pathologists who work in the Center's on-site pathology suite to perform and interpret biopsies, as well as other specialized technologists and professionals.

The Ray W. Moody, M.D. Breast Center was designated by the American College of Radiology (ACR) as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence and is fully accredited in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, breast ultrasound and ultrasound-guided breast biopsy.

If your organization would like to support Orange Regional Medical Center, please contact Foundation President Christine Maraia at 845-294-2135 or cmaraia@ormc.org.

Orange Regional Hosts Diabetes Seminar

October 23, 2009

Middletown, New York - Orange Regional Medical Center will host a Back to Basics Diabetes Seminar on Saturday, November 7, 2009 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at The Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame, 240 Main Street, Goshen.

Topics will include "Diabetes… What You Need To Know" with Dr. Elliott Friedman, board-certified endocrinologist and medical director of The Stanley S. Dunkelman, M.D. Diabetes Treatment Center; "Give it a Tri?" with Brian Foster, MSE, ACSM-HFS, certified health fitness specialist; and "Let's Make a Meal" with Shelly DeHaan, R.D., C.D.E, and Kristine Bihun, R.D., C.D.E., BC-ADM.

According to the American Diabetes Association, there are over 18 million people in the United State who have diabetes. While an estimated 13 million have been diagnosed with diabetes, 5.2 million people are unaware that they have the disease.

Space is limited; pre-registration is advised. For more information, or to register, please call 1-888-321-ORMC (6762).

Orange Regional Now offers Perinatal Services to Expectant Women

October 19, 2009 

Middletown, New York - Orange Regional Medical Center has partnered with Westchester Medical Center to offer perinatal services to expectant mothers with a high-risk health condition or obstetric complication at its Horton Campus, located in Middletown. The program allows patients to be seen by a board-certified perinatologist in coordination with a patient's personal obstetrician.

The Perinatal Program proudly welcomes James F. Smith, Jr., M.D., a perinatologist who is specially trained to perform complex diagnostic and therapeutic procedures during pregnancy. Dr. Smith is Section Chief of Perinatology at Westchester Medical Center and is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine in Missouri. He completed his internship and residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Portsmouth Naval Hospital in Virginia and a fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at the University of New Mexico. Before joining Westchester Medical Center, he was a clinical associate professor, Maternal and Fetal Medicine, at Stanford University School of Medicine in California.

If your obstetrician feels that you are in need of perinatal services, an appointment can be made by calling 1-866-ORMC-TEST (1-866-676-2837).

Orange Regional Medical Center's Planned Pediatric Playroom Receives Donation from Kiwanis Club of Minisink Valley

October 16, 2009 

Middletown, New York - The Kiwanis Club of Minisink Valley made a $15,000 donation to Orange Regional Medical Center's Building for Excellence Capital Campaign in support of the pediatric playroom that will be located on the 5th floor of the new hospital. The donation will aid in the construction of the playroom and all age-appropriate furnishings.

The Kiwanis Club of Minisink Valley is an active organization with 59 members. For 52 years, the Club has provided steadfast service and support to many community organizations and charities.

Immediate Past President Rich Malarski said, "Being that Kiwanis International is a service organization dedicated to children, this donation to Orange Regional for the pediatric playroom is a perfect fit for our Club and an excellent beginning to a continuing relationship with the pediatric unit at the new hospital."

Club President David Morse said, "It has truly been an honor to serve as President this past year. The enthusiastic dedication of all our members working on projects has and will continue to be the backbone of our success."

"We appreciate the dedication to Orange Regional and the children of our community that the Kiwanis Club of Minisink Valley has shown with this extraordinary gift," said Orange Regional Foundation President Christine Maraia. "We look forward to a wonderful partnership in the coming years."

The Building for Excellence campaign was launched in 2008 in support of Orange Regional's new hospital construction. To date, the Campaign has received unprecedented support and raised more than $17.4 million towards the goal of $21 million. The campaign will continue through the opening of the new seven-floor hospital in the Town of Wallkill that will feature 354 private patient rooms. Once completed in 2011, it will be one of the largest medical centers between the Tappan Zee Bridge and Albany and provide a broad range of high-quality healthcare services including, but not limited to, 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.

If your organization would like to support the new Orange Regional Medical Center project, please contact Foundation President Christine Maraia at 845-294-2135.

Free Seminar on Weight Loss Surgery at Orange Regional Medical Center

October 13, 2009 

Middletown, New York - Orange Regional Medical Center will host a free seminar "Weight Loss Surgery" on Tuesday, November 3 at 6:00 p.m. at the Community Health Education Center, 110 Crystal Run Road in Middletown. Immediately following the seminar, Orange Regional will offer a Bariatric Support Group for both pre- and post-op weight loss surgical patients that is open to the general public.

Join Janet Kovler, M.S., R.D., C.D.N., C.D.E., Orange Regional's Bariatric Surgical Services Coordinator, for this information-filled seminar where obesity treatment options including non-surgical approaches and gastric bypass and Lap-Band surgery will be discussed by one of Orange Regional Medical Center's skilled bariatric surgeons including Firas Hamdi, M.D., Wayne Weiss, M.D. and Sergei Zhitnikov, M.D.

For more information, or to register for both the seminar and the support group, please call the Orange Regional Health Connection at 1-888-321-ORMC (6762).

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