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Archive for September, 2008

Orange Regional Medical Center Offers Free Mammograms

Monday, September 29th, 2008

(Middletown, NY) - Orange Regional Medical Center will host free breast cancer screenings on Thursday, October 16, 2008 at the Ray W. Moody, M.D. Breast Center located at the Orange Regional Medical Pavilion at 75 Crystal Run Road in Middletown from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Participating physicians include William Goumas, M.D., F.A.C.S., Jane M. Kanowitz, M.D., Arvind Kamthan, M.D. and Howard Karpoff, M.D.

The screening will include a clinical breast exam, mammography and breast health education and training. The screening is open to women with and without health insurance. Participants of the screening must be over 40 years of age, under 40 with a high risk of breast cancer/first degree relative family history of breast cancer and must not have a primary-care physician. Appointments are limited and must be made by Tuesday, October 14, 2008. To get more information and register for the screening, please call the Orange Regional Health Connection at 1-888-321-ORMC (6762).

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 to care for the entire patient, not just the disease.

The Ray W. Moody, M.D. Breast Center

Located at the Orange Regional Medical Center Pavilion, the Ray W. Moody, M.D. 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 services, together with clinicians who are experts in their field - centralized in one convenient location.

Free Seminar on Weight Loss Surgery at Orange Regional Medical Center

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

(Middletown, NY) - Orange Regional Medical Center will host a free seminar "Weight Loss Surgery" on Tuesday, September 30 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, gastric bypass and Lap-Band surgery. 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 Foundation Announces Capital Campaign Director

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

Middletown, NY- The Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation is pleased to announce that Kathi Webber has joined its leadership team as Capital Campaign Director. Ms. Webber will spearhead the employee and community divisions of the Foundation's Capital Campaign, a fundraising initiative launched to raise money for the building of Orange Regional's new hospital, scheduled to open in 2011.

Ms. Webber is a graduate of SUNY Orange and holds a vocational teaching certification from SUNY Oswego. She has been employed by Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties, Inc. as the vice-president of marketing & fundraising since 2000, leading their most recent Capital Campaign.

Ms. Webber is extremely active in the community, currently serving as a member of the Board of Directors for Southwinds Retirement Home; a member of the Orange County Chamber of Commerce Government Initiatives Committee and Education Committee; and is a member of the Stewart Military Affairs Council. She is also the president of the Mid-Hudson Chapter of the American Fundraising Professionals. Ms. Webber was named the "Sustainer of the Year" in 2007 by the Junior League of Orange County and "Volunteer of the Year" in 2004 by the Orange County Chamber of Commerce.

Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation's Capital Campaign provides a unique opportunity for the community to be part of history by donating funds to help build a new hospital which will serve families today and well into the future. There are opportunities for donations at all levels, including pledges that can be paid over a three to five year period. Community members interested in donating to the new hospital project can visit www.ormc.org or call the Foundation office at 845-294-2135.

Orange Regional Offers Free Prostate Cancer Screenings

Monday, September 8th, 2008

(Middletown, New York) - Orange Regional Medical Center is offering free prostate cancer screenings from September 22 to September 26 at the Community Health Education Center, 110 Crystal Run Road, Middletown. According to the Prostate Cancer Education Council, one out of every six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. If detected early, treatment options are much broader, and the chances for a cure are much greater.

The prostate screening program is for men who meet the following criteria:

· Have not been under the care of a urologist in the past 5 years
· Have no personal history of prostate cancer
· Are between the ages of 40 - 75

To schedule an exam, please call The Orange Regional Health Connection at 1-888-321-ORMC (6762) by September 16. Appointments are limited and will be made on a first come, first serve basis. The exam consists of a digital rectal exam (DRE) and a prostate specific antigen (PSA) blood test, each of which takes approximately one minute to perform. The combination of these two methods is the most effective procedure for detecting prostate cancer at an early stage.

Healthcare Trustees of New York State Honor Orange Regional Medical Center Board Member Lou Heimbach

Monday, September 8th, 2008

(Middletown) - Lou Heimbach, Vice-Chair of Orange Regional Medical Center's Board of Directors, has been awarded the Trustee Leadership Award from the Healthcare Trustees of New York State (HTNYS). This prestigious award was presented to Mr. Heimbach at the HTNYS annual awards dinner on September 5, 2008 which recognizes trustees who provide exemplary leadership to a New York State healthcare institution in today's challenging healthcare environment.

Honorees are chosen based on their creativity, knowledge and dedication to the healthcare organizations they represent. Nominations for this award spotlight an individual's overall leadership contribution to a healthcare organization, challenges faced and overcome by the nominee in regard to the organization, leadership activities within the organization and outside community involvement. HTNYS has been awarding this honor since 1985.

Examples of Mr. Heimbach's exceptional leadership skills can be found throughout Orange Regional Medical Center, but two stand out as instrumental in the hospital's growth and ability to provide the best possible healthcare to the community. Mr. Heimbach's support, advocacy and leadership helped guide Horton Hospital and Arden Hill Hospital through a merger, resulting in today's Orange Regional Medical Center. He continues to be a champion of the creation of Orange Regional Medical Center's new building project. His passion and strategic thinking in partnership with the entire Board of Directors for Orange Regional Medical Center has provided guidance and support throughout this multi-year process and will result in the newest free-standing hospital built in New York in over 20 years.

For more information on Orange Regional Medical Center, its Board of Directors or the new hospital project, please visit www.ormc.org.

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