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Orange Cardiology Raises Money and Awareness for Orange Regional's Capital Campaign

September 21, 2009

Middletown, New York - In August, Orange Cardiology held its second annual Softball Fundraiser. The event, held at Craigville Park in Goshen, helped to raise funds for Orange Regional's Capital Campaign, Building for Excellence. The event raised more than $2,725.

Twenty-five players went to bat, with teams comprised of Orange Cardiology's Dr. Viral Sheth, other physicians and friends versus Joe Rizzo and friends of Orange Regional and Orange Cardiology. Dr. Sheth said, "we support our new hospital because we want the best for our patients."

For more information on how you can help Orange Regional build its new hospital, call the Foundation office at (845) 294-2135.

Free Hip and Knee Arthritis Education Seminar

September 28, 2009

Middletown, New York - Orange Regional Medical Center will host a free arthritis seminar on Thursday, October 15 at 6:00 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 hip and knee arthritis and treatment options including conservative, operative and emerging new treatments. 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.

Eric Martin, M.D. is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and joint replacement specialist 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.

Free Seminar on Weight Loss Surgery at Orange Regional Medical Center

September 16, 2009

Middletown, New York - Orange Regional Medical Center will host a free seminar "Weight Loss Surgery" on Tuesday, October 6 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-op and post-op surgical weight loss patients open to the general public.

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. 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.

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).

Free Women with Type 1 Diabetes Support Group Offered at Orange Regional Medical Center

September 14, 2009

Middletown, New York - Orange Regional Medical Center now hosts a new support group, Women with Type 1 Diabetes. This free support group is held to offer help, encouragement and information to meet the special needs of women with Type 1 Diabetes. Sessions will be held from 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. at Orange Regional Medical Center's Stanley S. Dunkelman Diabetes Treatment Center at 110 Crystal Run Road, Middletown.

Scheduled dates include September 15, October 20, November 17 and December 15. No registration is necessary. For more information, please call the Orange Regional Health Connection at 1-888-321-ORMC (6762).

Orange Regional Offers Free Prostate Cancer Screenings

September 4, 2009

Middletown, New York - Orange Regional Medical Center is offering free prostate cancer screenings from September 28th to October 1st at The Community Health Education Center, 110 Crystal Run Road, Middletown. To schedule an exam, please call The Orange Regional Health Connection at 1-888-321-ORMC (6762) by September 23, 2009. 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 about a minute to perform. The combination of these two methods is the most effective procedure for detecting prostate cancer at an early stage. 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

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. For more information on Orange Regional Medical Center, please call 1-888-321-ORMC.

Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation Awards New Nursing Scholarships

September 1, 2009

Middletown, New York - The Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation presented two Orange-Ulster BOCES graduates with $500 scholarships to pursue undergraduate degrees in Nursing.

Gabrielle Kolb, of Port Jervis, will pursue a nursing degree at SUNY Delhi and Megan Mead, of New Hampton, will attend SUNY Orange as a nursing student this fall. Both students graduated from high school in 2009, completing the Principals of Healthcare program at Orange-Ulster BOCES and receiving Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) certification.

Orange-Ulster BOCES educational initiatives raise standards and develop rigorous programs which prepare their students for a future in healthcare. The goal of Orange Regional Foundation's Building for Excellence Scholarship is to encourage students to strive for excellence.

To donate to Orange Regional's Foundation or for more information on the Foundation, please contact the Foundation Office at 845-294-2135 or visit www.ormc.org.

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