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Archive for March, 2009

Orange Regional Hosts Free Spine Care Seminar

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

Middletown, NY — Orange Regional Medical Center will host a free seminar entitled "Spine Care Options" on Thursday, April 9, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. at the Community Health Education Center, 110 Crystal Run Road, Middletown.

The seminar, led by G. Alexander Jones, M.D. of Hudson Valley Neurosurgical Associates and featuring guest speakers Daniel Perri, M.D. of Advantage Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation and Howard B. Yeon, M.D. of Crystal Run Healthcare, will focus on the spine care options available at Orange Regional Medical Center. The hospital's leading-edge spine care program offers treatments, both surgical and non-surgical.

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.

Seating for this free event is limited and pre-registration is necessary. For more information on the spine care seminar and to register for the event, call 1-888-321-ORMC (6762) or visit www.ormc.org.

Orange Regional Medical Center Announces 2009 Golf Classic Co-Chairs and Sponsorship Availability

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

(Middletown, NY) - Orange Regional Medical Center is proud to announce Terry Saturno and Maggie Smith as Co-Chairs of its 2009 Annual Golf Classic to be held on Monday, June 15, 2009. This year's Golf Classic will be held at the Otterkill Golf and Country Club in Campbell Hall and Orange County Golf Course in Middletown. All proceeds will benefit the Comprehensive Cancer Care Program at Orange Regional Medical Center.

Ms. Saturno is the President and CEO of The Orange County Trust Company. She is a native of Middletown and a graduate of the Stonier Graduate School of Retail Banking, Orange County Community College (SUNY Orange). She is a member of the Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation Board; past President of the Kiwanis Club of Middletown; a member of the Middletown Salvation Army Advisory Board; a member of the New York State Bankers Association Education Committee; and a member of the Orange County Community College Educational Foundation Board. She has served on the Sarah Wells Girl Scout Council Finance and Nominating Committees and is a past executive officer of the Mid-Hudson Chapter of the American Institute of Banking.

Ms. Smith is President and Board Member of F irst Federal Savings of Middletown. She previously held the position of Senior Accountant with KPMG Peat Marwick. She is a graduate of Washingtonville High School and the University of Bridgeport. Ms. Smith resides in Port Jervis and is a Board Member and Vice Chairman of the Orange County Citizens Foundation; a Board Member and First Vice President of the YMCA of Middletown; Treasurer of the Middletown Rotary Club; a past Board Member and Treasurer of the Sarah Wells Girl Scout Council; and a past Board Member and Treasurer of Leadership Orange.

Proceeds from the Annual Golf Classic support Orange Regional's comprehensive oncology program which provides state of the art technology as well as a wide spectrum of care including cancer prevention, early detection and advanced treatment.

This year, the Golf Classic offers three tournament choices. Players can choose a morning or afternoon tournament at Otterkill Golf and Country Club or a late morning tournament at Orange County Golf Course. All players are welcome to join us at a celebratory dinner and awards ceremony at the close of the day at Otterkill Golf and Country Club.

For information about Orange Regional's 2009 Annual Golf Classic and how you can offer your support in making a profound impact on the health and well being of cancer patients in our community, please call Orange Regional Medical Center at (845) 343-2424 x2198 or visit www.ormc.org.

Orange Regional Medical Center Announces Additions to Leadership

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

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

George Eighmy, C.P.A., has accepted the position of Administrator of Finance.
Most recently, Mr. Eighmy held the position of Administrative Director of Finance at the Greater Waterbury Health Network in Connecticut, a $250 million healthcare network with a 360 bed teaching hospital. Mr. Eighmy has also held the position of Director of Financial Planning and Decision Support for Saint Raphael Health System in New Haven, Connecticut.

He is a graduate of University of Connecticut and Quinnipiac College with a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing and a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting. He currently resides in Oxford, CT.

Maria DeNicola, M.S., R.D. has joined Orange Regional Medical Center as Director of Nutrition & Food Services. Most recently, Ms. DeNicola held the position of Senior Sales Executive in the Southeast Region for Burlodge USA, Inc. Ms. DeNicola has also held the position of Director of Nutrition & Food Services for Lakeland Regional Medical Center in Lakeland, Florida and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.

She is a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology and earned a Masters Degree in Health Services Administration from the New School for Social Research and a Certificate in Basic French Cooking from the French Culinary Institute in New York.

She is a member of the American Society for Health Care Food Administrators, the American Dietetic Association and the National Society for Healthcare Food Services Management. She currently resides in Goshen, NY.

Orange Regional Medical Center Auxiliary Hosts Operation Runway

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

Guest Appearance by Stella Zotis of Project Runway

(Middletown, NY) - Orange Regional Medical Center's Auxiliary is pleased to announce that tickets are now available for Operation Runway, a fashion show to be held on Sunday, April 19 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Inn at Central Valley, 206 Smith Clove Road, Central Valley. All proceeds benefit the construction of Orange Regional Medical Center's new hospital.

Operation Runway will feature fashions by Tommy Bahama, Christopher & Banks, My Sister's Closet and Dress Barn. The event includes a special guest appearance by Stella Zotis, a contestant from Season 5 of Project Runway. Ms. Zotis has donated a custom designed pocketbook that will be auctioned off at the event. A buffet brunch will be served. Admission is $45 per person.

Tickets may be purchased at the Orange Regional Medical Center Gift Shops located at the Horton Campus and the Arden Hill Campus or by calling Regina Corbacio at 845-343-4755 or Florence Sawyer 845-294-6664. For more information about Operation Runway or to join the Orange Regional Medical Center Auxiliary, please call 845-343-2424 x 3120.

The Orange Regional Medical Center Auxiliary is comprised of a group of dedicated and compassionate individuals who provide their time, talent and philanthropic support to Orange Regional Medical Center.

Community Spirit of Giving Will Help Build New Hospital

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

Middletown, NY- History is being made in New York, and Hudson Valley residents have an opportunity to become part of it. Last year, Orange Regional Medical Center launched its $21 million Building for Excellence Capital Campaign to help build a new, state-of-the-art hospital. As the campaign now enters the community phase, the individuals who have come to depend on the hospital and its services have the ability to ensure that high quality healthcare remains close to home.

"This campaign represents a real opportunity to have an impact on the health of our community," said John Galanti, Building for Excellence campaign chair. "Investing in our future health will allow Orange Regional to maintain its position as a leader in providing the most comprehensive care to a rapidly growing and changing community."

"In order for this campaign to be successful, we are going to need community-wide support," added Christine Palmer Maraia, Orange Regional Foundation President. "Our thanks go out to everyone who has supported the early stages of this campaign. The question now should not be whether to participate, but at what level to support the crucial healthcare needs of the community."

The individuals supporting Orange Regional are a varied and committed group of special friends of the hospital. Together, they have provided unprecedented support, already raising more than $17 million. As more and more individuals and businesses are becoming involved and responding with very generous pledges, the partnership between Orange Regional Medical Center and the communities it serves is more evident than ever.

"Making a gift to the Building for Excellence Capital Campaign is a gift to a community that prides itself on taking care of its own," said Scott Batulis, President and CEO of Orange Regional Medical Center. "We are very excited to have the opportunity to continue that tradition of caring. If all goes as scheduled, the new hospital will be complete in the spring of 2011. Our plan is to become the best regional hospital in the State of New York. Thank you for your continued support as we journey toward that goal."

"An opportunity of this magnitude doesn't come along every day," Galanti added. "We are inviting everyone who benefits from the services of Orange Regional Medical Center to participate in its future. The community needs to begin thinking about healthcare in a new way, and that begins with thinking about philanthropy in a new way. The future of Orange Regional is in the hands of our community. They can make this dream a reality, one donation at a time."

Ways to give to the capital campaign include cash donations, securities or real estate, closely held stock, life insurance, provisions in a will or trust and corporate matching gifts. For additional information or to make a donation to the Building for Excellence Capital Campaign, please contact Orange Regional Foundation Office at 845.294.2135 or e-mail cmaraia@ormc.org.


Building for Excellence Campaign Chair John Galanti

Free Seminar on Weight Loss Surgery Hosted by Orange Regional Medical Center

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

(Middletown, NY) -Orange Regional Medical Center will host a free Weight Loss Surgery Seminar on Tuesday, March 31 at The Lodge at Rock Hill, 283 Rock Hill Drive in Rock Hill and on Tuesday, April 7 at the Community Health Education Center, 110 Crystal Run Road in Middletown. Both programs begin at 6:00 p.m. 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

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. 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 "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."

Following the April 7th seminar our Bariatric Support Group will meet. This support group is open to the public. For more information, or to register for one of the weight loss surgery seminars, please call the Orange Regional Health Connection at 1-888-321-ORMC (6762).

FREE COLON CANCER SCREENINGS AT ORANGE REGIONAL'S COMMUNITY HEALTH EDUCATION CENTER

Friday, March 6th, 2009

Middletown - Orange Regional Medical Center is offering free colon cancer screenings on March 25, 26, and 27 at the Community Health Education Center, 110 Crystal Run Road, Middletown. Screenings will be performed by William Goumas, M.D., Dhiren Patel, M.D., and John R. Peralo, M.D.

This screening is being offered to help detect and prevent colon cancer in participants who meet the following criteria:

  1. Are 50 years of age or older OR
  2. Have a family history of colon cancer

And,

  1. Has not had a sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy in the past year
  2. Does not have any current gastrointestinal complaints
  3. Is not currently under the care of a gastroenterologist

If detected early, treatment options are much broader and the chances for a cure are much greater. Appointments are limited and must be made by March 15. To schedule an exam, please call the Orange Regional Health Connection at 1-888-321-ORMC (6762).

Orange Regional Medical Center Reminds You That Sleep is Essential

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

Middletown, NY — The Center for Sleep Medicine at Orange Regional Medical Center, located at the Arden Hill Campus, 4 Harriman Drive, Goshen, marks National Sleep Awareness Week, March 1-8. Each spring, Americans have to adjust their body clocks due to the loss of sleep caused by Daylight Savings Time, which begins on March 8, 2009 at 2:00 AM. Turning your clocks ahead one hour and losing an hour of sleep can cause sleep disruptions throughout the night and create performance issues during the day. Additionally, nearly one out of 10 Americans experience chronic, debilitating and perhaps life-threatening sleep disorders.

The Center for Sleep Medicine at Orange Regional is a state-of-the-art facility that offers specially trained technicians and the latest technology to diagnose sleep disorders in a comfortable setting. An overnight stay includes a polysomnogram, or sleep study, which is a painless, non-invasive test that will help determine your sleep disorder and its severity. Patients are also monitored for breathing, heart rate, blood oxygen level, eye movement, muscle tone and other factors.

If you find it difficult adjusting to the time change within a reasonable amount of time or have constant problems with sleeplessness, you may be one of the 70 million Americans suffering from some type of sleep disorder. For more information about The Center for Sleep Medicine at Orange Regional Medical Center, please call 845-294-4857 or visit www.ormc.org

Free Open House to be Held at Bariatric Surgical Services Center at Orange Regional Medical Center

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

Free Open House to be Held at Bariatric Surgical Services Center at Orange Regional Medical Center
(Middletown, NY) -Orange Regional Medical Center will host an open house series at its Bariatric Surgical Services Unit located at the Arden Hill Campus, 4 Harriman Drive, Goshen the week of March 16, 2009. Open House dates and times are:

• Monday, March 16 from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
• Wednesday, March 18 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
• Friday, March 20 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Orange Regional's Bariatric Surgical Services Coordinator, Janet Kovler, M.S., R.D., C.D.N., C.D.E. will be on hand to provide guided tours of the unit and answer questions about weight loss surgery options, including non-surgical approaches and gastric bypass and Lap-Band surgery. 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.

All attendees must pre-register for this guided tour. Refreshments will be served. Please call the Orange Regional Health Connection at 1-888-321-ORMC (6762) to register.

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