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Auxiliary Donates $600,000 to the Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation Capital Campaign

April 23, 2009

Middletown, NY – In March, Orange Regional Medical Center’s Auxiliary fulfilled its generous $600,000 pledge to Orange Regional Medical Center’s Building for Excellence Capital Campaign. The donation was put forth in support of the new hospital’s Pediatric Unit and a lobby cafe.

“As our grassroots fundraising organization, the Auxiliary has played an important role in Orange Regional’s development. We appreciate their efforts to make this significant gift in addition to their sustained support over the years,” said Christine Palmer Maraia, President of the Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation.

“The Auxiliary’s donation showcases the dedication this group puts forth in support of Orange Regional Medical Center and our local community,” said Scott Batulis, President & CEO of Orange Regional. “Their philanthropic support is the end result of each member’s hard work and commitment to the organization.”

Auxiliary funds are raised in a variety of ways including sales from the Horton Campus Gift Shop, the Thrift Shop located at 80 Prospect Avenue in Middletown, a variety of Arden Hill Campus and Horton Campus vendor sales as well as other fundraising events.

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.

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 the Orange Regional Foundation office at (845) 294-2135 or e-mail Foundation President Christine Maraia at cmaraia@ormc.org.

(l-r): Marie Barnett, Co-President of the Orange Regional Medical Center Auxiliary; Maureen DeStefano, Co-President of the Orange Regional Medical Center Auxiliary; Christine Palmer Maraia, Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation President; Florence Sawyer, Co-President of the Orange Regional Medical Center Auxiliary.

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