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Four Orange Regional Registered Nurses Receive Special Orthopedic Certification

January 2, 2008

(Middletown, NY) – Orange Regional Medical Center proudly announces that four of its registered nurses have been certified as Orthopedic Registered Nurses by the National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses (NAON).

Tracy Blum, Bonnie-Jo Grazian, Tara Levesque and Simone Stein were certified through the Orthopaedic Nursing Certification Board (ONCB). They work at The Bone and Joint Center at the Horton Campus of Orange Regional Medical Center. Each nurse passed an exam that was given by NAON through the ONCB. The nurses were encouraged to take the exam, which increases nursing professionalism and knowledge in orthopedics. They attended an 8 hour orthopedic review course to prepare for the exam.

“This great achievement by many of our nursing staff underscores our commitment

to be the best, most specialized and extensive orthopaedics department in the region,” Ronald Israelski, M.D., Chairman of the Orthopedics Department at Orange Regional said. “I am incredibly proud of each nurse receiving their orthopedic certification and even more excited for the community we serve.”

The Bone and Joint Center at Orange Regional offers comprehensive rehabilitation and pain management services. The Center is affiliated with the NYU/ Hospital for Joint Diseases and several of Orange Regional’s surgeons maintain faculty positions at the NYU School of Medicine.

For bones and joints, Orange Regional Medical Center offers knee and hip replacement, fracture care, sports medicine, pediatric orthopedics, hand surgery, shoulder surgery, spine surgery, reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, podiatry services, wound care services, pain management and physical therapy and rehabilitation.

For more information on The Bone & Joint Center and orthopedic services offered at Orange Regional, please call 1-888-321-ORMC (6762).

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