(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.