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Neonatal ICU Approved!

March 5, 2010

(Middletown, NY) – Orange Regional Medical Center’s Rowley Family Birthing Center has received New York State Department of Health approval for a Level 2, 10-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) which will be available shortly after Orange Regional’s new hospital opens in mid 2011. The NICU will be located within the Rowley Family Birthing Center on the 6th floor of the new facility and will complement current perinatal services and full-time neonatologists offered in conjunction with Westchester Medical Center. Orange Regional’s new hospital will offer maternity and neonate patients a new birthing center comprised of:

• 4-room maternity triage area
• 12 private labor, delivery and recovery (LDR) rooms
• 2 operating rooms
• 23 private post-partum rooms
• Well baby nursery
• State-of-the-art security system
• 10-bed Level II NICU

This much-needed addition to the Mid-Hudson Valley region will help serve the needs of Orange and Sullivan County’s rapidly growing population and demand for local NICU services. Orange Regional’s NICU will eliminate the hardships many families now face associated with long distance travel and time away from work to be by a child’s bedside at a Level II facility out of the area.

Orange Regional’s NICU will provide a full array of specialized equipment and delivery room coverage along with all required support services on a 24-hour basis. Neonatologists and specially trained neonatology nurses and nurse practitioners will staff the NICU. Orange Regional expects the NICU to treat and care for nearly 600 babies a year who need highly specialized care following complex pregnancies and deliveries.

For more information on Orange Regional Medical Center’s Rowley Family Birthing Center visit www.ormc.org or call 1-888-321-ORMC (6762).

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