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New York State Department of Health Approves Orange Regional Medical Center

April 11, 2007

Orange Regional Medical Center officials have announced that the New York State Department of Health has approved their Certificate of Need application for a proposed new hospital.

Wayne Becker, Vice President Special Projects reviewed the project status of the proposed new hospital and discussed its various architectural aspects at a press conference on Wednesday. Large-scale interior and exterior photographic renderings of the hospital and a computer-animated three-dimensional model were on display. The hospital’s web site, www.ormc.org, features more information about the new hospital, including a list of frequently asked questions and a feedback form where the public can submit questions or comment on the project.

Orange Regional Medical Center proposes to replace its two existing hospitals in Goshen and Middletown with a new hospital campus, the first construction of its kind in New York State in more than 25 years with a total project cost of over $330 million. Located on 61 acres on East Main Street near the Route 17 and I-84 interchange in the Town of Wallkill, the new facility will feature a state-of-the-art, patient-centered hospital where the highest quality healthcare will be easily accessible.

In addition to the programs, services and centers of excellence currently available on both existing campuses, the 600,000-plus square-foot medical campus will offer:
– accessible and ample parking
– all private patient rooms
– an Emergency Department with 50 treatment bays for varying levels of emergencies
– spacious operating suites
– wireless infrastructure to accommodate the latest Healthcare Information Technology
– design spaces that will accommodate future technologies, patients and visitors

When completed, Orange Regional’s new seven-floor, 354-bed hospital will be the largest medical center between the Tappan Zee Bridge and Albany and will reduce the need for patients to seek treatment outside of the region. This new facility will support Orange Regional’s mission as a not-for-profit hospital, guaranteeing care to its patients regardless of their ability to pay.

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