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Orange Regional Medical Center Appoints Two Vice Presidents

May 16, 2008

(Middletown, NY) – Orange Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Sandra Iberger as Vice President, Operations / Horton Campus and Shafiq Rab as Vice President, Information Technology & Chief Information Officer to its executive leadership team.

Prior to joining Orange Regional, Ms. Iberger served as Vice President, Operations at NYU Hospitals Center and was responsible for Emergency Medicine, Psychiatry, Laboratory and support departments including Building Services, Decision Support Systems, and Food and Nutrition Services. In addition, she held healthcare leadership positions of Assistant Vice President, Administration at Beth Israel Medical Center and Vice President, Administration at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center.

Ms. Iberger earned a MBA in Healthcare Administration from Baruch College/Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a BS in Business Administration and Management from the University of South Carolina. She also completed a Graduate Fellowship in Healthcare Administration from the Greater New York Hospital Association and is Board Certified in Healthcare Management. Ms. Iberger serves as a Health Services Administrator, Major, at the 105th Medical Squadron Stewart Air National Guard Base in Newburgh. She is a recipient of the New York Regional Chapter National Association of Health Services Executives Percy Allen II Award and the Young Healthcare Executive of the Year ACHE Regents’ Award.

At Orange Regional, Ms. Iberger’s primary responsibilities include department oversight of the Horton Campus Pharmacy, Laboratory, Respiratory, Food Service, Environmental Services, Facilities, and Security, including Disaster Preparedness.

Previously, Mr. Rab served as Vice President & Chief Information Officer at St. Mary’s Hospital in Passaic, New Jersey. His experience includes implementing long-term strategy, architecture, and direction for Management Information Systems, Records, Clinical Engineering, and Communications including the integration of computer systems for St. Mary’s and Passaic Beth Israel hospitals. Additionally, he has succeeded in working with physicians and staff to build Electronic Medical Record systems, Computerized Physician Order Entry, Order Sets and Clinical Pathways including nursing documentation and connecting physician groups to hospitals.

Mr. Rab earned a MPH from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and Rutgers University, a Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery from Dow Medical College, Pakistan and is a Foreign Medical Graduate. He is a member of the American College of Health Care Executives, a Board Member of the New Jersey Chapter of the Health Information Management Systems Society, a member of the American Health Information Management Association, and a member of the New Jersey Public Health Association. Additionally, he is a founding member of NJSHORE, and a member of the International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology and the Mid-Atlantic Region Society of Quality Assurance.

Mr. Rab’s primary responsibility will be oversight of Orange Regional’s information technology and will continue to advance the institution toward electronic medical records.


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