Middletown, NY – On December 1, Orange Regional Medical Center held a Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony to celebrate its enhanced Diagnostic Imaging rooms. Three rooms received custom wall murals hand-painted by a local artist featuring Orange County countryside with hot air balloons, illuminated ceiling lights replicating open sky, and multi-sensory distractions including soft music. These colorful rooms support Orange Regional’s mission to create a child and family friendly environment for patients who utilize diagnostic imaging services.
“In alignment with our organizational goal of enhancing the care of children I was thrilled to peruse this project with our Diagnostic Imaging team, who identified the need to create a better environment for the children of our community. Children prove to be some of our most vulnerable patients that we treat here at Orange Regional,” said Orange Regional Medical Center Child Life Specialist, Michelle Ferguson. “With this enhanced environment, we offer multiple levels of distraction and comfort.”
Orange Regional’s Diagnostic Imaging rooms’ improvements were made possible by a $30,000 grant from the enCourage Kids Foundation, formerly known as the Starlight Children’s Foundation. Ms. Ferguson secured the grant which was received through the Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation.
“By providing funding to pediatric partners like Orange Regional, our Pediatric Hospital Support Program allows them to implement their most critical and crucial programs – addressing the unique needs of their patients,” says Michele Hall-Duncan, Executive Director of enCourage Kids Foundation. “Since 1996, we’ve awarded nearly $14.5 million in grants to area hospitals, supporting 787 projects, and we are proud to partner with Orange Regional.”
For information on how to donate to Orange Regional’s Child Life Program or to “The Future is Orange” Capital Campaign, call the Foundation Office at 333-2223 or visit www.ormc.org/foundation.