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Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation Seeks Help Matching $500,000 Challenge Grant for Pediatrics

May 30, 2014

Middletown, NY – The Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation (ORMCF) is looking for your help to raise funds to match a $500,000 challenge grant. An anonymous donor has pledged the $500,000 to ORMCF’s “Lend a Hand for Kids” campaign which is raising money to enhance specialized pediatric services at the hospital.

Capital Campaign co-chairman Bill Ruggles said, “We’re calling this latest phase in our campaign, the “Children’s Challenge”. Every dollar counts. If we can raise $500,000 to match the grant, it will give us the final push we need to achieve our $2 million goal. With some help, we could complete the campaign over the next few months. So far, we’re 75% there and the support has been outstanding. This latest donation will do so much to help the hospital care for the kids in our community that are sick or injured.”

Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation President Christine Maraia said, “Children account for 26% of the population in our area. Fulfilling this campaign goal will help ensure that more kids are able to be treated locally and won’t have to travel far away from home for care. We are so grateful for this donor, who wishes to remain anonymous, and can’t stress enough how much this means for children. Because of this wonderful matching grant, essentially every dollar raised up to $500,000 will be doubled as we strive toward our target.”

ORMC has already opened a new Children’s Emergency Department, added a Child Life Specialist, Pediatric sub-specialist physicians and Pediatric Hospitalists. Next the hospital wants to expand sub-specialty services, continue to enhance the Pediatric Unit to make it even more child-friendly, develop an advanced Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, plus add community outreach and education programs focusing on children’shealth and wellness.

Please consider making a donation to the Lend a Hand for Kids campaign today to help ensure that children receive exceptional healthcare close to home. To learn how you can help, please visit www.ormc.org/lendahandforkids, call the Foundation at 845-333-2333 or email foundation@ormc.org.

(pictured L-R) “Almost there!” - Some of the ORMC Foundation Lend a Hand for Kids Pediatric Capital Campaign Steering Committee members including:  Jay Anthony; Theresa Fay Conte, RN; Karin Kuhens, RN; Jonathan Ruis; “Hudson” the campaign mascot; Janet Formisano and Bill Ruggles.)
(pictured L-R) “Almost there!” – Some of the ORMC Foundation Lend a Hand for Kids Pediatric Capital Campaign Steering Committee members including: Jay Anthony; Theresa Fay Conte, RN; Karin Kuhens, RN; Jonathan Ruis; “Hudson” the campaign mascot; Janet Formisano and Bill Ruggles.)

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