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Orange Regional Medical Center Hosts Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony to Celebrate its New Facility

August 3, 2011

Middletown, NY- Approximately 650 people attended a special Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony at the new Orange Regional Medical Center on Friday, July 29, 2011. The new facility will open Friday, August 5 and is the first hospital to be built in the state of New York in over 20 years.

Orange Regional Medical Center’s Board of Directors were joined by local and state politicians, donors, physicians and other healthcare professionals, as well as business and community leaders for the official ribbon-cutting that was followed by brief tours of the new 600,000+ square foot facility. The West Point Honor Guard opened the program by posting the official colors of the United States and the Highlands Brass Quintet from the West Point Band played the National Anthem.

On Friday, August 5, Orange Regional Medical Center will begin moving patients into its new state-of-the-art facility. “We are exceptionally proud of this brand new hospital. It provides state-of-the-art technology in a warm and contemporary atmosphere. I would like to thank everyone who has worked so hard on all aspects of the enormous project,” said Lou Heimbach, Orange Regional Medical Center’s Board of Directors Chairman.

Orange Regional Medical Center will consolidate its two existing campuses, Arden Hill and Horton, into the new 600,000+ square-foot facility situated on 61 acres. Conveniently located at the intersection of Route 17 and I-84 in the Town of Wallkill, the new facility features:
– 353 comfortable and spacious private patient rooms
– 50 Treatment bays within the Emergency Room
– Helipad and three-bay ambulance garage
– Level 2 Trauma Center in development
– Advanced Birthing Center with10-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (in development)
– Sophisticated Cardiology services with three cardiac catheterization labs and indoor cardiac rehabilitation track
– Spacious Surgical Suite with 12 Operating Rooms
– 2 Interventional Radiology Rooms
– Bone & Joint Center
– Dedicated Pediatric Unit
– Inpatient Cancer Center
– Outpatient Infusion Center
– Dedicated Behavioral Health Unit
– Wireless Healthcare Information Technology
– Electronic Medical Records
– Non-denominational Chapel
– Healing Garden with lush landscape
– Expanded Cafeteria/Outside Dining Patio
– Gift Shop and Café
– More than 1,600 free parking spaces
– Spacious waiting areas
– Open design spaces to accommodate future technologies, patients, visitors and growth

For more information regarding the new Orange Regional Medical Center, please visit www.ormcnewhospital.org or call 1-888-321-6762. The hospital’s main phone number is 845-333-1000.

Orange Regional Medical Center is a member of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System.

From L to R: Orange Regional Medical Center Chairman of the Board Directors, Lou Heimbach; philanthropists Sandra and Alan Gerry; Orange Regional Medical Center President & CEO, Scott Batulis; Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Paul Halpern and Orange Regional Medical Center Staff President, Dr. Gerard Galarneau.
From L to R: Orange Regional Medical Center Chairman of the Board Directors, Lou Heimbach; philanthropists Sandra and Alan Gerry; Orange Regional Medical Center President & CEO, Scott Batulis; Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Paul Halpern and Orange Regional Medical Center Staff President, Dr. Gerard Galarneau.

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