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Orange Regional Medical Center is Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Patient Safety in 2013 by Healthgrades

June 27, 2013

Middletown, NY- Orange Regional Medical Center is a recipient of the Healthgrades 2013 Patient Safety Excellence Award™. This merit ranks Orange Regional in the top five percent in the nation for its excellent performance in safeguarding patients from serious, potentially preventable complications during their hospital stays.

Orange Regional was one of only nine hospitals in New York to rank in the top five percent in the United States in patient safety and these hospitals are in the top ten percent in the nation for patient safety.

“Receiving this prestigious recognition from Healthgrades affirms our efforts in providing superior patient care to our community,” says Orange Regional’s President & CEO Scott Batulis. “I am extremely proud of our clinical and professional staff that goes above and beyond daily to ensure our patients receive the best care.”

Orange Regional’s Vice President of Quality and Health Information Management, Rose Baczewski stated, “Patient safety is our number one priority and it’s instrumental in achieving high patient satisfaction. We take pride in being one of the nation’s top hospitals for patient safety.”

During the 2013 study period (2009-2011), Patient Safety Excellence Award hospitals showed better than expected performance in providing safety for patients in the Medicare population, as measured by objective outcomes across 13 of the 14 most common patient safety indicators, as defined by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

For more information about Orange Regional Medical Center, visit www.ormc.org.

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

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