(Middletown, NY) – New York State Senator John J. Bonacic (R-Mount Hope) recently visited Orange Regional Medical Center and presented $250,000 in State aid to the hospital for new technology to better serve patients and their families.
“Discretionary funds, within the New York State Senate, can be used to help fund firehouses, libraries and hospitals,” Senator Bonacic explained.
Orange Regional prides itself on bringing state-of-the-art technology to the Hudson Valley. Over the past year, the hospital has brought the community three full-field digital mammography machines, initiated cardiac electrophysiology (EP) services and installed a high-speed, 64-slice CT scanner.
While at the Horton Campus, Senator Bonacic met with Orange Regional’s new President and CEO Scott Batulis. The Senator toured areas of the hospital including the Diagnostic Cardiac Catheterization Lab which has performed more than 800 cardiac catheterizations since opening in 2004. The Senator also visited Orange Regional’s Bone and Joint Center where about 450 total joint replacements are done each year. During his visit, Senator Bonacic also talked to hospital officials about Orange Regional’s plans for a new, 606,000 square-foot, 354-bed, single-site hospital on East Main Street in the Town of Wallkill and said he’d like to help where he could.