Middletown, NY- On Saturday, June 2, 2012, Orange Regional Medical Center’s Healing Garden was dedicated and officially named The Lawrence A. Testa Healing Garden. Family and friends, along with Hospital staff, gathered to pay tribute to Mr. Testa, a Middletown resident and former patient of Orange Regional’s Spagnoli Family Cancer Center.
Mr. Testa became ill in 2011, requiring several hospitalizations. He selected Orange Regional Medical Center for his care. During that time, he endeared himself to the Hospital staff with his vibrant personality and wit. Sadly, Mr. Testa succumbed to his illness on January 26, 2012. To ensure others will receive quality healthcare close to home, he left a one million dollar legacy gift to the Hospital. In recognition of Mr. Testa’s benevolence, Orange Regional proudly dedicated the Healing Garden in his memory.
“We are enormously grateful to Mr. Testa for this magnificent gift,” stated Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation President Christine Maraia. “With Mr. Testa’s recognition and acknowledgement of the incredible patient care he received at Orange Regional, his generous gift will allow others in the community to receive the same type of treatment.”
Mr. Testa was a successful businessman and scientist who traveled the world. Upon retirement, he returned to Middletown where he grew up.
To learn more about the ways to donate to the Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation, visit www.ormc.org/foundation or call 845-333-2333.
Orange Regional Medical Center is a member of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System.