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Orange Regional Medical Center Receives Prestigious Healthgrades® 5-Star Ratings in Bariatric Surgery and Natural Childbirth

December 11, 2015

Middletown, NY – Orange Regional Medical Center has achieved 5-Star ratings in bariatric surgery and natural childbirth from Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.

These recognitions distinguish Orange Regional for its superior outcomes in surgical techniques to support weight loss efforts, and in vaginal delivery, as measured by in-hospital complication rates.

“Orange Regional is committed to providing exceptional patient care and these Healthgrades recognitions are extremely significant because they serve as a testament to the outstanding care we provide every day,” said Orange Regional President & CEO Scott Batulis. “Our clinical and professional staff is committed to positive outcomes. These Healthgrades accolades demonstrate that we are doing just that.”

Orange Regional’s Vice President of Quality and Health Information Management Rose Baczewski said:  “These distinct recognitions are a reflection of our hard working and dedicated staff. They also reinforce that there is a high level of care available, right here in our community, at ORMC.”

In the 2015 bariatric surgery performance evaluation, Healthgrades compared hospitals with statistically worse than expected performance (1-star), as a group, to those with statistically better than expected performance (5-stars), as a group. It found that, patients having bariatric surgery in hospitals receiving a 1-star rating, on average, are 3.6 times more likely to experience one or more complications than if they were treated in hospitals with 5-stars.

Healthgrades analyzed clinical outcomes of bariatric surgery discharges from 355 hospitals across 13 states and measured hospital performance based on risk-adjusted in-hospital complications — preventable problems patients had during their hospital stay.

For natural childbirth patients, there are significant benefits to selecting hospitals that have achieved this level of performance. In the 2015 vaginal delivery performance evaluation, Healthgrades also compared hospitals with statistically worse than expected performance (1-star), as a group, to those with statistically better than expected performance (5-stars), as a group. It found patients that had a natural childbirth in hospitals with 5-stars have, on average a 44.5 percent lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated in hospitals with 1-star.

For the report, Healthgrades analyzed clinical outcomes of natural childbirth from 1,041 hospitals across 13 states. Healthgrades measured hospital performance based on risk-adjusted in-hospital complications — preventable problems patients had during their hospital stay.

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.

About the Bariatric Surgery Program

Orange Regional Medical Center is designated by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence® (BSCOE). This designation recognized Orange Regional’s surgeons and facilities as demonstrating an unparalleled commitment and ability to consistently deliver the highest level of bariatric surgical care possible. For more information, or to register for both the bariatric seminar and the support group, please call the Orange Regional Health Connection at 1-888-321-ORMC (6762).

About the Rowley Family Birthing Center

The entire sixth floor of Orange Regional’s state-of-the-art facility is dedicated to the Rowley Family Birthing Center, where moms deliver in a nurturing, safe and comfortable environment while having the privacy they need during this special time. The Level 2 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit provides advanced and specialized newborn care.

To ensure the needs of mother and baby are met in complete comfort and privacy, the Birthing Center includes a high-tech security system, 12 private labor/delivery and recovery rooms, 23 private post-partum rooms, private triage rooms and 2 operating rooms for caesarean delivery. Each room has a bathroom with a soothing shower, 300-thread count linens, scenic views, HDTV, an individual thermostat and sleeper sofa for your birthing partner. Carpeted hallways help create a quiet and more peaceful environment for rest and recovery. Room service is also available. The Center’s experienced and caring nurses attend to patient’s emotional and physical needs and work to fully support each birthing plan. Nurses work with care providers and guide families through the experience from preparations for birth through delivery and post-partum care.

International Board-certified Lactation Consultants are available to provide both inpatient and outpatient support services to breastfeeding mothers. Prenatal breastfeeding classes and the option to rent hospital-grade, electric breast pumps, are available. For general information regarding breastfeeding or pump rentals at Orange Regional Medical Center, please contact the Orange Regional Medical Center Lactation Department at 333-6274.


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