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Orange Regional Medical Center’s Bariatric Surgery Program Earns ‘Center of Excellence’

July 12, 2011

Middletown, NY- Orange Regional Medical Center is proud to announce that its bariatric surgery program has been designated a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence® (BSCOE) by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).

This program is the preferred designation for the bariatric surgical specialty. The detailed review and designation process included site inspections to determine and verify compliance of the various program requirements. This designation recognizes Orange Regional as demonstrating an unparalleled commitment and ability to consistently deliver the highest level of bariatric surgical care possible. Earning the BSCOE designation also distinguishes Orange Regional from other providers in both professional and patient situations.

“Being recognized as a Center of Excellence further validates the high level of work done within the program,” stated Dr. Firas Hamdi, Medical Director of the Bariatric Surgery program. “Patients can take comfort in knowing that they are receiving excellent care.”

Orange Regional Medical Center offers three minimally invasive weight-loss procedures called Gastric Bypass, Gastric Banding and Sleeve Gastrectomy. Bariatric services can help people who struggle with weight loss or who are experiencing other health related issues due to obesity get back on track to living a healthier, more active life.

For more information about Orange Regional Medical Center’s Bariatric Surgery Program, please call Janet Kovler, Bariatric Surgical Services Coordinator at 845-294-2231or visit www.ormc.org.

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


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