Middletown, NY – Orange Regional Medical Center employees surpassed their $750,000 Capital Campaign donation goal in fifteen months through personal contributions. A celebration was held on January 7 at the Old Erie Brew Pub to honor the achievement and to announce that employee contributions currently total $770,000. Approximately 100 employees attended the event. Middletown Mayor Joseph DeStefano presented a Proclamation declaring Thursday, January 7, 2010, Orange Regional Medical Center Employee Day.
In recognition of the Medical Center employees’ generosity, “the outdoor patio area at the new hospital will be dedicated in their honor,” said Orange Regional Foundation President Christine Maraia. “In addition, we will continue to fundraise among employees until the new Orange Regional Medical Center opens in 2011.” “By surpassing their goal, the employees of Orange Regional Medical Center have confirmed their commitment to improving the health of all the people who live in our region,” said Orange Regional President & CEO Scott Batulis.
For more information and to find out how you can help, call the Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation at (845) 294-2135 or visit www.ormc.org
The Orange Regional Employee Capital Campaign
Orange Regional Medical Center employees launched an employee giving campaign called the “Possible Dream” in September 2008 to raise funds for the new hospital project. The objective was to provide employees with information about the new hospital and ask each of them to make a financial commitment. It is part of the overall $21,000,000 Capital Campaign goal that is expected to be reached prior to the new Orange Regional Medical Center opening in 2011.
The Employee Campaign consisted of a “Dream Team,” made up of volunteers from the three Orange Regional campuses. The “Dream Team” organized a kick-off in September 2008, followed by outreach activities lead by employee volunteer ambassadors. A “Power of One” Club was formed for everyone wishing to contribute one hour of pay per pay period for three years. The significance of the “Power of One” Club is: One person. One hour. To build one hospital.