Middletown, NY- Larry Testa considers himself extremely fortunate that, since he returned to live in Middletown in the late 1990s, he never had to use the services of Orange Regional Medical Center. That changed, however, this past summer when he needed to have two surgical procedures. The first surgery was at the old Horton campus in Middletown and the second at the new Orange Regional Medical Center which opened in the Town of Wallkill in August 2011. The new hospital replaced Horton and the Arden Hill campus in Goshen and is the first newly built hospital in New York State in over 20 years.
“I received unbelievable care while a patient at Orange Regional Medical Center,” Mr. Testa says. “Rather than going to New York City to have my surgeries, which was a serious consideration, I stayed here. It was a great decision.”
Following the first surgery, Mr. Testa made a donation to Orange Regional’s Grateful Patient Program as his way of saying thanks for the excellent care he received. He also made the donation to recognize the doctors, in particular Drs. Cleveland Lewis, Douglas Fletcher and Jeffery Stewart, nurses, technicians and support staff responsible for his care.
“The residents of this area are very lucky to have such an outstanding hospital conveniently available to them in their time of need. The new hospital is beautiful,” says Mr. Testa, “but it is the people that make ORMC great!”
Mr. Testa credits his excellent care to the staff that provided the best healthcare available. “My doctors obviously played an important part, but the entire team that supported them, from surgery, intensive and progressive care to the nurses on the floors, also took exceptional care of me,” he says.
The Grateful Patient Program provides patients an opportunity to identify excellence and show their appreciation in a meaningful way. Donations made in recognition of a job well done help ensure that the same level of compassionate and high quality remain available at Orange Regional. Staff members, who are specifically named in the donation, receive notification that a donation has been made in their honor.
For information about Orange Regional Medical Center’s Grateful Patient Program, please contact the ORMC Foundation at 845-333-2333 or visit www.ormc.org.
Orange Regional Medical Center is a member of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System.