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Scott Batulis Named CEO of Orange Regional Medical Center

July 19, 2006

(Middletown, NY) – The Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Scott Batulis has been named CEO of Orange Regional Medical Center. He will start on August 1, 2006.

Batulis has worked for the HealthEast Care System since 1987. HealthEast Care is a network of integrated care services, headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota, which includes hospitals, clinics, rehabilitation care, specialty care and more. Within this network, Batulis held the positions of Vice President of HealthEast Care System and CEO of St. Joseph’s Hospital. His leadership marked a turning point for St. Joseph’s, as it had previously announced plans to close its doors. This 401-bed tertiary care teaching hospital, with $230 million in revenue and staffed with over 2,200 employees, is now a nationally recognized leader in quality care. During his tenure at St. Joseph’s, Batulis was involved in a $20 million capital campaign and played an integral role in creating an $81 million campus expansion/renovation plan that is currently under construction. This expansion is the first major construction project approved at St. Joseph’s in thirty years. Due to the many quality improvements made at St. Joseph’s over a three-year period and, because of Batulis’ diligence, the hospital received the honor of being one of the Top 100 Hospitals and Top 100 Cardiovascular Hospitals in the US by Solucient, a health care industry information product company.

As a Vice President of HealthEast, Batulis’ responsibilities within the system crossed a number of modalities. He was accountable for the Heart Care and Neuroscience departments in three of the network’s hospitals and led the HealthEast Ambulance, Hospice and outreach laboratory businesses. He also served on the Board of Directors for HealthEast Home Care.

Prior to joining St. Joseph’s, Batulis served as CEO of the 264-bed Bethesda Rehabilitation Hospital (a HealthEast Care hospital). In addition to serving as CEO, he managed HealthEast’s six nursing homes, five assisted living facilities, an ambulance company, a medical equipment company, a home health care agency and three retail pharmacies.

Batulis holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota and a Bachelor of Science degree in Long Term Care Administration from the University of Minnesota. He is a member of the American College of HealthCare Executives. Batulis has three children, Curtis, Evan and Alexis and will reside in Orange County with his wife, June, children and dog, Cookie.

Batulis’ strengths and proven track record with broad based health care systems, fundraising and new construction make him a welcome addition to Orange Regional Medical Center. His experience and vision are assets as Orange Regional Medical Center moves forward in consolidating its services on a single site and increases our services to patients and the community.

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