January 6, 2009 – For Immediate Release
Facility to Be First Hospital Built in New York State in Over 20 Years –
(Middletown, New York) — On Tuesday, HBE Corporation hosted a Topping Off Ceremony for Orange Regional Medical Center’s new hospital at the construction site. A Topping Off Ceremony is a tradition amongst construction companies and ironworkers marking the end of steel construction on a new project. Orange Regional’s new $317 million dollar state-of-the-art hospital that will be the first community hospital built in New York State in more than 20 years.
Scott Batulis, President & CEO of Orange Regional Medical Center, said “The entire hospital family is excited and energized to see how far we have come since breaking ground on this terrific new hospital. This new facility will improve health care, not just for Orange and Sullivan Counties, but for the entire region.”
The new seven-floor hospital in the Town of Wallkill, will feature 354 private patient rooms and will be one of the largest medical centers between the Tappan Zee Bridge and Albany. Once completed in 2011, it will provide a broad range of high-quality health care services including general adult and pediatric medical/surgical beds, intensive care, maternity, orthopedics, oncology, and a 50-bay emergency department.
Updates on the progress of construction and other information about the current and future Orange Regional Medical Center can be accessed at www.ormc.org.