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Topping Off Ceremony Held for Orange Regional’s Spagnoli Cancer Center and Physician Office Building

October 28, 2015

Official Launch of “The Future is Orange” Capital Campaign

Middletown, NY – On Friday, October 16, Orange Regional Medical Center hosted a Topping Off Ceremony for the new Spagnoli Cancer Center and Physician Office Building at the hospital’s main campus in Middletown. A Topping Off Ceremony is a tradition amongst construction companies and ironworkers marking the end of steel construction on a new project.

Scott Batulis, President & CEO of Orange Regional Medical Center, said “Today is very much a celebration of the incredible partnership of our project team – Skanska and JLL led by our own Steve Sugrue working with designers and engineers and then the full collaboration with all the trade workers, from concrete, electricians, plumbers to the most highly visible steel workers.”

Jonathan Rouis, Chairman of the Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation announced the $3 million “The Future is Orange” Capital Campaign” to raise $2 million in support of the equipment needs of the expansion project, raise $500,000 to support academic medicine by creating an endowment for research and education and to raise $500,000 to support a healing environment including a roof top gathering space, interior and exterior art. The Campaign will also promote the value of outpatient medical services, general wellness, integrated medical care, academic medicine and comprehensive cancer care services. Additionally, the Orange Regional campus will be promoted as a health destination campus, serving as a single location that continues to meet the health needs of the region.

Construction on the new 153,000 square foot, five-story physician office building and a 26,000 square foot, single-story cancer center at the hospital’s main campus began in early 2015. When completed in the fall of 2016, the $99 million project will help relocate many outpatient services currently provided at other off-campus locations into new, state-of-the-art buildings on the existing 73-acre hospital campus in Middletown. Both new buildings will be patient-centered healing environments incorporating all the latest technology and amenities for patients and families. Plans also include adding an additional 800 convenient parking spaces.

Those interested in the campaign’s naming opportunities can contact the Foundation at 333-2333. 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.

Beam Going Up: The final steel beam as it is lifted onto the new Spagnoli Family Cancer Center.
Beam Going Up: The final steel beam as it is lifted onto the new Spagnoli Family Cancer Center.

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