Between 2008 and 2011, the Centers for Disease Control reported on the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACE). Collectively known as the ACE Study (www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/acestudy/), these reports uncovered a link between childhood trauma and the chronic diseases people develop as adults, as well as a variety of social and emotional problems. This includes heart disease, lung cancer, diabetes and many autoimmune diseases, as well as depression, violence or being a victim of violence, or suicide. Read more
Goldenrods are among our quintessential native wildflowers, though several of our species are from the prairies further west and not indigenous to the eastern woodlands. We also have European species, which were utilized as medicine in their homelands. Read more
MIDDLETOWN, NY — Kate Santoro, RN, FNP, has joined Orange Regional Medical Group’s Primary Care team as a family nurse practitioner. Santoro will work closely with Orange Regional Medical Group’s physicians, nurses and certified medical assistants to meet the healthcare needs of families in the community.
Orange Regional is located at 75 Crystal Run Rd. For more information, call 845/333-7575 or visit OrangeRegionalMedicalGroup.org.
MIDDLETOWN, NY — Managing partner and CEO of Crystal Run Healthcare, Dr. Hal Teitelbaum, has been nominated for Modern Healthcare’s “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare.” Among the other nominees are prominent national figures including President Barack Obama and Speaker of the House John Boehner.
“It is a great honor to be nominated, but most importantly, this recognition is a tribute to the commitment of our physicians and staff to transforming healthcare from a transaction-based system to a value-based system of coordinated, comprehensive care,” said Dr. Teitelbaum. Read more
GOSHEN, NY — The former Ontario & Western Railway Station in Middletown is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, protecting and recognizing the importance of the structure in American history. Middletown Community Health Center, Inc. (MCHC) received a $500,000 grant from the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation to restore and adapt the existing building at 2-20 Low Ave., to a healthcare facility. Read more
PORT JERVIS, NY — Recently the medical staff at Bon Secours Community Hospital honored 12 physicians, 10 retired and two deceased, who, until recent years, had been affiliated with the hospital. Read more
Wayne Memorial Hospital announces the following births:
5/22/14 — Emma Deckelman was born to Anne Marchal of Jeffersonville, NY and Bill Deckelman of Obernburg, NY. Maternal grandparents are Françoise and Richard Marchal of Belgium. Paternal grandparents are Zoanne and Charles Deckelman of Fremont Center, NY.
5/31/14 — Jayden Lynn Johannes was born to Holly and Andrew Johannes of Honesdale, PA. Maternal grandparents are Sherry and David Bryer of Honesdale, PA. Paternal grandparents are Lynn and Joy Johannes of Honesdale, PA. Read more
Much of our area’s economy depends on farming and raising poultry, pigs and beef. It is important to point out that this profession has its share of hazards either from injuries, or illnesses from infectious agents and chemical exposure, especially pesticides. This article will highlight the more common problems seen by our local healthcare providers.
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MIDDLETOWN, NY — In honor of National Hospital Week, May 11 to May 17, Orange Regional Medical Center announced its Star of the Year, Jayne O’Malley. O’Malley also earned this prestigious honor in 2005.
O’Malley is Orange Regional’s Lung and Head & Neck Cancer Patient Navigator and was chosen as this year’s Star of the Year for her diligence and hard work in providing excellent care to patients with lung, oral, head and neck cancers. Read more
MIDDLETOWN, NY – Orange Regional Medical Center has partnered with the DAISY Foundation to recognize its nurses for the excellent care they provide to patients. Erin Kirwin, Critical Care Registered Nurse, was chosen as the first honoree. Kirwan was honored for her care, compassion and professionalism while educating a patient and her family on the Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) process and advocating for and providing guidance to the patient and her family during the last days of life. Read more