Middletown, NY- In a classic example of how healthcare facilities can work together to enhance the health of the community, Catskill Regional Medical Center recently received over $1 million dollars worth of medical equipment, furniture and computer equipment from Orange Regional Medical Center. Both hospitals are members of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System, the active parent company of the institutions which provide healthcare to nearly 450,000 residents in Orange, Sullivan and Ulster Counties.
In August, Orange Regional Medical Center replaced its old campuses, Arden Hill and Horton, with New York State’s first new hospital in over 20 years in Middletown, New York. Orange Regional was then able to help its sister hospital, Catskill Regional, by donating surplus items from its old Horton and Arden Hill campuses instead of sending them to public auction.
“This is one of the benefits of being part of a healthcare system,” said Scott Batulis, President and CEO of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System. “Orange Regional had a need to remove items from its former campuses in Goshen and Middletown and Catskill Regional needed equipment and furniture. The project was a great success, as both sides of the equation were able to reap the benefits. It was a win-win situation for everyone involved.”
For more information about services provided at Catskill Regional Medical Center and Orange Regional Medical Center visit www.crmcny.org or www.ormc.org.
Scott Batulis, President and CEO of GHVHS (second from left) with CRMC Operating Room staff and some of the medical equipment donated to the hospital.