SULLIVAN & ORANGE COUNTIES, NY (June 2, 2015) – An anonymous donor has given $1 million to two member hospitals of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System (GHVHS).
The two gracious gifts of $500,000 were received by Orange Regional Medical Center and Catskill Regional Medical Center. Orange Regional Medical Center will use the gift to support funding for an expansion project which includes building a new Medical Office Building and a Cancer Center. Catskill Regional Medical Center had already begun a fundraising effort to enhance and upgrade inpatient facilities throughout the hospital.
The donors were grateful patients at both hospitals and had made contributions thanking the hospitals’ doctors and nurses for their care and compassion over the years. The donors asked that no naming opportunities or recognition be provided.
“What a wonderful way to express their gratitude and tell our hospital system family that they are doing a terrific job,” said Scott Batulis, CEO of Greater Hudson Valley Health System. “We were so happy that our current expansion and enhancement efforts at both hospitals pleased these donors. They really want us to succeed and we are very grateful for their generosity and confidence.”
Both hospitals, along with Grover M. Hermann Hospital in Callicoon, are members of the GHVHS. All three hospitals are not for profit organizations and rely on charitable giving to expand and enhance their programs and services.
At Catskill Regional Medical Center, the donation will help support at Capital Campaign that will fund renovations in many areas of the hospital. The renovations span from general cosmetic enhancements (such as new paint, floor covering, ceilings and lighting) to heavy renovation and structural improvements. Over the coming years, Catskill Regional plans to modernize all inpatient and making 82% of the rooms private rooms for added comfort, privacy and infection control. Recent renovations, new furniture, equipment and artwork at CRMC have been well received by employees, physicians and the community.
At Orange Regional Medical Center, the donation will help the hospital in its quest to relocate many outpatient services currently provided at other off-campus locations into new buildings on the existing 73-acre hospital campus in Middletown. Plans include building a 153,000 square foot, five-story Medical Office Building and a 26,000 square-foot, single-story Cancer Center; both new buildings will be connected to the main hospital. A capital fundraising campaign will begin this fall to support the expansion. Estimated completion of the construction is anticipated to be the fall of 2016.
For more information about charitable giving, please call 845-333-2333 at Orange Regional Medical Center and 845-794-3300 x2104 at Catskill Regional Medical Center.