As we enter the season of Thanksgiving, I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to our hospital family for your contribution to improving healthcare in our region.
Collectively, our efforts have touched the lives of thousands of patients and their families who turn to Orange Regional Medical Center each year. I would encourage everyone to take a few moments to reflect on the areas in your life that require gratitude.
Organizationally, there is a great deal to be thankful for. Examples include, but are not limited to, the countless lives saved with services such as angioplasty, as we are on track to perform more than 2,000 catheterizations by the close of 2010. Our Core Measures data continues to improve which means we are delivering quality healthcare using proven therapies, developed by The Joint Commission, to treat our patients. Our patient satisfaction scores are increasing which is a reflection of the care we provide. We are on time and on budget with the construction of our new hospital. To date, Capital Campaign contributions total more than $20 million toward our $21 million goal. Due to our commitment to manage our organization responsibly, we are financially stable which allows us to provide new and enhanced services to our community.
The magnitude of what we do everyday demonstrates the significant role Orange Regional plays in our community. For this, our patients thank us. I, in turn, offer my sincere appreciation for your dedication and focus in working to meet and exceed our patients’ needs as we continue to work toward being the best regional hospital in New York State.
I wish you and your families a safe and healthy Thanksgiving holiday.