Orange Regional to open
new building, cancer center
TOWN OF WALLKILL — Orange Regional Medical Center has announced the Sept. 26 relocation of most outpatient services currently provided at other off-campus locations into two new, state-of-the-art buildings on the existing 73-acre hospital campus in the Town of Wallkill.
The $99 million project will help relocate multiple services from the Orange Regional Medical Pavilion, including Orange Regional Medical Group, as well as the Goshen Patient Service Center, to a new five-story, 153,000-square-foot physician office building and the new one-story, 26,000-square-foot Spagnoli Family Cancer Center at 707 E. Main St., Town of Wallkill.
Services relocating from the Orange Regional Medical Pavilion to the new physician office building will include Orange Regional Medical Group, outpatient surgery, diagnostic imaging, pre-surgical testing, the Ray W. Moody, M.D. Breast Center, and the Dunkelman Diabetes Center and laboratory. In addition, radiation oncology services, currently in the Orange Regional Medical Pavilion, will be moving to the new Spagnoli Family Cancer Center.
Services relocating from the Goshen Patient Service Center to the new physician office building will include the laboratory, registration and diagnostic imaging. Radiation oncology, also currently located in the Goshen Patient Service Center, will move to the new cancer center in November.
The new buildings will also feature space for outpatient cardiac rehabilitation and the infusion center. An additional 800 parking spaces have been added to accommodate patients, doctors and employees.
In addition, The ORMC Foundation has funded a Fitness Trail project on the campus, with outdoor exercise stations, as part of a $3.3 million “The Future is Orange” Campaign, which is helping fund the overall expansion project. The walking and exercise path can be used by patients, families and staff to promote overall good health.
For more information, visit ormc.org.
Hazardous waste, meds
collection Sept. 24
GOSHEN — A household hazardous waste and Operation Safe Scripts pharmaceutical collection for Orange County residents will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Orange County Fire Training Center, 9 Fire Training Lane in New Hampton.
Participation in the collection event is free for Orange County residents, although proof of residency is required at the time of disposal. The Sheriff’s Office will be on hand for Operation Safe Scripts to accept any expired or unwanted pharmaceuticals, both prescription and over-the-counter. Please note that no electronics will be accepted at this collection event.
For more information on what items or acceptable or unacceptable for household hazardous waste disposal, call 291-2664, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit Orange County Environmental Facilities & Services at orangecountygov.com/efs.
On Sept. 23, there will be a separate household hazardous waste event for businesses, farms, schools and municipalities in New Hampton. That event requires registration and payment for any waste disposals. Call 291-2664 for more information.
Newburgh PD has
drug take-back box
NEWBURGH — A secured, locked prescription drug take-back box is now accessible to the community 24 hours a day in the lobby of The City of Newburgh Police Department, located at 55 Broadway, Newburgh.
The take-back box allows residents to dispose of unused prescription medications in a safe, controlled method.
Disposal of the deposited medications will be coordinated on a regular basis by the Orange County Police Chiefs’ Association. Proper disposal of the drugs also keeps them out of the environment, where they can cause health and safety risks when flushed down the toilet or thrown in the trash.
The drug take-back box was made possible through grant funding the New York National Guard Counter Drug Task Force, secured from CVS Pharmacy. The Guard paired up with TEAM Newburgh, Catholic Charities Community Services of Orange and Sullivan, and the City of Newburgh Police Department to place the box. Drugs can be dropped off with no questions asked.
Town of Wallkill
TOWN OF WALLKILL — Town of Wallkill residents seeking to dispose of excess and expired prescription and over-the-counter medications can now use the safe and secure permanent drop-off location at the Town of Wallkill Police Department, located at 99 Tower Drive, Building B, Town of Wallkill.
The collection site is open seven days a week, 24 hours a day. Drugs can be dropped off with no questions asked.
Town of Wallkill Supervisor Dan Depew, members of the town board and community groups have partnered with Chief Robert C. Herman and the Town of Wallkill Police Department, to establish a permanent drug collection program to reduce the supply of drugs that can potentially harm teens and adults.