Crystal Run finance director earns award

MIDDLETOWN – Crystal Run’s director of finance, Frances Ippolito, CPA, CIA, CHFP, was awarded the William G. Follmer Bronze Award on Jan. 25 at the Hudson Valley Chapter of Healthcare Financial Management Association’s (HFMA) Holiday Session held at the Tappan Hill Mansion.

The Follmer Bronze Award is given to an active and valuable member of the Hudson Valley Chapter and HFMA that has earned 25 points. Points are earned by members for their efforts in volunteering at events and participating on various committees.

Ippolito joined Crystal Run Healthcare in 2014. As director of finance, she oversees all aspects of accounting, accounts payable and payroll at Crystal Run and is responsible for financial reporting, asset financing, budgeting and coordinating the year-end audit. She has been a member of the Hudson Valley Chapter of the HFMA since 2005.

ORMC to host seminar on vulnerable populations

MIDDLETOWN – Orange Regional Medical Center’s Nursing Education Committee will host a Vulnerable Populations Seminar on March 23.

The full-day seminar will begin at 8 a.m. in Conference Rooms 1, 2 and 3 at Orange Regional’s Main Campus, located at 707 East Main Street in Middletown.

The cost of admission for Orange Regional employees is $30. The cost for members of the public is $50. Preregistration is required. To register, call 1-888-321-6762.

The one-day presentation will raise the awareness of societal issues affecting Orange County and the Hudson Valley region. Attendees will learn about human trafficking, LGBTQ, sexual abuse, child abuse and substance abuse. These topics will be presented by experts in each field.

Space is limited, and preregistration is required. To register for the seminar, call 1-888-321-6762.


Jeffersonville library hosts 'Medicare & You'

JEFFERSONVILLE - Are you currently enrolled in Medicare? Will you be turning over 65 in the next year or two? James Farnham, MS, MBA will discuss how you can make beneficial changes, and the insurance options available to you.

Review and compare Medicare Parts A, B, C and D. Explore and evaluate Original Medicare, Medicare Supplement Insurance, Prescription Drug Plans and Medicare Advantage Plans. This program will simplify the choices you need to make, help you become well-informed and explain what Medicare means for you.

Farnham will be at the Jeffersonville branch of the Western Sullivan Public Library at 10:30 a.m. March 24. Registration is required. To register, go to or call 482-4350.


ORMC plans free 'Stop the Bleed' seminar

MIDDLETOWN —Orange Regional Medical Center will offer free training courses in recognition of National Stop the Bleed Day on March 31 at Orange Regional Medical Center’s Conference Center, located at 707 East Main Street in Middletown.

Stop the Bleed training sessions teach individuals how to recognize and control life-threatening hemorrhages using tourniquets and wound packing.

The training at Orange Regional Medical Center is in partnership with Mobile Life, Town of Wallkill Emergency Management and Touro College. All are welcome. No experience is necessary. Classes will be offered at 9 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m.

In addition to the "Stop the Bleed" courses, the day will also feature a Citizen Preparedness Class at 10:30 a.m. Preregistration is required by calling 1-888-321-6762.

The New York Citizen Preparedness Training Program is an introduction on how to respond to a natural or man-made disaster. Participants will be advised on how to prepare for any disaster, including developing a family emergency plan and stocking up on emergency supplies.

For more information and to register, call 1-888-321-6762 or go to and select Stop the Bleed in the drop-down menu.


Mamakating Library offers health seminars

WURTSBORO - Learn how to find reliable consumer health information on the Internet with medical librarians Mary Jo Russell and Maryallison Farley from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Mamakating Library. All are welcome at this free workshop to learn the best practices in medical research.

Call the Mamakating Library to register at 888-8004 or go to This presentation is part of the library’s monthly Get It Done series of seminars.

The library is located at 128 Sullivan Street in Wurtsboro.