Orange Regional Begins Construction Work On $99M Office Building and Cancer Center

John Jordan | June 25, 2015

A nighttime rendering of the new medical office building at Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown.
A nighttime rendering of the new medical office building at Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown.

MIDDLETOWN—Orange Regional Medical Center has begun construction on a new 153,000 square foot, five-story medical office building and a 26,000 square foot, single-story cancer center at the hospital’s main campus.

When completed in the fall of 2016, the $99-million project will help relocate many outpatient services currently provided at other off-campus locations into new, state-of-the-art buildings on the existing 73-acre hospital campus in Middletown. Both new buildings will be patient-centered healing environments incorporating all the latest technology and amenities for patients and families. Plans also include adding an additional 800 parking spaces, hospital officials stated.

Recently, the hospital closed on $70 million in tax-exempt bonds issued by the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY) that are necessary to fund the project. The remaining funds will be derived through a combination of sources, including an equity contribution from ORMC; outstanding 2008 bond proceeds from the construction of ORMC’s new hospital and a capital fundraising campaign.

Orange Regional Medical Center selected Skanska USA as the Construction Management firm for the project.

The first two floors of the medical office building will house an array of the most advanced diagnostic medical technology available including  (64 Slice Computerized Tomography, CT Wide-Bore Magnetic Resonance Imaging MRI, Digital X-ray, Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine, Positron Emission Tomography, PET/CT and Fluoroscopy). The Women’s Breast Center will house 3D Mammography, the most advanced imaging available for breast cancer detection. In addition, the outpatient and procedure center will provide the most technologically advanced care in a convenient and welcoming outpatient environment. The center will house four outpatient operating rooms, endoscopy services, five procedure rooms, a primary care office, urgent care, cardiac rehabilitation, a diabetes care center, cardiac rehabilitation, outpatient laboratory services, medical school classrooms, pre-surgical testing, a retail pharmacy, a bistro, and a community health resource center. Orange Regional Medical Group primary care and specialty physicians will occupy floors three to five.

The 26,000 square foot Cancer Center will combine existing outpatient cancer therapy services including radiation oncology (True Beam and Rapid Arc Linear Accelerators, High Dose Radiation Unit) and Infusion Therapy, along with oncology exam rooms and associated nursing and care provider stations. The single-story Spagnoli Family Cancer Center will be attached to the main hospital building.

Orange Regional Medical Center President and CEO, Scott Batulis, said, “We are very proud to be able to expand on the great success of our new hospital and create a one stop destination with inpatient, outpatient, diagnostic and physician services all in one fully integrated, convenient location.”

In August 2011, ORMC closed its two outdated hospitals and consolidated services into the first newly built, state-of-the-art hospital in New York State in over 20 years. Recently, ORMC became a major teaching hospital through its partnership with Touro Medical College of Osteopathic Medicine and offers residency programs in Family Medicine, Internal Medical, General Surgery, Emergency Medicine and Psychiatry, as well as hosting medical students in their third and fourth year clinical rotations.

Orange Regional Medical Center is a member of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System.

John Jordan
Editor, Real Estate In-Depth