Garnet Health Medical Center, formerly Orange Regional Medical Center, held a Groundbreaking Ceremony for its new parking garage on April 7. The 600+ space employee parking garage is being constructed adjacent to the Emergency Department and is expected to be complete in 2022. 

The socially-distanced event commemorated a key phase of construction on the Emergency Department (ED) Expansion project. Already complete is the relocation and installation of a new helipad. Once the entire expansion project is finished, the ED, which currently has 51 treatment bays, will be double the size. Construction is expected to be complete in 2024. 

“This employee parking garage is an important endeavor as it supports the expansion of services we provide to our community,” said Garnet Health Board of Directors Chair Don Beeler. “By creating new parking spaces for our employees, we will free up parking for our patients and visitors who come to Garnet Health Medical Center and Garnet Health Doctors.” 

The event also marked the opening of the $7 million Every Minute Counts Capital Campaign to the public sector. The campaign, which has already raised $3 million, will benefit the expansion project and emergency care at Garnet Health Medical Center. 

For more information on the new parking garage and the ED expansion project or to make a donation, visit

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Garnet Health Medical Center features seven floors of state-of-the-art technology and provides 383 beds and employs approximately 3,300 healthcare professionals.

In addition to inpatient services, highlights of Garnet Health Medical Center include a cancer center and a five-story outpatient services building on the main campus, featuring Garnet Health Doctors with primary care and specialty physicians, urgent care, outpatient surgical and diagnostic services and more. Garnet Health Medical Center was named by Healthgrades as one of the 100 best hospitals nationally for cardiac intervention and General Surgery and was a recipient of the Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award™. Garnet Health Medical Center also achieved the Healthgrades 2019, 2020 and 2021 America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award™ placing the hospital in the top 5 percent of more than 4,500 hospitals assessed nationwide for its superior clinical performance. It is a designated Magnet hospital recognizing excellence in Nursing; a recipient of the Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite; and its Electronic Medical Records (EMR) system has achieved Stage 7 which is the highest level on HIMSS Analytics’ EMR adoption model. Garnet Health Medical Center is an Academic Affiliate of the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine. It is also a member of Garnet Health, the corporate parent of Garnet Health Medical Center, Garnet Health – Catskills, Garnet Health Doctors, Garnet Health Urgent Care, Garnet Health Medical Center Foundation and Garnet Health – Catskills Foundation. Garnet Health is recognized by Ethisphere as one of the 2019 World’s Most Ethical Companies. 

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