Garnet Health 2020 Annual Report
At Garnet Health Medical Center, formerly known as Orange Regional Medical Center, we believe the journey through cancer survivorship begins at diagnosis. We offer those with cancer, and their friends and families, the most effective diagnostic services, treatment, information and support possible. High-quality care and excellent patient outcomes are our number one priority, and our staff and physicians partner to continuously monitor, measure and work to improve the quality of our advanced healthcare services.
Garnet Health Medical Center’s Cancer Program is accredited by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer (CoC). This national distinction is awarded to cancer treatment facilities that meet the highest-quality requirements for cancer care. Accreditation standards focus on cancer prevention, early diagnosis, optimal treatment and rehabilitation, surveillance for recurrent disease, support services and end-of-life care. Accredited programs must demonstrate ongoing participation in research and a focus on outreach and education to the community to promote prevention, early detection, and knowledge about cancer and its impacts.
This annual report outlines our work to meet and exceed the cancer care standards established by the commission as we remain dedicated to treating cancer and restoring health and wellness in our community.
Gerard Galarneau, MD
President, Garnet Health Doctors
Garnet Health Medical Center’s Spagnoli Family Cancer Center provides comprehensive multidisciplinary cancer care for those who live in the Hudson Valley. In 2020, we were re-accredited by the American College of Surgeons (ACOS) Commission on Cancer (CoC) as an Integrated Comprehensive Cancer Program for Garnet Health Medical Center and Garnet Health Medical Center- Catskills. Ray W. Moody, MD Breast Center was also re-accredited and through the ACOS National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC).
The Spagnoli Family Cancer Center is committed to providing state-of-the-art cancer care that is continuously being updates based on research and best practices. We are committed to improving cancer care services in our region. The 26,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art Spagnoli Family Cancer Center combines outpatient cancer therapy services including radiation oncology (True Beam and Rapid Arc Linear Accelerators) and Infusion Therapy, along with oncology exam rooms, Patient Navigators, Clinical Trials, Caring Arts Modalities (Complementary Therapies), and a viewing garden. The single-story Spagnoli Family Cancer Center is connected to the Main hospital building and Physician Office Building. This allows our patients to easily navigate from the Physicians in our Hematology/Oncology Practice, to diagnostic procedures, to treatment in Radiation, Infusion and inpatient care, if needed.
Although the pandemic has made it more challenging to interact with our patients and support our community, we have found new ways to reach out. For example, we have used technology to host virtual support groups for lung, breast, multiple myeloma, prostate and head and neck cancers, and for telemedicine visits with our physicians. For patients who just didn’t feel well enough to travel to the hospital or had other issues, the ability to participate from afar was very helpful, and we will continue to offer these options going forward.
We are very proud of our team and our commitment to providing exceptional cancer care to our community.
Regina Toomey Bueno, MS, FACHE, FABC
Senior Service Line Administrator Oncology, Garnet Health