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First Freestanding Replacement Hospital in New York State in 20 Years Opens

Orange Regional Medical ExteriorA ribbon-cutting ceremony commemorating the official opening of the new Orange Regional Medical Center in Wallkill, N.Y, was recently held, nearly three years after HBE Corp. started construction on the $195.5-million hospital project. The new hospital replaces Horton Medical Center in Middleton, N.Y. and Arden Hill Hospital in Goshen, N.Y. – both more than 40 years old. Orange Regional Medical Center represents the first freestanding replacement hospital built in New York State in more than 20 years.

HBE Corporation provided architecture, engineering services, construction and sitework on the project. The new 621,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art hospital broke ground in 2008.

With a location and amenities to better sever the community’s needs, the new seven-story, 374-bed hospital includes: private patient rooms, emergency department, helipad, three-bay ambulance garage, advanced birthing center, spacious surgical suite, cardiac rehabilitation center, two interventional radiology rooms, bone and joint center, dedicated pediatric unit, 30 single-bed behavioral health unit, wireless healthcare information technology, electronic medical records, non-denominational chapel, healing garden, expanded cafeteria and outside dining patio. For more information about the new ORMC, visit

HBE is the nation’s leading designer and builder of hospitals, including replacement hospitals and hospital renovations and additions.  The company has completed more than one thousand health care projects across the United States, and was recently ranked by Modern Healthcare magazine as the number one hospital design-build firm in the United States.  Headquartered in St. Louis, HBE ranks as one of the largest privately held companies in St. Louis with a staff of 400 people including architects, engineers and construction professionals. Visit


Posted August 11, 2011

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