Driving around Orange County, one can’t but help see a series of Crystal Run Healthcare billboards along the highways and byways. The message on all of them begins the same way: “We’re not changing this billboard until you …” and then finishes with a variety of good-natured, albeit coercive suggestions. Among them: pick a primary care doctor, get your blood pressure checked, take our healthy heart quiz or schedule your colonoscopy.
The billboards are eye-catching and bold – entirely in keeping with the spirit of Crystal Run, a consumer-focused, premier network of integrated medical practice sites.
Dr. Hal Teitelbaum, an MD with an MBA, founded Crystal Run in 1982 as “an entirely new model for practicing stateof- the-art medicine.” Currently, 11 Crystal Run sites serve the area, with more expected in the future. Short of surgeries and hospital beds, Crystal Run handles the majority of healthcare needs. Its physicians have privileges at most area hospitals. ORMC spokesperson Rob Lee says, “ORMC enjoys a great working relationship with Crystal Run,” adding, “Dr. Teitelbaum has done a lot for acute patient care in the county.”
Dr. Teitelbaum is an active supporter of the Orange County Chamber of Commerce, and is a presence in many other community-oriented endeavors.
The Bon Secours Health System, which has multiple hospitals in six states, operates Bon Secours in Port Jervis and St. Anthony’s in Warwick, as well as several rehabilitation and home care agencies. Bon Secours is a Catholic health ministry, providing compassionate care to all of its patients, particularly those who find themselves economically challenged. The Port Jervis location is a 187-bed facility while St. Anthony’s counts 73 beds.
With locations in Newburgh and Cornwall, St. Luke’s is the result of a merger in 2002 between St. Luke’s in Newburgh and The Cornwall Hospital. The main facility in Newburgh houses 242 beds, while the Cornwall site is mainly an outpatientfocused center. More than 300 physicians call St. Luke’s home, and the staff tops 1,500, making it one of Orange County’s single largest employers.
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