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Nurse wins Orange Regional’s Star of the Year honor

Wednesday July 9, 2014
Jayne O’Malley, RN
Jayne O’Malley, RN
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In honor of National Hospital Week, May 11–17, Orange Regional Medical Center, Middletown, N.Y., has announced its Star of the Year, Jayne O’Malley, RN. O’Malley also earned the honor in 2005.
O’Malley is Orange Regional’s lung and head & neck cancer patient navigator, She was chosen as Star of the Year for her diligence and hard work in providing excellent care to patients with lung, oral, head and neck cancers, according to to a news release.
“Jayne’s dedication to her patients and to Orange Regional is evident in all she does,” Orange Regional President and CEO Scott Batulis said in the release. “She is most deserving of this award.”
As nurse navigator, O’Malley provides education, support and resources to patients diagnosed with lung, oral, head and neck cancers. Her boundless compassion and deeply caring way with patients and their families set her apart. That extends beyond those dealing with lung and head and neck cancers. She welcomes the opportunity to help any patient in need, often going above and beyond to research resources and support.
In addition to her daily responsibilities, O’Malley worked hard to establish a head & neck support group at Orange Regional in partnership with Support for People with Oral, Head and Neck Cancer, which she also facilitates. She is developing a lung cancer support group. She has been employed by Orange Regional for 17 years.


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