GOSHEN – A Goshen-based organization founded by Dr. Ron Israelski, the director of Academic Affairs at Orange Regional Medical Center in the Town of Wallkill, is continuing its humanitarian missions by delivering modern medical equipment and supplies to Haiti through his non-profit effort.
The 2010 earthquake that decimated the nation killed 250,000 people and injured millions more and the nation continues to recover.
Since the quake, Israelski’s ORSI – Orthopaedic Relief Services International – has been providing medical and surgical equipment and supplies to Hopital Universite D’Etat d’Haiti, the largest hospital in the nation, which suffered severe damage during the earthquake.
ORSI recently delivered the first operating room X-ray machine and flew almost a ton of lifesaving equipment to the hospital in the hurricane ravaged south, which included over 80,000 medications, surgical supplies, wound care equipment, IV fluids for Cholera, and other medical supplies.
Dr. Israelski amid the rubble from the earthquake
six years ago
Dr. Israelski, with Haitian colleague, in upgraded
Dr. Israelski was instrumental in developing a partnership with Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine and the creation of Touro’s Middletown campus at the former Horton campus of Orange Regional Medical Center.
As former chairman of the Orthopedic Department at Orange Regional, Dr. Israelski led the creation of the hospital’s Orthopedic Bone and Joint Center, which was recently awarded certification for hip and knee replacement by the Joint Commission.