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Garnet Health Welcomes New Board Members

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January 03, 2022
Garnet Health Welcomes New Board Members
Middletown, NY – Garnet Health, which includes Garnet Health Medical Center, Garnet Health Medical Center – Catskills, Garnet Health Doctors, Garnet Health Urgent Care, Garnet Health Foundation and Garnet Health Foundation – Catskills, is pleased to announce newly appointed Board of Directors Members Rafik Elsabrout, MD, PhD, MBA, FACS, FRCPS(G) and Bonnie J. Orr, CPA.
Dr. Elsabrout is a general surgeon with Garnet Health Doctors. He is Chief of Surgery, Chief of the Surgical Services Committee, Vice President of Medical Staff and a member of the Medical Executive Committee at Garnet Health Medical Center-Catskills.
He earned his Master’s degree and Doctorate degree in surgery, from Cairo University in Egypt and his Masters of Business Administration degree in Healthcare Management from Capella University. Dr. Elsabrout is also an educator, having taught as an Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery at both New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York, and Cairo University.
Dr. Elsabrout is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, United Kingdom. He is also a Member of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Dr. Elsabrout held the position of Director of Renal Transplantation Program at Westchester Medical Center and has published extensively in the field of transplantation and immunology.
Dr. Elsabrout’s memberships and committee appointments have included: the Physician Advisory Committee at Westchester Medical Center; the Kidney Pancreas subcommittee of the New York Organ Donor Network; American Society of Transplant Surgeons; International Pediatric Transplantation Association; Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons; The Surgical Society of The New York Medical College and American Society of Transplantation.
Bonnie J. Orr, CPA is a shareholder of Judelson, Giordano & Siegel CPA, P.C. and began her career in public accounting in 1981. Ms. Orr specializes in the area of estates and trusts and provides expert tax and accounting advice to a wide range of closely held businesses. Working closely with clients and their attorneys, she delivers estate and personal tax planning strategies which maximize the transfer of wealth to future generations and provides for a long and comfortable retirement without losing sight of a client’s current financial needs.
Ms. Orr has worked extensively in the complex areas of the generation skipping tax, living trusts, life insurance trusts, personal residence trusts, charitable remainder trusts, special needs trusts and family limited partnerships.
Currently serving as an officer and board member of several local charities, Ms. Orr is also a past president of the Hudson Valley Estate Planning Council.
Ms. Orr has a Bachelor of Science degree from LeMoyne College and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants.
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About Garnet Health
Garnet Health is a New York State, not-for-profit Corporation headquartered in Middletown, New York, approximately 60 miles northwest of New York City. It is the corporate parent of Garnet Health Medical Center, Garnet Health Medical Center – Catskills, Garnet Health Doctors, Garnet Health Urgent Care, Garnet Health Foundation and Garnet Health Foundation – Catskills. Garnet Health is dedicated to developing specialty services, medical programs and needed healthcare services that allow residents to remain close to home to receive quality care.

Providing healthcare to approximately 450,000 residents in Orange, Sullivan and Ulster Counties, Garnet Health was designed to improve the quality, stability and efficiency of healthcare services in the mid-Hudson and Catskill region. Garnet Health provides services by more than 4,000 employed professionals and over 850 medical staff members and is recognized by Ethisphere as one of the 2019 World’s Most Ethical Companies. An academic affiliate of the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, Garnet Health retains compassionate professionals who continually strive toward the hospital’s mission to improve the health of our community by providing exceptional health care. To learn more about Garnet Health, visit

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