Press Release

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For Immediate Release:
March 2, 2017, Newburgh, NY

Orange County Radiation Oncology Closing as of March 10, 2017.

After 30 years of service to cancer patients and their families in Orange County, Dr. Uma B. Mishra is retiring, and the practice that he and his wife Dr. Shantilata Mishra opened in 1994 will be closed.

Since coming to Newburgh in 1986, Dr. Mishra has treated nearly 5,000 cancer patients. About 3,500 of those were in the radiation oncology center at 2565 Route 9W.

The Mishras have been major supporters of the Newburgh and Orange County community and the fight against cancer. They have worked tirelessly, supporting efforts by the American Cancer Society to raise money for cancer research. They have been involved over the years with the continuing medical education of area health care providers through the Orange County Medical Society. They have also supported other organizations like Hospice of Orange and Sullivan, Habitat for Humanity, and other local charities.

Dr. Mishra announced his retirement this week and said, “We are very thankful for our time here in Orange County. We have become a part of the lives of so many families in Newburgh and beyond, and they have become a part of our lives. We have been blessed to have been there for our patients and their families and to have helped them through the toughest times of their lives. Part of our strength in operating a free standing center was the freedom to spend the time that we and our patients needed to learn and understand each other and the treatment of their cancer. There was never any pressure to push patients through. With the state of healthcare today, it is very difficult to maintain a private radiation practice. I hope something changes so that future cancer patients can get the same personal care that we have provided for so long.”

Although the office will be closing in March, patients' records will still be available. Patient records have been forwarded to their primary care physicians. The OCRO office telephone line (845-534-4700) will remain active for three months for patients to call and request their records by mail.

The Mishras will stay in Orange County, spending time with their family and friends, and will continue to be active supporters of community organizations and cancer care.