The arrival of Helena Regional Medical Center's new OB/GYN, Dr. Betty Orange, was celebrated in a Wednesday afternoon ceremony attended by dozens of well-wishers and visitors.

The arrival of Helena Regional Medical Center's new OB/GYN, Dr. Betty Orange, was celebrated in a Wednesday afternoon ceremony attended by dozens of well-wishers and visitors.
Orange joins Helena Regional as the full-time head of the Helena Women’s Clinic associated with the hospital, and she will be practicing OB/GYN covering the full range of women's health needs, labor and delivery, and women's surgery.
Orange, who signed a three-year deal with the hospital, said "I am excited about being here.  Today's reception has been great with a good turnout.  I had been coming down here either one weekend a month or every other month since 2013, so I am familiar with the community and many of the staff and patients. I am happy to be here full-time."
"They were looking for a new OB/GYN; I had already been coming since 2013, and my contract was ending where I was previously working, so it was a great match, a great opportunity.  I love what I am doing, and its what I've done the last 24 years," Orange said.
Over the years, Orange has already delivered, by her estimate, "a couple of hundred babies here," since 2013 serving periodically in Helena. Prenatal care is one of Orange's most common services.
While Orange is not an Oncologist, she said that she does provide a full range of women's physical examinations and services, and if an indication of cancer is present, Orange said she can refer patients for mammograms and ultrasounds.
"I do examinations, and if we find a lump, if we need an mammogram or an ultrasound, we can get you scheduled for that, and if a lump is diagnosed as being cancer, we will refer them to a breast cancer doctor," she said.
Orange, D. O., comes to Helena Regional Medical Center from Paragould and has been on the staff of Arkansas Methodist Medical Center since July 2014, according to a previous hospital statement announcing her arrival.
Orange received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Microbiology from the University of Oklahoma in Norman, OK and her Doctor of Osteopathy Degree from Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Tulsa, OK.
She completed her internship at Hillcrest Health Center in Oklahoma City, OK and her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Deacon West Medical Center in St. Louis, MO.
She is Board Certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists.