Year in Review, December: Ed Orzac, founder of Franklin Medical Center, dies


Dr. Edward Orzac, a Hewlett Harbor resident, died at home on Dec. 9, after a long illness. He was 95.

Orzac was the founder of the Franklin Medical Center in Valley Stream and helped establish the Orzac Center for Extended Care and Rehabilitation there. The medical center is now a 305-bed hospital that is part of the North Shore-LIJ Health system. The Orzac Center is a 120-bed long-term-care facility.