Attendees Can Bid on Unique Experiences Ranging from a Week’s Stay in Montreal to a Private Flight to Key West with Pilot and CMH Surgeon Dr. Louis DiGiovanni (Hudson, NY) John Mathews, M.D., a much beloved anesthesiologist, Columbia Memorial Health (CMH) Trustee and international humanitarian, will receive the prestigious Columbia Memorial Health Clara Kellner Award for public service. The award will be presented at CMH’s annual Winter Blast at Club Helsinki on Saturday, February 2. Created in 2017, the award is named for the late Clara Kellner who chaired CMH’s Board and was a long-standing benefactor. She was also known for her volunteer work well beyond CMH. The Winter Blast event is held every year to support Columbia Memorial Health’s commitment to the health and well-being of the people of Columbia and Greene counties. Each year, CMH provides care in more than 450,000 patient encounters through its community-based network of primary and specialty care clinics, Rapid Care centers in Copake and Valatie, and its main campuses in Hudson and Catskill. In addition to honoring Dr. Mathews, this year’s event will feature a unique array of silent auction items ranging from a one-week stay [...]
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30th Annual Hospital Ball Raises $530,000 to Support CMH’s Community Health Mission More Than $100,000 Earmarked for Life Saving 3-D Mammography TechnologyBilly2023-01-23T16:41:38+00:00
Hudson, New York – The 30th Annual Hospital Ball hosted Saturday by the Columbia-Greene Hospital Foundation raised $530,000 to support Columbia Memorial Health’s (CMH) critical mission of improving the health and wellbeing of the people of Greene and Columbia counties. More than $100,000 of the funds raised will support CMH’s acquisition of lifesaving 3-D mammography technology that can detect cancers far earlier than conventional mammography. “We are again honored and humbled to have received such an outpouring of generosity from our community,” said Foundation Board Chair Patti Matheney. “CMH has done a great job of bringing care into the community, closer to where people live and work. The funds raised at the Ball will help to ensure that level of locally available service continues.” CMH President and CEO Jay P. Cahalan said: “CMH’s outpatient clinic network and hospital center handle more than 450,000 patient encounter every year within a service area of 110,000 people. That means we know our community, and our community knows us, which makes this incredible level of support so rewarding to us.” More than 370 individuals, business and community leaders and public officials attended the ball at Catskill’s historic [...]
Hudson, New York – Columbia Memorial Health will honor Donald E. Gibson, President and CEO of the Bank of Greene County, at its 30th Annual Hospital Ball on June 2 at The Point in Catskill. Gibson is being honored for his 13 years of dedicated service on CMH’s Board of Trustees, where he currently serves as treasurer, and his service to numerous other community organizations, including the Greene County Empire Zone, Visa USA Senior Client Council, and the New York State Bankers Association, where he is vice chairman. Gibson also is past president of the Greene County Chamber of Commerce. Patti Matheney, chair of the Columbia-Greene Hospital Foundation, said: “Don Gibson personifies the generous support CMH receives from businesses and individuals across our region. His generosity and his commitment of time and energy help sustain the quality of care we provide to the people of Columbia and Greene counties. “We are so grateful to Don, as we are to the hundreds of individuals and organizations that help ensure CMH stays close to the heart of our community,” Matheny added. Columbia Memorial Health President and CEO Jay P. Cahalan said: “We honor Donald Gibson [...]
HUDSON — Martha McMaster and Sheldon Evans, two of the area’s most active community leaders, renowned for their volunteer work in the arts, historic preservation, education, conservation and healthcare, will receive the prestigious Columbia Memorial Health Clara Kellner Award for Public Service. The awards will be presented Feb. 3 at CMH’s annual Winter Blast at Club Helsinki. Created in 2017, the award is named for the late Clara Kellner who chaired the Hospital’s Board and was a long-standing benefactor. She was also known for her volunteer work well beyond the Hospital. “Columbia Memorial and numerous other community-focused organizations are able to offer critical, sustaining services precisely because of individuals in our community who dedicate their time and talent to help,” said Columbia-Greene Hospital Foundation Chairwoman Patti Matheney. “Like Clara Kellner, Martha and Sheldon involve themselves in not one but many worthy causes, binding us together as a true community.” The Winter Blast is a fundraiser for the nonprofit health system and an annual tradition. “It is a thoroughly enjoyable evening of celebration for a particularly important cause,” Matheney added. “The Winter Blast is an opportunity to show support for the health care services [...]
Photo'd: CMH supporters and golfers Stephanie Machionne and Greg Mosley at the annual Chip In For Columbia Memorial golf event at Columbia Golf and Country Club. Hudson, New York – Columbia Memorial Health, community partners, local businesses and generous donors gathered on Aug. 7 at the Columbia Golf and Country Club to raise more than $53,000 to support CMH. The event enjoyed major sponsorships from Greene Meadows Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Pine Haven Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, and MetzWood Insurance. In addition, 104 businesses also supported the event with tee signs and donations of auction and raffle prizes. The sold-out event at one of the region’s best-known golf courses was hosted by Professional Marc Levesque and the outstanding country club staff took excellent care of the golfers. “We try to do something different for golfers every year to make this event a great success. But one thing that never changes is the outstanding commitment from our business partners, golfers and sponsors to raising money for important patient-care initiatives,” said CMH President & CEO Jay P. Cahalan. Money raised at the golf event will enable CMH to purchase state-of-the-art hospital beds and will fund [...]
Photo’d: Many CMH doctors attended the Ball, including primary care provider Dr. John Pomichter and his wife, Suellen Pomichter, located at left. They were joined by primary care provider Dr. Kathleen Marici and her husband Dr. Edward Marici, a surgeon who leads the Women’s Minimally Invasive Center in Hudson. CATSKILL — Nearly 350 guests attended The Columbia-Greene Hospital Foundation’s Annual Hospital Ball held June 3 at The Historic Catskill Point and helped raise $500,000 to support Columbia Memorial Health. The Ball was presented by CMH’s partners in anesthesia services, North American Partners in Anesthesia, and hosted by Patrick Milling-Smith and Lavinia Mitchell and David and Marisa Droga. The Ball’s Versailles Sponsors included John B. Fraser and Nancy J. Kyle, Mid-Hudson Cable and USI Insurance Services with PMA Companies. The gala event, held at the Historic Catskill Point, was an elegant Ball inspired by the finest gardens of the world. Guests enjoyed a lovely evening with sweeping views of the Hudson River, Olana and the Rip Van Winkle Bridge. “CMH is one the most critical organizations we have in Columbia and Greene County. They provide every day care, emergency and urgent medical services and [...]
Pictured: Anne Schomaker enjoying the celebration with members of her family. Hudson, New York – The Columbia-Greene Hospital Foundation Board honored local philanthropist Anne Schomaker, 74, of Kinderhook, at the 7th annual Winter Blast. The Event kicked off at 6:30p.m. Saturday evening at Club Helsinki. Schomaker, who has been an active member of programs such as Habitat for Humanity, Columbia County Historical Society and Columbia-Greene Hospital Foundation Board, was awarded the first Columbia Memorial Health Clara Kellner Award Saturday, as a result of her dedication to community. Originally from Brooklyn, Schomaker moved permanently to Kinderhook in 2006 and immediately found a place with the local garden club, which began her long career in volunteerism. "I'm totally overwhelmed tonight, and so honored - I can't imagine." Schomaker said. "This Clara Kellner, the award is named for her and she was truly amazing. I'm deeply honored to be given this award in her name." Clara Kellner was a benefactor of the hospital for many years and served as chairwoman of the Hospital Foundation Board. The award was designed to recognize Kellner's spirit of volunteerism, extending beyond the walls of the hospital. Columbia Memorial Hospital President [...]
From left, Caudill Coleman, Peter Budelman, Ira Ginsberg, Beth Ginsberg pose for a photo while competing in the Columbia-Greene Hospital Foundation’s 19th annual Chip in for Columbia Memorial charity golf outing at Columbia Golf & Country Club in Claverack HUDSON — More than 100 golfers and friends came out to support the Columbia-Greene Hospital Foundation’s 19th annual Chip in for Columbia Memorial charity golf outing earlier this month, according to a release from CMH. The mixed scramble event, which took place at the Columbia Golf & Country Club in Claverack, kicked off with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. Throughout the event, golfers were challenged to hit a hole-in-one to win either a 2015 Toyota Camry, offered by Kinderhook Toyota, or a week’s vacation in Hilton Head, offered by MetzWood Insurance. While competition was spirited, no one succeeded in winning the coveted prizes. Immediately following play was a celebratory reception and dinner, raffle drawings, auction and awards ceremony. During dinner, Columbia Memorial President and CEO Jay Cahalan extended his sincere appreciation to all the many tournament golfers and sponsors, Columbia Golf & Country Club and Bill and Mary Gerlach, tournament coordinators. The tournament [...]
Bobbi Bush (left) opened a folder of pressed flowers while Carol Lavender examined a picture frame. By David Lee Columbia-Greene Media registerstar.com HUDSON — Every other month or so, the used clothing and sundry store Second Show on Warren Street in Hudson is overwhelmed with donated items, including clothes, shoes, books, records, plates, utensils and so much more. The items come from many places, usually from people whose lives have dramatically changed — or maybe concluded — leaving behind the things that have clung to or comforted them through the decades. People call the store, schedule a van to pick up the items or just leave it at the back door. On Thursday morning, store manager Carol Lavender and assistant manager Bobbi Bush sorted through a tsunami of items. “You’ve got to go through everything,” Lavender said as she put a price-sticker on a small jewelry box. “Of course, it makes me think about all the stuff I have at home and what will happen to it.” While another person might find the task melancholy, Lavender and Bush do not seem to mind. “These can go in the free pile,” Bush said, opening [...]
CAPTION: Auxillary volunteers at a meeting: In the bottom row, from left to right: Mary Anuska, Dee Marotta, Shirley McThenia, Marcia Cole, Nancy Weaver. In the top row, left to right: Doris Miller, Rita Edwards, Marge Laurie, Marilyn McKay, Helen Wright Hudson, New York –Several upgrades have been made at the Hospital to enhance the patient experience thanks to the Columbia Memorial Auxiliary. The team of Auxiliary volunteers at Columbia Memorial recently helped the buy 10 patient recliners, 15 bedside tables and 12 new mattresses for a total of nearly $35,000. The equipment is now in use in rooms on three floors at the Hospital. “Our goal is to make the patients as comfortable as possible,” said Auxiliary Member Shirley McThenia. Columbia Memorial Auxiliary has four local branches and more than 100 members. Many members volunteer at the Hospital or help raise money for CMH. While at the Hospital campus, Auxiliary volunteers work the main information desk and Blood Draw Center registration desk, while also providing office support.