Hudson, New York – Framed by a setting sun on a nearly perfect spring evening, the Columbia Memorial Health (CMH) Foundation’s Annual Ball, held on June 4th at the Locust Hill Barn, reunited hundreds of CMH benefactors and friends to raise $500,000 to support CMH’s network of health care services in Columbia, Greene and Dutchess counties. The annual gala honored longtime CMH orthopedic surgeon Dr. Louis DiGiovanni and featured a live auction to raise funds to support the CMH Center for Breast Health that will provide state-of-the-art screening and diagnostic breast health services in a dedicated, modern, and comfortable space. Anne Schomaker, Chair of the Columbia Memorial Health Foundation, said: “We are so pleased and grateful for the tremendous turnout at this year’s Ball. The enthusiasm, friendship and generosity shared by all made it clear that the bond between Columbia Memorial Health and our community remains strong. The proceeds and the positive energy generated by this event will further strengthen CMH’s commitment to providing comprehensive health care services to everyone in our region. Thank you to everyone who joined us or contributed to the tremendous success of the event.” The CMH Foundation is [...]
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Ultrasound Devices Will Aid Diagnosis of COVID-19 and Other Ailments in CMH’s Emergency Room, Intensive Care Unit and Rapid Care Centers in Valatie and Copake Hudson, N.Y. July 21, 2020 Columbia Memorial Health today announced it has received three ultrasound scanning devices donated by “Radiologists Without Borders.” Useful in many applications, the handheld devices are particularly well suited to be used at the bedside to generate chest scans of COVID-19 patients, eliminating the need to move patients to other areas where traditional scanning equipment is installed in fixed locations. The devices will be used in CMH’s Emergency Department and Intensive Care Unit in Hudson, and at its Rapid Care Centers in Valatie and Copake, further enhancing CMH’s advanced diagnostic capabilities. Founded by Dr. Tariq Gill (who is also CMH’s Chief of Radiology), Radiologists Without Borders (RWB) is an American-based, non-profit organization committed to improving health and livelihood by supplying diagnostic imaging equipment, services, training, and support. “This technology is very helpful in the diagnosis of COVID-19 and can be employed in a manner that reduces patient movement and the potential exposure risks associated with that movement,” said Dr. Gill. This is not the [...]