HUDSON, N.Y. September 13, 2023 – The Columbia Memorial Health (CMH) Foundation and Columbia-Greene Community College (C-GCC) today announced the awarding of academic scholarships to 10 C-GCC nursing students. The first of its kind for CMH, the Columbia Memorial Health Foundation Nursing Scholarship program is a joint effort with C-GCC that was designed to provide direct financial support to local nursing students and bolster the nursing workforce at CMH’s hospital in Hudson. Under the program, each awardee will receive up to $10,000 per year and has committed to working for a minimum of two years at CMH upon their graduation from the C-GCC nursing program. The 10 nursing students selected for the award are: Korin Miller, Michael Vincenti, Danielle Sullivan, Patrick Mooney, Caitlin Sarubbi, Janis McCormick, Deidre Murphy, Michelle Keeler, Rebekah Walkes and Nicola Domville. Workforce shortages in health care, including in nursing, have dramatically increased since the pandemic, prompting health care and education institutions to seek innovative ways to increase the number of students entering nursing programs and working at local health care facilities upon their graduation. Nurses joining CMH are afforded unique opportunities to serve their local community, advance their specialization [...]
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HUDSON, N.Y. June 12, 2023 – Hundreds of benefactors and friends joined together on June 3rd to attend the Columbia Memorial Health (CMH) Foundation’s Annual Ball at the Locust Hill Barn, raising more than $615,000 to support CMH’s network of health care services in Columbia and Greene counties. The annual gala honored former President and Chief Executive Officer Jay P. Cahalan for his 28 years of dedicated service to CMH, and featured a live auction to raise funds to support a new Women’s Specialty Services Center that will offer consolidated gynecology services in one convenient location in the CMH Medical Office Building in Hudson. Anne Schomaker, Chair of the Columbia Memorial Health Foundation, said: “We are once again humbled by the magnitude of support provided by our Annual Ball attendees, sponsors and donors. The impact of the funds raised is matched only by the morale boost the Ball generates when we see how much the community values what the entire CMH team does every day to improve the health and well-being of our patients. Every gift and every gesture of support makes us stronger and is greatly appreciated.” Dorothy Urschel, CMH President and [...]