Photo: CMH staff and nursing leaders share a quiet moment in the hospital’s new “Serenity Room.”

Hudson, New York – Columbia Memorial Health has opened a “Serenity Room” in the main hospital at 71 Prospect Avenue. The room is intended as a resource for any person seeking a quiet place to reflect, pray or calm their mind.

The new room on the first floor of the hospital across from patient registration, is adorned with artwork donated by Patricia Lemmerman and the family of Jeanette Winant, and a quilt handmade by CMH Pharmacist Kim Plass.

The room was also designed to incorporate the original pews and stain glass window panels from the former CMH Chapel.

“We are so very thankful to everyone who made this room possible. Sometimes the simplicity of just a moment or two of quiet reflection can be extraordinarily helpful in coping with stressful or trying moments in life. This room is both a symbol of the caring the CMH team provides to our community, and a special place of healing for many of our families, friends, neighbors and colleagues,” Mary Ellen Plass, CMH’s chief nursing officer said in a press release.