GIFTS OF GRATITUDE

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A WAY TO SAY “THANK YOU”

The Gifts of Gratitude Program is a way to recognize those who have provided exceptional care at Columbia Memorial Health. Whether you choose to honor an individual or an entire department, your donation is a meaningful way to show your gratitude while supporting quality and compassionate care. We will be delighted to notify the honoree(s) of your thoughtfulness without mention of the amount of the gift.

The Gifts of Gratitude Program:

Select the option that’s right for you:

  • Call the Foundation office at 518.828.8239 to set up your contribution.
  • Mail your donation to:

    Columbia Memorial Health Foundation
    71 Prospect Avenue
    Hudson, NY 12534

  • Share your story and inspire others!
    We’d love to hear your story! Please tell us how the exceptional and compassionate care you received at Columbia Memorial Health has made a difference in your life!

    Contact Barbara Klassen, Executive Director, at 518.828.8362 or email: bklassen@cmh-net.org.

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Honoring Scott Brashears, RN

CMH Foundation has received a generous donation in honor of Scott in appreciation of his exceptional, compassionate care. Scott was presented with a Champion of Caring Pin which symbolizes the direct impact he has on the lives of our patients. Congratulations Scott for making a difference!

Honoring Dr. Manuel Revuelta

CMH Foundation received a generous donation in honor of Dr. Manuel Revuelta!

Dr. Cliff Belden, CMO, MaryEllen Plass, CNO, and Dorothy Urschel, COO presented Dr. Revuelta with a CMH Champion of Caring pin in recognition of his exceptional, compassionate care! Congratulations Dr. Revuelta – thank you for making a difference!

Honoring Ruth Seibert, ER Case Manager

Social Services Director Bev Turner presented Ruth Seibert, ER Case Manager with a CMH Champion of Caring pin in recognition of her exceptional work and compassionate care!

Honoring Melissa Heermans, PA

Dr. Michael Weisberg & Barbara Klassen, Executive Director of the CMH Foundation presented Melissa Heermans, PA with a CMH Champion of Caring pin in recognition of her exceptional, compassionate care! Congratulations Melissa Heermans!

Honoring Ed Muruch, RN

CMH Foundation has received a generous donation in honor of Ed in appreciation of his exceptional, compassionate care. He was presented with a Champion of Caring Pin which symbolizes the direct impact he has on the lives of his patients. Congratulations Ed for making a difference!

The CMH Foundation received generous donations in honor of:

Asna Amin, MD, FACS, FASCRS, Colorectal Surgery & General Surgery, Columbia Memorial Surgical Associates; Kathleen Marici, DO, Family Medicine, Hudson Medical Care and John Pomichter, MD, Internal Medicine, Hudson Medical Care

Honoring Thomas McKibbin-Vaughan, PA

Valatie Rapid Care

Dr. Michael Weisberg & VP of Care Center Administration Patricia Finnegan presented Thomas McKibbin-Vaughan, PA at Valatie Rapid Care with a CMH Champion of Caring pin in recognition of his exceptional, compassionate care! Congratulations Thomas McKibbin-Vaughan – thank you for making a difference!

Honoring Helen Brady, FNP

Valatie Family Care

Patricia Finnegan, VP of Care Center Administration, Brian Keeler, Director of Care Center Operations and Arlene M. Walch, MS, RN, CSPHA, Director of Clinical Operations presented Helen Brady, FNP of Valatie Family Care with a CMH Champion of Caring pin in recognition of her exceptional, compassionate care! Congratulations Helen Brady – thank you for making a difference!

Honoring Hannah Haddad, RN

CMH Foundation has received a generous donation in honor of  Hannah in appreciation of her exceptional, compassionate care. She was presented with a Champion of Caring Pin which symbolizes the direct impact she has on the lives of her patients. Congratulations Hannah for making a difference!

Honoring Dr. Rakel M. Astorga

Grateful patient and auxilian, Shirley McThenia presents Champion of Caring pin to Dr. Rakel M. Astorga.

Honoring Dr. Monica Reed

CMH Foundation received a generous donation in honor of Dr. Monica Reed on National Doctor’s Day!

Dr. Cliff Belden, CMO, Jay Cahalan, President & CEO, Office Manager Danielle Eger, & Dorothy Urschel, COO presented Dr. Reed with a CMH Champion of Caring pin.

Honoring Michele Buoncore, PA

Dr. Michael Weisberg & Barbara Klassen, Executive Director of the CMH Foundation presented Michele Buoncore, PA with a CMH Champion of Caring pin in recognition of her exceptional, compassionate care! Congratulations Michele Buoncore!

I received incredible care in the Emergency Department and the Emergency Observation Unit at Columbia Memorial Health. A heartfelt thank you to the entire team for saving my life. My wife of 30 years, my four children, my extended family and friends are forever grateful to the CMH Emergency/Observation teams, Dr. Stanger, Dr. Weber, P.A. Patrick, RN Justin, RN Miranda, and RN Rhonda.

Richard Cyr, New Ipswich, NH
An avalanche of medical staff descended on the cubicle and surrounded her bed, and while the doctor asked her questions, the rest went about their dedicated tasks with speed and professionalism. I stood back and watched with tears welling in my eyes as I realized that someone I loved very deeply was receiving the benefit of a highly skilled, well trained and dedicated team of nurses and doctors who are a credit to the ER and your hospital.
Stuart Russell, Craryville, NY

We think we will never need an emergency room visit, but most likely it will happen. When that time does occur, we all hope for the best physicians and care possible you will find at Columbia Memorial Health. We in Columbia and Greene Counties are blessed with a very special hospital and caring staff. I would suggest, we as residents, support this institution in every way possible as one day it will be your turn to visit as it was mine.

Anne Schomaker, Kinderhook, NY

The nursing staff have been phenomenal; tough as nails, yet flexible, compassionate, organized, working tirelessly. God bless and protect them all.

Philip D. Osattin, Hudson

The Emergency Department personnel are caring, compassionate, patient and extremely hard workers.  They never lose their cool, and are very attentive to everyone’s needs.

Margaret “Peggy” Rose, Copake, NY