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Hospital Foundation completes capital campaign


HUDSON–The Columbia-Greene Hospital Foundation has completed its “Fulfilling the Dream” capital campaign, exceeding its goal of $10 million. A press release from the foundation  goal described it as the largest and most successful fundraising effort in this community’s history.

The capital campaign has funded renovations and expansions at Columbia Memorial Hospital, and has made it possible to purchase technology and medical equipment. “Every donation helps make Columbia Memorial even better for those who turn to the hospital for care,” Betsy Gramkow, executive director of the Columbia-Greene Hospital Foundation said in the release

Gifts to the campaign have allowed the hospital to complete projects that include: expansion and renovation of the Intensive Care Unit, opening the Dr. Stephen and Suzanne Menkes Child Advocacy Program, the Paul & Clara Kellner Cafe and the Abram and Helen Kittle Lobby, the connector between the hospital and the Medical Office Building, new parking facilities, an automated pharmacy medication system, and a Medical Imaging Department that features the latest in CT/angiography scans, MRI, bone density testing and digital mammography.

Ms. Gramkow said the boards of the hospital and the foundation thanked all the donors.

Columbia Memorial Hospital, a not-for-profit community hospital that has been serving the region more than 120 years, is a 192-bed acute care hospital that focuses on advanced surgery, primary care, and health education. The Hospital also operates Kaaterskill Care Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, a 120-bed facility in Catskill, as well as 25 outlying primary and specialty Care Centers throughout Columbia, Greene and Northern Dutchess counties.

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