CMH Employee of the Month earns unique physical therapy certification

Staff member becomes second certified Women’s Health Physical Therapist in the state

Jan. 19, 2015

Media Release

HUDSON, N.Y. –  Columbia Memorial Health is pleased to announce that Physical Therapist Lauren Papa from CMH Rehabilitation has been named as the December 2014 Employee of the Month and has recently earned a unique clinical certification.

In her role as a physical therapist, Lauren Papa treats patients in need of a wide range of physical therapy treatment, though she recently earned a special distinction.  Lauren is now one of four physical therapists in New York State to achieve a certificate in Pelvic Physical Therapy through the American Physical Therapy Association. This unique training allows Lauren to help both women and men with pelvic issues such as urinary and fecal incontinence, as well as pelvic pain.

Lauren is part of a team of about 12 staff who work at CMH Rehabilitation, which provides outpatient service at offices on Fish & Game Road, as well inpatient rehabilitation and speech therapy services at the Hospital and Medical Office Building. CMH Rehabilitation helps treat thousands of patients each year and can be reached for new appointments at (518) 828-8704.

CMH’s Human Resources Department honors staff members with the Employee of the Month award at the start of each month. The winners are honored in a special ceremony featuring special gift package including a gift card.


Eli Fanning
Marketing and Public Relations Manager
Columbia Memorial Hospital
o. (518) 697-5445
c. (518) 542-3891


Columbia Memorial Health is an advanced multi-specialty health care system serving more than 100,000 residents in Columbia, Greene and Dutchess Counties at 40 care centers, including 17 primary care and 23 specialty care centers, located throughout the region.

In addition, Columbia Memorial’s inpatient hospital, located near downtown Hudson, has served our region since 1893 and is today one of the most innovative and technically advanced facilities in the Hudson Valley. The hospital focuses on advanced surgery, primary care and patient education. The mission of Columbia Memorial is to provide our communities with safe, high quality, comprehensive health care services in a dignified and compassionate environment

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