Patients & Visitors

CMH is the community’s hospital and healthcare network.

(Currently there is a modified Visitation Policy in effect in the Hospital and outpatient locations.
Thank you for your cooperation in protecting our patients, their families and our team members.)

As our state and region continue to experience unprecedented patient volumes, CMH has redeployed staff to best meet patient needs. CMH Rapid Care services have been temporarily consolidated to two geographic locations, Valatie and Catskill click here for more information. The Copake Rapid Care facility has temporarily suspended in person Rapid Care visits, however, CMH has opened up availability of telehealth visits every day from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., call (518) 758-4300 to set up an appointment. Thank you for understanding that this action is temporary, we will return to normal operations as soon as possible.

Visitation Program for All Hospitalized Patients

Effective 11/30/2021

Due to an increase in our community COVID-19 patient population, CMH will temporarily prohibit visitors to our inpatient units.

Exceptions include, but are not limited to, visits for patients near the end of life, parents or guardians of hospitalized children, birthing partners, and patients requiring a support person, and special circumstances at the discretion of the staff such as discharge planning and family meetings.

Visitor Policy processes remain unchanged in the Emergency Department, Surgical Services and Behavioral Health.

Keeping the number of people in the facility to a minimum will help protect our patients, staff, and community.


Surgical Services:

  • Patients undergoing surgical procedures may be accompanied to the Hospital by one well person over the age of 18 years. The companion may remain with the patient for the initial intake and then proceed to the Surgical Waiting Area where they will be contacted by Surgical Services Staff.

Emergency Services:

  • One designated visitor will be allowed based on patient status and need for testing and treatment.

Psychiatric Services:

  • Will not be accepting visitors at this time.

NOTE: Visitation for special considerations related to pediatric patients, women undergoing childbirth, patients for whom a support person has been determined to be essential to the care of the patient (medically necessary), and patients in imminent end-of-life and compassionate exceptions will remain unchanged.

CLICK HERE FOR COVID-19 INFORMATION

Serving More than 100,000 Residents

CMH serves residents in Columbia, Greene, Ulster and Dutchess counties. We’re focused on primary care, health education and advanced surgery. We are a multi-campus healthcare system including a 192-bed acute care hospital and 40 outlying primary and specialty care centers. The hospital and campuses are tobacco free. No tobacco or tobacco products are allowed.

Driving Directions to CMH’s Hospital Campus in Hudson:

The Hospital Campus in Hudson is located at 71 Prospect Ave. The main parking lot and parking garage entrance are easily visible along Prospect Avenue. The campus is a short drive from the Interstate 87 exit in Catskill and can be accessed along several routes in surrounding Columbia County.

Columbia Memorial Valet Parking:

Parking for the disabled- Free
Senior Discount- $1.00 Daily
1 hour or less- $1.00
Up to 2 hours- $2.00
Up to 3 hours- $3.00
Up to 4 hours- $4.00
Day Pass- $4.00
Available 7 am-4 pm

Columbia Memorial Parking Garage

Cash Only

1 hour or less- $1.00
Up to 2 hours- $2.00
Up to 3 hours- $3.00
More than 3 hours- $4.00
Day rate $4.00

Click here for a parking map of the Hudson Campus.

VISITING HOURS

All visitors must check in at the information desk located in the hospital’s main lobby. A visitor identification badge will be given upon arrival. We ask all visitors to adhere to the hours designated by CMH in an effort to provide our patients with adequate rest and privacy.

Patients undergoing surgical procedures may be accompanied to the hospital by one companion who may remain with the patient for the initial intake and then proceed to the Surgical Waiting Area, where they will be contacted by Surgical Services staff.

All visitors must call into the unit using the telephone located in the waiting room. Two visitors will be allowed to visit a ICU patient at a time between the hours of 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 – 7 p.m. daily.

Visiting hours are unrestricted. Healthy siblings over the age of two may visit, if accompanied by an adult, unless otherwise stated. Guest food trays are offered at breakfast, lunch and dinner for $5 each.

The Department of Emergency services will allow visitors on a limited case by case basis.
Will not be accepting visitors until further notice.

Children are welcome when accompanied by an adult.

  • Visitation will be allowed only between the hours of 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. daily.
  • Patients will be permitted one healthy visitor per day. This healthy visitor can change day-to-day. Visitation time will be limited to 30 minutes.
  • Visitor must be 18 years or older.
  • All visitors should present to the main lobby of the hospital wearing a mask. They will be checked in, screened, and have a temperature check. If their temperature is above 100.4 degrees, they will not be permitted entry to the hospital.
  • Visitors for ALL patients will be required to wear a face mask and perform hand hygiene upon entering and leaving the patient room.
  • Visitors for patients who are on enhanced droplet and contact precautions will be required to wear a face mask, eye shield, gown and gloves. Unit staff will assist with the proper wear of PPE and hand hygiene upon entering and leaving the patient room.
  • All visitors must remain in the patient’s room for the duration of the visit and must keep on the required PPE for the duration of the visit.
  • Visitors who cannot comply with this guidance will be asked to leave the hospital.

* Visitation for special considerations related to pediatric patients, women undergoing childbirth, patients for whom a support person has been determined to be essential to the care of the patient (medically necessary), and patients in imminent end-of-life and compassionate exceptions will remain unchanged.

THE PAUL AND CLARA KELLNER CAFÉ AT CMH

Hours of operation and meal times

The Paul and Clara Kellner Café at CMH is open for patients, visitors and staff on weekdays from 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on weekends and holidays from 7:30 am to 7 pm

Hot breakfast is served
7 am to 10 am
All day continental breakfast

Lunch is served
11 am to 1:30 pm

Afternoon break
Snack items available

Dinner is served
4:30 pm to 6:30 pm