Inside Columbia Memorial Health’s Spine and Neurosurgery Program
By Columbia Memorial Health
As part of their partnership with Albany Med, Columbia Memorial Health is now better positioned than ever to serve a community increasingly afflicted by age-related illnesses of the spine. Since the partnership began over a year ago, two neurosurgeons have joined the neurosurgery and spine team at Columbia Memorial Health. Combined with their established pain management program and physical therapy centers, Columbia Memorial Health now offers a full range of spine care, which includes minimally invasive surgery at its Hudson facility.
Dr. Michael Weisberg, Chief of Emergency Medicine at Columbia Memorial Health in Hudson plays the key role in opening several Rapid Care centers in order to alleviate overcrowding, increased wait times at the ER, and costly bills for non-emergency treatments.
Columbia Memorial Health's Emergency Department and their Rapid Care centers in Copake and Valatie have dedicated rooms for patients with autism, who might struggle with the high stimulation of the surrounding clinical environment. These rooms feature lower furniture, calming paint colors, sensory blankets, and iPads to help ease communication.