Columbia County promotes a healthy lifestyle and boasts a state-of-the-art community hospital and a large selection of health care facilities and practitioners.
Columbia Memorial Hospital is one of the newest most advanced health care facilities in the Hudson Valley. The hospital offers emergency, medical-surgical, cardiac rehabilitation, psychiatric and long-term care services. Some of the hospital’s attributes include its award winning Family Birth Place, its state of the art Bone and Joint Center, and its premier surgical center. Columbia Memorial Hospital is one of the area’s largest employers with 1000 employees on its payroll.
In northern Columbia County, Valatie Medical Arts Center has gathered several doctors and support-service providers under one roof.
If extensive medical assistance is required, Albany Medical Center is just a forty five minute drive away from Columbia Memorial and air lifting service is available for emergency situations. 12 additional hospitals are located within 50 miles of Columbia County.
Long-term care is supplied by several nursing homes, including the county-operated Pine Haven Home in Philmont, the Whittier Nursing and Adult Home in the Gerald R. Simons Commerce Park, Barnwell Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Valatie, and the Livingston Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Livingston.
The Firemen’s Home, located in Hudson, has been newly renovated and constructed to better meet the needs of its members. This adult home offers state of the art medical assistance and rehabilitation while also conveying a calm, peaceful setting.