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Hudson River State Hospital

Nurses Alumni Association




The annual HRSH Nurses Alumni Association luncheon is scheduled on October 14, 2017 at Coppola’s Bistro on Rt 9 in Hyde Park- north of the old hospital grounds. Any nursing alumni (and their guests) are welcome to attend. The cost is $25 per person for a full meal and dessert. If anyone is interested and has not received the invitation, please send a message through the contact us link, and someone will email back to you. 

Welcome to the Website of the Hudson River State Hospital  Nursing School Alumni Association. The Association exists to promote communication among our nursing school graduates.

Our website provides information on the activities of the Alumni and the Hudson River State Hospital museum which the Alumni helps to maintain. The website also provides the ability to contact the Association regarding membership.

We hope you find the information that you need, but should you want more information please feel free to send us a message.

  The museum of Hudson River State Hospital is now open. It is located at 12 Cheney Drive Poughkeepsie New York. There are six rooms filled with artifacts, pictures and information regarding the treatments and modalities at the hospital. Tours are scheduled by appointment. 845-471-2765. Please leave a message and someone will return your call.

We now have 50 paying members. 39 graduated from HRSH School of Nursing, and 11 are Associate members. We have 72 life members. There are an additional 104 alumni members that we have addresses for, but they do not pay dues. Our Lifetime Members are not required to pay dues and since that number is so high and we don’t get many new members, our income is down every year. We use our money for our scholarship, our yearly donation to Mental Health America, stamps, printing, ink and paper. It is also used for decorations at the annual luncheon and for paper goods for our pot luck. We do appreciate donations.

The alumni made their yearly donation of $50 to Mental Health America of Dutchess County. This was done in memory of Sandra Empert, Edward Marra MD, Rita Johnson, Helen Turkowski, and Ruth Drumgould-Bodo. We received a nice thank-you note from them.

The HRSH museum is now open. We have had many visitors. Tours are by appointment only. We now have an answering machine which is checked daily. The number is: 845-471-2765.