Thursday, March 8, 2018



HealthAlliance receives green light to build transformative hospital

The HealthAlliance's Mary's Avenue campus of today will be expanded both physically and in terms of health services

KINGSTON – HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley has received contingency approval from the state Department of Health in the form of a certificate of need to build its $92 million expansion and enhancement at the Mary’s Avenue Campus.

HealthAlliance is a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network.

“The new hospital, with a projected completion in 2020, is expected to usher in a new era of healthcare in Kingston and the surrounding areas,” said hospital President David Scarpino.

The new facilities will include a four-story tower and 437,000 square feet of space – 100,000 SF more than the hospital’s current configuration.
It will include over 200 beds – 140 of which will be private, a new state-of-the-art emergency department, intensive care unit and medical-surgical tower.

The facility will also include an advanced medical imaging center, two computer-enhanced inpatient surgical suites, a same-day surgical center, an expanded post-surgical recovery unit and an advanced endoscopy services center.

A new Family Birth Place center for best-practice labor and delivery along with a new main entrance and welcome center will also be constructed.

The new HealthAlliance Hospital and the planned consolidation of the inpatients and emergency services in the new Mary’s Avenue facility will pave the way for the multi-year, $133.6 million Healthy Neighborhood Initiative project, which will see the Broadway Campus transformed into a “medical village,” a focal point for the City of Kingston’s health and related needs.

Of the total $133.6 million total, $88.8 million will come from the state Capital Restructuring Financing Program, with the balance coming from WMCHealth, HealthAlliance and a capital fundraising campaign.

“Our plan is for HealthAlliance to be in Kingston, reliably serving the community, for generations to come,” said WMCHealth President Michael Israel.

Other WMCHealth investments in the Hudson Valley include a $40 million expansion of Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis that will include a medical village, and a just-completed $8 million renovation of the MidHudson Regional Hospital in Poughkeepsie.

WMCHealth is also investing $230 million on its flagship campus in Valhalla, with the construction of a 280,000 SF Ambulatory Care Pavilion, Westchester County’s largest healthcare construction project in years.

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