Full Project Approval for HealthAlliance Hospital Transformation Project
After a thorough review of plans to transform healthcare delivery in Ulster County and surrounding Hudson Valley communities, the New York State Department of Health (DOH) has granted full project approval to HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley (HealthAlliance), a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), for the significant expansion and enhancement of its hospital on Mary’s Avenue in the City of Kingston.
The new HealthAlliance Hospital will feature the addition of a new, two-story, 79,000-square-foot building adjoining the current facility, as well as a full renovation of 48,000 square feet of space within the existing hospital.
Key components of the new 175-bed facility will include a newly constructed 25,000-square-foot emergency care center that will incorporate special services for cardiac observation and behavioral health; a newly constructed 10-bed intensive care unit, along with a six-bed medical “stepdown” unit, providing an intermediate level of care between the ICU and the new hospital’s medical-surgical wards. Nearly all of the patient rooms will be private.
The new HealthAlliance Hospital will also feature a newly constructed birthing center with ultramodern labor, delivery and postpartum rooms. The building will have a new imaging department and fully remodeled centers for ambulatory surgery, infusion therapy and endoscopy.
A new, welcoming hospital lobby with central registration and admitting, financial counseling, family support services, a retail pharmacy, a gift shop and comfortable waiting areas is another of the hospital’s planned amenities.