KINGSTON – The HealthAlliance Hospital’s plans to build a $92 million hospital on Mary’s Avenue in Kingston has taken a major step forward as the city planning board has given its approval to the plan.
The revised architectural renderings and construction drawings were submitted to the state health department last month.
“The new hospital is designed to focus on patients and families, while improving work areas and increasing staff productivity,” said Robert Ross, executive vice president for the Northern Region of WMCHealth.
The expanded hospital will feature the addition of a new, two-story, 79,000 square foot building adjoining the current HealthAlliance Hospital, Mary’s Avenue Campus, as well as a full renovation of 48,000 square feet of space in the existing Mary’s Avenue Campus hospital.
The new hospital will consist of 175 beds, a 25,000 square foot emergency room care center; a new 10-bed intensive care unit and a six-bed medical “stepdown” unit. Most patient rooms will be private.
The Broadway Campus is to be converted into a “medical village” for outpatient healthcare and related needs.
The combined project, known as the Healthy neighborhood Initiative, is expected to cost $133.6 million. Some $88.8 million will come from the state with the balance from WMCHealth, HealthAlliance and a capital fundraising campaign.
Rendering of the Mary Avenue campus