Construction of new HealthAlliance Hospital officially underway


KINGSTON – HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley conducted a ceremonial ground-breaking Thursday at its Mary’s Avenue campus in Kingston on a $92.9 million project with will include a new emergency room and intensive care unit.

“We want protect the health, safety and welfare of all New Yorkers,” said Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul, was ceremony’s keynote speaker. “This is money well spent.”

In addition to improving healthcare services, Hochul the projects will “generate good jobs and continue the momentum of growth in the City of Kingston.”

The 127,000 square-foot expansion, mostly funded by the state, could be completed as early as a year from now, and it includes having the entrance moved to the north side of the campus.

“The rest of the hospital will be renovated,” said Tom Collins, chairman of the board of directors of the Hudson Valley. “There is a lot of work done that you don’t see.”

HealthAlliance’s Broadway campus will be developed into a medical village. The cost of redeveloping both facilities is $134.9 million with $88.8 million coming from the state and the balance from parent corporation Westchester Medical Center Health, HealthAlliance and a capital fundraising campaign.

A Reimagined HealthAlliance Hospital

The development project combines the most advanced medical facilities and technology to promote healing and well-being for the hospital’s patients. The advancements include:

  • 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. In total, there will be 175 beds and nearly all patient rooms will be private.
  • A newly constructed 25,000-square-foot emergency care center that will incorporate cardiac observation and behavioral health services. The center’s expanded capacity will offer an unprecedented level of readiness to care for a full range of emergency visits.
  • A newly constructed intensive care unit for efficient, coordinated care of the hospital’s sickest patients, along with a medical “stepdown” unit, providing an intermediate level of care between the ICU and the hospital’s medical-surgical unit.
  • Enhanced surgical suites equipped with the latest diagnostic and surgical equipment.
  • A newly constructed family maternity center with ultramodern labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum rooms.
  • A new imaging department with today’s latest and most advance technologies, sourced via WMCHealth’s landmark agreement with Philips.
  • Fully remodeled centers for ambulatory surgery, infusion therapy and endoscopy.
  • New laboratory and pharmacy facilities designed to maximize safety and efficiency.
  • A new, welcoming hospital lobby with central registration and admitting, financial counseling, family support services, a gift shop and comfortable waiting areas.

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