KINGSTON – Westchester Medical Center-Health Alliance presented their plans for a large development and expansion project in the City of Kingston that will include a fully walkable medical village at the Broadway campus and a 79,000 square-foot expansion to the Mary’s Avenue campus.
The total project size will be approximately 127,000 square-feet and cost $134.9 million; $92.9 million will be a direct investment from WMC Health Alliance, $88 million will come through the state’s Community Renewal Foundation Program and $5 million is still being fundraised.
Health Alliance Executive Director and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Michael Doyle told members of the Ulster County Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday that the project is going to be a significant asset to the community health of Kingston, with the medical village designed specifically to meet the needs of an urban population.
“Whether its governmental, or quasi-governmental organizations such as: social services, mental health services, food services, to address the needs, primarily of an urban population that doesn’t have access to transportation, or has limited access to transportation; and so, the health village combines all of that in a walkable community setting,” said Doyle.
Currently, there are 70 community partners that will be working over the next year to address social determinants that affect the community’s health and what the layout of the village will be.
Additional highlights of the project include all of the hospital services from the Broadway campus being transferred to the Mary’s Avenue campus, where all of the medical/surgical rooms will become fully private, rather than semi and an expected Interventional Cardiology unit.
The state will hold a hearing today regarding the Certificate of Need for seven additional interventional cardiology units across the state- Health Alliance Kingston being one of them.
The entire project is expected to be finished in 2022.
Those interested in donating toward the remaining $5 million in funds necessary to complete the project are encouraged to visit the Health Alliance home page for fundraising information.