Topping-off ceremony at HealthAlliance in Kingston

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KINGSTON – The topping-off ceremony, where the final steel beam was placed on the $92.9 million, 127,000-square-foot expansion of WMCHealth’s HealthAlliance Mary’s Avenue Campus, was held on Thursday.

Before the beam was installed, hospital staff, volunteers, donors and residents signed it as part of the topping-off tradition.

Completion of the newly upgraded hospital is on schedule for spring 2022.

The project includes a new, two-story 79,000-SF building adjoining the current facility, as well as a full renovation of the 48,000 square feet of space in the existing hospital.

The upgrades will include a new 25,000-SF emergency center, a new intensive care unit, a new cardiovascular lab, a newly constructed family maternity center, a new imaging department, new lab, and new hospital lobby.

“We are excited that soon we will have an advanced, single-campus facility to serve our community,” said Dr. Michael Doyle, executive director and chief medical officer of HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley.

In the future, the Broadway Campus health village will collaborate with community partners to deliver preventative and primary healthcare services, as well as healthy lifestyle counseling, in one location.

The combined construction cost of the two campus projects is $134.9 million with $88.8 million coming from the state. The balance will come from WMCHealth, HealthAlliance and a capital fundraising campaign.