KINGSTON – Westchester Medical Center Health Network announced a partnership Tuesday with Royal Philips to provide enhancing imaging and tele-medical technologies that will help with faster care and clinicians’ ability to communicate through its network of nine hospitals across seven campuses.
“From our perspective, one of the most important things is to provide physicians with information,” said Michael Israel, president and CEO of WMCHealth. “In order to know to treat they have to diagnose. We are one of the first on the East Coast to get new technology that comes out.”
The announcement was made at the Health Alliance Hospital on Mary’s Avenue, one of two campuses operated by WMCHealth in Kingston.
The Mary’s Avenue facilities are part of a $135 million project to shift surgical, imagining, with 50 percent faster scanning times, and expanded care there and turn the Broadway hospital into a walk-able medical village where patients can get preventative and primary care and lifestyle counseling.
The renovations at the Mary’s Avenue facility are still ongoing and are expected to be complete within six weeks, so to enable WMC Health to start its new missions there and at the Broadway facility.