Hospital seeks OK to expand, consolidate
HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley has asked state officials to approve a $133.6 million expansion plan at its two hospital campuses in the city.
Lynn Nichols, director of marketing for HealthAlliance, said last week the company has submitted an application for a “certificate of need” for approval by the state Department of Health.
“HealthAlliance submitted its certificate of need application to the state Department of Health Sept. 22,” Nichols said in an email. “The department said it would ‘expedite’ its review of all awards granted under the state’s Capital Restructuring Financing Program.”
HealthAlliance has been awarded $88.8 million from that state program to help pay for consolidating hospital services at its two Kingston campuses into the Mary’s Avenue site and for turning the Broadway Campus into a “medical village,” comprising various outpatient medical services and educational venues.
The Kingston Planning Board is to begin its review of HealthAlliance plans to expand the Mary’s Avenue campus at its Oct. 17 City Hall meeting at 6 p.m.
In September, HealthAlliance announced its fiveyear plan for consolidation and a 110,000-square-foot expansion of its Mary’s Avenue campus.
The expansion includes a new emergency center, two medical-surgical floors, a new intensive care unit and a new endoscopy center.
The plans also includes turning HealthAlliance’s Broadway campus into a medical office village. The plans for the medical village have not been submitted to the Planning Board.
David Scarpino, chief executive officer and president of HealthAlliance, has said the $133.6 million investment would create a healthier community, improve the quality of services delivered to patients and be an “economic driver” for the region. He has said approximately $112 million of the funding would be used for the work at the Mary’s Avenue Campus, with the balance of $21.6 million devoted to the medical village on the Broadway campus.
Westchester Medical Center Health Network, which has its flagship hospital in Valhalla, N.Y., became the parent company of HealthAlliance in late March.
Scarpino has said the additional funding to pay for the expanded project would come from Westchester Medical Center Health Network, HealthAlliance and a capital fundraising campaign.