Hospital has five-year plan to build new facility
The current Ellenville Regional Hospital building is 50 years old and does not meet the needs and requirements of today’s healthcare, so officials have begun planning to construct a new 80,000-square-foot building on the hospital campus.
The planned building would be roughly 25 percent larger than the current structure. Hospital President Steven Kelley estimates it will cost between $40 million and $50 million to build and, while it would contain the same number of 25 in-patient beds, space for out-patient services would be greatly expanded. Kelley said plans for raising the necessary funding will include seeking funds from state lawmakers, as well as the state Health Department, and local organizations, businesses, residents and staff. Ellenville Regional is one of the few hospitals in the region that remains independent. Its service area includes the Ellenville-Wawarsing area of Ulster County, as well as portions of Sullivan and Orange counties.