Hospital expansion to get city review
Expansion plans for HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley’s hospital on Mary’s Avenue will be reviewed by the city Planning Board in December.
According to the city’s Planning Office, the Planning Board could declare itself lead agency at a meeting scheduled for Dec. 12 at 6 p.m. at City Hall on Broadway.
HealthAlliance has been awarded $88.8 million from a 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.
In September, HealthAlliance announced its five-year 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 for the medical village on Broadway have not been submitted to the Planning Board.
David Scarpino, chief executive officer and president of Health Alliance, has said the total $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.