Local health care announcement due today
Either Gov. Cuomo or Lt. Gov. Hochul is expected at the Mary's Avenue Campus of HealthAlliance Hospital.
An announcement regarding local health care is to be made this morning at the Mary’s Avenue Campus of HealthAlliance Hospital, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office.
Either Cuomo or Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul is expected at the event, HealthAlliance spokesman Gerry Harrington said Wednesday.
The governor’s office said in an email that the announcement will be made at 11 a.m., but it did not elaborate and did not respond to a reporter’s request for details.
The announcement could be about HealthAlliance’s application to the state to expand the company’s Mary’s Avenue Campus and turn its Broadway Campus into a “medical village” that would house various outpatient medical services and educational services.
HealthAlliance filed that application 13 months ago. A major component of the project would be building a new emergency medical area at the Mary’s Avenue Campus (formerly Benedictine Hospital) because the one at the Broadway facility (formerly Kingston Hospital) would be shut down.
The Kingston Planning Board has approved HealthAlliance’s plan to expand the Mary’s Avenue Campus by 110,000 square feet.
The work at the two campuses is anticipated to cost $133.6 million, of which HealthAlliance already has been awarded about $89 million from the state Department of Health’s Capital Restructuring Financing Program.
Of the $133.6 million, $112 million is to be used for the Mary’s Avenue site and $21.6 million would be devoted to the medical village.
HealthAlliance became part of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network in early 2016.