HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley in New York state was awarded $88.7 million in state funds to upgrade and redevelop two of its campuses.
The Kingston-based health system received the funds after completing a “competitive grant process,” according to a news release. The grant is part of the Capital Restructuring Financing Program from the New York State Department of Health and the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York.
HealthAlliance will use the money to rebuild its Mary's Avenue Campus into a single facility, and redevelop its Broadway Campus into a “medical village.”
“This award enables us to transform our community hospital into a 21st-century model of first-class healthcare delivery,” said Thomas Collins, HealthAlliance's board chairman, in a news release.
The new Mary's Avenue Campus hospital will replace existing buildings, and offer expanded surgical, diagnostic and therapeutic services. It will also include a larger, walk-in emergency department.
HealthAlliance also plans to create a hub for healthcare services on its Broadway Campus. The health system is currently in talks with community partners to provide primary care, behavioral-health services and retail shops on the campus. Plans are also in the works for a new outpatient center for rehabilitation care.
An independent board reviewed the health system's proposals to determine the amount of funding for each project.
Plans for the projects await approval from the Kingston Planning Board. The state health department also must grant a certificate of need. HealthAlliance expects the campuses will be completed two years after the final approvals are granted.