The New York State Department of Health (DOH) has granted full project approval to HealthAlliance for the significant expansion of its hospital on Mary’s Avenue in Kingston. The DOH approval of HealthAlliance’s Certificate of Need application is the final administrative milestone for the $92.9-million project. The new hospital will add a new, two-story, 79,000-square-foot building adjoining the current facility, as well as a renovation of 48,000 square feet of space within the existing hospital.
Key components of the new 175-bed facility will include a newly constructed 25,000-square-foot emergency care center that will incorporate special services for cardiac observation and behavioral health; a newly constructed ten-bed intensive care unit, along with a six-bed medical “stepdown” unit, providing an intermediate level of care between the ICU and the new hospital’s medical-surgical wards. Nearly all the patient rooms will be private.
The hospital will have a newly constructed birthing center with ultramodern labor, delivery and postpartum rooms. The building will have a new imaging department and fully remodeled centers for ambulatory surgery, infusion therapy and endoscopy. A new hospital lobby will provide financial counseling, family support services, a retail pharmacy, a gift shop and waiting areas.
Preparations for the Mary’s Avenue project are already under way, with a construction start date to be determined.
The current HealthAlliance Hospital on Broadway in Kingston will be converted into a medical or “health village” after patient care services at Broadway are relocated to the new Mary’s Avenue site. The combined projects on Mary’s Avenue and Broadway are expected to cost $134.9 million.