Against a backdrop of confusion, doubt and controversy surrounding the future of healthcare in America, HealthAlliance of Ulster County is hoping to break ground in June on almost $90 million worth of new construction at its Mary’s Avenue and Broadway campuses.
Stats provided by the Ulster Regional Gang Enforcement Narcotics Team show 134 total overdoses last year: 26 fatal and 108 non-fatal.
A standoff between a major insurer and a local healthcare network could leave hundreds of Hudson Valley residents scrambling to find new providers for hospital and home care services.
“This is a fundamental issue of public health,” said Hein. “We need to be able to make sure there’s clear testimony on the impact of ACA repeal.”
“I went through the gamut of what to do for my child,” said Sharon Manner, whose now 25-year-old daughter Kerri has autism. “After she was hospitalized twice, I realized Western medicine was not working. I went back to my yoga roots to explore how to help her.”
About 75 local health care professionals have signed a letter to Congressman John Faso, asking him to make sure Americans’ health care needs are met effectively, even though he voted in favor of the Republican effort to dismantle the Affordable Care Act.
Officials at HealthAlliance of Hudson Valley say that new technology will help fill gaps in critically needed specialties and save precious minutes when dealing with strokes and other neurological emergencies.
“The heart of ‘Wellness Embodied’ is our psychotherapy practice, but I also recognize that sitting in a room with one person for an hour a week isn’t necessarily enough for a person to ‘shift’ some important things in their lives.”
The O+ Festival is holding a forum in Kingston this Wednesday, Jan. 18 to talk about health care issues and options in an uncertain 2017.
In just five years the number of locally controlled hospitals has shrunk from two, to one, and then to zero.