Westchester Medical Center Network Expands to Kingston Region

Real Estate In-Depth | April 2016

KINGSTON—The Westchester Medical Center Health Network, the parent company of the Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, is expanding its reach to the far reaches of the Hudson Valley.

On March 30, HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley announced it had joined the WMCHealth network. HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley is the alignment of HealthAlliance Hospital: Mary’s Avenue Campus and Broadway Campus in Kingston and Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center in Margaretville. WMCHealth will be the sole corporate member of HealthAlliance and will oversee its hospital operations, as well as operations at other HealthAlliance facilities.

“We couldn’t be happier with the relationship,” said David Scarpino, president and CEO, HealthAlliance. “It ensures that our community will receive the highest-quality healthcare, locally, now and well into the future. The agreement strengthens HealthAlliance’s existing healthcare offerings while providing new and more advanced services to meet a full range of patient needs.

“Furthermore, HealthAlliance and WMCHealth share a vision for an innovative, healthcare- delivery system,” Scarpino continued. “This vision includes the continuation of critical-access and skilled-nursing services in Margaretville, the development of HealthAlliance Hospital: Mary’s Avenue Campus into a single hospital with sophisticated medical technologies, and the evolution of HealthAlliance Hospital: Broadway Campus into a ‘medical village’ concept to bring a variety of much-needed community ambulatory services under one roof.”

“Like our recent partnerships with MidHudson Regional Hospital in Poughkeepsie and Bon Secours Charity Health System, which has hospitals in Suffern, Warwick and Port Jervis, this relationship with HealthAlliance furthers WMCHealth’s goal of preserving and improving services in existing Hudson Valley healthcare facilities so local families can benefit from high- quality care close to home,” explained Michael D. Israel, president and CEO, Westchester Medical Center Health Network. “HealthAlliance has been—and now will continue to be—a conduit for high-quality care for Ulster and Delaware County residents, and WMCHealth will play an integral role in ensuring the continuation and enhancement of these services.”

Israel noted that New York State recently announced nearly $1.2 billion in healthcare awards for hospitals and health systems in New York. The grant awards are transformational for WMCHealth, with the infusion of $88.8 million for the Kingston campuses and $24.5 million toward the development of a robust medical village in Port Jervis.