HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), broke ground on a $92.9 million, 127,000-square-foot expansion and enhancement of its hospital in Kingston, N.Y.

The groundbreaking ceremony marked the start of construction of a new hospital building, along with an extensive renovation of the existing hospital that will transform HealthAlliance Hospital into a single-campus model of healthcare delivery.

HealthAlliance currently has two hospital campuses in Kingston, on Mary’s Avenue and Broadway. Redeveloping the Mary’s Avenue campus is the first component of a two-phase healthcare-advancement project. The effort includes the consolidation of all hospital services to the Mary’s Avenue Campus and the conversion of the Broadway Campus into a walkable health village. HealthAlliance will collaborate with community partners in the Broadway Campus health village to support preventative and primary healthcare services, as well as healthy lifestyle counseling, in one location.

The combined construction on the two HealthAlliance campuses is expected to cost $134.9 million, with $88.8 million coming from the New York State Capital Restructuring Financing Program. The balance will from come from WMCHealth, HealthAlliance, and a capital fundraising campaign. The development project combines advanced medical facilities and technology to promote healing and well-being for patients. A new, two-story, 79,000-square-foot building adjoining the current facility, as well as a full renovation of 48,000 square feet of space within the existing hospital. In total, there will be 175 beds and nearly all patient rooms will be private.

A newly constructed 25,000-square-foot emergency care center will incorporate cardiac observation and behavioral health services. The center’s expanded capacity will offer readiness to care for a full range of emergency visits. A newly constructed intensive care unit will offer efficient, coordinated care of the hospital’s sickest patients, along with a medical “stepdown” unit, providing an intermediate level of care between the ICU and the hospital’s medical-surgical unit.

Enhanced surgical suites will be equipped with the latest diagnostic and surgical equipment, and a newly constructed family maternity center will have ultramodern labor, recovery, and postpartum rooms. The project is slated for completion in the latter half of 2021.