Two hospitals that are part of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) received state approval this month for a combined $132 million in renovations.
A $40 million project at Bon Secours Community Hospital, a member of WMCHealth, in Port Jervis was approved by the New York State Department of Health.
The project will provide an expanded 10,000-square-foot emergency department; a new entrance and expanded lounge; an upgraded imaging center; a redesigned bariatric center; a centrally located pharmacy and the conversion of 36 semiprivate patient rooms to private rooms.
The project will also include the development of a 43,000-square-foot “medical village,” where Bon Secours Community Hospital will collaborate with community partners to provide health, wellness and other community services. Early partners in the medical village effort include Cornerstone Care and the Orange County Department of Mental Health Services.
“Hospitals are community anchors that are expected to lead the way when it comes to health care innovation,” said Dr. Mary P. Leahy, CEO of Bon Secours Charity Health System. “The Bon Secours Community Hospital project will be a beacon for a healthier Port Jervis.”
Construction is scheduled to begin in May. The renovations will be made possible by a $24.5 million grant from New York State. WMCHealth and Bon Secours Charity Health System have agreed to fund the remainder of the construction costs.
HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley, another member of WMCHealth, received contingency approval from the state for a $92 million expansion and enhancement of its Mary’s Avenue Campus in Kingston.
The project will include the construction of a new four-story tower and 437,000 square feet of space. It will include more than 200 total beds, a new emergency department, an intensive care unit and a medical-surgical tower. The facility will also include an advanced medical imaging center, two computer-enhanced inpatient surgical suites, a same-day surgery center, an expanded postsurgical recovery unit and an advanced endoscopy services center.
“We’re thrilled to have received approval for this important project from the Department of Health,” said David Scarpino, president and CEO of HealthAlliance.
The project is scheduled for completion in 2020.
“Our plan is for HealthAlliance to be in Kingston, reliably serving the community, for generations to come,” said Michael D. Israel, president and CEO of WMCHealth. “By making these investments, we are investing not just in healthier communities, with expanded healthcare offerings. We are also investing in Kingston, Ulster County and its residents.”
The Westchester Medical Center Health Network is a 1,700-bed health care system, with 10 hospitals on eight campuses across the Hudson Valley. The network is also investing $230 million on its flagship campus in Valhalla with the construction of the 280,000-square-foot Ambulatory Care Pavilion.