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HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley Exploring Campus Changes in Kingston to Improve Efficiency
Kingston, N.Y. – May 4, 2012 – In the face of ongoing financial challenges, HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley® is evaluating options necessary to reduce expenses and improve efficiency, including actively pursuing a single campus alternative in Kingston. The proposed changes will not affect the high quality of care offered to patients. HealthAlliance has worked diligently to achieve financial stability while improving the depth and breadth of services offered to our community since the Berger Commission’s recommendations for closure and/or consolidation of a hospital in Kingston in 2007. During the same period, the state of the economy and hospital reimbursement rates has greatly deteriorated. David Lundquist, CEO & President, HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley said that HealthAlliance is responding responsibly to realign its expenses in the wake of these changes to the local and state health care environment. “We will continue to communicate our plans as they develop,” said Mr. Lundquist. “Our goal is to serve our community by providing the highest quality of care while making HealthAlliance strong and viable well into the future.”
About HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley®

HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley® is the alignment of Benedictine Hospital, Kingston Hospital, Margaretville Hospital , Mountainside Residential Care Center and Woodland Pond at New Paltz. As the parent organization, HealthAlliance provides a unified governance structure, while still allowing each hospital to continue as a separate and distinct corporation. The goal of HealthAlliance is to strengthen the quality of care and bring forward enhanced technology to serve the present and future healthcare needs in the Hudson Valley. HealthAlliance and its affiliate facilities are committed to providing compassionate, patient-centered care and ensuring patient safety, privacy and dignity to all. For further information about HealthAlliance visit our web site at www.HAHV.org.

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