Kingston – Assemblymember Kevin Cahill (D –Ulster, Dutchess) released the following statement on the preliminary HealthAlliance reorganization plan:
“HealthAlliance’s decision to put forth a preliminary plan to consolidate in-patient services on a single hospital campus in Kingston marks the beginning of what will be an open and comprehensive process overseen by the State Department of Health. The announcement comes after months of deliberations and community meetings that ultimately influenced the organization’s proposal.
“New York State has made a significant investment in these facilities, and there will be a number of issues that will need to be attended to as a result. The transition will take time, with many opportunities for public input. As we look ahead, we need to focus on developing the best plan to meet the health care needs of our region.”