Posts tagged "Kingston hospital closings"

Cahill, HealthAlliance at Wednesday evening forum

Assemblyman Kevin Cahill (D- Ulster, Dutchess) and representatives from HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley will be convening a third public and open forum to discuss the future of health care in the region on Wednesday, Aug. 22 at 6 p.m. at the Benedictine Hospital auditorium. The first two meetings were held in late June in...

Letter: Suggestions for HealthAlliance

Suggestions for HealthAlliance It’s been painful watching the HealthAlliance consolidation story unfold. Fingers are pointing, jobs are at stake, state dollars wasted and mistrust everywhere. And still no long-term community health care master plan for the future. While the HealthAlliance partnership remains the logical entity to lead countywide planning efforts, one begins to wonder if...

Hugh Reynolds: Prescription for hospitals

I have to have sympathy for those charged with trying to figure out Kingston’s latest hospital crisis. We’re only seeing the tip of the iceberg in this rapidly evolving situation, and it’s mind-boggling. For the sake of this community, I’m hoping the people who planned this merger of two hospitals called the HealthAlliance of the...
Hospital honchos face the music

Hospital honchos face the music

At a public forum Tuesday, the first of two to be hosted by Assemblyman Kevin Cahill on the proposal by HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley to close one of its two Kingston-based hospitals, more than a dozen speakers expressed their anger and concern as a panel of HealthAlliance executives listened, and offered explanations. Attended by...
HealthAlliance CEO: ‘It’s very intense right now’

HealthAlliance CEO: ‘It’s very intense right now’

HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley CEO David Lundquist is currently the man in the middle. He’s been meeting with the mayor, the Lions Club, the Chamber of Commerce, making the rounds, trying to explain what’s happening with Kingston’s hospitals. When word got out that the still-young affiliation of Benedictine and Kingston hospitals was losing money...
Cahill: Give community voice in hospital closing

Cahill: Give community voice in hospital closing

When HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley first announced that it is considering closing one of Kingston’s two hospitals, Assemblyman Kevin Cahill was upset. Cahill, who served as a midwife of sorts in the merger between Kingston and Benedictine hospitals back in 2009, called that possibility “a disaster” and demanded complete accounting of the $47 million...