The City of Kingston, NY

    Welcome to the City of Kingston, NY

    Kingston, dating to the arrival of the Dutch in 1652, is a vibrant city with rich history and architecture, was the state's first capital, and a thriving arts community. City Hall is in the heart of the community at 420 Broadway, and is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except July & August (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.).  Come tour our historic City, with restaurants that are among the region's finest, and local shopping that promises unique finds.

    Historic Churches

    Kingston is home to many historic churches. The oldest church still standing is the First Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Kingston which was organized in 1659. Referred to as The Old Dutch Church, it is located in Uptown Kingston. Many of the city's historic churches populate Wurts street (6 in one block) among them Hudson Valley Wedding Chapel is a recently restored church built in 1867 and now a chapel hosting weddings. Another church in the Rondout is located at 72 Spring Street. Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church was founded in 1849. The original church building at the corner of Hunter Street and Ravine Street burned to the ground in the late 1850s. The current church on Spring Street was built in 1874.

    Kingston, NY

    Kingston became New York's first capital in 1777, and was burned by the British on October 13, 1777, after the Battles of Saratoga. In the 19th century, the city became an important transport hub after the discovery of natural cement in the region, and had both railroad and canal connections.

    Kingston, NY

    The town of Rondout, New York, now a part of the city of Kingston, became an important freight hub for the transportation of coal from Honesdale, Pennsylvania to New York City through the Delaware and Hudson Canal. This hub was later used to transport other goods, including bluestone. Kingston shaped and shipped most of the bluestone made to create the sidewalks of New York City.

     

    Contact Us

    City Hall Address:
    420 Broadway
    Kingston, New York
    12401

    Phone:
    (845) 331-0080

    Kingston News

    11/21/2013 - HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley Message to Elected Officials and Press Release

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    November 20, 2013

    To All Elected Officials:

    HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley continues to make considerable progress with the transformation plan for our entities. Nearing the next phase in planning and implementation, the Board of Director’s executive committee supported by the executive team has decided to move forward with a revised approach that will assist in providing better patient care and an improved overall patient experience. Rather than continue to
    devote efforts toward planning our future based on the current system of healthcare, which has been shown to yield unsustainable costs, unimproved quality of care, and low patient satisfaction, our new approach will focus heavily on preparations for the dynamic future ahead, which will focus primarily on outcomes involving efficient, high-quality care.

    In anticipation of significant changes across the healthcare landscape from local to national levels, it is clear that in order to remain successful we must fully embrace these changes. As current forces of healthcare make way for future practices, our measurements of success will be based on quality, cost and convenience.

    Working closely with the New York State Department of Health to achieve a financially sound solution to preserve the delivery of critically needed services in the community, HealthAlliance has been awarded $6.5 million to carry out an updated, communityfocused plan. With this funding, HealthAlliance plans to first collaborate with future affiliates and partner with community physicians. In doing so, we can broaden the patient care delivery model to include other acute care partners and non-hospital providers such as long-term care, mental health and home health providers – providing an all-encompassing medical perimeter for our community.

    Attempting to evolve with the current and future healthcare environment, this plan adjusts priorities, shifting the immediate focus of consolidation and facility redesign to a more proactive course of action. This approach does not hinder progress. In fact, the new model, optimized for future investments, will offer a more viable, long-term infrastructure, and help ensure access and investment in services.

    The plan includes developing an aligned physician network, which will enable collaboration among a unified group of physicians. HealthAlliance plans to work with these physicians to improve coordination and communication of patient care, and develop best practices using advanced information systems to measure outcomes. This process aims to positively impact patient satisfaction and clinical outcomes while reducing costs associated with waste and inefficiency.

    Sustained efforts in identifying an affiliate are expected to support the physician alignment process. Currently, HealthAlliance continues discussions with several potential corporate partners such as Albany County-based Albany Medical Center, Dutchess County-based Health Quest, and Montefiore Medical Center based out of the Bronx. Each prospect offers different strengths to a partnership. Overall benefits of an affiliate partnership are expected to include, providing our physicians with tools to enhance their practices and aid them in adapting to new patient care models, giving us access to physician specialists in areas where we’ve previously experienced difficulty recruiting, and providing funding that will allow us to invest in our employees, facilities and equipment.

    The preceding stages of identifying an affiliate and physician alignment, both platforms for growth, will serve as forces in determining the outcome of the overall consolidation and facility redesign of HealthAlliance. Though confident in this model, as it proves to be the most logical approach to planning our future, we need your continued support in order to be successful.

    As the largest employer in Ulster County, we never forget our responsibility to deliver healthcare services and secure the current and future economic stability of the region. Every effort will be made to optimize services, minimize job losses and repurpose any remaining facility.

    All constituents of HealthAlliance, physicians, employees, board members, politicians and members of the state alike, have a responsibility to preserve and enhance the quality of healthcare services that have evolved in Kingston over the last 100 years. While we take great pride in our history, we look forward to this opportunity to pioneer the future of healthcare with a new model of excellence along with the continued support of our dedicated local politicians.

    Sincerely,
    David Scarpino
    President & CEO


    “I couldn’t be more pleased that the Health Alliance of the Hudson Valley has revisited their approach for the future of healthcare in the City of Kingston. They are working with the NY Department of Health to find a solution to preserve the health services in our community and it goes along with the “BEAT” initiative for revitalization of the Broadway Corridor", commented Mayor Gallo.



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    HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley® Receives NYS Department of Health Support for Enhanced Regional Planning Approach

    Kingston, N.Y., – November 20, 2013 – Representatives from HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley’s Board of Directors and executive team presented the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) an updated plan for HealthAlliance’s ongoing consolidation efforts to ensure access to high quality healthcare in Ulster County. An initiative in the works since early summer, this plan has been designed to deliver better patient care and an improved overall patient experience through the complete redesign of HealthAlliance’s facilities and delivery of services.

    “The healthcare landscape, whether it is national, state, or local, is rapidly changing and in order to be successful it is incumbent on us to embrace those changes,” says President and Chief Executive Officer David Scarpino. “We are entering a period where quality, cost, and convenience are the forces driving the delivery of healthcare.”

    With $6.5 million awarded by the state, HealthAlliance’s NYSDOH-approved plan aims to first collaborate with future system affiliates and partner with community physicians. In doing so, the patient care delivery model will expand to include other acute care partners and non-hospital providers such as long-term care, mental health and home health providers – providing an allencompassing medical perimeter for the community.

    The revised approach entails a deliberate and community-focused shift in priorities, adapting to the current forces of healthcare, which will focus primarily on outcomes involving efficient, high-quality care. By refocusing priorities, both the Department of Health and HealthAlliance expect this optimized model to offer a more viable, long-term infrastructure, and help ensure future access and investment in services.

    The plan includes developing an aligned physician network, which will enable collaboration among a unified group of physicians. HealthAlliance plans to work with these physicians to improve coordination and communication of patient care, and develop best practices using advanced information systems to measure outcomes. This process aims to positively impact patient satisfaction and clinical results while reducing costs associated with waste and inefficiency.

    Sustained efforts in identifying an affiliate are expected to support the physician alignment process. Currently, HealthAlliance continues discussions with several potential corporate partners such as Albany County-based Albany Medical Center, Dutchess County-based Health Quest, and Montefiore Medical Center based out of the Bronx. Each prospect offers different strengths to a partnership. Overall benefits of an affiliate partnership are expected to include, providing physicians with tools to enhance their practices and aid in adapting to new patient care models and innovations, giving HealthAlliance access to physician specialists in areas in which recruiting was previously difficult, and providing funding that will allow HealthAlliance to invest in employees, facilities and equipment.

    The preceding stages of identifying an affiliate and physician alignment, both platforms for growth, will serve as forces in determining the outcome of the overall consolidation and facility redesign of HealthAlliance.

    HealthAlliance appreciates the support of its elected officials throughout the transformation process. Both New York Assemblyman Kevin Cahill and Ulster County Executive Mike Hein individually reached out to NYS officials to express their support of HealthAlliance’s plan. The HealthAlliance Board of Directors, also in full support of this new approach, shares their enthusiasm for the future of the hospital and its mission to provide a better patient experience and better patient care at a more affordable cost for all.

    “We are in a very exciting time, despite the challenges, and I am confident that our executive team and board of directors will lead us through,” says board president Kevin Ryan. “The opportunity for us to partner with an affiliate and to more closely align with our skilled medical staff is the key to effectively transforming healthcare in our community.”

     

    About HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley®
    HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley® is the alignment of HealthAlliance Hospital: Mary’s Avenue Campus and Broadway Campus, as well as Margaretville Hospital, Mountainside Residential Care Center and Woodland Pond at New Paltz. As the parent organization with a unified governance structure, 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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