KINGSTON — The state Department of Health granted approval on Wednesday for a major expansion of the HealthAlliance Hospital on Mary’s Avenue in the City of Kingston.

The $93 million project at the hospital, owned by the Westchester Medical Center Health Network, will include a new, two-story, 79,000-square-foot building adjoining the current Mary’s Avenue hospital plus a full renovation of 48,000 square feet of space within the existing hospital.

In total, the new Mary's Avenue hospital campus will include 175 beds. A completion date for the project was not readily available.

Key components of the renovated and expanded campus will include a new 25,000-square-foot emergency care center with special services for cardiac observation and behavioral health; a newly constructed 10-bed intensive care unit, along with a six-bed intermediate care unit; plus new ICU and medical-surgical wards.

The hospital also will collaborate with other local medical providers to create a “health village” to provide preventative and primary care services, while also making improvements to HealthAlliance’s Broadway hospital campus in Kingston.

The combined projects on Mary’s Avenue and Broadway, known as the Healthy Neighborhood Initiative, are expected to cost nearly $135 million, with about $89 million coming from a state financing program and the rest coming from fundraising.

“This final approval of our plans will permit HealthAlliance to transform our community hospitals, currently on two campuses, into a 21st century, single-campus model of first-class health-care delivery,” said Robert Ross, executive vice president of Westchester Medical Center Health Network’s Northern Region.

Michael Doyle, M.D., a Cornwall-on-Hudson resident and West Point graduate, was recently selected to be executive director and chief medical officer for the HealthAlliance Hospitals in Kingston and Margaretville.

daxelrod@th-record.com