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  • Fourth Annual Margaretville Hospital Art Auction Raised Funds for New Heliport

    Posted: 05/21/2024

    MARGARETVILLE, N.Y., (May 21, 2024) –– Artwork sold at auction benefited Margaretville HospitalMore than 100 people attended Margaretville Hospital’s Fourth Annual Art Auction, held on Saturday, May 18 at the MTC Community Room in Margaretville. The event – which featured art by Patrice Lorenz, Christie Scheele, Michael Reichman, Judy Howie-Coury, Hunt Slonem and other local artists – was a huge success. Attendees were able to preview the artwork both online and at a preview reception held at River Rock...

  • WMCHealth President and CEO Michael D. Israel to Retire in 2025; Board Announces National Search for Network’s Next Leader

    Posted: 04/16/2024

    Valhalla, N.Y. (April 16, 2024) –– After nearly 20 years as President and Chief Executive Officer of Westchester Medical Center and the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), Michael D. Israel will retire from his position at the end of 2025. The Westchester County Healthcare Corporation (WCHCC) Board of Directors has initiated a nationwide search for his replacement. “After almost two decades in this role, this is the right time to move on to my next phase, and for a new leader to come ...

  • HealthAlliance Hospital Recognized Nationally for Fair Share Spending

    Posted: 04/02/2024

    KINGSTON, N.Y., (April 2, 2024) –– HealthAlliance Hospital has been recognized by the Lown Institute as a 2024 Top Hospital for Fair Share Spending, a distinction that places HealthAlliance Hospital among only 20 percent of hospitals nationwide meeting—or exceeding—its obligations for community investment. This is the second recognition in as many years that HealthAlliance Hospital has earned from the Lown Institute. “This recognition is a reflection of WMCHealth's commitment to put the priorities of ou...

  • Margaretville Hospital Awarded Accreditation from Globally Renowned Safety Program

    Posted: 02/15/2024

    MARGARETVILLE, N.Y. (February 15, 2024) – Margaretville Hospital has been deemed compliant with Medicare Conditions of Participation for Critical Access Hospitals by DNV Healthcare USA, Inc. This recertification is significant for the hospital and the community it serves as it shows Margaretville Hospital meets or exceed s globally established standards for safe, reliable, and high-quality healthcare that satisfies patient needs and lowers healthcare costs. This recognition is known worldwide as the gol...

  • Westchester Medical Center Health Network Appoints William B. Pryor as Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

    Posted: 01/29/2024

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (January 29, 2024) – The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) has named William B. Pryor to the position of Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer. In his position, Pryor will oversee WMCHealth’s workforce recruitment, labor relations and workforce policies. As the Chief Human Resources Officer for WMCHealth and its 13,000 workforce members, Pryor’s priorities include recruitment and retention as well as new strategies for workforce communication and empl...

  • Notice of Data Security Incident

    Posted: 12/11/2023

    HealthAlliance, Inc. (“HealthAlliance”), the corporate parent of HealthAlliance Hospital Mary’s Avenue Campus, the former HealthAlliance Hospital Broadway Campus, Margaretville Hospital, and Mountainside Residential Care Center, is committed to protecting the privacy and security of our patients’ information. On December 11, 2023, we began mailing notification letters to patients whose information may have been involved in a data security incident. On October 12, 2023, HealthAlliance learned of a data s...

  • Saving Time, Saving Lives: HealthAlliance Hospital Now Serving Community as Level III Trauma Center

    Posted: 11/13/2023

    KINGSTON, N.Y. (November 13, 2023) – Residents of Ulster County and its surrounding communities now have access to a new and convenient option for trauma services, one that is expected to lessen patient transfers, expedite care during the crucial early moments after injury, and operate under the auspices of the Hudson Valley region’s premier trauma service network. The New York State Department of Health’s (NYSDOH) recent designation of HealthAlliance Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center...

  • HealthAlliance Cyber Attack Update

    Posted: 10/21/2023

    The temporary ambulance diversion from HealthAlliance Hospital and Margaretville Hospital has ended, and as of 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 21, the hospitals are now fully operational and have resumed admitting patients. Local EMS operators were notified to resume transporting emergency patients to HealthAlliance Hospital and Margaretville Hospital. There is an exception for emergency stroke patients, who will still temporarily be taken to other area hospitals. HealthAlliance Hospital and Margaretvi...

  • HealthAlliance Cyber Attack Update

    Posted: 10/21/2023

    HealthAlliance Hospital, Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center experienced a cyberattack that impacted our information technology (IT) systems. To address the attack and take the necessary steps to fully restore our secure network, at 10 p.m. Friday, October 20, our information technology (IT) experts shut down all connected IT systems at HealthAlliance Hospital, Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center. The standup of our systems is now progressing, and ...

  • HealthAlliance Cyber Attack Update

    Posted: 10/19/2023

    After discovering this attack, we quickly notified the New York State Department of Health and Ulster and Delaware County officials of the situation, and have been working with law enforcement officials, including the FBI and a third-party cybersecurity firm, to determine the scope of the attack and specifically what systems were impacted. That investigation is ongoing. To address the threat and take the necessary steps to fully restore our secure network, starting at 10 p.m. Friday, October 20, our IT ...