A cost-saving plan being developed by HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley that could involve closing one of its two hospitals in Kingston should be a public process, a state lawmaker says.But I'm not getting my hopes up.
Assemblyman Kevin Cahill, who helped secure $47 million in state funding to help bring about the 2008 affiliation of Kingston and Benedictine hospitals, said in a press release that he has “offered to facilitate an open and public process for the development of plans for the possible restructuring of HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley.”
HealthAlliance announced on May 4 that it may close one of the two hospitals, which are less than a mile apart in Midtown Kingston, because of steep financial losses. On Wednesday, HealthAlliance officials said they expect to have a “preliminary plan” in place within 90 days.
Friday, May 18, 2012
A Public Process
Let's hope executive compensation is part of this discussion: