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Lundquist Resigns As HealthAlliance President

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KINGSTON – The HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley president and CEO since November 2008, David Lundquist, has resigned from the Kingston-based organization.

Lundquist’s resignation was in effect Tuesday, July 23.  The hospital board accepted it on Thursday.

Along with the board of directors’ announcement of his stepping down, it announced the appointment of David Scarpino as acting president and CEO.

Scarpino joined Kingston Hospital in 2006 as chief financial officer, and in 2009 was appointed chief financial officer of HealthAlliance.

HealthAlliance Board Chairman Kevin Ryan said the board is continuing to explore the possibility of linking up with another larger health system.

“We are having conversations with several potential candidates from Albany Medical Center, St. Peter’s Health System, HealthQuest, Long Island Jewish Medical, Montefiore; there are several systems around our region of the state and we know the days of a standalone community hospital being able to offer as many services to our community,” Ryan said.  “It’s something that becomes more and more difficult to do by yourself.”

Ryan said the HealthAlliance’s number one commitment is to provide quality health care to the community.