The SLCH Kaplan Family Center
for Emergency Medicine Expansion Project Kickoff Ceremony

Holt Construction, serving as Construction Manager and General Contractor for St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital (SLCH), a member of the Montefiore Health System, broke ground on the SLCH Kaplan Family Center for Emergency Medicine Expansion Project Tuesday morning. An $8M grant from New York State will help fund the project which will improve the care and efficiency for patients that utilize SLCH’s Emergency Department, a verified Level III Trauma Center.

The project will be completed in two phases and calls for the addition of an MRI Suite, 10-bed Observation Unit, increased triage space to assess patients and increased ambulance parking.

Phase one will focus on the first-floor renovation of the existing Triage Unit and an expansion of Fast Track to improve patient flow, allowing for faster patient assessment. An Observatory Unit, that will provide a centralized area to treat patients who need additional care but not necessarily inpatient admission, will also be constructed. Phase two includes a new Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) suite offering advanced imaging technology and diagnostic testing to the thousands of patients who utilize the hospital’s facilities annually.

Jack Holt, CEO of Holt Construction, commented that “We are privileged to be part of the SLCH team and look forward to working together to complete this important project.” DI Group Architecture provided design services for the project.

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The groundbreaking ceremony marked a new beginning for the hospital and was attended by hospital leadership, St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital Board of Trustees and Foundation Board of Directors, the Kaplan family and Newburgh City elected officials.
The project has an anticipated 18-month schedule, with construction officially starting in April of 2019.

About Holt
Holt Construction Corp. is a full-service Construction Management and General Contracting firm offering an extensive range of services in markets that include Healthcare, Life Sciences, Aviation, Corporate Interiors, Hospitality, Retail, and Food & Beverage. Founded in 1919, Holt Construction is celebrating 100 years in business with our 3rd generation of Holt family leadership. Holt thrives on its reputation as a quality construction company that maintains its core values and "family" atmosphere while providing the best services to our clients. Holt brings to the market veteran expertise of the construction industry in combination with entrepreneurial attributes allowing us to take great pride in our unique projects and our continuing relationships with clients.

About St. Luke's
St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital (SLCH) is a not-for-profit community hospital with campuses in Newburgh and Cornwall, NY. The hospital is dedicated to serving the health care needs of the Hudson Valley and has achieved excellence in the delivery of compassionate and comprehensive health care services. The Joint Commission noted SLCH for excellence in Key Quality Measures in the management of Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Stroke and Surgical Care. SLCH is also recognized as an industry leader in using information technology to improve patient care, by winning the Most Wired Award for the fourth year in a row. In January 2018, SLCH officially became part of the Montefiore Health System to strengthen the delivery of health care locally and enhance access to exceptional specialty care for Hudson Valley residents.