STAR Program

STAR logoThe STAR (Scholarships/ Training/ Awards/ Recertification) Grant Program is a giving opportunity developed by the HealthAlliance Foundation to assist HealthAlliance employees in professional skill development and advancement.

This program offers individuals and corporations the ability to fund the training and certification needs of specific departments at HealthAlliance Hospital, including:

  • Cancer Care and Oncology Support Program
  • Cardiac Care
  • DialysisSTAR Collage
  • Emergency Department
  • Environmental Services
  • Intensive Care Unit
  • Medical Library
  • Mental & Behavioral Health
  • Nutritional Services
  • Obstetrics/Maternity
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Radiology
  • Respiratory/Sleep Lab
  • Surgical Services
  • Wound Care

Funding levels from $5,000 to $100,000 have been established to endow everything from short-term scholarships through lasting/annual awards.

For more information on giving options and funding specific departmental training needs, call Steffen Kraehmer, CFRE, Executive Director, HealthAlliance Foundation at 845-334-2760.


Current Scholarships and Awards

The Foundation would like to thank the many businesses and individuals who have contributed to the STAR Program and enabled us to award over $19,000 in continuing education scholarships in 2017:

  • Somsak & Nuise Bhitiyakul
  • John Bonavita-Goldman
  • Joseph & Barbara Cohen
  • Emergency Medical Associates
  • Estate of Elsie A. Kent
  • Estate of Louise Myers
  • Estate of John W. Lawson
  • Family of I.E. Pellegrino
  • Friends and Family of Jeffrey Fredenberg
  • Greg & Thomasine Helsmoortel
  • Mark & Mary Ann Hildebrandt
  • Sandra A. Horan
  • Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union
  • David & Jane Lundquist
  • William & Laurie Kelley
  • M&T Bank
  • Michael B. Finnegan Golf Classic committee and supporters
  • Allen Nace
  • Optimus Architecture
  • Taylor & Elizabeth Thompson
  • Robert Tonner and Harris Safier
  • Ulster Federal Credit Union
  • Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth)
  • Diana & Donna Zucca

The majority of the scholarships will be presented at the Golden Circle Reception on November 16th.