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.

Since its inception in 2015, the STAR Program has funded over $58,000 in continuing education scholarships to HealthAlliance employees across multiple clinical and operational departments, 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 or to contribute a named scholarship, contact the HealthAlliance Foundation at 845.334.3160 or

2018 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 $22,000 in continuing education scholarships in 2018:

  • Somsak & Nuise Bhitiyakul
  • John Bonavita-Goldman
  • Barbara & Joseph Cohen
  • Colleagues and Friends of Helen Fogarty
  • Colleagues and Friends of Mary Jo DeForest
  • Copeland Funeral Home
  • Emergency Medical Associates
  • Estate of Elsie A. Kent
  • Family of I.E. Pellegrino
  • Friends and Family of Jeffrey Fredenberg
  • Grant Avenue Denim Committee
  • Greg & Thomasine Helsmoortel
  • Mark & Mary Ann Hildebrandt
  • William & Laurie Kelley
  • David & Jane Lundquist
  • Michael B. Finnegan Golf Classic committee and supporters
  • Allen Nace and Friends
  • Optimus Architecture
  • Dineshkant Parikh
  • Marisa and Ralph Perez-Rogers
  • Simpson-Gaus Funeral Home
  • 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 were presented at the Golden Circle Reception on November 28, 2018.