KINGSTON, N.Y. — Feb. 22, 2017 — The HealthAlliance Foundation will recognize community and hospital leaders at its 28th annual Tulip Ball April 29. Frank and Beverly Finnegan are the 2017 Tulip Ball honorees, Sandra Horan will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice will be presented with the Community Service Award.

Frank Finnegan, a retired IBM business unit executive, and Beverly Finnegan, a retired American Cancer Society regional vice president, are longtime residents and Kingston community supporters. They have worked to raise funds for local nonprofits by helping organize bicycling events and golf tournaments, including the Michael B. Finnegan Golf Classic, named in memory of their son. The golf classic supports cancer care at HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth). Beverly Finnegan is currently chairwoman of the Woodland Pond at New Paltz board and a member of the HealthAlliance Foundation and Ulster Community College Foundation boards. Frank Finnegan is on the Wiltwyck Golf Club board.

Sandra Horan, a bachelor’s prepared registered nurse, is HealthAlliance’s Chief Nursing Officer. She has dedicated 40 years of service to the healthcare system and its predecessor Kingston Hospital, including three years as Executive Director of Margaretville Hospital, a member of WMCHealth. The Tulip Ball will not only hail her success in overseeing HealthAlliance clinical programs but will serve as a farewell celebration. Horan is retiring May 1.

The Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice, an annual festival of vocal music, has brought internationally renowned vocalists and arts patrons to Ulster County. The 7-year-old festival, which grew out of a single concert in 2009 to raise money for a local playground, is a four-day celebration that attracts more than 5,000 music lovers a year.

“All of our 2017 award recipients have used their talents to enhance wellness and healing in our community,” said foundation Executive Director Steffen T. Kraehmer. “The HealthAlliance Foundation is proud this year to honor the accomplishments of Beverly and Frank, Sandy, and the Festival of the Voice, represented at our event by Maria Todaro and Louis Otey.”

The ball, at the Lazy Swan Golf and Country Club Village in Saugerties, is the foundation’s annual fundraising gala. Proceeds benefit HealthAlliance programs, facilities and services.

Event reservations are $210 and can be made by calling 845-334-2760 or by visiting

Sponsors include: Platinum Sponsors — River Radiology and WMCHealth; Gold Sponsors — Emergency Medical Associates, Rose & Kiernan Inc., and Turner Sano-Rubin JV; Silver Sponsor — M&T Bank; Bronze Sponsor — Bank of Greene County; Fireworks Sponsors — Bruderhof, Joseph & Kathy Ferraro, and Medline Industries Inc.; Band Sponsors – HealthAlliance Hospital: Broadway Campus medical staff and Mobile Life Support Services Inc., Cocktail Hour Sponsor — Ulster Federal Credit Union; Favor Sponsor — Meltzer & Hill Wealth Advisory; Video Sponsors — Ellenbogen Creative Media and Superior Roofing of Ulster County Inc.; Tent Sponsor — Helsmoortel Realty and Insurance; Media Sponsor — Radio Woodstock 100.1; and Awards Sponsor — Timely Signs. Sponsorship opportunities are still available.

Pictured, from left: Beverly and Frank Finnegan, Sandra Horan RN, BSN, Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice Chief Executive Director Maria Todaro and Tulip Ball Chairwoman Marisa Perez-Rogers








About The HealthAlliance Foundation
The HealthAlliance Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to supporting the mission, healthcare programs, services and facilities of HealthAlliance, a member of Westchester Medical Center Health Network. Now in its 35th year, the Foundation continues to focus on supporting technology and equipment, high quality treatment services, and training for hospital staff at both the Broadway and Mary’s Avenue campuses. For more information, visit

About HealthAlliance, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network
HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley operates a 315-hospital bed healthcare system comprising HealthAlliance Hospital: Mary’s Avenue Campus and HealthAlliance Hospital: Broadway Campus in Kingston, New York, and Margaretville Hospital in Margaretville, New York. It also operates Mountainside Residential Care Center, an 82-bed facility in Margaretville. As Ulster County’s largest employer, HealthAlliance is committed to attracting the best-qualified medical and support staff; providing outstanding, responsive, coordinated, compassionate patient- and family-centered care; excelling in clinical outcomes and patient experiences; and ensuring patient rights, privacy and respect are honored at all times, while improving the overall health and well-being of the diverse communities it serves. For more information about how HealthAlliance is delivering the promise of medicine, visit or follow or

About Westchester Medical Center Health Network
The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) is a 1,700-bed healthcare system headquartered in Valhalla, New York, with 10 hospitals on eight campuses spanning 6,200 square miles of the Hudson Valley. WMCHealth employs more than 12,000 people and has nearly 3,000 attending physicians. From Level 1, Level 2 and pediatric trauma centers, the region’s only acute-care children’s hospital, an academic medical center, several community hospitals, dozens of specialized institutes and centers, skilled nursing, assisted-living facilities, homecare services and one of the largest mental health systems in New York state, today WMCHealth is the pre-eminent provider of integrated healthcare in the Hudson Valley. For more information about WMCHealth, visit