A game-changer

"Progress." It's the word often applied to #mvhsdowntown--to the overall concept of a single healthcare center serving our community and to the remarkable public-private investment in the heart of of our area's largest city that it represents. The finished project will, indeed, represent remarkable progress for the entire community. And all along the way to… Continue reading A game-changer

Facts from the Federal Government

In support of Mohawk Valley Health System President/CEO Darlene Stromstad’s recent “Just the Facts,” publication, we would like to address the often-repeated concern about building a hospital in Downtown Utica because of the CSX/Amtrak rail line. #mvhsdowntown’s opponents on Facebook claim that the project site is within a “federally mandated evacuation zone,” but the link… Continue reading Facts from the Federal Government

Signs of change, progress–and a minor delay

The July 28. 2019, Observer-Dispatch headline, "Signs of change in downtown as businesses move out," accompanied a story of midsummer progress for #mvhsdowntown. Not long ago, a mere handful of property owners had come to terms with Mohawk Valley Health System. Now, 20 of 35 have closed on their properties in the project footprint. Many… Continue reading Signs of change, progress–and a minor delay

Pediatrics part of Downtown Utica’s new regional medical center

As part of the work of our newmvhospital coalition (Genesis Group, Greater Utica Chamber, Mohawk Valley EDGE, The Community Foundation) in support of #mvhsdowntown, we occasionally share the latest from Mohawk Valley Health System President/CEO Darlene Stromstad. Here is the latest of her regular updates on the project entitled, "Just the Facts: I keep hearing… Continue reading Pediatrics part of Downtown Utica’s new regional medical center

Community Organizations Respond to “No Hospital” Group’s Racist, Divisive Social Media Tactics

The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties, the Greater Utica Chamber of Commerce, Mohawk Valley EDGE and The Genesis Group condemn the continuing divisive, hateful, and racist tactics and statements employed by the “no hospital” Facebook group that opposes Downtown Utica’s regional healthcare campus. In the group’s latest use of baseless and incendiary rhetoric,… Continue reading Community Organizations Respond to “No Hospital” Group’s Racist, Divisive Social Media Tactics