It has been styated that the Faxton Campus in South Utica, home to a cancer center, is too expensive to relocate and will remain open. Oddly, it is Utica's oldest hospital and yet "old buildings" is the primary reason the public is told we need an entirely new hospital!
We've asked, and many other people have asked? What's So Wrong With St. Luke's? We are tracking the local
As taken from this guide, Faxton-St Luke's Non-employee Orientation Packet (PDF):
1875 - Faxton Hospital is established by Theodore Faxton on Sunset Avenue.
1957 - After St. Luke’s Home and Hospital and Utica Memorial Hospital merged in 1949, the new St. Luke’s Memorial Hospital Center opens on Champlin Avenue.
1997 - Faxton and St. Luke’s Memorial combine their governing boards into one common board.
2000 – Consolidation of Faxton’s & St. Luke’s hospitals, become known as Faxton-St. Luke’s Healthcare.
2009 – Relocation of all inpatient services to the Luke’s campus and outpatient services to the Faxton Campus.
2012 – Faxton-St. Luke’s Healthcare and St. Elizabeth's form working group exploring closer affiliation and possible future merger.
2012 – Newly created Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) announces officers and Board of Directors, following announcement of affiliation between of St. Elizabeth Medical Center and Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare.
2016 – Outpatient services, doctors offices, and especially cancer treatment equipment that's too expense to relocate, suggest that the Faxton Campus would not close- even if a new hospital was built.
Mr Brian Boyle, M.D.
Faxton St Luke's Healthcare
1676 Sunset Avenue
Utica, NY 13502
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August 31, 2018 - Potential "Repurposing & Reuse" of old hospitals to be studied, but hospital omits they're not sure of their actions... “Based on prior assessments, (the health system) previously stated it is likely the Faxton campus will remain open,” Mohawk Valley Health System said in a statement, “However, Faxton was included in the (request for proposals) to ensure that keeping the campus open is the proper course of action.”, per Robert Scholefield, C.O.O. of MVHS.
Site plan study (one @CityofUtica residents cannot see!), suggested Faxton Campus be used for new Oneida County / @MVHealthSystem hospital. So we offer the #mvhsdowntown hospital / garage concept located at Faxton... pic.twitter.com/UA2lFGmOhv— #NoHospitalDowntown (@NoHospitalDwtn) June 4, 2018
Hard to understand this regional healthcare proposal when so much has been withheld from the public. Might one day their study be released?
This Faxton Campus publication, Cancer Services Patient Information Booklet, sure shows this facility as a very viable place for healthcare. (Note: Inside they offer facility schematics of Faxton and St. Luke's hospital buildings.)
June 7, 2017 - Hospitals as neighborhood economic engines? Why does this lot sits empty, for what, 20-yrs in South Utica? It's located across from Faxton, behind Walgreens and AMF Bowling...
There are many other examples in South Utica and Uptown that suggest hospitals don't revitalize neighborhoods as we are being told.
Reuse study for Faxton, St. Luke's, St. E's estimated to be completed in 2017. At this point, plan is to keep Faxton for cancer resources. pic.twitter.com/uhSFIJh7Em— Scary Carrie 🎭 (@cbostick_) January 10, 2017
September 27, 2016 - A new road pattern has freed-up space for a Faxton expansion...
August 18, 2016 - Building re-use. One of the existing campuses will likely remain open, most likely Faxton. Radiation therapy vaults there would be very expensive to move and it makes sense to have an urgent care center in the Faxton neighborhood (South Utica) with a downtown emergency room."
We noticed this... Faxton-St. Luke's Non-Employee Orientation Packet (PDF)
May 1, 2014 - MVHS looks back, to their oldest campus circa. 1875...
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