We went to Syracuse, we did not see anything that inspired us to support a Downtown Utica hospital...
January 18, 2018 - Great hospital care, not so great neighborhood...
Dear supporters of the Downtown @MVHealthSystem Utica hospital concept, here's your reality... https://t.co/iDmYnxXNZq please support #NoHospitalDowntown we're 3,000+ and growing fast! pic.twitter.com/EJnTBCyQla— Brett Truett (@BrettTruett) January 18, 2018
Urban hospitals DO NOT revitalize downtown neighborhoods!
January 4, 2018 - In today's Utica newspaper, an outsider writes to the Observer-Dispatch. Mr. Luke is very new, so what sense has he developed for the St. Joseph's neighborhood surrounding the hospital?
We welcome Mr. Luke to Upstate! However we'd like to ask, does he live just blocks away from St. Joseph's and walk to work? How often has he left the hospital to grab lunches and dinners within the surrounding neighborhood? Learn more about Utica's latest urban planning expert; Leslie Paul Luke named 14th President & CEO of St. Josephs.
Today's newspaper: feel good, but disingenuous, story/response to our request for "urban hospitals that revitalized downtown neighborhoods". While we work on a complete response, please offer your next benchmark @MVHealthSystem pic.twitter.com/PSn1UyXbEh— #NoHospitalDowntown (@NoHospitalDwtn) January 4, 2018
Our group has traveled to Syracuse, has received fine treatment within this hospital's walls. We walked around the Surrounding Neighborhood Of St. Josephs, it did not support our vision for Downtown Utica, which is here at BetterUticaDowntown (BUD)
Crisis since VERY ill-informed politicians selected VERY poor economic development model. Mr Picente can't see it, his "Vision 2020" fail! pic.twitter.com/QF7tiAHupN— Brett Truett (@BrettTruett) December 13, 2016