Today MVHS is not a hospital, they are a small nonprofit management team. Legal entity, per a 2013 tax filing we MOHAWK VALLEY HEALTH SYSTEM, EIN: 22-3124162, use to be called MOHAWK VALLEY NETWORK INC, EIN: 22-3124162.It has a Board Of Directors and 2013 assets of $7.55M. They were established in 1991 to oversee the merger of Faxton Hospital, St. Luke's Hospital and St. Elizabeth Medical Center. This has not yet been accomplished. They have a Concept for going downtown, but don't have the required Certificate Of Need. The People Pushing Downtown should have completed a SEQR Study first, but skip this step.
September 17, 2017 - From the trend below, it would appear MVHS might be headed towards rocky shores...
Important questions; (1) "Why was the $300M Grant from New York State taxpayers written and marketed only to the small MVHS hospital management group?" (2) Is "steering funding" like this legal? All across the nation health systems are integrating into large systems, so (3) Why isolate Utica's healthcare
October 30, 2017 - Compare Utica's current health system with MVHS managing Faxton-St. Luke's and St. Elizabeth Medical Center, vs. if we invited St. Joseph's (Trinity) and Bassett (NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital / Columbia Med) into the picture...
MVHS needs to be taken out of the picture, they should not be awarded $300 million dollars of taxpayer debt, they can't even run the hospitals they have. Consider A NEW HOSPITAL DOES NOT MEAN BETTER HEALTH CARE!!!!!!
Faxton-St Lukes Healthcare has two main campuses; St Luke's Campus and Faxton Campus, which are less than a mile apart. One can then walk from Faxton to St. Elizabeth Medical Center just 3/4 of a mile away.
We will never know what 10 other sites they say they investigated, or why they ignore 100 acres at Old Main, because they say they're a private company and do not have to share their information. Get to know the MVHS CEO, Scott Perra
So MVHS states they are a private company, as such, they do not have to share details of site selection. MVHS said they looked at 12 sites with MV EDGE and the Hammes Comapny, but we cannot see this report. MVHS is a non-profit "management company" still working to complete the merger of two still separate hospitals: "Faxton-St. Luke's" and "St Elizabeth's Medical Center". MVHS also consists of/manages St. Luke's Home and the Visiting Nurses Association, among entities and divisions. MVHS is like a "shell or holding company" and they are holding the assets of various non-profits that care for our region's health. The decision makers are the board members (mostly non-paid, except for those on the medical staff) and administration of MVHS. None of them "own" the entities they manage, these operations are owned essentially by we the taxpayers.
The lion's share of MVHS's revenues come from government payments (Medicaid & Medicare) and then insurance companies. If their operations do not work, and the "hospital" fails, it is we the taxpayers who take the hit; both financially and the resulting level of care that is impacted. It's interesting that the $300 million from NYS and originally discussed as funding to help complete the merger of the two still separate hospitals and their debts. Soon the $300 million became a "new hospital", and then one that "Must be downtown" (a lie).
Stranger yet, MVHS is still preparing a "Certificate of Need" (CON) to submit to the NYS Department of Health. Doesn't it seem we should have more insight to what's really going on? Why doesn't a CON come first? As this "push for downtown" languishes, so does the region's healthcare.
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Scott H Perra, President/CEO
1656 Champlin Avenue
Utica, NY 13502
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We are investigating- Our first quick mapping of St. Luke's above showed us about 44 acres. Yet per this newspaper article the hospital campus owns a lot of land, like 64 acres! It's on a nice hill, with great road access! Why would they even start to consider a small Downtown Utica parcel where they'd be land-locked?
Old Hospitals, That's All They Say When we ask why, and seek their studies, and reports; we're given no facts and simply told that "Utica's hospitals are old". Yet they don't plan to close Faxton and St. Luke's has many new additions. Bulldozing 34-acres is easy when you have $300M of taxpayer's money. Providing great healthcare, even in a new building or an old building, is hard. We must demand studies, especially with headlines like this Child Care In St. Luke's ER Called 'Dangerous'
We'll suggest you contact the leading advocate of this ill-conceived concept, New York State Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi. Reach him by E-mail, by telephone (315)732-1055 or address him on Twitter @ABrindisi119
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