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Mohawk Valley Health System (Vice President of Philanthropy)

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The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) was created in March 2014 from the affiliation of Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare and St. Elizabeth Medical Center.

With the opportunity to build a new regional health system, MVHS will soon launch a capital campaign to support the construction of a new $480 million health care campus to serve the region’s growing health needs, train more clinicians, and conduct biomedical research. The new campus, which will replace the two aging hospitals, will be the third new hospital built in New York in over 20 years. $300M has been committed by the state of New York through a Health Care Facility Transformation grant, $150M will come through financing by MVHS, with the remainder supported by philanthropy.

MVHS has 25 primary care and specialty care offices located throughout Oneida and Herkimer counties, and include a Women’s and Children’s Health Center and multi-specialty providers including general, orthopedic, vascular and cardiac and thoracic surgery, gastroenterology and advanced endoscopy, and neuro sciences. The Sister Rose Vincent Family Medicine Center provides patient care services and is also a teaching facility for new physicians.

In addition to primary care and teaching, MVHS is committed to biomedical research that reaches well beyond the Mohawk Valley. Recently, MVHS announced a new collaboration with the Masonic Medical Research Laboratory. The collaboration will bring under one roof a leader in the research of genetic screening of inherited cardiac arrhythmia diseases, especially those responsible for sudden cardiac death.

MVHS provides a wide range of services for the communities including:

• St. Luke’s Campus with 370 acute care beds
• St. Elizabeth Campus with 204 acute care beds
• St. Luke’s Home with 202 long-term care beds
• St. Elizabeth College of Nursing
• St. Elizabeth Family Medicine Residency Program
• Dental Residency Program
• GYN Surgical Fellowship
• Hospitalist Fellowship
• Senior Network Health, a Medicaid Managed Care Program
• Visiting Nurse Association of Utica and Oneida County
• Dialysis Program with six outpatient centers
• Twenty five primary and specialty care medical offices

As Utica has become more culturally diverse, MVHS has responded to a changing community with people and ethnicities from around the world.

Language Assistance Program
MVHS provides services for approximately 40 different languages. Its team of translators supports 10 differ¬ent languages including Arabic, Bosnian, Burmese, Cambodian, Russian, Ukrainian, Somali, Spanish, Maay-Maay and Vietnamese, and handle more than 20,000 patient encounters every year.

MVHS Partnership with the Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees (MVRCR)
MVHS partners with the MVRCR to create employment oppor¬tunities for refugees in support services like Environmental and Nutrition Services and Laundry. MVHS hires candidates to fill open positions and refugees are given the opportunity to work in the community, helping them get acclimated to a new culture and build a new life.

Sister Rose Vincent Family Medicine Center
The Sister Rose Vincent Family Medicine Center (SRVFMC) provides care to many of the native, immigrant and refugee members of the Mohawk Valley. Of the MVHS Medical Group’s 25 primary and communi¬ty care sites, the Family Medicine Center serves the largest number of outpatients with approximately 30,000 visits per year.

MVHS has more than 4,000 employees (FTEs), an operating budget of $532 million, 571 acute care beds and 202 long-term care beds. In 2016, it had over 78,000 emergency visits and nearly 24,000 patient admissions for the system.

For more information, please visit www.mvhealthsystem.org.


Utica is located in the heart of the Mohawk Valley in central New York. Settled during the French and Indian War, Utica’s sense of community emanates from its history and offers the charm of small-city living balanced with cultural diversity of an international urban center. Utica is a true scenic city that offers the pleasures of both a rural and urban setting.

At the turn of the century, Italian, German, Polish and Irish immigrants were drawn to Utica’s mills and many started their own businesses. Today, Utica’s green initiatives, entrepreneurial success, and large refugee population influxes have renovated and transformed entire neighborhoods. Utica is the cultural melting pot of upstate New York, with over 40 languages and 50 nationalities represented. Utica has been shaped for decades by its policy of welcoming refugees from Somalia, Iraq, Thailand, Vietnam, Bosnia, among others.

Utica is a college town with six colleges offering a myriad of degrees and doctorate programs. From the humanities, to technology and engineering, these colleges have had a major impact on the global economy. In Utica and the surrounding areas are Utica College, Hamilton College, Colgate University, and SUNY Polytechnic Institute. Synergies with educational institutions and universities such as SUNY Polytechnic Institute and Utica College are coordinated to achieve increased employment levels. Located at SUNY Poly, the Marcy Nanocenter is a 450-acre greenfield site being developed for the semiconductor industry.

The city is also located at the foot of the Adirondack Park, a region that has always been highly attractive to nature and outdoor sports lovers. At over 9,300 square miles, the Adirondack is the largest publicly protected area in the contiguous United States, greater in size than Yellowstone, Everglades, Glacier, and Grand Canyon National Parks combined.