October 17, 2020 - Still waiting for justice...
In Oneida County, @CityofUtica, Supreme Court still no ruling on lawsuit against #mvhsdowntown by @MVHealthSystem, after 44 days and nearly 10 months after Albany Supreme Court ruled SEQR claims had merit... https://t.co/BRwP4XLQ85 Hey @larryrulison, another sad Utica story pic.twitter.com/mOyOVYMVQf— #NoHospitalDowntown (@NoHospitalDwtn) October 17, 2020
A 2014 promise of healthcare funding, 5-years and 10 monthh after first hearing "new hospital," area has zero improvements to Utica health care. SEQRA laws ignored and a downtown neigborhood Largely Erased (Video, via Facebook).
October 6, 2020 - Nine months, twelve days, waiting for justice...
We absolutely LOVE seeing actual healthcare news from @MVHealthSystem, but have complete contempt for the corrupt, political, and illegal #mvhsdowntown concept... https://t.co/mpsl6TKvM7 pic.twitter.com/iopjdhQ0KT— #NoHospitalDowntown (@NoHospitalDwtn) October 6, 2020
Let’s recall those three hospitals in @MVHealthSystem’s fraudulent SEQR Review... https://t.co/c5jIqih1Zk Only one was near comparable @CSX tracks, and still was a flawed comparison!— #NoHospitalDowntown (@NoHospitalDwtn) September 16, 2020
As lawsuit outcome lingers... https://t.co/BRwP4XLQ85 pic.twitter.com/TZyQSxHsNK
None were comparable! Seems Utica will be the only city building their only hospital in a Evacuation Zone... what a very sad distinction!
September 8, 2020 - At least five places to build a Parking garage...
Will #mvhsdowntown ever be completed? Where will funding come from? Does #hospital truly require 3,000+ parking spaces? Will @MVHealthSystem go bankrupt? Where's helipad? One thing is absolutely true, eminent domain not required to for parking garage... https://t.co/OpjHoU5VG1 pic.twitter.com/rmPHMJ453i— #NoHospitalDowntown (@NoHospitalDwtn) September 8, 2020
September 1, 2020 - In today's mail a #NoospitalDowntown member hears again from the government...
Factually Inaccurate Letter... @CityofUtica residents know, as countless media reports prove- @AJPicenteJr’s Oneida County, @MayorPalmieri’s City of Utica, & @RepBrindisi’s NYS began their eminent domain process years ago... pic.twitter.com/jD8YTsAXNU— #NoHospitalDowntown (@NoHospitalDwtn) September 1, 2020
Which, when taken with past statements years ago, appears very strange...
Today’s News Flash: The @MVHealthSystem SEQR process for their #mvhsdowntown concept hasn’t even reached its conclusion, and yet look back at this hospital CEO’s statement... pic.twitter.com/zNZ08ZPLn5— #NoHospitalDowntown (@NoHospitalDwtn) September 1, 2020
August 22, 2020 - "They missed the memo..."
.@kimbbellard We believe @CityofUtica, @HealthNYGov & @NYGovCuomo should have read your article: https://t.co/pXIfaO5Unf Sadly corrupt politics sank our @MVHealthSystem hospitals deep into debt, $15M+/year until 2049! Our lawsuit hasn't stop this disaster: https://t.co/NOeXB30BkB— #NoHospitalDowntown (@NoHospitalDwtn) August 22, 2020
And everyone in Utica and Oneida County missed the study! Where is their study of Utica's hospital assets and system that determined a new hospital was necessary? Troubling, as Nobody Has Ever Seen One!
August 13, 2020 - The Utica-based judge takes a step in the "No Hospital Downtown case...
Lawsuit commenced 15 months ago against @CityofUtica’s Planning Board, @MVHealthSystem, and others not yet over...#utica #hospital #healthcare #corruption https://t.co/BRwP4XLQ85 pic.twitter.com/kE76HT7NE9— #NoHospitalDowntown (@NoHospitalDwtn) August 13, 2020
June 24, 2020 - Email update from attorney Tom West, see the #NoHospitalDowntown Legal page. And we have recently updated our "990" page with three 2018 IRS 990's of MVHS and Utica two Hospitals... FSLH and SEMC
Plus regular updates on Twitter...
Public Health + Economy = The Only Long Term Strategy https://t.co/nbAAL62zIZ— Melissa DeRosa (@melissadderosa) June 23, 2020
April 17, 2020 - MVHS and City of Utica go back on their word, do not allow an Albany ruling on the merits, no they continued shopping for a judge...
Get to know 5th JD - Oneida County County Supreme Court & Judges.
April 7, 2020 - Update on the lawsuit from Tom West, received at 3:20 PM today...
"I wanted to take this opportunity to bring you up to date on developments with the New York State Court system. Several weeks ago, the Chief Administrative Judge of the New York Courts issued an order suspending all filings and activities on non-essential matters due to the coronavirus pandemic. This case falls into that category. However, today, the Chief Administrative Judge issued a revised order urging Justices to move forward with rendering decisions on all matters that have been fully submitted. This would include your case. We are hopeful that this clears the way for Justice Mackey to finally render a decision concerning this matter."
More on the lawsuit on our Legal page.
March 24, 2020 - Read another investigation of MVHS's new hospital concept titled, Downtown Hospital Project to be Built Upon Lies. Where you'll read...
In one of Assemblyman Brindisi’s emails he said of the downtown location: "
The community's legal challenge awats a ruling on the merits in Albany Supreme Cuort.
March 22, 2020 - Governor Cuomo heralded for CONVID-19 stance, yet he wants to place Utica's only hospital beside downtown's CSX tracks? This while he warned and labeled tracks an Upstate danger?
Talking of density/proximity, why on earth is your concern for our safety/health not on display in @CityofUtica? NY #Governor #Cuomo (#PresidentCuomo ?) not long ago warned about @CSX tracks in Upstate communities, as he now does w/ virus, yet look at... #mvhsdowntown #hospital pic.twitter.com/fYiCHZIEGR— #NoHospitalDowntown (@NoHospitalDwtn) March 22, 2020
February 25, 2020 - In 2015 the $300M prize was intended to help reduce Oneida County's hospital costs by 25% over five years. To be accomplished by "...transition health care from emergency rooms to more efficient community-based care in neighborhood facilities." Sadly, and corruptly, all Utica has recieved is a flattened historical downtown neighborhood...
Speaking of pancakes, @MVHealthSystem flatten two historical blocks of downtown @CityofUtica when task was to transition health care from ER's to more efficient community-based care in neighborhood facilities #DSRIP The #mvhsdowntown concept would INCREASE non-emergency visits! pic.twitter.com/19OifP88wQ— #NoHospitalDowntown (@NoHospitalDwtn) February 25, 2020
And their backwards #MVHSDOWNTOWN concept would only increase emergency room use!
February 16, 2020 - Last Friday fourteen documents (597 pages) were dropped on Albany Supreme Court by the Respondents-Defendants. We'll share them soon. Important to note, MVHS does not own the land for this hospital concept, and they intend to keep knocking down historical assets in Utica's downtown CoLa Nieghborhood.
In the meantime. read the MVHS/Onieda County Bond Offering [404 pages, 2.47 MB], or just Appendix A: MVHS Business Overview [98 pages, 4.58 MB]. MVHS sold bonds, read Oneida County-endoresed "Muni Bonds". MVHS reveals huge budget increases, plus read Oneida County Bonding: MVHS Debt & Other Notes.
Oddly, MVHS stated they'd save $15M to $17M per year with a single integrated facility. However, without a new hospital today, they've only acquired a $15M annual debt payment (starting in 2020 and running until 2049), and $52.7M has been wasted on plans for a new hospital - Utica's only acute care hospital - that would be in a CSX Railroad Red Zone!
February 10, 2020 - Legal update, 7 months and 16 days since MVHS CEO stated case would be quickly dismissed...
Learn more at: Legal
February 7, 2020 - MVHS sent more documents to Albany Supreme Court on the 5th, we've responded; see our side's Legal Page.
Lawsuit challenging @MVHealthSystem's corrupt #SEQR Review and therefore @CityofUtica's corrupt Site Plan continues. Read documents stonewalling #Albany court as their #mvhsdowntown bulldozers continue destroying historical assets in the CoLa Neighborhood https://t.co/o296t22CJW pic.twitter.com/zZuR0gG6Xq— #NoHospitalDowntown (@NoHospitalDwtn) February 7, 2020
A tragedy when Utica is already home to Oneida County's largest Medical District.
January 23, 2020 - Albany Supreme Court Releases Schedule for upcoming motions and pleadings.
This follows our rejection of a "settlement" offer on Sunday... please see our #NoHospitalDowntown Legal page for more.
January 12, 2020 - Tomorrow may spell end of this property...
Tomorrow it seems @MVHealthSystem will destroy this historic - and "rock solid" - structure in downtown @CityofUtica, as hospital CEO relies on a faulty City Planning Board decision and fatally flawed SEQR. History shall judge @MayorPalmieri harshly... https://t.co/oPUNhWdJ6K pic.twitter.com/mzbjnlb0gI— #NoHospitalDowntown (@NoHospitalDwtn) January 13, 2020
Looking back Utica ignored the former owner... “This is the heart of Wilcor (International),” said Shawn Corrigan, head of the purchasing department for Wilcor International.
Place the $300M into the City of Utica's Oneida County Medical District!