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Utica's Hospitals

We are adding to this information as we understand and discover it. Also see a Listing of 'current day' hospital and hospital news headlines, and a Review Of Utica Hospitals & MVHS Financials.

Year(s) Entity/Topic Description Notes/Links
November 19, 2014 "New Hospital" Mohawk Valley Health System CEO, Scott Perra, talks (publicly) about a new hospital, Mohawk Valley Health CEO: New Hospital 'Worth Exploring'. So where are the studies? [Ref.]
2014 MVHS Per UticaOD: "Mohawk Valley Health System still operating at a loss." Per CFO, "...health system faced on operating loss of $5.6 million last year, but that’s an improvement over operating losses of $11.4 million in 2014 and $21.4 million in 2013." (See MVHS's 990) [Ref.]
2014 (Utica-area Hospitals) April 27 - Local hospitals want piece of $8B windfall... most of the money — $6.42 billion – will go for incentive payments to so-called safety net hospitals that undertake projects to help the state’s goal of reducing avoidable hospital admissions 25 percent in five years. Faxton-St. Luke’s Healthcare, Rome Memorial Hospital and Little Falls hospital made the cut; St. Elizabeth Medical Center did not, but still can partner with qualifying hospitals on projects. [Ref.]
2014 St. Elizabeth March 12 - "Richard Ketcham did not attend the news conference to announce the affiliation of Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare and St. Elizabeth Medical Center... Ketcham retired the next day after three and a half years at St. Elizabeth. He had worked himself out of a job." [Ref.]
2014 Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) March 6 - Faxton St. Luke's Healthcare and St. Elizabeth Medical Center announced their affiliation under the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) TBD
2013 Faxton St. Luke's & St. Elizabeths Project # 132204-E, by the NYS Public Health & Health Planning Council, "Upon approval, Mohawk Valley Network, Inc. will change its name to Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) [Ref. MVHS Project # 132204-E (Pages 290 to 305)] or orginal (complete) [NYS PHHPC, 12/12/2013 Meeting Packet]
2013 St. Elizabeth Medical Center (SEMC)/Faxton-St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSL) New York Office of Attorney General entered into a settlement with St. Elizabeth Medical Center (SEMC) and Faxton-St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSL), the only two general acute care hospitals in Utica, N.Y., allowing them to affiliate under a single parent entity. Merging Catholic & Non-Sectarian Hospitals
2013 St. Luke's Hospital Continuing care services, including Senior Network Health, Visiting Nurse Association of Utica and Oneida County and Mohawk Valley Home Care- relocated to the Center for Rehabilitation and Continuing Care Services (24-bed acute inpatient rehabilitation unit, 40-bed subacute rehabilitation unit, and 8 station outpatient dialysis units TBD
2012 St. Elizabeth & St. Luke's Faxton St. Luke's Healthcare and St. Elizabeth Medical Center signed a memorandum of understanding as the official first step toward affiliation TBD
2012 St. Elizabeth & St. Luke's Each hospital receives a $7.1 million grant from New York state under a state law intended to “right size and restructure" health care delivery systems. $14,200,000
2011 (Merger Talks) Boards of Directors for Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare and St. Elizabeth Medical Center passed a resolution to begin discussions on the feasibility and benefits of merging or undertaking other transactions that would more closely link the two hospitals TBD
2010 St. Elizabeth Medical Center July 20 - Robert Scholefield is named "interim" chief at St. Elizabeth Medical Center... "an employee of SEMC for 26 years, recently as chief operating officer. Takes place of recently retired Sister M. Johanna DeLelys, COO from 1991 to 2004 and began as a staff nurse in 1965. [Ref.]
2010 St. Luke's Home (Expansion) $31.3M grant from NYS for the renovation of 20,000 s.f. and the creation of nearly 40,000 sf of new space $31,300,000 [Ref.]
2009 Burrstone Energy Plant A $15M Cogeneration Plant creates both heat (for the hospital) and electricity for use at all three facilities: Faxton-St. Luke’s Hospital (300 beds); St. Luke's Nursing Home (200 beds); and Utica College (3000 students) $15,000,000
2009 Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare Scott Perra becomes president and CEO of Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcareon January 1st. [Ref.]
2009 New St. Elizabeth's Site Hospital purchases a building in New Hartford, read St. Elizabeth to open urgent care facility. Buys formerly leased, "The Hartford Financial Services Group" building on Middle Settlement Road. $3,400,000
2008 Faxton-St. Luke’s Healthcare Outgoing Faxton chief says, "Consolidate..." As Faxton-St. Luke’s Healthcare embarks on a strategic plan to be implemented over the next six years, it’s more responsibility for Perra. Currently, the problem facing the region’s hospitals is the shortage of staff, mainly physicians and nurses, he said.“ We need to work to retain and recruit,” Perra said. “The 2015 Plan will redefine health care here.” [Ref.]
2007-2008 SEMC Campus Changing In fall and winter of 2007, the hospital removed the park setting with many old growth trees on its front lawn (city’s Scenic and Historic Preservation Commission approved the plan 3-2 in November 2007) . By October of 2008 SEMC had a new 102-space parking area to support their new “state of the art” emergency room and cafeteria. [Ref.]
2007 SEMC A $13 million expansion project is nearly complete; 21,000 square feet of space have been added, while 21,000 square feet of space have been renovated. The medical center employed 1,965 employees in 2006, a nearly 100 percent increase from the 997 employees employed in 1996. [Ref.]
2007 St. Elizabeth's College of Nursing SECON and SUNY Poly announced a unique partnership on the "1+2+1" program. TBD
2006 Broadacres Nursing Home Demolition begun on Broadacres Nursing Home, was completed fully in 2007. [Ref.]
2005 St. Elizabeth Medical Center November - $13-million expansion project, new emergency room and trauma center open measuring 7,000-square-foot expansion, adding private rooms and new entrances to the 30-year-old department. The ER sees about 28,300 emergency patients each year. [Ref.]
2004 St. Elizabeth College of Nursing St. Elizabeth College of Nursing (SECON) celebrates 100th year of operation and the graduation of over 3000 men and women. TBD
2003 (SEMC & AG Resolution Agreement) Resolution between New York State Attorney General and St. Elizabeth Medical Center(PDF) TBD
2003 Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare Keith Fenstemacher becomes president and CEO of Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare. [Ref.]
2002 (Consolidation Approved) Hospital Board approved consolidation resulting in; one acute care and inpatient facility located at St. Luke’s Campus, and a primarily outpatient facility located at the Faxton Campus TBD
2000 Regional Cancer Center Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare open's a Regional Cancer Center in cooperation with St. Elizabeth Medical Center. TBD
2000 Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare Faxton Hospital and St. Luke’s combine into a single new entity TBD
1999 Faxton Hospital & St. Luke's Faxton Hospital and St. Luke’s foundations are combined into a single foundation. TBD
1998 Mohawk Valley Network Keith Fenstemacher becomes President of the Mohawk Valley Network. [Ref.]
1998 Mohawk Valley Network & St. Luke's Faxton Hospital and St. Luke’s-Memorial formed a single management team. TBD
? St. Luke's Home A 202-bed long term care facility opens with a 40-bed subacute rehabilitation unit TBD
1997 Faxton Hospital & St. Luke's Faxton Hospital & St. Luke’s combined governing boards into a common 25-member board serving both hospitals TBD
1996 Mohawk Valley Heart Institute Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare & St. Elizabeth Medical Center form the Mohawk Valley Heart Institute. TBD
1996 (NYS Healthcare Note) The New York State Health Care Reform Act (HCRA) was enacted in 1996 as a mechanism to finance a portion of state health care initiatives, and to deregulate inpatient hospital rates paid by private insurers.
1992 Mohawk Valley Network St. Luke’s-Memorial Hospital unanimously approved an affiliation with Faxton Hospital forming the Mohawk Valley Network TBD
1991 St. Elizabeth Hospital Dr. Reynold S. Golden, director of the family practice residency program at St. Elizabeth Hospital, is named president of the New York State Academy of Family Physicians. It includes 1,500 practicing family physicians. [Ref.]
1989 Faxton Hospital Faxton Hospital and Children’s Hospital merged to become Faxton Hospital TBD
1982 Faxton Hospital Keith Fenstemacher becomes President & CEO of Faxton Hospital [Ref.]
1978 Utica State Hospital Locally known as "Old Main", it closes it's doors after opening 135 years ago. Old Main
1972 St. Elizabeth Hospital Breaks ground for a new three-level, 500-car parking garage. [Ref.]
1966 St. Elizabeth Hospital The "North Wing" is constructed, see SEMC to view additional expansions. "South Utica: Suburb to City", by Joan Klossner
1964 St. Elizabeth Hospital Further expansion adds an intensive care and psychiatric units. "South Utica: Suburb to City", by Joan Klossner
1961 Utica College Utica College departs Oneida Square in Downtown Utica, relocates to Burrstone Road Campus, begins what has become the defacto Oneida County Medical District in Utica. Utica College
1957 St. Luke’s Memorial Hospital Opens at its current location on "St. Luke’s Campus" on Champlin Avenue in New Hartford, opposite Utica College within Utica's Oneida County Medical District. Hospital measures 128,000 square feet. TBD
1956 St. Elizabeth Hospital New four story wing is added, including a lab, x-ray service, pharmacy, kitchen and cafeteria. "South Utica: Suburb to City", by Joan Klossner
1949 (Hospital Merger) Utica Memorial Hospital and the (original) St. Luke’s Home merge TBD
1942 Rhoads General Hospital World War II; Rhoads General Hospital is begun on Burrstone Road consisting of 180 buildings, in July 1943 the hospital was ready to open with 1750 beds. Two hundred wounded soldiers arrived on August 25. 1943 Oneida Historical Society
1935 Broadacres Hospital 168 bed hospital is constructed to treat tuberculosis TBD
1926 St. Elizabeth College of Nursing Residences for nursing students was built on hospital grounds, then expanded in 1946. "South Utica: Suburb to City", by Joan Klossner
1912 St. Elizabeth’s Hospital Ground is broken in South Utica, a wooded area called "No Man's Land," on thirteen acres. WWI created delays, but the new hospital is opened on October 4, 1917. Hospital is 131,700 square feet in size. "South Utica: Suburb to City", by Joan Klossner
1907 St. Elizabeth College of Nursing School of Nursing graduates first class of seven (7). TBD
1906 St. Lukes Memorial Hospital St. Lukes Memorial Hospital opens on Whitesboro Street TBD
1905 St. Elizabeth College of Nursing Established as a private college in this year. TBD
1897 Faxton Hospital Faxton Hospital adds a home for nurses TBD
1895 Utica Homeopathic Hospital Originally Utica Homeopathic Hospital was opened in 1895 in the "Butterfield Home" on Genesee Street. This was later replaced by a new building and nursing home in 1916 and later renamed Utica Memorial Hospital. TBD
1895 Faxton Hospital Faxton Hospital appoints Dr. Fred J. Douglas the first resident physician TBD
1894 St Joseph's Infant Home St Joseph's Infant Home on Green Street was organized in 1984, but was originally located in a small house on Cottage Place Read more... [Ref.]
1892 Faxton Hospital Faxton Hospital adds training center for nurses is established TBD
1875 Faxton Hospital is built as a gift from Theodore S. Faxton on Sunset Avenue Established by Theodore S. Faxton on Sunset Avenue in Utica TBD
1887 St. Elizabeth’s Hospital The Columbia location is razed and a new hospital building is constructed. "South Utica: Suburb to City", by Joan Klossner
1869 St. Luke’s Home The original St. Luke’s Home established. "At the turn of the 20th century, the booming population of the city strained the small hospitals serving it. Mr. and Mrs. Fredrick Proctor financed the construction of the St. Luke’s Home and St. Luke's Hospital on Whitesboro Street". [Ref.] TBD
1868 (Medical News) The Medical Society of the City of Utica is organized and Dr. Charles B. Coventry is elected president. Its goals are “to advance the interests of medical science, to lessen human suffering, to maintain the honor and dignity of the profession and to encourage sociability among its members.” Coventry is the son of Dr. Alexander Coventry, one of the first physicians to settle in the area in the 1790s. (Coventry Avenue in North Utica and Deerfield is named for him.) Charles Coventry is one of the founders of Utica State Hospital. In the early 1830s, he asked assemblymen and state senators in Albany to establish a hospital in Utica to care for the mentally ill. They did. Other officers of the new medical society: Dr. Daniel G. Thomas, vice president; Dr. Louis A. Tourtellot, treasurer and librarian, and Dr. Edwin Hutchinson, secretary. Hutchinson is the physician-in-charge at the two-year-old St. Elizabeth Hospital on Columbia Street. [Ref.]
1866 St. Elizabeth’s Hospital Hospital is founded in a small home on Columbia Street by the Sisters of St. Francis. in 1969 it moved into a larger home nearby and served up to 30 paitents. TBD
1861 Children’s Hospital A orphanage began on the corner of John and Catherine streets, moved first to Chancellor Square, and then to the former Proctor estate on Genesee Street. Here on the northeast corner of Genesee and Pleasant Streets, From 1861 to 1924 it housed hundreds of boys and girls from ages 2 to 14, Children's Hospital was later built on Bennett Street, backing up to Faxton Hospital. [Ref.]
1850s City Hospital On Bridge Street (now Park Avenue) a former fur shop is taken over by the Mayor for "City Hospital" and fitted-up to contain 35 to 40 beds. Newspaper reported, "The hospital is far from what we want in Utica, but it is a large advance on nothing at all and we hail it as a forerunner of its betters." Oneida County Historical Society
1843 NYS Lunatic Asylum New York State Lunatic Asylum built and set on 130 acres, now called Old Main ) Old Main, on Wikipedia
1830 Utica Orphan Asylum UOA opens on Genesee Street in Utica TBD

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