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Members of the New York State Public Health & Health Planning Council

Here is New York State's PHHPC Council Membership, note there are two vacant seats. This is the group entrusted with reviewing MVHS's (C.O.N.) request for a new hospital. We have detailed the people and their contact information below.

[NOTE: #NoHospitalDowntown is tracking the MVHS C.O.N. Process]

The council is responsible for looking at the planning, financing, and level of community support, for the proposed hospital. We are working to show them the poor thinking behind moving our region's hospital, 1.7 miles, off its green hilltop and the 64-acres the hospital owns. Especially since the first step would require bulldozing 1/3 of Downtown Utica's small Central Business District.

#NoHospitalDowntown will highlight the key reasons taking from these type lists; What's Wrong With The Downtown Hospital Concept and What's So Wrong With St. Luke's?.

That said, we are not blind to the conditions in Albany as hinted at below...


[1] Jeffrey A. Kraut, is Senior Vice President Strategy at North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System. Contact him at the Zucker School of Medicine using the below info.

You may read this news: Jeffrey Kraut Designated as Chair of State Public Health and Health Planning Council Mr Kraut is with a huge hospital system centered around New York City Northwell Health Fact Sheet (PDF).

Jeffrey A. Kraut, Chairman
NYS Public Health & Health Planning Council

Jeffrey A Kraut, Senior VP Strategy
Zucker School of Medicine
500 Hofstra Boulevard
Hempstead, New York 11549-1000
Tel: +1(516) 463-7559
Fax: +1 (516) 463-7543
Email: jkraut@nshs.edu


[2] Jo Ivey Boufford, M.D. is President of New York Academy of Medicine

Ms Jo Ivey Boufford, M.D., President
New York Academy of Medicine
1216 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10029 USA
Tel: +1(212) 822-7200
Email: needs confirmation

[3] Judy L. Baumgartner, President
Visiting Nursing Association of Western New York Inc
2100 Wehrle Drive
Williamsville, NY 14221
Phone: (716) 630-8000
Fax: (716) 630-8660

[4] John D. Bennett Jr., M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.C.P. President & CEO, Capital District Physician’s Health Plan

Mr John D. Bennett Jr., M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.C.P.
President & CEO
Capital District Physician’s Health Plan
500 Patroon Creek Boulevard
Albany, New York 12206-1057
Phone: +1(518) 641-3000
Fax: 518-641-4606

[5] Howard S. Berliner, SC.D. is Director of Health Policy at Service Employees International Union

Mr Howard S Berliner, SC.D.
Director of Health Policy
Service Employees International Union
1800 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036

[6] Lawrence S. Brown, Jr., M.D., M.P.H., FASAM, of START Treatment & Recovery Center Inc

Mr Lawrence S. Brown, Jr., M.D., M.P.H., FASAM
START Treatment & Recovery Center Inc
22 Chapel Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: +1(718) 260-2917
Fax: (718) 522-3186

[7] Kathleen Carver Cheney, Esq, is a Partner at Novack Burnbaum Crystal LLP

Kathleen Carver Cheney, Esq.
Novack Burnbaum Crystal LLP
675 3rd Avenue Floor 8
New York, NY 10017-5704
Phone: +1(646) 912-7555

[8] Angel Alfonso Gutierrez, M.D.

[9] Thomas Holt, President & CEO
Lutheran Social Service Group Inc

[10] Gary Kalkut, M.D. is Senior Vice President, Network Integration & Associate Chief Clinical Officer, at NYU Langone Medical Center

[11] Scott P. La Rue, MBA, RD President and Chief Executive Officer ArchCare (Catholic Health System), New York

[12] Harvey Lawrence President and Chief Executive Officer Brownsville Multi-Service Family Health Center

[13] Mr Glenn Martin, M.D. is Associate Dean of Research and Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Mount Sinai School of Medicine

[14] Ellen L. Rautenberg, M.H.S.

[15] Peter G. Robinson is Vice President & Chief Operating Officer at University of Rochester

[16] John Rugge, M.D. Chief Executive Officer Hudson Headwaters Health Network

[17] Nilda I. Soto, MS Ed Assistant Dean, Office of Diversity Enhancement Albert Einstein College of Medicine

[18] Theodore Strange, M.D.

[19] Anderson Torres, Ph.D., LCSW-R, is CEO of R.A.I.N. Inc

[20] Patsy Yang, Dr.P.H. is Director of Health Policy in the Office of the Mayor of the City of New York

[21] Kevin Darnell Watkins, M.D., M.P.H. is acting Public Health Director at Cattaraugus County Health Department

Dr Kevin Darnell Watkins, MD, MPH
Cattaraugus County Health Department
1 Leo Moss Drive
Olean, NY 14760
Call: +1(800)251-2584

[22] Dr. Howard Zucker, is an Ex-Officio and also Commissioner of Health for New York State Department of Health

Let's recommend two people who understand that healthcare should never-ever become tangled-up with economic development! As we've already lost 2-3 years, since the governor's offer of $300 million for Utica-area healthcare was turned into an awful and ill-conceived urban renewal mess.

[23] Vacant

[24] Vacant

No Studies, No Reports, thus we remain #NoHospitalDowntown