First Off: We're the small founding team standing behind 2,400+ members on Facebook at #NoHospitalDowntown
Follow this link to see where others (the Mayor, etc.) stand on the downtown hospital issue Sadly teams of doctors and nurses are not among them!
You can make a difference! Take a few steps and you'll help prevent a new hospital district from altering downtown Utica forever.
Sign the online petition: #NoHospitalDowntown (Utica, NY) Next, contact today, your; State, County, City and Hospital leaders to say you oppose a Downtown Utica Hospital.
Write, call or email as many of the below leaders as possible. Or call or write the media. Click for the MV Health System CEO and Board of Directors Act today and you will be helping to keep the hospital expansion happening at St. Luke's.
Place your thoughts into a short letter and send it into your local newspaper, call the Editor first can help and or ask for a larger letter/Opinion Page feature to be printed...
(We plan to add more newspapers, and contact information, reach out to us on Facebook #NoHospitalDowntown)
Attend a Utica-area citizen's group meeting and ask questions regarding the proposed hospital. Here's a listing with contact information:
Some groups may not meet regularly, and or be somewhat disbanded, but data is listed as we're finding it. #NoHospitalDowntown will update the information as soon as we can learn it.
Some also have links to Facebook pages, either way, jump-in and start a "Utica-area MVHS Hospital Conversation"
Contact New York State Senator Kemp Hannon
Chair of NYS Health Committee
Twitter @kemphannon and @HannonSenate
Email: Kemp Hannon
Senator Kemp Hannon
The Capitol - Room 420
805 State Office Building
Albany , NY 12247
Honorable RoAnn M DeStito, Commissioner
NYS Office of General Services
41st Floor, Corning Tower
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12242
Phone: (518) 474-3899
Email: RoAnn M DeStito
Website: NYS Office of General Services
The Mission of Empire State Development is to promote a vigorous and growing state economy, encourage business investment and job creation, and support diverse, prosperous local economies across New York State through the efficient use of loans, grants, tax credits, real estate development, marketing and other forms of assistance.
Mr Howard Zemsky, President & CEO, Commissioner
Empire State Development
95 Perry Street, Suite 500
Buffalo, NY 14203
Email: Howard Zemsky
Buffalo Phone: (716) 846-8200
Empire State Development Leadership
Organizational Chart (PDF)
ESD, Governor’s Office
Pamm Lent, Director of Communications
Email: Pamm Lent
Phone: (716) 846-8309
Phone: (800) 260-7313
ESD Press Office
Email: ESD Press Office
Phone: (800) 260-7313
Use this link to reach your Utica Common Council members.
Contact David Valesky, New York State Senator
Vice Chair of NYS Health Committee
Via email David J Valesky
333 East Washington Street
805 State Office Building
Syracuse, NY 13202
Ph: (315)478-8745 | On Twitter @SenDaveValesky
Please contact, call, your Oneida County Government led by County Executive, Anthony J Picente - he supports bulldozing downtown for their ill-conceived inner-city hospital district.
Contact the MVHS Board of Directors today! Use the following link, write or call them to say, "I don't want the hospital to go into Downtown Utica!"
To see all (17) members of the NYS Health Committee
Tell Mr. DiMeo that you take issue with his misguided statement, "A new hospital would rebrand downtown and help in polishing Utica’s image”, per the February 24, 2016 issue of the Utica Observer-Dispatch.
Also, contact one or more of Mohawk Valley EDGES's 50+ Board Members
New York State Department of Health
Corning Tower, Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12237
Ms Yvonne J. Graham, RN, MPH
Associate Commissioner, NYSDOH
Oneida County Health Department
Adirondack Bank Building
5th Floor, 185 Genesee Street
Utica, New York 13501
Ms Phyllis D. Ellis, BSN, MS, F.A.C.H.E.
Director of Health
Ms Phyllis D Ellis via email
Patrice A. Bogan, MS, FNP
Deputy Director of Health
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