December 26, 2018 - Does this interview build confidence that #MVHSDowntown was well thought-out? Have a listen, as Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente, Talks #MVHSDowntown Hospital & Parking...
Hear @AJPicenteJr discuss Oneida County & @CityofUtica developments, including; casino, #Nexus, healthcare & proposed @MVHealthSystem hospital concept called #mvhsdowntown https://t.co/0flK8TsYeb pic.twitter.com/Fn4dAXy79o— #NoHospitalDowntown (@NoHospitalDwtn) December 26, 2018
December 10, 2018 - Officials deny rigging hospital site study, but who accused them?
Of course they would! Read today’s #mvhsdowntown story regarding @MVHealthSystem as #MVEDGE and @ABrindisiNY try to walk back their rigged project... https://t.co/HQ2Uf5Zu5S pic.twitter.com/Q3TP1B3n6y— #NoHospitalDowntown (@NoHospitalDwtn) December 10, 2018
Their emails make it pretty clear, Steve DiMeo and a few politicians (Brindisi & Picente) rigged hospital siting, no accusing required!
Plus, MVHS CEO Scott Perra already confirmed it in April of 2017, "Our Politicians Are The Ones, Mr Tony Picente, Anthony Brindisi and Mayor Palimeir...". This was repeated a few days later by MVHS COO Robert Scholefield, have a listen as Mr. Scholefield states, It Was Made Clear To Us...
Seems their ill-conceived downtown hospital would have a shaky foundation, read Geotechnical Problems with Pyritic Rock and Soil....
Wondering why the presence of pyritic shale at the site of Utica's proposed downtown hospital is an issue? This is a good introduction. The combination of reactive expansion and acid leaching is particularly damaging to buildings using concrete piers.https://t.co/A8AlhuESoj— Jubal Harshaw (@RaceforNY22) November 20, 2018
Would their proposed "floating foundation" and no basement solve this?
November 15, 2018 - SEQR DEIS for the *proposed* downtown hospital...
Here we have it... SEQR for the *proposed* downtown hospital. Public hearing Dec 6. Comments due by Dec 27. Can't wait to read every last word. https://t.co/YsCJNZlCu0— Katie Martin (@katieaiello) November 15, 2018
Public hearing December 6th and comments due by December 27, you can explore it here: MVHS DEIS.
MVHS names new president/CEO https://t.co/MwLahD7UDB— Observer-Dispatch (@uticaOD) November 8, 2018
Story reveals, incoming CEO... "Stromstad said she’ll be willing to sit down and talk to members of the group #NoHospitalDowntown who oppose the downtown location for the hospital." Wow, that sounds great!!
New Video: Downtown @CityofUtica / @MVHealthSystem Hospital Miniseries: Episode 6 via #ElectedNews exclusive... https://t.co/9ni2TApet8 Politicians' #healthcare a #HospitalOfCards, mini @TurningStone parking? #EminentDomain #Corruption #mvhsdowntown #MVEDGE pic.twitter.com/DaXua8NudX— #NoHospitalDowntown (@NoHospitalDwtn) November 7, 2018
Why so much parking? What other city bulldozes historic buildings, streets, alleys, and businesses for surface Parking?
This is a great interview. The entire section involving Utica's downtown hospital project is golden, particularly the discussion of the net *loss* the city is facing.— Jubal Harshaw (@RaceforNY22) October 22, 2018
There's a reason the SEQR report has been pushed back until well after the election. Heh. https://t.co/DMdqhpOhqF
October 4, 2018 - A 12-year medical professional, and
The proposed Oneida County @MVHealthSystem hospital in @CityofUtica was nothing more than a VERY ignorant political strategy. Now a medical professional speaks out... https://t.co/iDMX9r2u3M pic.twitter.com/whuRqPYGnn— #NoHospitalDowntown (@NoHospitalDwtn) October 4, 2018
September 17, 2018 - Better Oneida County healthcare and a streamlined City of Utica hospital effort has become a political boondoggle. A city Democratic voter is calling it Brindisiemailgate...
A Democrat in @CityofUtica is VERY upset w/ @ABrindisiNY! Says "No!" to any mention of @BrindisiNY22, instead says, #WriteInHeath Learn more at: https://t.co/l9qEdvXCnm He's talk'in about @HAPhillips71 backstory at: https://t.co/JwR6HoN1C8 pic.twitter.com/1O9iFhDIhg— #NoHospitalDowntown (@NoHospitalDwtn) September 17, 2018
September 14, 2018 - Rolling out our advertising wave number one, their concept is far from a "done deal". Is this Oneida County's, Utica's, Hospital of the Future?
Two weeks since COO Scholefield said they'd announce the bank for their $180M loan. Is it proving hard to insure a "red zone" hospital?
September 12, 2018 - We are encouraged by new words from Assemblyman Brindisi...
We’re excited to hear the new @ABrindisiNY / @BrindisiNY22, now please state your opposition to the destructive urban renewal @MVHealthSystem concept, code named #mvhsdowntown https://t.co/BgDbyiYuuQ pic.twitter.com/vffJvEtPaa— #NoHospitalDowntown (@NoHospitalDwtn) September 12, 2018
Historic preservation, and Downtown Utica, hear Assemblyman Brindisi's Own Words
A #NoHospitalDowntown member commits funds to oppose downtown hospital concept...
Today I’m adding to my support of @NoHospitalDwtn We’ll be making media noise over @MVHealthSystem’s proposed new @CityofUtica hospital code named #mvhsdowntown Destroying downtown, Oneida County healthcare, because of failed @MarcyNanocenter dreams? No thank you! pic.twitter.com/RLKYGKnQz0— Brett Truett (@BrettTruett) September 5, 2018
As we await overdue word on the $180M Mohawk Valley Health System Loan...
Twelve days and counting... is @MVHealthSystem fearfully to expose true “lending institution” as @NYGovCuomo’s taxpayers of New York State? Oneida County’s #HospitalOfCards #hospitalgate #mvhsdowntown pic.twitter.com/cMKXKq4nXX— #NoHospitalDowntown (@NoHospitalDwtn) September 12, 2018
August 25, 2018 -
They service our community health and provide jobs... just don’t ask them to activate the surrounding environment https://t.co/kynKkAP53j— TheUrbanPhoenix (@UrbanPhoenixBlg) August 24, 2018
You can read the exchange in the following link, as a tale of Real Estate Corruption Is Exposed. Shame multiplied many times over as individuals and politicians seeking financial gains, would place a regional hospital beside this... Investigate Upstate NY Train Derailments, how tragic!
August 16, 2018 - We've alerted our leaders, the media, and many others, and try one more time with the Utica Observer-Dispatch.
Dear @uticaOD, specifically Dave Dudajek, how can you turn a blind eye towards this (your front page)? You know @MVHealthSystem's downtown @CityofUtica concept? Asking @SenDaveValesky @ABrindisiNY @DickGottfried @HannonSenate @MayorPalmieri as well. Any comments anyone? pic.twitter.com/YEtZlE3dei— #NoHospitalDowntown (@NoHospitalDwtn) August 16, 2018
Use our guide to Investigate Upstate NY Train Derailments
July 27, 2018 - Last week, Brindisi states that his constituents can decide where new hospital is built...
We're terribly confused, can't understand difference between @ABrindisiNY in 2015 vs. @BrindisiNY22 2018. Brindisi did not want "public opinion" upending his @MVHealthSystem downtown @CityofUtica concept, but now states his constituents should decide location! #mvhshealthcast pic.twitter.com/Ew88JffkAi— #NoHospitalDowntown (@NoHospitalDwtn) July 27, 2018
July 19, 2018 - Watch and discover, "
Episode 4: Oneida County or @CityofUtica hospital? Hear @RowJimmy1 vs. @ABrindisiNY w/ @RepTenney on @NYGovCuomo funding for @MVHealthSystem DOWNTOWN location... https://t.co/nEq5G5xPWs pic.twitter.com/sF7OvAdgFa— #NoHospitalDowntown (@NoHospitalDwtn) July 19, 2018
A single resident starts a Facebook Project to oppose the political decision after hearing from concerned doctors/board members. Group grows to over 4,000 and now, three years later, is this debacle almost over?
Or read the Brindisi Interview Transcript. Soon we will create a version that offers the honest answers to the questions posed by Elected News.
July 6, 2018 - Welcome Boilermaker Runners and Fans! We offer a Boilermaker History Lesson, oh, did you hear our politicians want to bulldoze Downtown Utica?
Runners & @Boilermaker15K fans! Welcome to @CityofUtica for #Boilermaker15K weekend! Utica, home to great brands like @UticaBoilers @DunkirkECR @SaranacBrewery & GREAT HISTORY. We @NoHospitalDwtn offer a #Boilermaker history lesson... https://t.co/e0yhCcJ7Ga #MoreThanARace pic.twitter.com/cUZ8Q2Dxh8— #NoHospitalDowntown (@NoHospitalDwtn) July 6, 2018
June 25, 2018 - What happen to the senior leaders of Mohawk Valley Health System? The following interview does not help build a case for better healthcare...
Caitlin McCann, Marketing & Communications manager for @MVHealthSystem speaks about the #mvhsdowntown concept https://t.co/lkjXJbdLoD We believe more than ever, their downtown concept would be another #UrbanRenewal disaster for @CityofUtica— #NoHospitalDowntown (@NoHospitalDwtn) June 25, 2018
... nor for #mvhsdowntown's chances for developing downtown. In fact, their Hospital Concept would do both terrible and irreparable harm to downtown. Which would be a tragedy, as we
June 19, 2018 - We know Politicians placed the new hospital concept into Downtown Utica. We also have evidence suggesting State funding wasn't intended for a "NEW" hospital. To make matters even worse, the concept as proposed is located in a Federal Evacuation Zone...
Thus, can we have any confidence that their New Oneida County Hospital concept is what our regional healthcare requires? No, we can not! Especially after reading, "We should be investing in people and processes, not hospitals", says David Feinberg, president and chief executive of Geisinger Health System. [Ref: PDF]
June 10, 2018 - Today the #SharpeHollister2018 team, Larry Sharpe and Andrew Hollister, passed through the Columbia Lafayette Neighborhood. They seek seats of Governor and Lieutenant Governor and stated, "Eminent Domain is Theft"...
Thank you @LarrySharpe & @achollister for visiting downtown @CityofUtica to speak out against #EminentDomain for the @MVHealthSystem hospital concept. Miss event? Video at: https://t.co/RhfFa9hmyg pic.twitter.com/FtYqVp1D5Z— #NoHospitalDowntown (@NoHospitalDwtn) June 10, 2018
June 5, 2018 - City of Utica finally offers first "Public Input" session, almost three years after headlines started swirling about a new Oneida County hospital! If you're still reading, part of the few who have not already tuned it out, please consider this...
#NoHospitalDowntown is working on an official response for SEQR public input. For those wishing to assemble outside, please attend rally in front of the State Office building, NO ID REQUIRED! Info here: https://t.co/A2aMQFr03O pic.twitter.com/D4beX3AqTj— #NoHospitalDowntown (@NoHospitalDwtn) June 5, 2018
June 3, 2018 - Who came up with the idea for the Utica newspaper to dive into the Hospital Debate? Do they truly believe they are able to add a neutral perspective?
Up for @uticaOD interrogation? Sign-up at https://t.co/9PUyiWwGDo Have your knowledge tested regarding 2+ years of brainwashing at hands of @MVHealthSystem @AJPicenteJr @ABrindisiNY @MayorPalmieri @foundationhoc @UticaChamber @MoValleyGenesis @CityofUtica @HealthNYGov @NYGovCuomo pic.twitter.com/IK8FCSabsL— #NoHospitalDowntown (@NoHospitalDwtn) June 3, 2018
Today it is reported that "MergerWatch" calls for more Public Input On Hospital C.O.N. Applications, meanwhile MVHS CEO Scott Perra Responds. For other reporting, see videos from a high school freshman at Elected News: Downtown Utica Hospital Miniseries - Episode 1
May 28, 2018 - Happy Memorial Day from 442 Lafayette Street...
Happy Memorial Day to our supporters & opposition! This Columbia Lafayette Neighborhood should be preserved... pic.twitter.com/IyDbmnYCKl— #NoHospitalDowntown (@NoHospitalDwtn) May 28, 2018
You may learn much more about this property's neighborhood and history here, Spotlight on a Landmark: History of 442 Lafayette Street, first written by
Meanwhile, on May 23, 2018 the NYS DEC listed: ENB - Region 6 Notices, Positive Declaration and Public Scoping (Oneida County).
It was stated, "The City of Utica Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Integrated Health Campus may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The time and location of the public scoping session is to be determined."
May 18, 2018 - We are a bit behind, but this April 30th Radio Interview explains very well our position on the MVHS proposal...
April 30, 2018 Radio Interview on @WKAL1450 with @RowJimmy1 of @NoHospitalDwtn and Mike Bosak of @UticaLandmarks discussing the #mvhsdowntown concept put forth by @MVHealthSystem listen here https://t.co/Kxy2mLoqfN pic.twitter.com/H4JwtEgu3N— #NoHospitalDowntown (@NoHospitalDwtn) May 19, 2018
Mentioned in the interview, thanks again to all who attended a special event, featuring James Howard Kunstler. Event was open to all,
Dear @NYGovCuomo @TeamCuomo @RichAzzopardi @melissadderosa @MayorPalmieri @ABrindisiNY @SenGriffo the people are only becoming more upset! They’re saying #NoHospitalDowntown but you’re ignoring them! Hundreds more at https://t.co/sWIq99N5Oj pic.twitter.com/Sm7un6UiHq— #NoHospitalDowntown (@NoHospitalDwtn) May 15, 2018
This letter is just one of our many Voices. Meanwhile the "Yes People" are making fact-less, feel good, video ads, and we saw a rare "letter to the editor" as well. However, the letter and videos offer the same, worn out, talking points that cannot be substantiated. Last month twenty Yes Businesses appeared. That's where the Letter Writer and one Video Star came from. These actions do nothing to offset the 60% of property owners not selling their Parcels.
May 9, 2018 - "Open Letter to Mr. Scholefield", by Joseph P. Bottini, Oneida County Historian: "Mr. Scholefield, you said, 'with the primary mission of delivering state-of-the-art healthcare to our region...' Continue Reading
April 29, 2018 - This week offers another special event, please attend and offer your RSVP To Continue The Downtown Utica Conversation...
This week: #NoHospitalDowntown continues the downtown @CityofUtica conversation regarding the ill-conceived @MVHealthSystem hospital concept, as we welcome noted author @Jhkunstler pic.twitter.com/js0CBj83vj— #NoHospitalDowntown (@NoHospitalDwtn) April 29, 2018
Map your way to the Fort Schuyler Club in Downtown Utica.
April 25, 2018 - Finally a critical, investigative eye, looks into the Oneida County hospital saga. Please meet a young man from New Hartford, founder (Producer, Editor, & Host) of "Elected News", Mr. Luke P Radel: Episode 1, Episode 2, and...
Also from Elected News on April 17, 2018, FULL INTERVIEW with Jim Brock, Founder with #NoHospitalDowntown
April 12, 2018 - Pure politics - NOT healthcare - continue to drive the "Urban Renewal Hospital" bulldozers forward. This as
MVHS receives certificate of need for downtown hospital, in spite of so many missing pieces and a TOTALLY broken process. However, without their "Forced CON" - and the "promise" of $300M - the Tiny MVHS Hospital Admin Group was sliding towards bankruptcy
We've waited years, but now all we need are those eminent domain letters, then watch their #HospitalOfCards begin to...
April 11, 2018 - Excellent news! Finally we know, Eminent domain settled for new Utica hospital. Now the #NoHospitalDowntown story can become a larger state and national story, as the more than three-year old "Politician's Urban Renewal Hospital" will face the scrutiny it so deserves.
April 6, 2018 - Download this (355 MB) PDF, and read the MVHS Certificate Of Need (CON); 600+ pages of information costing the hospital over $2M- just in the application fees alone! That cost is on top of $8M in vendor expenses to date. Sad only a few people made the location decision (read "politicians") and they've fully ignored the many Citizens Opposing The Downtown Location.
Much of the development work is portable and much expense can be avoided, simply Move The Downtown Hospital Concept To St. Luke's!
March 29, 2018 - The local Utica newspaper runs a bunch of hospital articles in a reporting spurt. However, we at #NoHospitalDowntown see gaps in their reporting and can only speculate - too little investigative reporting - and too much reliance on MVHS and their
Our premise remains, Downtown Utica Is Better without a huge hospital district that would wipe-away small businesses, historic buildings, and a neighborhood that holds great promise for becoming a vibrant and integrating section of downtown. Read the Many Who Agree with our message, "
March 23, 2018 - The vast majority of property owners have no interest in selling. So as hospital administration, and government leaders, turn their backs on residents the community's mood will only continue to disintegrate...
Meanwhile another supporter wants this message to be seen, A New Downtown Utica, #Skyline. This follows a radio show where the host Advocates Violence... While Discussing Topic Of Bullying! ... at minute 11:50.
March 22, 2018 - Today's the big C.O.N. meeting by the New York State Public Health & Health Planning Council...
Please take a seat, years of courtrooms and politics ahead.
* * * * PM Updated * * * * contingent approval for MVHS’s construction application, but the facts remain:
1) NO SITE CONTROL
2) NO C.O.N.
3) NO SEQR PROCESS TRULY STARTED
4) NO BANK COMMITMENT FOR MVHS’s $150M
5) NO $300M FROM NYS GRANT
6) VIRTUALLY ZERO COMMUNITY SUPPORT
Are the politicians working back channels to get partial funding? This game of charades must have Mohawk Valley Health System near bankruptcy.
Congratulations @Enterprise upon moving closer to @CityofUtica opening, ribbon cutting just ahead! R.I.P. @MVHealthSystem / #mvhsdowntown concept, upon this, plus news of 95% of property owners saying- "No Hospital Downtown!", catch that here https://t.co/lQeJQO7xSj pic.twitter.com/pTB6GeB233— #NoHospitalDowntown (@NoHospitalDwtn) March 20, 2018
March 17, 2018 - Two days ago on March 15, 95% of property owners said no to a downtown hospital. Not to be deterred the political "Yes People" released a statement yesterday containing nothing but very old news; Read / Listen Here. Why? Just the Rome paper reporting? We're talking about this Here
While the Rome paper printed old news, the Utica Observer-Dispatch printed true news, MVHS ending outpatient surgery at Faxton Campus, which followed this news, Health system moving outpatient medical imaging services . Between MVHS closing and laying off staff, and property owners not selling, one can understand why the old news about the unpopular downtown concept was republished.
March 16, 2018 -
39 offers sent out by @MVHealthSystem, only 2 signed... https://t.co/lQeJQO7xSj A 95% rejection rate, 95% of property owners saying... #NoHospitalDowntown / R.I.P. #mvhsdowntown !!! pic.twitter.com/0MAU6U1FfL— #NoHospitalDowntown (@NoHospitalDwtn) March 16, 2018
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March 14, 2018 - Is MVHS seeking funds for Healthcare
Funding Oneida County / @CityofUtica health, or destructive Downtown #UrbanRenewal? Where does one's wealth help #healthcare most, does Mr. Forbe's know... https://t.co/MoKzcugKeR Asking the questions and answering here! https://t.co/3QAuLT8QQs #philanthropy #WealthManagement pic.twitter.com/SzK3mYue5K— #NoHospitalDowntown (@NoHospitalDwtn) March 14, 2018
From all indications, MVHS's operations must be seeking cash too, Assets Are Plummeting and this, MVHS Selling Recently Purchased Healthcare Operations. As we've look at this fiasco for three years, we know Mr. Forbes will need the skills he learned in #Theater, #HamiltonCollege
March 13, 2018 - Utica hospital history, today's concept nothing like the past...
March 12, 2018 - In the news, opposition to Utica's downtown hospital concept...
Our prediction for this week's MVHS "press effort" is posted here Marching onward, later this week, MVHS will...
March 11, 2018 - For well over two years the Mohawk Valley Health System has heavily promoted a huge real estate concept for land they do not own, on property Occupied By 40 Businesses on 80 Different Downtown Utica Parcels.
Essentially MVHS has been attempting to brainwash Oneida County residents with a...
Marching onward, later this week, MVHS will; 1) release One More Business from their proposed "Hospital Footprint", 2) they'll announce that the Utica Paint Building will be saved and restored, 3) state that "MVHS is listening and working with the community", and 4) their "Once in a lifetime concept is gaining traction."
Will our predictions prove correct? Time will tell as March 15th quickly approaches; According to an email from MVHS, the purchase option agreement has been extended to March 15.
In reality their downtown hospital concept continues to fail, on many levels, and their brainwashing techniques will continue.
March 4, 2018 - In Utica City Hall, a Planning Board meeting changed its format and plenty of people took notice (more on that later). However it took the hospital debate into a new phase, and today the newspaper responds...
Today @uticaOD comments on @MVHealthSystem Downtown @CityofUtica hospital debate. References @WSJ article at https://t.co/laXEctDugf Our group, numbering 3,100+, discusses it here https://t.co/uT8M3VAzgT We're not against new hospital, just the location! pic.twitter.com/X1rqdebony— #NoHospitalDowntown (@NoHospitalDwtn) March 4, 2018
What is a bully? Who was the first bully, and what are the stories behind the faces? We will lay it all out at Faces of "Yes", "No", and all the others
February 22, 2018 - We are tracking the implications and greater risk of Moving Oneida County's new hospital within 2,000 feet of the CSX railroad tracks in Downtown Utica
Increased risk to Oneida County hospital population if built in Downtown Utica https://t.co/HMEHc3c5WY it's a "RED ZONE"!— #NoHospitalDowntown (@NoHospitalDwtn) February 22, 2018
Why place a critical community asset into an area of greater risk? "It's a small risk", or "A derailment will never happen"...
But this could never happen in Downtown Utica, never threaten a @MVHealthSystem hospital... but oh wait, their the very same tracks https://t.co/QGarbZWPBO Mr. @ABrindisiNY would exterior of hospital, windows, be explosion proof?— #NoHospitalDowntown (@NoHospitalDwtn) February 16, 2018
Too many reasons not to move a huge hospital into a small Downtown Utica, and many great reasons to Build IT at St. Luke's!
February 17, 2018 - Last night someone placed threatening posts on our Facebook Group page. We issued a statement as soon as we were made aware, see this Tweet and below. Tonight one Local Media Is Covering the story, and you may join our conversation Here.
The Downtown Utica hospital story has always had a dark underside. Perhaps now the truths of Their Downtown Hospital Concept will come to light? As a result, the $300 million grant will be properly applied to healthcare improvements on the property that Mohawk Valley Health System owns today, without destroying a Downtown Utica Neighborhood!
We are tracking coverage of this story, read City of Utica Planning Board & MVHS's SEQR Review as the Utica Observer-Dispatch does as well. A serious matter so we will add additional information as and if it develops.
February 14, 2018 -
Last year Oneida County’s economic development head Steve DiMeo, president of MVEDGE, tried to prevent business expansion in @MVHealthSystem Downtown Utica footprint. Today we see he failed... #NoHospitalDowntown pic.twitter.com/cT2yfqYrkk— #NoHospitalDowntown (@NoHospitalDwtn) February 14, 2018
We don't see a downtown hospital in our future! Downtown has been on the right Comeback Trail For Years! Sad that better regional healthcare, our $300M investment, has been derailed and postponed by political quests.
February 10, 2018 - Last year MV EDGE president, Steve DiMeo offered Warning To City: No Garage, No New Hospital. Taxpayers then learned about a secret meeting, then a "M.O.U." turned into a "M.O.A.", as #NoHospitalDowntown tracked the M.O.U. / M.O.A. Headlines.
Eventually the Oneida County Executive and City of Utica Mayor signed an agreement. However today we learn the mayor had no authority to place taxpayers into this debt: Palmieri-Picente-MVHS Downtown Utica Hospital Parking Garage Deal Is Meaningless
Common Council @CityofUtica President @mikeforutica on radio https://t.co/u85feIPw3y (Minute 2:30) reveals @MayorPalmieri MOU/MOA w/ Oneida County @AJPicenteJr for @MVHealthSystem downtown hospital parking garage is meaningless! Further confirming it’s a #HospitalOfCards pic.twitter.com/mo3oFMmQYR— #NoHospitalDowntown (@NoHospitalDwtn) February 10, 2018
This means Mohawk Valley Health System's request for a Downtown "Certificate of Need" (C.O.N.) is severvely impaired. Now their financial model is even more tenuous, but taxpayers can cheer along with #NoHospitalDowntown. Happy as we've always known this was a #HospitalOfCards.
January 25, 2018 - Utica, Oneida County,
Have No Plan! After three years, our region's $300M "Oneida County Healthcare Facility Transformation" is a
Nobody on “the @NYGovCuomo new hospital for @CityofUtica transformation” team has plan https://t.co/nEiHWMKTiZ the perverse MVEDGE economic development concept holds healthcare improvements for Oneida County in suspense - for three years! #NoHospitalDowntown pic.twitter.com/BkZ6HguIjt— #NoHospitalDowntown (@NoHospitalDwtn) January 25, 2018
The Responsible Parties tried mixing failed and outdated urban renewal policies with healthcare, betting on endless buckets of Albany's economic development funding.
January 24, 2018 - Unclear At Highest Levels: Who'd Be Responsible For Initiating/Pursuing Eminent Domain? Who would take-up proceedings against numerous property owners unwilling to sell?
Highest levels @MVHealthSystem have no idea who'd bring #EminentDomain against numerous unwilling property owners in downtown @CityofUtica hospital sagahttps://t.co/u6hbQv2AR1 pic.twitter.com/8WniHVbnq5— #NoHospitalDowntown (@NoHospitalDwtn) January 24, 2018
Three years, and the $300,000,000 Oneida County Healthcare Facility Transformation remains only a concept, never-ever had a true plan.
Excited to see changes @uticacollege making way for new @MVHealthSystem hospital at St. Luke’s! https://t.co/DiTwtVZ0et Thankfully Albany, @NYGovCuomo @HealthNYGov @RichAzzopardi @DickGottfried @SenatorYoung know what Oneida County #healthcare requires! pic.twitter.com/EtkzltORoS— #NoHospitalDowntown (@NoHospitalDwtn) January 23, 2018
January 21, 2018 - Three years ago backers of a downtown hospital concept painted this part of the City of Utica as "crushing blight", and "functionally obsolete". Only today do we learn there are five nonprofits among the 40+ businesses in the Columbia Lafayette Neighborhood...
Don't worry private businesses, private land ownership and voters are working to turn back the wicked hospital concept. Then we'll get onto the court systems, and perhaps by then MVHS will be entering bankruptcy...
Need more clues? See these people speaking-out over the downtown hospital concept
January 17, 2018 - Thank you for posting #NoHospitalDowntown Member, Mr. Joseph Peter Drennan...
Kudos to @SPECNewsCNY for reporting on public officials endeavoring to raze charity facility in Downtown #Utica providing food assistance to Utica’s poor, to make way for “Serenity Park” or a parking lot.#NoHospitalDowntown https://t.co/lVInNl3mUx— Joseph Peter Drennan (@josephdrennan) January 17, 2018
We know others that will join the eminent domain battle as well!
January 13, 2018 - We've found so much! It's exciting to have many sets of eyes corroborating the evidence. While not terrible important, we'd like to thank Governor Cuomo for being cautious!
Dear @NYGovCuomo we think you are very wise! #cautious @CityofUtica / Oneida County doesn't want Downtown @MVHealthSystem hospital concept! Had VERY solid case before, now its #bulletproof #emailgate pic.twitter.com/QbeAdbCiUB— #NoHospitalDowntown (@NoHospitalDwtn) January 13, 2018
We believe leaders within Oneida County failed as public servants, and that our Opportunity to improve regional healthcare with $300M has been a debacle. Yes, Oneida County's email dump was very helpful, but we'll surly be testing the withholding of information and their shield of relevance. Please stay tuned to Mohawk Valley Health System's #Emailgate
January 11, 2018 - Read the Michael Vass' article, Backroom wheeling and dealing in Utica may affect NY-22 and other elections...
"It was from January 2015 through September 2015, according to documents provided under FOIA regulations [see below attachment] to No Downtown Hospital and given to M V Consulting, that Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente, Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi, Mowhawk Valley EDGE president Steven Dimeo, Scott Perra president of Mowhawk Valley Health System, and others began to orchestrate their actions. Of note is the fact that planning took place via private emails and in person meetings – which while not illegal is seen as a grey area, denying the public transparency and awareness of what was taking place."
January 10, 2018 - Looking at emails obtained by way of FOIL...
Customary in media to coach politicians prior "live" broadcasts? For example @WKTV to @AJPicenteJr when discussing @MVHealthSystem and clip from @RowJimmy1 of #NoHospitalDowntown Hello: @WIBXnews @_talkfm @WRVOnews @PayneRHorning @ipostnews pic.twitter.com/QhHzScYTaz— #NoHospitalDowntown (@NoHospitalDwtn) January 10, 2018
In tweet above, should read "prior to", oh well. Please join our conversation on this at #NoHospitalDowntown.
January 9, 2018 - Three voices in today's Utica Observer-Dispatch, our favorite...
January 7, 2018 - Did the Utica Observer-Dispatch do any of their own research on Elmhurst Memorial Hospital? This is actually old news and seems a hospital PR piece...
Dear @OD_Roth & @OD_Mason take note, #NoHospitalDowntown looked at this hospital too: https://t.co/ckRDqDXQYe Please look closely at all @MVHealthSystem benchmarks, as the @CityofUtica Politicians' Hospital stumbles forward... pic.twitter.com/8UFXz38YqR— #NoHospitalDowntown (@NoHospitalDwtn) January 7, 2018
Today's paper offers a story, Utica Hospital Project Draws Inspiration From Other Hospitals. First, we would like to state that we're very glad that MVHS looked at other hospitals, and not shopping malls, or paper mills, or jails! Our group started Investigating Elmhurst Memorial when it was first mentioned in a MVHS News Release On June 27, 2017.
We'd like to mention that all the modern hospital attributes highlighted would work equally as well - even better - at the 64-acre St. Luke's Campus. And looking further at the newspaper's Gallery Of Hospitals today, it is easy to spot things like; a Starbucks cafe, their restaurant-like cafeteria, a Walgreen's drugstore and other amenities that would keep people "inside" the hospital! That's inside - and NOT - walking the hospital's vast parking lots, to try and visit the parts of Downtown Utica which would have not been Bulldozed!
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January 4, 2018 - The Utica Observer-Dispatch helps us add to our investigation of St Josephs In Syracuse. Sadly the newspaper misleads the Utica-region with this planted Guest View, where a New-to-Upstate CEO spins a disingenuous tale of his hospital's impact on the surrounding Syracuse neighborhood. We're talking about it here on Facebook. Please Sign Our Petiton(s).