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Resources to Stop Downtown Hospital

July 4, 2022 - Their urban renewal boondoggle continues erasing Downtown Utica's historic past...

Absolute shame they've destroyed Downtown Utica's Boiler-maker Past!

June 2021 - They’re building a Downtown Utica Hospital, but there remains a Neighborhood To Save!

Sign-up To Join Our Mainling List, then scroll down this page for contacts and links to numerous contacts you may call to voice your opinion. Thanks!

But First Off... we're a Small Founding Team joined by 4,000+ Members on Facebook @ #NoHospitalDowntown, all working to protect Downtown Utica's Columbia-Lafayette Neighborhood. Meet the Voices Who Say "No!" To #mvhsdowntown as we turn back their ill-conceived Downtown Utica Hospital Concept.

We have and will support like-minded Candidates. Then there's Joseph P. Bottini Oneida County's Historian. We're also very grateful to the Landmarks Society of Greater Utica. Grab a front seat, take the important step of attending City of Utica Common Council Meetings.

Our News Releases, Companies, People, some References and the very useful UticaOD Hospital Headline Index.

Look Who's Pushing The Downtown Hospital Concept

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! But first read and watch a video...

June 10, 2019 - Only politicians and a few close supporter vote "yes" on the downtown location. And one Admits even the Utica Common Coucil had no say...

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.

Help prevent 34 acres from becoming tax exempt (that would add pressure toward future tax increases), old buildings from being bulldozed, and streets from being shut down.

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.

Write A Letter To The Editor

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...

The Utica Observer-Dispatch

Mr Ron Johns, Executive Editor
221 Oriskany Plaza
Utica, NY 13502
Phone: (315) 792-5008
Email: Ron Johns

Mr Dave Dudajek, Opinion & Viewpoints Editor
221 Oriskany Plaza
Utica, NY 13502
Phone: (315) 792-5090
Email: Dave Dudajek

(We plan to add more newspapers, and contact information, reach out to us on Facebook #NoHospitalDowntown)

Mohawk Valley Health System Community Outreach

Call Erin Gigliotti, she's taking down Community Input from area residents. Reach her at (315) 624-5581 or via email Erin Gigliotti

Attend A Neighborhood Meeting(s)

Attend a Utica-area citizen's group meeting and ask questions regarding the proposed hospital. Here's a listing with contact information:

Utica-area Neighborhood & Citizen Meetings

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"

Albany Government

Governor Cuomo

The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo
Governor of New York State
NYS State Capitol Building
Albany, NY 12224

Ph: (518)474-8390
FB: Governor Andrew Cuomo On Facebook
Twitter: @NYGovCuomo
Website: New York State Governor Contact Form

Governor & Staff: Green Book Online: Andrew Cuomo

Lieutenant Governor Hochul

Ms Kathy Hochul, Lieutenant Governor
NYS State Capitol Building
Albany, NY 12224

Ph: +1(518)402-2292
FB: Kathy Hochul On Facebook
Twitter: @ltgovhochulny
Flicker: ltgovhochulny
Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul via Ballotpedia
Lieutenant Governor & Staff: Green Book Online: Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul
On web: Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul

Chief of Staff: Jeff Lewis

New York State Senate, Health Committee Chairman

New York State Senator Kemp Hannon
Chair of NYS Health Committee
Phone: (518)455-2200
Twitter @kemphannon and @HannonSenate
Or Kemp Hannon on Facebook

Email: Kemp Hannon

Senator Kemp Hannon
The Capitol - Room 420
805 State Office Building
Albany , NY 12247

See all seventeen members of the NYS Senate Health Committee

New York State Assembly Health Committee

Mr. Richard N. Gottfried, Chairman
NYS Assembly, Committee on Health
Legislative Office Building 823
Albany, NY 12248

Email: Richard N Gottfried
Ph: (518)455-4941
FB: Richard N Gottfried On Facebook
Twitter: @DickGottfried

See the entire committee: NYS Assembly Health Committee

New York State Public Health & Health Planning Council

Here is the council that will review MVHS's Certificate of Need (CON), New York State Public Health & Health Planning Council

NYS's Commission on Health Care Facilities in the 21st Century

Get to know this group's division titled, Division of Health Facility Planning, we're reaching out to them and you might as well. The more people that are concerned with healthcare and healthcare funding in New York State the better.

New York State Health Foundation

NYS Health Foundation seems one organization that would be very concerned about healthcare spending and citizen thoughts on all things hospitals. Please head over to their Our Team page and make some calls, or send some emails.

Committee on Economic Development

Mr Robin Schimminger, Chairman
Legislative Office Building, Room 847
Albany, NY 12248
Phone: (518) 455-4767
Email: Robin Schimminger

Office of General Services

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
Facebook: @NewYorkStateOGS
Twitter: @NYS_OGS
Website: NYS Office of General Services

Empire State Development (ESD)

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
(800) 260-7313
On Twitter: @EmpireStateDev

ESD Leadership
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

Utica Mayor

Contact Utica Mayor Palmieri
Robert Michael Palmieri via email
1 Kennedy Plaza, Utica, New York, 13502
Phone: (315)792-0100 | Twitter @MayorPalmieri and @CityofUtica

Utica Common Council

Use this link to reach your Utica Common Council members.

Local New York State Government

Joseph A Griffo, New York State Senator
207 Genesee Street Room 408
Utica, NY 13501

Via email Joseph A Griffo
Ph: (315)793-9072 | On Twitter @SenGriffo

Mr Anthony Brindisi, New York State Assemblyman
207 Genesee Street, Rm 401
Utica, NY 13501
Email: Anthony Brindisi
Ph: (315)732-1055
Twitter @ABrindisi119

Vice Chair of NYS Health Committee

Mr David Valesky, New York State Senator
333 East Washington Street
805 State Office Building
Syracuse, NY 13202

Email: David J Valesky
Ph: (315)478-8745
Twitter @SenDaveValesky

Oneida County Government

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.

Mohawk Valley Health System Board of Directors

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!"

Mohawk Valley Health System Board of Directors

Contact Mohawk Valley Economic Development Growth Enterprises Corporation (EDGE)

Mohawk Valley EDGE
584 Phoenix Drive
Rome, NY 13441-4105
Email: Steven DiMeo, President
Phone: (315)338-0393

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

Contact the Media

The Utica Observer Dispatch
221 Oriskany Plaza
Utica, NY 13502
UticaOD via email
Phone: (315)792-5000

WKTV Channel 2
5936 Smith Hill Road
Utica, NY 13502
WKTV via email
Phone: (315)793-3477

Rome Sentinel
333 West Dominick Street, PO Box 471
Rome, NY 13442-0471
Sentinel via email
Phone: (315)337-4000

WUTQ Talk of the Town
Canal Park, 215 Leland Avneue, Suite 101
Utica, NY 13502
WUTQ via email
Phone: (315)734-9245
Text Msg: (315)623-0373
WUTQ on Facebook

The Mohawk Valley Business Journal
Adam Rombel, Editor-in-Chief via email
258 Genesee Street
Utica New York 13502
Phone: (315)579-3902

Herkimer Telegram
111 Green Street
Herkimer, NY 13350
Herkimer Telegram via email
Phone: (315)866-2220

The Utica Phoenix
1113 Linwood Place
Utica, New York 13501
Utica Phoenix via email
Phone: (315)797-2417

WIBX 950 | Utica Daily News
Address via Twitter @BillKeeler1
9418 River Road
Marcy, NY 13403
WIBX via email
Phone: (315)736-0186

Canal Park
215 Leland Avenue, Suite 101
Utica, NY 13502
WBGK/WBUG via email
Phone: (315)734-9245

Adirondack Express
Kevin McClary via email
PO Box 659, 2955 St Rt 28
Old Forge, NY 13420
Phone: (315)369-2237

Utica College Tangerine
1600 Burrstone Road
Utica, NY 13502
Tangerine via email
Phone: (315)792-3065

The Mohawk Valley Business Journal
Adam Rombel, Editor-in-Chief via email
258 Genesee Street
Utica New York 13502
Phone: (315)579-3902

1900 Genesee Street, Suite 302
Utica, NY 13502
WXUR FM via email
Phone: (315)797-9270

Healthcare Related Entities in Utica & New York State

New York State Department of Health

Commissioner of NYS DOH

Mr Howard A Zucker, M.D., J.D., Commissioner
New York State Department of Health
3959 Broadway
New York, NY 10032
Ph: +1(212)305-8509
Email: Howard A Zucker, M.D., J.D.
On the web: NYS DOH Commissioner


Concerns/Problems/Complaints About Your Hospital Care (From the NYS DOH website: If you have a concern, problem or complaint related to any aspect of care during your hospital stay, speak to your doctor, nurse or hospital staff member. If the problem cannot be resolved by hospital staff, you may contact the New York State Department of Health by mail or by phone. Call toll-free +1(800)804-5447

Or complete the Health Facility Complaint Form, or you may file a complaint in writing and send it to:

New York State Department of Health
Centralized Hospital Intake Program
Mailstop: CA/DCS
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12237
Complaint Website

NYS DOH Associate Commissioner

Ms Yvonne J Graham, RN, MPH, Associate Commissioner
New York State Department of Health
Corning Tower, Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12237

Office of Professional Medical Conduct

Area doctors are on the MVHS team involved in making the downtown decision, at least we hope so! You can log a complaint if you feel you've identified one, so let the below agency know this person is acting to harm our/your healthcare. Each and every person and agency we contact, the better!

New York State Department of Health
Office of Professional Medical Conduct
433 River Street, Suite 303
Troy, NY, 12180-2299
Ph: +1(800)663-6114
Ph: +1(518)402-0836
Complete & send a form: Medical Conduct Complaint Form

Oneida County Health Department

Ms Phyllis D Ellis, BSN, MS, F.A.C.H.E., Director of Health
Oneida County Health Department
Adirondack Bank Building
185 Genesee Street, 5th Floor
Utica, New York 13501
Ph: +1(315)798-6400
Email: Ms Phyllis D Ellis

Ms Patrice A Bogan, MS, FNP, Deputy Director of Health
Oneida County Health Department
Adirondack Bank Building
185 Genesee Street, 5th Floor
Utica, New York 13501
Ph: +1(315)798-6400

Miscellaneous Organizations / Reference

Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA)
Nation's leading membership organization for healthcare financial management executives and leaders with over 39,000 members. The CNY Chapter is one of 68 national chapters and has approximately 200 members.

A website directory makes it easy to locate more than 6,000 hospitals and 1,700 web sites by city, state, hospital name and/or zip code.

Iroquois Healthcare (IHA)
A healthcare trade organization that was incorporated in 1950, and is an independent, non-profit corporation.

Central New York Society for Healthcare Engineering
CNYSHE welcomes sponsors and members to monthly meetings.

The American Society for Healthcare Engineering of the American Hospital Association
With more than 11,000 members, ASHE is the largest association devoted to optimizing the health care physical environment. As a trusted industry resource, ASHE is committed to our members, the facilities they build and maintain, and the patients they serve.

Healthcare Association of New York State
The Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS) is the only statewide hospital and continuing care association in New York. We are located near Albany and represent 500 not-for-profit and public hospitals, nursing homes, home care agencies, and other healthcare organizations.

Community Health Care Association of New York State. Contact via email Elizabeth Swain, President & CEO. Located at: 111 Broadway, Suite 1402, New York, New York 10006. Or call +1(212) 279-9686 or +1(212)710-3802

No Studies, No Reports, thus we remain #NoHospitalDowntown