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Local groups, elected officials express support for downtown hospital location

Local leaders and community groups gathered this morning to show their unified support for the new downtown Utica hospital.

Posted: Nov 8, 2017 4:18 PM

(October 27, 2017)

UTICA - Local leaders and community groups gathered this morning to show their unified support for the new downtown Utica hospital.


The Genesis Group, the Greater Utica Chamber of Commerce, the Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties, Mohawk Valley EDGE, and other business owners and local elected officials came together today at the Community Foundation to say they approve of the location chosen for the new hospital.

The goal of today’s gathering was to come together as one voice to let the community know their position on the hospital. Their belief is that the hospital will positively impact the region’s economy and quality of life.

State Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi pointed out that this region is lucky to have New York State’s support in this initiative.

“’Why are they getting $300 million? We want a new hospital in Syracuse, we want a new hospital in Rochester, we'll take that money in Albany.’ And guess what – if we don't get this project done, that money will go away, and it will go to other parts of the state, and then we will be here without a new healthcare facility,” Brindisi said.

The Mohawk Valley Health System is required to submit a certificate of need to the state in the beginning of November.

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