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MVHS is rich with history and tradition. We have been caring for our communities since 1830 and there is no greater joy than seeing the impact our actions have. Our interactions should always leave a lasting, positive impression because we understand that each one of us plays a crucial role in the overall patient and resident experience.  We know we have made a difference when our customers ­- the patient, the resident and their families – reach out to us and share a moment during their care that has made a difference for them.

We are the community’s trusted healthcare system of choice, sharing our energies and efforts to inspire those around us. The kind and appreciative words of our patients, residents, coworkers, medical staff and volunteers guide us.

MVHS is a system that provides healthcare services for the residents of the Mohawk Valley. We are known for our clinical quality and collaboration. We are the organization people choose when caring for their loved one.

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Mohawk Valley Health System Board Announces Officers

Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) has announced the officers for its Board of Directors. They consist of: the Hon. Norman Siegel, chairman; Gregory McLean, vice chairman; Gregory Evans, secretary; and Joan Compson, treasurer. Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH) and St. Elizabeth Medical Center (SEMC) officially announced their affiliation as the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) on March 6.

Other members of the MVHS Board of Directors include: Domenic Aiello, MD; Barbara Brodock; Catherine Cominsky; Maria Gesualdo, DO;  Todd Hutton, PhD; Andrew Kowalczyk III, Esq.; Scott H. Perra, president/CEO; John Sperling, MD, medical staff president (FSLH); Stephen Sweet; Richard Tantillo; Symeon Tsoupelis; Mark Warfel, DO, medical staff president (SEMC); Bonnie Woods; Eric Yoss, MD; and Richard Zweifel.

“I am extremely pleased that we have assembled a group of such dedicated individuals to lead the Utica hospitals,” said the Honorable Norman Siegel, former chairman of the Board for SEMC and chairman of the Board for the new MVHS. “I have confidence that each member of this team will use his or her talents to contribute to our success.”

Mohawk Valley Health System is the parent organization. Its Board of Directors is comprised of 18 members, with equal members from the FSLH Board and the SEMC Board. Scott H. Perra, FACHE, is president/CEO of MVHS and oversees the system’s management team.

“This is an important time of change in our community as the healthcare industry continues to evolve,” stated Scott H. Perra, FACHE, president/CEO of MVHS. “I appreciate the Board’s energy and commitment as we plan for the years ahead.”

The two organizations employ more than 4,200 (FTE) employees and have a combined operating budget of $537 million. View full fact sheet >


Debra Altdoerffer
VP, Communications and Development
MohawkValley Health System
(315) 624-5716