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Robert Scholefield, RN, MS - Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer

Robert Scholefield, RN, MS is executive vice president and chief operating officer for the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS). He has served as senior vice president of Operations for MVHS since March 2014. 

In this position, Scholefield is responsible for the operations of the healthcare system, overseeing a number of departments and programs as well as working with the executive director and medical director of the MVHS Medical Group. 

Prior to the MVHS affiliation, Scholefield served as the chief operating officer at St. Elizabeth Medical Center (SEMC). He has been employed at SEMC for more than 30 years and was previously assistant director and director of Nursing and vice president of Nursing. 

Scholefield earned his Master of Science in Health Systems Management from the New School for Social Research in Utica, New York, and his bachelor’s degree in Professional Studies from the State University of New York at Utica/Rome. He is a graduate of the St. Elizabeth School of Nursing in Utica.

He is currently a member of the board of directors of the Greater Utica Chamber of Commerce, St. Elizabeth College of Nursing and St. Elizabeth Health Support Services. He has also served on the board of the Mohawk Valley Heart Institute. 

Scholefield’s office is located at the SEMC Campus and he can be reached at 315-801-4978 or

Department Responsibilities

  • Information Technology (MVHS IT)
  • Cancer Services
  • Dialysis Services
  • Laboratories
  • Facilities Management
  • Construction
  • Safety / Security / Parking
  • Environmental Services (SEMC)
  • Biomed
  • MVHS Medical Group
  • Urgent Care