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Mohawk Valley Health System Staff Announcements

UTICA, N.Y. – Sharon Palmer, MSBA, has been named vice president of Support Services for MVHS. Prior to this position, Palmer was assistant vice president of Facilities Services for MVHS, director of Facilities Planning and Support Services and director of Project Management and Support Services at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH). In her new role, Palmer is responsible for oversight of the following areas: Facilities, Construction, Environmental Services, Clinical Engineering, Safety/Security, Parking, Laundry, Call Center, Patient Transport, Nutritional Services and Mail/Courier.

Palmer received a Master of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Health Services Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Health Services Management from State University of New York, Institute of Technology in Utica. 

She is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the Central New York Society for Healthcare Engineering.
Kristin Brown has been named Human Resource (HR) Operations/Compliance manager for MVHS. In this position, Brown is responsible for leadership and execution of all aspects of the HR systems, process/outcome metrics, HR information system reporting and assigned HR compliance and auditing activities.

Prior to joining MVHS, Brown worked for ConMed in Utica, New York. Brown earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Le Moyne College in Syracuse, New York, and her Master of Business Administration from the University at Albany in Albany, New York.

Brown’s office is located in the Human Resources building, 1724 Burrstone Road, New Hartford, New York, and she can be reached at 315-624-6031 or


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