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Selecting the Site

The MVHS Board of Directors, with Hammes Company, a healthcare consulting firm, and Mohawk Valley EDGE’s engineering and planning professionals, engaged in a thorough process before selecting the site. Criteria used to evaluate 12 potential sites included infrastructure (water, sewer, power), access, transportation network, capacity to accommodate hospital operations and parking, and no adverse impact on existing hospital operations, etc.

The MVHS Board unanimously selected the downtown site based on the site-selection criteria (above), as well as central location, urban revitalization opportunities, and alignment with NYS legislation that allocated $300 million for projects located in Oneida County’s largest population center.

Other factors that support the downtown location include: regional accessibility with proximity to major highways, public transit systems, and the support of the regional community and government stakeholders.