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Foundations Impact Report 2018

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Dear Friends,

I am thankful to live in an area where people treat each other like family, and make it a priority to give back to their community. Those providing care to our patients and their families have benefited greatly from that generosity, and for that, I cannot say "thank you" enough.

We are pleased to share this update with you on behalf of our Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH) and St. Elizabeth Medical Center (SEMC) Foundations. Your gifts help support patient and resident care, as well as expand programs and services, and recently allowed us to invest in cutting-edge technology for stroke treatment.

John Forbes is our new vice president of Philanthropy and we are excited to welcome him. John will work with our Foundation boards and contin­ue the work being done to bring together our two foundations to form the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Foundation. Our combined boards of extraordinary volunteers will help guide us through the coming decades of change and growth.

Great progress is being made in the construction of a new, regional healthcare campus in Downtown Utica. This project will change the face of healthcare in the Mohawk Valley for generations to come. We are excited to see the project take shape and look forward to keeping you informed and invested in our exciting journey as we strive to set new standards of excellence.

We sincerely thank you for all that you do for our organization. We are better because of the commitment you have made to improving health­care in our community. Together we make a difference.

Sincerely,

Scott H. Perra, FACHE

Former President/CEO

Mohawk Valley Health System