Based in New York State, Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) serves the geographic area of Oneida, Herkimer and Madison counties and is an integrated delivery system with 4,200 full-time employees. In 2017, MVHS was awarded a $300M grant from the state of New York for a new hospital.
In planning for the new hospital, MVHS wanted to consolidate two acute-care campuses into one new campus location.
Hammes Company Healthcare was first engaged by MVHS to provide master facility planning and feasibility studies to evaluate the potential consolidation of the system’s existing campuses into a new urban campus.
Hammes was subsequently engaged by MVHS to serve as project manager for the new 373-bed replacement hospital in downtown Utica and related initiatives. The new medical center is expected to be 702,000 square feet (including the Central Utility Plant) and will include an emergency department, imaging and cardiology, interventional services, inpatient surgeries, a birthing center, conference and meeting space and a third-party parking garage development.
As project manager, Hammes has assisted with the land acquisition process, selected the development team, supported MVHS leadership in their discussions with the New York Department of Health and local authorities, and will oversee the design and construction of the entire program to ensure an on-time and on-budget completion. Given additional requirements as part of the state grant, Hammes will also ensure close coordination with the Department of Health along with separate financial tracking to demonstrate utilization of funds.