Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a major milestone in the construction of the Mohawk Valley Health System’s regional healthcare facility in Utica, Oneida County.
Steel work of the new 10-story, 703,000 sq. ft. hospital is nearly complete, and the milestone was commemorated with the placement of a beam during a “Topping Off” ceremony.
The nearly $550 million project, developed in partnership with Gilbane Building Company and Hammes, is being financed with $300 million in state funding through the Healthcare Facility Transformation Program.
The 392-bed hospital is located on a 25-acre parcel that will include a central utility plant, an urban park with enhanced lighting, pedestrian walkways, landscaping and seating areas, as well as a pedestrian bridge over Columbia Street in Downtown Utica.
The healthcare facility will replace the outdated and obsolete St. Luke’s Hospital Campus and St. Elizabeth Medical Center, further integrating the system of care in Oneida County. The new hospital will offer emergency, acute inpatient, outpatient, primary care and other healthcare services in a single downtown location.
The new healthcare facility is expected to open in 2023.