Utica National Group Foundation grants $1 million to Mohawk Valley Health System Foundation

The Utica National Group Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Utica National Insurance Group, recently announced that it is awarding a $1 million grant to the Mohawk Valley Health System Foundation to support the new, state-of-the-art medical center in downtown Utica, currently under construction.

“Having such a top-level health care facility will bring substantial benefits to the people in the community where we live and work,” said Richard Creedon, Utica National chairman of the board and CEO. “In addition to serving the medical needs of the community, it will provide an economic boost through jobs to the downtown Utica area, which in recent years has been a hub of growth and activity.”

The MVHS project is a critical piece of the downtown Utica rejuvenation and will be one of the largest draws for people and businesses in the region. As refurbished warehouses and factories attract residents back to the downtown area, Utica and the Mohawk Valley region requires a hospital network that can ensure top-of-the-line care in a modern facility.

Beyond the economic stimulus the project provides, updated and improved health care services will attract the technology companies and employees Utica needs to continue its growth.

Founded in Utica in 1914, Utica National is one of the largest and long-standing employers in the Mohawk Valley.

For more information about the new regional medical center, visit mvhealthsystem.org/downtown-hospital.

Photo: Darlene Stromstad, president-CEO, MVHS, joins Richard Creedon, chairman of the board of directors and CEO, Utica National, in looking over plans for the new medical center under construction in downtown Utica.