the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) released an animated video of what The Wynn Hospital will look like once it’s completed. The video gives a fly-through tour of the new hospital up the main driveway, through the main entrance, up through the operating room and into a patient room. The video was made using the actual architectural drawings and interior design specifications and is an accurate reflection of how the final building will look.


The video is available through the following link:


“I am so excited to be able to share this video with our community,” said Darlene Stromstad, FACHE, president/CEO of MVHS. “It provides everyone the ability to see the beautiful and amazing hospital that we are constructing in downtown Utica. Until now, we relied on the drawings and the framework that is already in place to visualize the building. But now, we can see what the hospital will really look like, including the lobby, an operating room and a patient room.”


On Thursday, March 4, 2021, MVHS announced that it was the recipient of a $50 million major gift from the Wynn Family Foundation to further transform healthcare in the Mohawk Valley.


The gift – the largest in MVHS’s history – will directly support services for the new regional medical center in downtown Utica and allow MVHS to invest in innovation, technology and services beyond what was originally possible. In recognition of the Wynn family’s contribution, the regional medical center will be named The Wynn Hospital.


This momentous gift is intended to improve upon the healthcare services in the broader community, to include those within the new hospital, enhancements that would otherwise not be possible. It was the intention of the Wynn family to leave a lasting legacy of state-of-the-art healthcare on the community where it all started for Steve Wynn.


Expected to open in 2023, The Wynn Hospital will provide:


  • State-of-the-art care. The Wynn Hospital will bring to the region a new level of surgical services through the Center for Surgical Innovation; cardiac care at the leading edge of medicine through the new Heart Center; integrated medical and surgical services for brain and spine care through the Neurosciences Institute; and a program that meets the needs of women and children through the Women’s and Children’s Center. 

    Additionally, The Wynn Hospital’s new emergency room will include 63 treatment rooms and specialized care for trauma, behavioral health, and other emergent and lifesaving needs; its new ER design will support 90,000 visits per year. The hospital throughout will feature an innovative team-station approach to nursing; nurses at each team station will oversee the needs of just four patients, fostering stronger connections and allowing for more individualized care. 

  • A better experience for patients and families. The healing environment will be greatly improved at The Wynn Hospital: every patient will have a private room with a window and technologies to minimize sound, offering more comfort, natural light and confidentiality. Separate patient, visitor and service elevators will also ensure privacy and dignity for patient transport.
  • More – and more specialty – physicians in the Mohawk Valley. MVHS will expand its graduate medical education and residency programs at the new The Wynn Hospital. By developing a medical school affiliation with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, expanding the existing primary care residency program, and establishing residencies in psychiatry, OB/GYN, emergency medicine, and general surgery, MVHS will significantly increase its capacity to recruit physicians to the region. More than 130 medical students and resident physicians are expected to study and practice at The Wynn Hospital each year.
  • Benefits to the greater community, including an estimated $115 million economic impact on the Mohawk Valley region during construction. MVHS expects to employ 3,000 to 3,500 healthcare professionals at the hospital when it is completed. Already, the project has brought infrastructure improvements to the area, contributing to the redevelopment and revitalization of downtown Utica.


MVHS was awarded a $300 million grant from New York State in 2017 to create an integrated healthcare delivery system in Oneida County and broke ground on the downtown Utica site in December 2019. The 25-acre campus of The Wynn Hospital – which consolidates the area’s two aging acute-care hospitals – will include a 703,000-square-foot, 10-story facility; a central utility plant; and a parking garage.


MVHS and the Wynn Family Foundation plan to unveil branding for the new The Wynn Hospital in early-to-mid 2021.

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