Alumni of Merit Winner
Scott H. Perra, FACHE, Class of 1977
President/CEO of Mohawk Valley Health System
Scott H. Perra is President/CEO of Mohawk Valley Health System (Parent Company) of Faxton St. Luke's Healthcare, St. Elizabeth Medical Center and all related corporations in Utica, New York. Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) serves a multi county area of central New York and is comprised of 570 acute care beds, 202 long term care beds and over 50 locations in Oneida, Herkimer, and Madison Counties. An integrated delivery system with approximately $565 million in revenue and 4,300 full time equivalent employees, it has more than 23,500 inpatient admissions and 695,000 outpatient visits annually.
Mr. Perra received his Master of Science in Management Science from the State University of New York at Binghamton, a Bachelors Degree in Health Services Management from the State University of New York College of Technology at Utica, New York, and an Associates Degree in Business Administration from Mohawk Valley Community College at Utica, New York. He was designated a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives in 2000.
Mr. Perra joined St. Luke's-Memorial Hospital Center in 1985 becoming the Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer in 1989, remaining in the position through the Faxton Hospital and St. Luke's-Memorial Hospital Center consolidation that began in November 1998. He was appointed as President/CEO in January 2009. Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare and St. Elizabeth Medical Center affiliated in March 2014.
In September 2012, he was elected to the Medical Liability Mutual Insurance Company Board (the largest medical malpractice insurance company in the state and top 5 nationally.) He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Healthcare Association of NYS (HANYS), and was Chairman of the Iroquois Healthcare Association (IHA) from May 2012 – May 2014 and currently serves on the Executive Committee. The Iroquois Healthcare Association covers 32 counties and 53 hospitals in upstate New York. Active in the Mohawk Valley, he is a member of the Executive Committee of the Mohawk Valley EDGE Board of Directors, Excellus Utica Regional Advisory Board, the Audit and Compliance Committee for the Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties, Inc., and NBT Bank’s Mohawk Valley Advisory Board.
In 2015 he was selected as Business Person of the Year by the Greater Utica Chamber of Commerce. The award is given to individuals who have provided unprecedented service to the community. Mr. Perra is a graduate of Leadership Mohawk Valley, a leadership program with a focus on preparing people to be leaders in the community and to shape its future. In 2015 as Leadership Mohawk Valley celebrated its 25th anniversary, Mr. Perra was selected for recognition as a leader in the category of “Challenge the Process” for his initiatives and innovative approach in consolidating health care in our region and enhancing services to improve the quality of health care for the Mohawk Valley.
He previously served on the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Regents Advisory Council and Professional Advisory Committee for the Health Services Management Program at SUNY IT. He is past Chairman of Mohawk Valley Heart Institute and past Chairman of the Board of Directors for St. Luke's Home. Previous board service includes the Board of Directors and Finance and Executive Committees for Hospice Care, Inc., Mohawk Valley Advisory Board for Adirondack Bank, Oneida County School and Business Alliance Board of Directors and Grants Committee member of the Community Foundation.
Fri, May 12 at 4:00 p.m.
Utica Memorial Aud.
400 Oriskany Street West
Utica, NY 13502