photo courtesy of MVHS

Mohawk Valley Health System is introducing its new President and CEO.

Darlene Stromstad has decades of experience in healthcare and has led a variety of healthcare organizations across the country.

She most recently was in Boston, where she served as interim CEO of Fenway Health.

Prior to that, Stromstad was in Connecticut where she served as president/CEO of Waterbury Hospital and the Greater Waterbury Health Network, now known as Waterbury HEALTH.

"I am delighted to be joining MVHS at this exciting time in its history,” said Stromstad. “It’s amazing how this organization has evolved from three distinct hospitals into a robust health system and is now on the precipice of building a new, state-of-the-art medical center. My congratulations to MVHS president/CEO Scott Perra and the board, and to all the stakeholders who had the vision and worked tirelessly to make this happen.”

She also talked about using eminent domain to acquire properties in the downtown Utica hospital footprint, saying it must be done carefully, thoughtfully and legally.

Stromstad will take over for Scott Perra, who will retire on January 1st.