The public got a chance to learn more about the $480 million Downtown Utica hospital project on Tuesday.

Two Information Sessions and Community Dialogue events were held at the Radisson Hotel in Utica.

Mohawk Valley Health System President and CEO Scott Perra says it was a chance for the community to give some input and feedback on what needs to be done to make the hospital the best it can be.

He says the event is one of many community input opportunities planned as the project advances.

Perra also says MVHS continues to work with the state on the final funding plan for the project.  He says officials are working with the New York State Department of Health on the Request for Approval for the $300 million which will be submitted to the NYSDOH before the end of January.

For more information on the downtown health campus, visit the MVHS website.

Jim Rondenelli, WIBX