Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

We celebrate diversity not just in our workforce but also in our community. Thanks to a rich history of immigration and a thriving refugee community, our area offers a wide variety of religious organizations and affiliations, cultural events and dining.

“In recent years Utica has seen the addition of more than 3 mosques, multiple Buddhist temples, a Latino Association, a Hindu Association, a Somali Bantu Association, A Sudanese Association, and multiple Burmese ethnic associations. You can eat food from Bosnia, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, the Dominican Republic, and Burma all in one week. You can celebrate Karen New Year, Orthodox Easter, Ramadan, and Diwali in Utica, all in one year.”

Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees


Sister Rose Vincent Family Medicine Center 

The Sister Rose Vincent Family Medicine Center (SRVFMC) provides care to many of the native, immigrant and refugee members of the Mohawk Valley. Of the MVHS Medical Group’s 18 primary community-care sites, the Family Medicine Center serves the largest number of outpatients with approximately 29,000 visits per year. 

The Family Medicine Center is also home to our St. Elizabeth Family Medicine Residency Program , a graduate medical education program whose history spans more than three decades. As a part of a community based program our residents have unencumbered access to a diversified group of patients along with the ability to acquire procedural training without competition from specialty residents or fellows.


Embracing Diversity in our Values

MVHS seeks to inspire and nurture our employees and create an environment where people from different backgrounds and experiences come to do their best work – a place where everyone feels they belong. Those who create a professional life with MVHS are diverse not only in gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, religion and age, but also in cultural backgrounds, life experiences, thoughts and ideas.

Embracing diversity not only enhances our culture of I-CARE, it also drives our business success. It is the inclusion of these diverse experiences and perspectives that create a culture of empowerment, one that fosters innovation, economic growth and new ideas.