Iroquois Healthcare Association Announces New Chairman

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Release Date: 
Jun 21, 2012

The Iroquois Healthcare Association (IHA) announces Scott H. Perra, president/CEO, Faxton St. Luke's Healthcare (FSLH) in Utica, NY as its new Chairman of the Board of Directors. Perra was appointed to the position, which carries a two-year term, on May 18, 2012, during the annual membership meeting, which took place in Cooperstown, NY.

Mr. Perra is president/CEO for Mohawk Valley Network (Parent Company) and FSLH in Utica, NY. FSLH is a health system with 372 acute care beds, 202 long term care beds, and 15 satellite offices in Oneida, Herkimer, and Madison Counties. MVN is an integrated delivery system with $340 million in revenue and 2,650 full time equivalent employees.

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 beginning in November 1998. He was appointed as President/CEO in January 2009. He has served on the IHA Board of Directors since March 2009.

"As a member of the IHA Board, I've seen the impressive work that's been done by the organization and its members," said Perra. "I look forward to building upon IHA's successes as we continue to advocate and collaborate with our members to enhance the healthcare delivery systems and communities we serve across Upstate New York."

"IHA is privileged to have Scott Perra's leadership for advancing health care in Upstate New York," said Gary J. Fitzgerald, president, IHA. "Scott understands the challenges we face with state and federal reform efforts and brings to the Chairmanship a commitment to healthcare service excellence, both of which will strengthen IHA's impact in attaining its mission."

The Iroquois Healthcare Association (IHA) is a nonprofit, regional trade association dedicated to serve as a resource and leader to support its 53 members in 31 counties of Upstate New York and the communities they serve. IHA devotes its resources to assist members through advocacy, education, information, cost-saving initiatives and business solutions. To learn more, visit