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People news: MVHS appoints Vassallo VP of operations

By Journal Staff (news@cnybj.com)

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Sherrie Vassallo
Sherrie Vassallo (Photo credit: MVHS)

UTICA, N.Y. — Sherrie Vassallo is the new VP of operations at Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS), where she will focus on operational and strategic planning and efficiency for the  health-care system.

Vassallo, based at the St. Elizabeth Campus at 2209 Genesee St. in Utica, began her career at Rome Medical Group. She worked in pediatric cardiac surgery at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia while obtaining her graduate degree. Vassallo also served in a range of director and above-level positions in various areas including clinical, operational, research programming, and administrative/executive leadership roles.

With more than 20 years of health-care experience, she has worked at community hospitals as well as large academic health-care systems. Those include St. Joseph’s Health, Ellis Medicine, Hospital for Special Surgery, and Weill-Cornell Medical College/New York Presbyterian Hospital.

Vassallo holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology/business management from Utica University (formerly Utica College) and a master’s degree in biomedical science from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She has participated in continuous executive-education and personal-leadership curriculum at Columbia University Business School in New York.

She has served on several nonprofit boards including the Ronald McDonald House, the National Eating Disorders Association, and Prep for Prep, and is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

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