MVHS chief medical officer retires; Trevisani replaces D’Accurzio

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Dr. Albert D’Accurzio has retired as chief medical officer at Mohawk Valley Health System, whose main affiliates are St. Elizabeth Medical Center and Faxton St.Luke’s Healthcare..

Dr. Michael F. Trevisani, previously the senior vice president/chief medical officer for Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare, has been named medical director for both Faxton St. Luke’s and St. Elizabeth.

D’Accurzio had been associated with St. Elizabeth for more than 25 years. Before joining the Utica hospital as medical director in 1989, D’Accurzio had an internal medicine practice in Utica.

“I have had the pleasure of working with Dr. D’Accurzio my entire career, both clinically and in administration,” said Robert Scholefield, executive vice president/chief operating officer, Mohawk Valley Health System. “He has the tremendous quality of being able to see all perspectives of an issue and provide a fair and balanced resolution. He will be remembered fondly and certainly be missed.”

A diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine, D’Accurzio has been president of the St. Elizabeth Medical Staff, president of the Oneida County Medical Society and chairman of the medicine department at St. Elizabeth and St. Luke’s-Memorial Hospital. He played a key role in the Cardiac Services Task Force, which successfully campaigned for state approval of the local cardiac surgery program that became the Mohawk Valley Heart Institute.

D’Accurzio grew up locally and graduated from Hamilton College, where he was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society.

He completed his medical degree at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, where he was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha, a national medical honor society. He completed his internal medicine residency at Strong Memorial Hospital.

When SEMC and Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare affiliated under MVHS, he was named the chief quality officer for the system. He is a member of the board of directors of Mohawk Valley Heart Institute and the Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Utica Regional Advisory Board.

In his new job, Trevisani is responsible for overseeing the medical staffs of Faxton-St.Luke’s and St. Elizabeth, credentialing, the medical staff office, family medicine residency program, dental residency program, palliative care and medical libraries.

He will be involved in the quality of medical care delivered as well as responsible for overseeing quality and safety initiatives throughout MVHS.

Since 2014, Trevisani has held the position of senior vice president /chief medical officer for Faxton St. Luke’s). Prior to that, he served as vice president of medical affairs/chief medical officer at UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital in Norwich and UHS Delaware Valley Hospital in Walton.

He received his bachelor’s degree from Hamilton College and earned his doctor of medicine from SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse. He completed a residency at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa., and a fellowship in colon and rectal surgery. Trevisani also received his master’s of business administration from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Fla.

Trevisani is a fellow of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery and the American College of Healthcare Executives. He is board certified by the American College of Physician Executives and is a member of the Iroquois CMO Group.

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