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Awards & Accreditations

Det Norske Veritas (DNV)Mohawk Valley Health System affiliates Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH) and St. Elizabeth Medical Center (SEMC) are accredited by Det Norske Veritas (DNV) under the National Integrated Accreditation for Healthcare Organizations (NIAHO) standards for compliance with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Conditions of Participation (COPs).As consumers of healthcare at MVHS (FSLH and... read more
Perioperative Leader of the YearIn December 2014, Mohawk Valley Health System affiliate Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH) received the Perioperative Leader of the Year award from Surgical Information Systems (SIS). The award was given as part of the annual SIS Perioperative Leadership Awards. Demonstrating outstanding leadership in meeting clinical, financial and operational goals with support from the SIS perioperative ... read more
National Committee for Quality Assurance Patient-Centered Medical Home RecognitionThe National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) recognizes the Adirondack Community Physicians medical offices for their Physician Practice Connections – Patient-Centered Medical Home (PPC-PCMH) program. The recognition notes their use of evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long-term provider/patient relationships.  
ISO 9001:2008 AccreditationMohawk Valley Health System affiliates Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH) and St. Elizabeth Medical Center are accredited by Det Norske Veritas’s (DNV) National Integrated Accreditation for Healthcare Organizations (NIAHO℠) and are certified to the ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System Standard.Becoming ISO certified is an additional component of the DNV accreditation. ISO 9001:2008 is... read more
IPRO End-Stage Renal Disease Network of New York's Five-Diamond Patient Safety FacilityOur Dialysis Center is a Five-Diamond Patient Safety Facility for dialysis treatment which recognizes MVHS for exceptional patient safety services. To receive this honor, MVHS had to complete five different patient safety modules designed to measure how hospitals implement the patient safety concept.
Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus Achievement AwardFaxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH), the area’s only designated Primary Stroke Center, received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award for the sixth year in a row. The award recognizes our commitment and success in implementing excellent care for stroke patients, according to evidence-based guidelines.To receive the... read more
Fit-Friendly Worksite Gold AchievementThe Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) has been recognized as a Gold-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association for helping employees move more, eat better and provide greater access to opportunities to improve lifestyle.“Employee wellness and physical activity are important at the Mohawk Valley Health System,”said Regina Rybka-Lagattuta, PHR, assistant vice president of Human... read more
Excellus Blue Distinction Center+ for Maternity CareBlue Distinction Centers and Blue Distinction Centers+ for Maternity Care are healthcare facilities with demonstrated expertise and a commitment to quality care during the delivery episode of care, which includes both vaginal and cesarean section delivery. Blue Distinction Centers+ are recognized for their expertise and cost-efficiency in delivering specialty care. Quality is key: only those... read more
Excellus Blue Distinction Center+ for Cardiac CareBlue Distinction Centers and Blue Distinction Centers+ for Cardiac Care provide a full range of inpatient cardiac care services, including coronary artery bypass graft surgery, heart valve surgery, and angioplasty (percutaneous coronary intervention). These facilities demonstrate better quality and improved outcomes for patients, including lower rates of complications following certain cardiac... read more
Cribs for Kids® National Safe Sleep Hospital CertificationMVHS has partnered with the Cribs for Kids® National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification program to reinforce its commitment to provide parents with the best practices for infant safe sleep.The Cribs for Kids® National SafeSleep Hospital Certification program awards recognition to hospitals thatdemonstrate a commitment to reducing infant Sleep-Related Deaths bypromoting best safe sleep practices... read more
Community Health Accreditation ProgramVisiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Utica and Oneida County is a Certified Home Health Agency by the Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP).CHAP is an independent, nonprofit, accrediting body for community-based health care organizations, which accredits more than 8,300 sites with a purpose to define and advance the highest quality of community-based care.Through authority granted by the... read more
Commission on CancerThe Cancer Center is nationally accredited by the Commission on Cancer. The Commission on Cancer (CoC) is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to improving survival and quality of life for cancer patients through standard-setting, prevention, research, education, and the monitoring of comprehensive quality care. 
Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) InternationalThe mission of CARF is to promote the quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process and continuous improvement services that center on enhancing the lives of persons served. For more than 40 years, the CARF seal has been the hallmark of quality in human services. CARF’s reputation for advancing excellence in the industry is founded largely on its... read more
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Diabetes Prevention Recognition Program (DPRP) Full RecognitionThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) established the CDC Diabetes Prevention Recognition Program (DPRP) as part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program. The DPRP provides information to people at high risk of type 2 diabetes, their health care providers, and health payers on the location and performance of local type 2 diabetes prevention programs. The purpose of DPRP is to... read more
Bariatric Surgery Accredited ProgramOur Bariatric Surgery Program is an Accredited Center by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP).
American Heart Association's Mission: Lifeline® Bronze Receiving Quality Achievement AwardMVHS has received the Mission: Lifeline® Bronze Receiving Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks.Every year, more than 250,000 people experience an ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) the deadliest type of heart attack caused by a blockage of... read more