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December 4, 2018
Center State Conference Girls Varsity Tennis League Tournament Raises Money for MVHS Breast Care Center UTICA, N.Y. – On Saturday, September 15, 2018, Center State Conference Girls Varsity Tennis League Tournament raised funds for Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Breast Care Center. Each year the league raises money for breast cancer agencies. This year the league chose the MVHS Breast Cancer... continue
November 30, 2018
Mohawk Valley Health System to Host Blood Drive at St. Elizabeth CampusFriday, December 14, 2018UTICA, N.Y. – On Friday, December 14, 2018, the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) will host a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Sister Johanna Conference Room at the St. Elizabeth Campus, 2209 Genesee Street, Utica, New York.More than 38,000 blood donations are needed each day in the United... continue
November 28, 2018
MVHS to Hold Dialysis Job FairUTICA, N.Y. – On Thursday, December 6, 2018, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) will hold a job fair in the Bennett Street Lobby, Faxton Campus, 1675 Bennett Street, Utica, for registered nurses (RN), licensed practical nurses (LPN) and patient care technicians (PCT). All of the listed positions are open at multiple MVHS dialysis locations.This... continue
November 28, 2018
Mohawk Valley Health System Staff AnnouncementsNovember 12, 2018UTICA, N.Y. – Alyssia Lloyd, MS, FNP-BC, has joined the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Sauquoit Medical Office as a family nurse practitioner and has privileges at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH).Prior to joining the MVHS Medical Group, Lloyd was employed as a family nurse practitioner at Allergy Care PLLC in Utica, New York... continue
November 28, 2018
Mohawk Valley Health System to Host Blood Drive at the St. Luke’s CampusTuesday, December 4, 2018UTICA, N.Y. – On Tuesday, December 4, 2018 Mohawk Valley Health System will host a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Allen-Calder Conference Rooms 1 and 2 at the St. Luke’s Campus, 1656 Champlin Avenue, Utica, New York. Please enter through Allen-Calder entrance 7 at the back of the campus.... continue
November 28, 2018
MVHS Radiology Department Celebrates National Radiologic Technology Week with Siemens Healthineers TrainingUTICA, N.Y. – During the week of November 4, 2018, the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Radiology Department celebrated National Radiologic Technology Week by participating in Siemens Healthineers “Emotional Intelligence” training sessions.Radiology technologists must obtain twenty-four... continue
November 9, 2018
MVHS Breast Care Center Receives Generous Donation  Utica, N.Y. – On Saturday, October 27, 2018, C. Hubb's Inc. and community members gathered together for the first annual C. Hubb 5K Fun Run & Walk. Donations were accepted in place of race registration fees in order to help raise awareness for breast cancer. Proceeds from the event went to local breast cancer organizations. The Mohawk Valley... continue
November 8, 2018
UTICA, N.Y. – St. Elizabeth College of Nursing (SECON), in conjunction with the Utica Police Department (UPD) Metro SWAT Team, conducted an “Active Shooter Drill” for its College staff and students on Wednesday, November 7, 2018, at the College campus.The drill is part of the College’s Campus Safety and Security program and is designed to provide students, faculty and staff with a scenario that... continue
November 8, 2018
Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) and SUNY Upstate Cancer Center Enter into Partnership                                               UTICA, N.Y. - Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) has entered into a partnership with SUNY Upstate Cancer Center to provide Radiation Oncology services to our community. This partnership will take effect on Saturday December 1, 2018, when the previous partnership... continue
November 5, 2018
UTICA, N.Y. - The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) provides a Lung Nodule program and lung cancer screenings for those who are considered to have a high risk of developing lung cancer. Qualified candidates should be 55 to 80 years of age, have a 30 pack-year history of smoking (one pack a day for 30 years, two packs a day for 15 years, etc.) and are current smokers or have quit within the last... continue
November 2, 2018
UTICA, N.Y. – On Friday, November 2, 2018, Lisa Briggs, owner of Whitesboro Fit Body Boot Camp and Coach Donald Washburn presented a donation of $2,000 to the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Breast Care Center.Briggs, Washburn and members of the Whitesboro Fit Body Boot Camp raised the funds by holding raffles and having people donate for their trainers to do certain exercises.“The most... continue
October 26, 2018
UTICA, N.Y. – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) today revealed the exterior design of its new, 373-bed, 672,000-square-foot hospital that will be the center of the integrated healthcare campus in downtown Utica.In collaboration with the MVHS outreach team, NBBJ has been leading the design of the new, regional healthcare campus since May 2017. Together with MVHS leaders, they have engaged... continue
October 24, 2018
Central New York Diabetes Education Program to Host Grocery Store Tour at Hannaford in New HartfordUTICA, NY – On Monday, November 5, 2018, people with diabetes, pre-diabetes and their family members are invited to grocery shop with a registered dietitian and learn more about their food choices. The grocery store tour, hosted by the Mohawk Valley Health System’s Central New York Diabetes... continue
October 24, 2018
Free Smoking Cessation Classes Begin Monday, November 5, 2018UTICA, NY – The Oneida County Health Department, in collaboration with the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS), is offering a free, three-week series of Freshstart Smoking Cessation classes. Freshstart is an evidence-based program created by the American Cancer Society. The classes will be held from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Mondays,... continue
October 16, 2018
UTICA, NY – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) today provided an update on the status of the new, regional healthcare campus. Topics included updates on the project in general, financing, repurposing RFP, the New York State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) process and property acquisition. Project UpdateDesign meetings between the architectural firm working on the project, NBBJ, and MVHS... continue
October 16, 2018
UTICA, NY – On Tuesday, September 25, 2018, Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) closed on the necessary financing to fund the new, regional healthcare campus project above the $300 million grant from the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH). The loan is financed through Barclays, a multinational investment bank and financial services company. In April, MVHS received approval for its... continue
October 16, 2018
UTICA, N.Y. – In the coming weeks, the firm CME will conduct soil borings adjacent to the site for the Mohawk Valley Health System’s new, regional healthcare campus project.The soil borings will allow the civil and structural engineers to understand the soil profile in the area for structural capacity, location of groundwater, depth of bedrock, as well as the presence of any contaminants.... continue
August 24, 2018
UTICA, N.Y. – Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) offers the Household Sharps Disposal Program for community members to properly dispose of their medical waste. Items such as syringes and lancets may be dropped off Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH) Energy Center located on the St. Luke’s Campus, 1656 Champlin Avenue, New Hartford, or at the... continue
August 24, 2018
UTICA, NY – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Pulmonary Rehabilitation program has met strict standards of practice and has been awarded certification through the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). For patients with chronic respiratory problems, pulmonary rehabilitation can help increase endurance and decrease shortness of breath. The Pulmonary... continue
August 23, 2018
UTICA, N.Y. – Excellus BlueCross BlueShield has selected St. Elizabeth Medical Center, an affiliate of the Mohawk Valley Health System, as a Blue Distinction Center+ for Knee and Hip Replacement, part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated healthcare facilities shown to deliver improved patient safety and better health outcomes, based on... continue