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June 20, 2018
UTICA, NY – Kathy Wengert has been named director of Patient Accounting for the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS). In this position, Wengert is responsible for managing the activities of the Accounts Receivable and Collection staff including posting, billing and collection.Wengert has been employed by MVHS for 16 years and throughout her career she has most recently served as the applications... continue
June 19, 2018
UTICA, N.Y. – 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 Wednesdays, July 11, 18 and 25, 2018, in the Sister Johanna Conference... continue
June 19, 2018
UTICA, NY – Nicholas Spudie has been named IT Security Analyst I of the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS). In this position, Spudie is responsible for planning and implementing security measures to protect computer systems, networks and data. He is also responsible for staying up-to-date on the latest HIPAA and HITECH regulations, intelligence and hackers’ methodologies, in order to anticipate... continue
June 18, 2018
UTICA, N.Y. - The Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH) Foundation is excited to announce a change in the New York State (NYS) Guidelines for Conducting Raffles. Credit cards may now be used online as an accepted form of payment for tickets to the $100,000 Miracle Drawing. The change to the raffle guidelines became effective on Monday, June 18, 2018.   “This is an exciting and very important change... continue
June 15, 2018
UTICA, NY – Meghan Nolan, BSN, RN, has been named nurse manager of AC 1 at the St. Luke’s Campus of the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS). In this position, Nolan is responsible for nursing operations including clinical and administrative responsibilities for AC 1, an adult inpatient medical surgical unit with a focus on the bariatric and orthopedic patient populations.Prior to this position,... continue
June 13, 2018
UTICA, NY - The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) has received the Center for Donation and Transplant (CDT) Outstanding Hospital Outreach award for going above and beyond to support a culture of organ donation within the community.This award acknowledges the staff at MVHS for its efforts to promote organ donation, educate the community about donation and its continuous support of CDT outreach... continue
June 8, 2018
UTICA, NY – Anthony Dischiavi, BS, RT (R) (CT), has been named director of Medical Imaging at the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS). In this position, Dischiavi is responsible for directing and coordinating all activities of the Medical Imaging department at MVHS. He is also responsible for operational supervision and strategic leadership while providing oversight to all functional, clinical and... continue
June 6, 2018
UTICA, NY – Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH), an affiliate of the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS), has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll Elite. The award recognizes FSLH’s commitment and success ensuring that stroke patients receive the most appropriate... continue
June 5, 2018
UTICA, NY – On Wednesday, June 13, 2018, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) will host a FREE community education event at Herkimer County Community College in the Robert McLaughlin College Center. Attendees will learn about the comprehensive, state-of-the-art cardiac and stroke programs available at MVHS and have the opportunity to talk with experts in cardiac and... continue
June 5, 2018
UTICA, NY — Timing is everything in emergency medical care. But with treatment specialties divided among two separate hospitals, quickly navigating the best path to care isn’t always an easy task for the more than 1,500 emergency medical service (EMS) providers that staff the 57 ambulance services and 91 ambulances throughout Oneida, Herkimer and Madison counties.Dan Broedel, program director of... continue
June 4, 2018
UTICA, N.Y. – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Waterville Office at 117 West Main Street, Waterville, New York, has been identified through the New York State Department of Health's Assessment Feedback Incentives eXchange (AFIX) Program for achieving or exceeding a 90 percent immunization rate for two-year-old children. This office is the first in Oneida County to receive this recognition.... continue
June 4, 2018
UTICA, NY - Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Maternal Child Services welcomes more than 2,000 newborns into the world every year and is pleased to provide the families of these newborns the family-centered, standard of care known as “couplet care.”Couplet care allows mothers and newborn babies to remain together for their entire hospital stay. The mother and baby share one nurse and providers... continue
June 1, 2018
UTICA, NY – Joelle Fasolo, RN, BSN, has been named director of Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) IT Financial and Ambulatory Applications. In this position Joelle is responsible for overseeing the evaluation, implementation and support for all financial, revenue cycle and ambulatory information systems at MVHS.Fasolo has been an MVHS employee for 16 years, most recently serving as senior... continue
May 31, 2018
UTICA, NY – On Tuesday, June 5, 2018 Mohawk Valley Health System will host a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Allen-Calder Conference Rooms 3, 4 and 5 at the St. Luke’s Campus, 1656 Champlin Avenue, Utica. Please enter through Allen-Calder Entrance 7 at the back of the campus.More than 38,000 blood donations are needed each day in the United States, but only 38 percent of the population is... continue
May 31, 2018
UTICA, N.Y. – Family Medicine specialists Anthony Cotronea, MD, Nicoletta Tallandini, MD, and Mary-Jane Borst, MS, FNP, have joined the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Medical Group and opened their practice as the MVHS Rome Medical Office.Prior to joining the MVHS Medical Group, Dr. Cotronea was in private practice and affiliated with both Rome Memorial Hospital in Rome, New York, and with... continue
May 31, 2018
UTICA, NY – The Mohawk Valley Health System’s Central New York (CNY) Diabetes Education Program adult support group for those with diabetes and pre-diabetes, “Trading Up,” will host a meeting on Thursday, June 14, 2018, at 6 p.m. in the Community  Room at the Center for Rehabilitation and Continuing Care Services on the St. Luke’s Campus, 1650 Champlin Avenue, Utica.The program will feature... continue
May 29, 2018
UTICA, NY – On Friday, June 8, 2018, Mohawk Valley Health System 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 St., Utica.More than 38,000 blood donations are needed each day in the United States. Only 38 percent of the population is eligible to donate, and, of those eligible, only ten percent actually donate. Just... continue
May 25, 2018
UTICA, NY - Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) is a proud sponsor of the Ride for Missing Children and has several employees participating in the 2018 ride. One in particular, Laura Surman, FNP, has followed the ride for years, especially after learning of the details surrounding the Sara Ann Wood abduction. After joining a spin class for personal fitness reasons, she felt strong enough and made... continue
May 24, 2018
UTICA, N.Y. - St. Elizabeth College of Nursing (SECON) graduated 90 new nurses on Saturday, May 12, 2018. Of the 90 graduates, 69 attended weekday classes and 21 participated in the evening/weekend program. The 112th graduation ceremony was held at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Utica, following a procession across Genesee Street.College President Varinya Sheppard, DNP, RN, CENP, Jessica Eldred, MS... continue
May 23, 2018
UTICA, NY - The Dialysis Center at the Mohawk Valley Health System offers an educational program for those who have been diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). The program will take place on Tuesday, June 5, 2018, from noon to 2:30 p.m. in the Weaver Lounge at the Faxton Campus, 1676 Sunset Avenue, Utica.Registration is required as seating is limited. Contact Cindy Christian, RN, BSN, CDN,... continue