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March 24, 2017
After Breast Cancer Support Group MeetingOn Saturday, April 8, 2017, the After Breast Cancer (ABC) Support Group will meet at 11 a.m. in the Community Room at the Center for Rehabilitation and Continuing Care Services on the St. Luke’s Campus, 1650 Champlin Avenue, Utica. Radiologist Dr. Nancy Shaheen will lead the meeting with a discussion about 3D mammography, which is now offered at the Mohawk... continue
March 23, 2017
UTICA, N.Y. - On Wednesday, April 5, 2017, the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) will host a free stroke support group presentation from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Soggs Room at St. Luke’s Home in the Center for Rehabilitation and Continuing Care Services, 1650 Champlin Avenue, Utica.Two videos will be shown during this session. The first features Amy Morin, a licensed clinical social worker and... continue
March 22, 2017
UTICA, N.Y. – Christopher Max, MD, a specialist in General and Vascular Surgery, has joined the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Surgical Group – Faxton Campus and has admitting privileges at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH) and St. Elizabeth Medical Center (SEMC).Prior to joining the MVHS Medical Group, Dr. Max was in private practice for 30 years. Dr. Max received his medical degree from... continue
March 21, 2017
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, April 4, 2017, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Weaver Lounge at the Faxton Campus, 1676 Sunset Avenue, Utica.Registration is required as seating is limited. Contact Cindy Christian, RN, BSN, CDN, CKD Program... continue
March 20, 2017
The Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH) Foundation is hosting its annual Stomp Out Cancer Telethon on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. The telethon will be broadcast live from the Mohawk Valley Health System’s (MVHS) Cancer Center on WKTV NewsChannel 2 from noon to 7 p.m. and on CBS Utica from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.Dollars raised through the 2017 Stomp Out Cancer (SOC) Telethon allow MVHS to focus on the... continue
March 20, 2017
UTICA, N.Y. – Michael S. McCoy, MBA, has been named executive director of St. Luke’s Home for the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS). St. Luke’s Home is a 202-bed nursing home located on the St. Luke’s Campus and includes a 40-bed Subacute Rehabilitation Unit and an Adult Day Health Care Program.Prior to joining MVHS, McCoy served as administrator of record for The Edward L. Wilkinson Residential... continue
March 15, 2017
Dear Employees, Medical Staff and Volunteers, We have officially broken records, and not the type of records our area likes to beat during the month of March. According to WKTV, Utica has received 31.3” of snow, which surpasses the 24 hour snowfall record (Valentine’s Day in 2007 with 26”). Winter Storm Stella will go down in history as the biggest snow storm (just beating the famous blizzard of... continue
March 15, 2017
Below is a list of MVHS offices that will either be closed or opening late due to the weather.Faxton Urgent Care - opening at 10amSister Rose Vincent Family Medicine Center - closedDental Health Center - closedBarneveld - closedBoonville - open all dayChildren's Center - closedClinton - closedEast Utica - closedHerkimer - closedLittle Falls - closing at 2pmMohawk - closedNew Hartford Crossroads-... continue
March 15, 2017
The MVHS Imaging Center in the Utica Business Park as well as the Imaging Center in the Medical Arts Building on Middle Settlement Road in New Hartford are closed today on Wednesday, March 15.
March 15, 2017
All staff (clinical and non-clinical) scheduled to work tomorrow should report in as scheduled. All non-scheduled clinical staff are also encouraged to report to work if available to assist with staffing. MVHS employees should be sure to have their badge with them in case they are stopped by emergency personnel when driving to work.
March 15, 2017
Nursing orientation at the St. Luke's Campus is canceled for today, Wednesday, March 15.
March 14, 2017
The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Medical Group offices plan on opening at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, due to the snow storm. This includes the St. Elizabeth Lab sites at those locations. Patients with appointments at the medical offices and labs will be notified of the delayed opening.The Faxton Urgent Care will open on time at 8 a.m. Patients may visit http://mvhealthsystem.org/... continue
March 14, 2017
All day and evening St. Elizabeth College of Nursing classes and clinicals are canceled for Wednesday, March 15 due to severe winter weather. 
March 14, 2017
The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) is closing all outpatient dialysis centers on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, due to the snow storm. This includes the Faxton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Masonic, Rome and St. Luke’s Home locations. All affected patients are being notified. If a dialysis patient is experiencing a problem, they should call their physician, call 911 or go to the nearest Emergency... continue
March 14, 2017
 UTICA, N.Y. – Some of the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Medical Group offices and the St. Elizabeth Lab sites at those locations are closing for the remainder of the day, due to today’s snow storm. Patients with appointments at the following medical offices and labs have been notified of the closure at the following times:Faxton Urgent Care – 2:30 p.m.Barneveld – 12 p.m.Children's Health... continue
March 14, 2017
UTICA, N.Y. – On Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 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 Education Program (CNY Diabetes), will run from 10 a.m.to 12 p.m. at Hannaford Supermarket located at 4593... continue
March 10, 2017
UTICA, N.Y. – Jonathan Wigderson, DO, has joined the MVHS Orthopedic Group and has privileges at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH) and St. Elizabeth Medical Center (SEMC).Prior to joining the MVHS Medical Group, Dr. Wigderson was affiliated with Genesee Orthopedics and Plastic Surgery Associates, PC and has been on the SEMC medical staff since 2011.Dr. Wigderson earned his Doctor of Osteopathic... continue
March 9, 2017
UTICA, N.Y. - On Thursday, March 23, 2017, 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.... continue
March 9, 2017
UTICA, N.Y. – Healthy living is being emphasized with weekly activities for staff and visitors at the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) even more than usual in March, to celebrate National Nutrition month. From a recipe contest adapting a healthier version of a classic recipe entree' to physical activity awareness, community involvement, well-being and environmental protection, the staff has... continue
March 9, 2017
UTICA, N.Y. – 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, March 23, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. at Faxton- St. Luke’s Campus, 1676 Sunset Avenue, Utica.New members are welcome to attend. The group provides an outlet for people to give and receive both... continue