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October 16, 2018
UTICA, 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, November 5, 12, and 19, 2018, in the Sister M. Johanna Conference... 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
August 23, 2018
UTICA, NY – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) has signed an agreement with Epic for a new, system-wide electronic health record (EHR). Currently, MVHS uses five different systems in its facilities: Allscripts, Paragon, Intergy, Centricity and Series Revenue Cycle. This is a significant step in improving and supporting patient clinical quality and outcomes at MVHS. Epic is the most widely-... continue
August 21, 2018
UTICA, NY – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) recently launched a public campaign to solicit community involvement in helping improve the delivery of care. Throughout the nation, healthcare providers and organizations are exploring ways to reduce the risk of harm by engaging communities in a more direct way with the delivery of their care. MVHS began the Medication Reconciliation Campaign in... continue
August 21, 2018
UTICA, N.Y. – Heidi Cannan, FNP-C, has joined the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Medical Group Barneveld Office as a family nurse practitioner.Prior to joining the MVHS Medical Group, Cannan was employed as a registered nurse and registered cardiac sonographer in the Non-Invasive Cardiac Testing Department at the MVHS St. Elizabeth Campus in Utica, New York. She has also worked as a nurse at... continue
August 14, 2018
UTICA, NY – The Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals’ $100,000 Miracle Drawing will hold a ticket blitz on Wednesday, August 15, 2018. Visit Jay-K Lumber Inc. from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. or Remington Federal Credit Union from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. to purchase tickets with cash or check. Tickets can also be purchased on with a credit card or by stopping in to one... continue
August 9, 2018
OLD FORGE, N.Y. – Julie Perlanski, MD, ABIHM, will be seeing patients of all ages at the Town of Webb Health Center on Mondays starting Monday, August 13, 2018 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., including walk-in patients. Perlanski is a Family Medicine physician who regularly practices through the MVHS Medical Group’s Little Falls Medical Office.  Dr. Perlanski earned her medical degree from McMaster... continue
July 30, 2018
UTICA, N.Y. – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Medical Group has opened a new Oneida Medical Office and welcomes Andrea Finocchiaro, DO, and Kristy Russ, MS, NP, to that site. Both Dr. Finocchiaro and Russ transferred to the Oneida practice from the MVHS New Hartford Medical Office – Crossroads Plaza. A St. Elizabeth Lab – Patient Service Center is located at the site, with MVHS Dialysis... continue
July 23, 2018
UTICA, NY – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) will host a two-day medical camp at the St. Elizabeth and St. Luke’s Campuses for teens ages 15 through 18. MediCamp demonstrates how a hospital operates and provides the opportunity to explore different departments for potential career endeavors. This year’s camp will take place on, Thursday, August 16, in the Sister Regina Conference Room at... continue
July 20, 2018
UTICA, NY – Penny Seymour has been named talent acquisition specialist for the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS). In this position, Seymour is responsible for the full life cycle of talent acquisition activities, including relationship building with the local resource pool and community, hiring managers and candidates. Prior to joining MVHS, Seymour held various positions at Upstate Cerebral... continue
July 19, 2018
UTICA, N.Y. – For the third consecutive year, Carbone Subaru of Utica joined with Subaru of America, Inc., and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) to donate blankets, messages of hope and arts-and-craft kits to patients fighting cancer at the Cancer Center at Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS). “In 2017, our Outpatient Infusion Unit provided more than 5,700 treatments to members of our... continue
July 19, 2018
UTICA, N.Y. – Ten doctors graduated from St. Elizabeth Medical Center’s (SEMC’s) Family Medicine Residency on Friday, June 29, 2018, bringing the total number of family physicians completing the nationally accredited, three-year, postdoctoral training program to 288. The program is an affiliate of Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS). Family Medicine Residency Program Director, Mark Warfel, DO,... continue
July 16, 2018
UTICA, N.Y. – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Medical Group has been awarded recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Program at 15 of its community sites. This recognition results from using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long‐term relationships with patients and family... continue
July 10, 2018
UTICA, NY – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Foundations recently received a donation from GPO Federal Credit Union to purchase a new van to be used for patient transport. The van will offer complimentary transportation to and from medical appointments for individuals in the community who are supported by Senior Network Health Services. The van will shuttle patients to and from appointments... continue
July 9, 2018
UTICA, NY – On Friday, June 15, 2018, the Faxton St. Luke’s Volunteer Association and The Guild of St. Elizabeth Medical Center held their annual Strawberry Social and first joint business meeting at Hart’s Hill Inn in Whitesboro. The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) volunteers gifted $14,000 to support services and equipment at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH) and St. Elizabeth Medical... continue