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December 8, 2017
UTICA, N.Y. - John Furner has been named Facilities Plant Operations Manager at the St. Elizabeth Medical Center (SEMC) Campus of the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS). In this position, Furner will provide leadership and day-to-day oversight of SEMC facilities Plant Operations.Furner has been a SEMC employee since 1999, serving as an electrician. Since 2000, he has served as maintenance... continue
December 8, 2017
UTICA, N.Y. - Ashitkumar Vyas has been named Talent Acquisition manager for the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS). In this position, Vyas will apply professional talent planning, sourcing, recruitment and on-board methods in the development, implementation and administration of MVHS talent management goals, systems, processes, policies and procedures. He will also assist hiring managers with the... continue
December 7, 2017
UTICA, N.Y. – Joseph Hedrick, MD, a specialist in General and Trauma Surgery, has joined the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Surgical Group – Faxton Campus and has privileges at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare and St. Elizabeth Medical Center.Dr. Hedrick received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He graduated cum laude from The Pennsylvania... continue
December 7, 2017
UTICA, N.Y. – Officials from the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) have engaged the law firm Bond, Schoeneck & King (BSK) to begin the acquisition process for the properties in the footprint of the new downtown hospital. Starting this week, property owners whose appraisals have been completed and approved by the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY) will receive Option... continue
December 5, 2017
UTICA, NY - The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) offers free interpretation services for patients who are unable to speak, write and/or understand the English language at a level sufficient enough to permit effective communication with healthcare professionals. MVHS is seeking qualified language professionals to join the MVHS Language Assistance Department. Those who are fluent in Arabic,... continue
December 4, 2017
UTICA, N.Y. – On Monday, December 11, 2017, Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) will relocate its Pulmonary Function Testing (PFT) Lab from the St. Elizabeth Campus to the Medical Arts building, 4401 Middle Settlement Road in New Hartford, New York. Patients should park in Lot B, located in the back of the building, then take the elevator to the 2nd floor. The lab is located in Suite 210.The lab... continue
December 4, 2017
UTICA, N.Y. – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) is hosting two informational sessions about the new downtown integrated health campus on Thursday, December 7, 2017. The two sessions will be held in the Grande Ballroom at the Radisson Hotel-Utica Centre: 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Because seating is limited MVHS officials recommend registering at community@... continue
November 29, 2017
UTICA, N.Y. – On Tuesday, December 5, 2017, the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Cancer Center is hosting an educational program with Teresa Martorella, MD, and Kara Donata, PNP, at the Faxton Campus, 1676 Sunset Avenue, Utica, in the Cancer Center Lounge on the main floor. The program will run from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.Dr. Martorella and Kara Donata will discuss the HPV vaccine and beneficial... continue
November 29, 2017
UTICA, N.Y. – Jonathan Blancaflor, MD, FACS, a specialist in General, Colorectal and Thoracic Surgery, has joined the MVHS Advanced Endoscopy and Surgical Group – St. Luke’s Campus, Professional Office Building (POB) and has admitting privileges at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH) and St. Elizabeth Medical Center (SEMC). He has been named medical director for Robotic Surgery at Mohawk Valley... continue
November 27, 2017
UTICA, N.Y. – On Tuesday, December 5, 2017, the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Volunteer Association will hold an information session on ways community members can make a difference helping patients, visitors, employees and medical staff at MVHS. The information session will be from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Second Floor Conference Room on the St. Luke’s Campus, 1656 Champlin Avenue,... continue
November 27, 2017
UTICA, N.Y. – On Saturday, December 9, 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.Suzanne Burns, RN, will discuss the importance of Nurse Navigation. With 13 years of experience guiding patients through various stages of the cancer... continue
November 22, 2017
UTICA, N.Y. – On Thursday, December 7, 2017, at noon the Mohawk Valley Health System’s Central New York Diabetes Education Program (CNY Diabetes) is offering a free "Knock Your Socks Off!" foot (podiatry) clinic for people with diabetes. The event will take place at the CNY Diabetes Education Program office located on the 4th floor of the Faxton St Luke’s Campus, 1676 Sunset Avenue, Utica.An area... continue
November 22, 2017
UTICA, N.Y. – On Friday December 8, 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
November 22, 2017
UTICA, N.Y. – On Tuesday, December 5, 2017 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... continue
November 21, 2017
UTICA, N.Y. – On Saturday, November 4, 2017, members of CrossFit Mohawk Valley hosted a fundraiser at their Marcy location to benefit Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) cancer patients and their families. The fundraiser brought together more than 80 CrossFit athletes who raised nearly $2,000 through member donations, T-shirt sales and donations from three small, local businesses: A&P Master... continue
November 16, 2017
UTICA, N.Y. – Noreen Baynes, ANP, has joined the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Medical Group as an adult nurse practitioner at the New Hartford Medical Office - Crossroads Plaza and has privileges at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare. Prior to joining MVHS, Baynes was employed at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York, New York, as a senior staff nurse on the... continue
November 16, 2017
Download Press Conference Media KitUTICA, N.Y. – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) today revealed the site plan and outline of its new regional healthcare campus. The result of the months of planning and work is an integrated healthcare campus with a 373-bed, 672,000-square-foot facility and 1,550 car parking structure on 25 acres in downtown Utica. In collaboration with the MVHS outreach... continue
November 14, 2017
UTICA, N.Y. – Since January, Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) has engaged internal and external participants to help guide the development of the new regional integrated healthcare campus.“For the design process it is vital that we have the hands-on participation of the employees and medical staff who will be working in the new facility as well as feedback from the community,” stated Kim Way,... continue
November 13, 2017
UTICA, N.Y. – Arianna Giruzzi, FNP, has joined the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Medical Group at the East Utica Medical Office as a family nurse practitioner. She has privileges at St. Elizabeth Medical Center and has been employed at the St. Elizabeth Campus as a registered nurse on the Intensive Care Unit since 2013.Giruzzi has also been employed as a clinical instructor at the Utica... continue
November 13, 2017
UTICA, N.Y. – John A. Martin, SPHR, has been named Human Resources business partner for the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS). In this position, Martin is responsible for aligning business objectives with employees and management in designated sites and units. He will also assess and anticipate Human Resources-related needs and communicate proactively with the Human Resources Department and... continue