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February 15, 2019
UTICA, NY - Join the Central New York (CNY) Diabetes Education Program on Thursday, February 21, 2019, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Community Room at the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Center for Rehabilitation and Continuing Care Services (CRCCS), 1650 Champlin Avenue in Utica, for the Growing Up Healthy Education Program. In this session, participants ages 5 through 18 and their families,... continue
February 14, 2019
MVHS Adult Day Health Care Valentine’s Day Sweetheart DanceUTICA, N.Y. – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Rehabilitation and Nursing Center (RNC) Adult Day Health Care (ADHC) program is hosting a sweetheart dance for Valentine’s Day for its registrants. This event takes place Thursday, February 14, 2019 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m at Center for Rehabilitation and Continuing Care Services (... continue
February 12, 2019
MVHS Cancer Center Receives Generous DonationUtica, N.Y. – On Saturday, October 13, 2018, Believe 271 Foundation, Inc. and the Oneida County Volunteer Firemen’s Association (OCVFA) held their second annual Pink Tie Gala at Hart’s Hill Inn in Whitesboro.The Gala was put together to raise funds to support Believe 271 Foundation’s Assistance to Firefighters with Cancer, the Oneida County Volunteer... continue
February 7, 2019
UTICA, N.Y. – Camille Richards, MD, has joined Mohawk Valley Health System’s (MVHS) New Hartford Medical Office - Medical Arts, as a general and trauma surgeon with admitting privileges at St. Elizabeth Medical Center.Prior to joining MVHS, Dr. Richards worked at Upstate Medical University as a general surgery resident physician.Dr. Richards earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology from the... continue
January 31, 2019
UTICA, N.Y. – To better protect patients from the flu and other illnesses, visitor restrictions have been put in place for the inpatient units at the Mohawk Valley Health System.A maximum of two visitors per patient will be permitted at any one time and children 14 and under are prohibited from visiting all inpatient areas, as they are more likely to have and transmit respiratory infections. This... continue
January 29, 2019
UTICA, N.Y. – Deanna Eychner, LPN, CHT, has been named program manager of MVHS Advanced Wound Care. In this role, Eychner is responsible for developing and maintaining policies and procedures, preparing annual capital, salary and operational budgets, audits and clinic operations.Eychner has been employed at the St. Elizabeth Campus since 2010, serving as a Wound Care Clinic-certified hyperbaric... continue
January 29, 2019
UTICA, N.Y. – On Tuesday, February 5, 2019, Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) will host a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in 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.More than 38,000 blood donations are needed each day in the United States, but only 38 percent... continue
January 24, 2019
UTICA, N.Y. – Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) will hold a Graduate Nurse Recruitment Dinner on Thursday, January 31, 2019, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Community Room at the Center for Rehabilitation and Continuing Care Services (CRCCS), 1650 Champlin Avenue, Utica, New York. All graduate nurses are welcome to attend for a dinner and presentations to learn how they can become a part of the... continue
January 24, 2019
Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare Foundation and St. Elizabeth Medical Center Foundation Officially Merge Fund Raising Activities into the MVHS Foundation UTICA, N.Y. – On Monday, December 31, 2018, the State of New York Department of State accepted a Certificate of Incorporation to officially consolidate the fund raising activities of the Faxton-St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH) Foundation and the St.... continue
January 22, 2019
UTICA, N.Y. – On Thursday, February 7, 2019, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) will hold a job fair in the Bennett Street Lobby at the Faxton Campus located at 1675 Bennett Street, Utica, New York. Registered nurses (RN), licensed practical nurses (LPN) and patient care technicians (PCT) are invited to attend. All of the listed positions are open at multiple MVHS dialysis... continue
January 15, 2019
UTICA, N.Y. – Peter Manno, RN, has been named provider relations specialist for Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS). In this role, Manno will identify, qualify and create new business relationships and maintain existing relationships among the St. Elizabeth Laboratory outreach program.Prior to joining MVHS, Manno worked as an account executive at all Health Direct sites throughout the Mohawk... continue
January 11, 2019
UTICA, N.Y. – Patients seeking surgical treatment for severe obesity and its related conditions have a high-quality choice for receiving treatment at a nationally accredited program that meets the highest standards for patient safety and quality of care in the greater Mohawk Valley area.William Graber, MD, director of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and weight loss surgeon at Mohawk Valley Health... continue
January 2, 2019
 UTICA, N.Y. –Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Maternal Child Services has been recognized by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program (NSSHCP) as a “Gold Safe Sleep Champion” for its commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep. Twenty-five New York State hospitals have received this certification and MVHS is among only 14 to have received the gold-level award.... continue
January 2, 2019
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 Wednesday, January 9, 16 and 23, 2019, in the AC 1 and 2 Conference Rooms... continue
January 2, 2019
UTICA, N.Y. – Onama Tanner-Collins, FNP, has joined the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Children’s Health Center and has admitting privileges at St. Elizabeth Medical Center and Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare. Tanner-Collins has been employed as a charge nurse, staff nurse and certified cardiac care nurse with MVHS at the St. Elizabeth Campus in Utica, New York, since 2004. Prior to joining MVHS... continue
January 2, 2019
UTICA, N.Y. – The volunteer groups at the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) presented their financial gifts during their annual winter gathering in November 2018. The Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare Volunteer Association presented MVHS with a $43,000 donation, bringing their annual total to $53,000. The Guild of St. Elizabeth Medical Center presented a donation of $21,500, bringing their annual... continue
December 19, 2018
City of Utica Mayor Presents Check to MVHS Cancer CenterUTICA, N.Y. – On Wednesday, December 12, 2018, City of Utica Mayor Robert Palmieri presented a check for $19,200 to the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Cancer Center. Donations were raised for the MVHS Breast Care Center at Mayor Palmieri’s annual Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon, which took place on Friday, October 26, 2018, at Daniele’s... continue
December 17, 2018
MVHS Occupational Therapists Introduce “Busy” Devices to Patients UTICA, N.Y. – Occupational therapists at the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) will offer sensory stimulating “busy” aprons and table mats to patients with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.“Busy” aprons and table mats have attached zippers, braids, different textures and patterns, all designed to engage the minds... continue
December 17, 2018
Millie Condon has been named manager/media specialist for the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS). In this role, Condon provides development and refinement of marketing goals, pricing strategies, promotional activities and branding in consultation with marketing staff and MVHS departments.Prior to her role as manager, Condon was a Communications Specialist for MVHS. Before joining MVHS, Condon... continue
December 17, 2018
UTICA, N.Y. – According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Compare Quality Database released in the second quarter of 2018, the Orthopedic group at the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) demonstrated excellent results in the total hip/knee surgery complication rates.The elective total hip/knee surgery complication rate (lower is better) for the Orthopedic Department... continue