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April 13, 2018
UTICA, NY – Nikita Marko has been named Benefits Specialist for the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS). In this position, Marko will be responsible for the administration and coordination of medical, dental, vision, life insurance and voluntary benefits. She will ensure data accuracy and assist with education initiatives.Prior to taking this position, Marko was administrative assistant to the... continue
April 12, 2018
Utica, NY – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) was notified today that the Certificate of Need (CON) application for the construction of the new healthcare campus was approved by the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) Public Health and Health Planning Council. The approval allows MVHS to contintue to move forward with the project which includes finalizing the design of the new... continue
April 10, 2018
UTICA, NY – On Sunday, March 18, 2018, members of the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Nursing Leadership team received the New York Organization of Nursing Executives and Leaders (NYONEL) Claire Murray Best Practices Award for their abstract, entitled “Mohawk Valley Health System: Implementing the ABCDEF Bundle in ICU: Enacting Meaningful Change,” at the NYONEL Business Meeting in Tarrytown,... continue
April 10, 2018
UTICA, NY – Mary-Jane Borst, MS, FNP, a family nurse practitioner, has joined the MVHS Rome Medical Office and has admitting privileges at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH).Prior to joining the MVHS Medical Group, Borst was employed as a registered nurse/Robotics coordinator in the Department of Surgery at Oneida Healthcare in Oneida, New York.Borst received her master’s degree in Family Nurse... continue
April 4, 2018
UTICA, NY - The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) is partnering with the Center for Donation and Transplant (CDT) to participate in month-long activities to celebrate National Donate Life Month. The celebration is held throughout the month of April and showcases the lifesaving benefits of organ and tissue donation and encourages New Yorkers to enroll in the New York State Donate Life Donor... continue
April 4, 2018
UTICA, N.Y. – Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare, St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Rome Memorial Hospital and the Oneida County Health Department, in accordance with Section 2803-L of the Public Health Law, have jointly submitted their annual Community Health Assessment/Community Service Plan and Community Health Improvement Plan to the New York State Department of Health.It includes information on... continue
April 3, 2018
UTICA, N.Y. – Paul Grubner, Jr., PA, has joined the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Medical Group at the Neuro-Interventional Surgery and Comprehensive Stroke Services Office and has privileges at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare.Grubner earned a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Long Island University Brooklyn in Brooklyn, New York, and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from... continue
March 30, 2018
UTICA, NY – On Saturday, April 14, 2018, 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.Carol Canter is a healthcare leader, having spent more than 35 years serving the needs of patients in the Utica/Rome area. Carol began her career as a... continue
March 28, 2018
UTICA, NY – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) today provided a property acquisition update for properties in the footprint of the new, regional healthcare campus. It was also announced that after an extensive search process, in consultation with project partners, The Community Foundation of Herkimer& Oneida Counties has hired a project coordinator for the MVHS Downtown Utica project. ... continue
March 28, 2018
UTICA, NY – On Tuesday, April 10, 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
March 27, 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
March 27, 2018
UTICA, NY - Michelle Fredsell, RHIT, CHPS, has been named Director of Health Information Management (HIM) Operations for the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS). In this position, Fredsell will be responsible for implementing and maintaining HIM-related electronic medical record functions/workflows and record processing functions including release of information, transcription services and record... continue
March 27, 2018
UTICA, NY – On Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 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 27, 2018
UTICA, NY - The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Dental Health Center will provide free oral cancer screenings each Monday throughout the month of April in 2018. The screenings will be given at the Dental Health Center, 1714 Burrstone Road, New Hartford.More than 48,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral or pharyngeal cancer this year which will lead to more than 8,000 deaths. Some risk... continue
March 26, 2018
UTICA, NY – On Thursday, March 8, 2018, the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS), along with members of the Women’s Giving Circle, celebrated the dedication of the newly opened Butterfly Room, located in the Maternity unit at the St. Luke’s Campus.The Butterfly Room is a healing place for families of babies who have passed away or who are passing away to say farewell in a peaceful environment. The... continue
March 23, 2018
UTICA, N.Y. – Chanel Mitchell has been named Express Services manager of the Service Response Center (SRC) and Patient Transport Services for Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare. The SRC and Patient Transport are two of several hospitality services provided by Sodexo at the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS). In this role, she directs daily operations, ensures compliance with regulations and conducts... continue
March 22, 2018
UTICA, NY – The Mohawk Valley Health System’s Central New York (CNY) Diabetes Education Program’s “Healthy From the Inside Out” blood sugar support group will host a meeting on Thursday, April 5, 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 meeting will feature a presentation by Daniel... continue
March 21, 2018
UTICA, NY – Elizabeth Kosakowski, BS, RHIT, CCS, CTR, CCDS, AHIMA, Certified ICD-10 Trainer, has been named director of Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) and Coding for the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS). In this position, Kosakowski is responsible for providing direction and oversight in planning and implementing systems, processes and activities to ensure data quality and consistency... continue
March 21, 2018
UTICA, NY – Chelsea Hammont, PA-C, has joined the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Breast Care Center at the Faxton Campus and has privileges at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare.Prior to joining MVHS, Hammont was employed as a physician assistant in Cardiology at the Bassett Medical Center Heart Care Institute in Cooperstown, New York.Hammont earned her Associate of Applied Science from SUNY Delhi... continue
March 20, 2018
UTICA, NY – Holly Burline, RN, has been named nurse navigator for the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Breast Care Center located at the Faxton Campus. In this position, Burline will offer individualized assistance to patients, families, and caregivers to help overcome healthcare system barriers and focus on the clinical aspects of care.Burline has been an employee of Faxton St. Luke’s since... continue