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October 4, 2017
UTICA N.Y.- Sascha Qian, MD, has joined the staff of Advanced Physical Medicine and Rehab- Spinal & Skeletal Pain Medicine in Utica, New York, and has privileges at both Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare and St. Elizabeth Medical Center. In this position, Dr. Qian provides a wide range of services, including ultrasound and fluoroscopically guided injections, spinal cord stimulation, vertebral... continue
October 4, 2017
UTICA N.Y.- Lesa Steele, BSN, RN, has been named nurse manager for Maternal Child Services at MVHS. In this position, Steele will oversee the Maternity Department, Well Baby Nursery, Level II Labor, Special Care Nursery, Pediatrics and the Obstetrical (OB) Care Center.Steele earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Utica College in Utica, New York, and an associate degree in Nursing from St... continue
September 29, 2017
UTICA, N.Y. – Donish Siddiqi, MD, has joined the St. Elizabeth Family Medicine Residency Program as a core faculty member and has privileges at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare and St. Elizabeth Medical Center (SEMC). The Residency Program is an affiliate of SEMC and the Mohawk Valley Health System.Dr. Siddiqi earned his medical degree from the American University of Antigua College of Medicine in St... continue
September 27, 2017
UTICA N.Y. – The 2017 Real Men Wear Pink campaign is focusing on the prevention and treatment of breast cancer. The American Cancer Society research has helped develop better therapies, greater understanding of possible ways to stop the spread of breast cancer to other areas and improved quality of life for patients and their families.This year, Real Men Wear Pink aims to raise $1.5 million.... continue
September 22, 2017
UTICA, N.Y. – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Medical Group has changed roles for two of its leaders and welcomed two others to the group.Mark Testa has been named its director of Operations. In this position, Testa oversees the daily operations of all of the Medical Group locations.Testa has been an employee of Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH) since 2011, most recently as the assistant... continue
September 21, 2017
Utica N.Y. – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) was alerted that individuals in the community have been receiving calls offering a St. Elizabeth credit card. The caller claims to be calling from St. Elizabeth Medical Center advising that you can now apply for a credit card to help pay for any medical expenses that you may incur.There is no St. Elizabeth credit card. The callers are not... continue
September 15, 2017
Two Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) employees have become United States citizens and have recently shared their amazing stories of perseverance and overcoming years of hardship to reach their goals of achieving a better life in America. Mohammad Alsaad was born in Iraq and immigrated to the United States in 2010 after five years of living in a tent and struggling to protect his family in an... continue
September 13, 2017
UTICA, N.Y. – Susan Rosato, FNP-C, has joined the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Medical Group’s Clinton Medical Office as a family nurse practitioner. Prior to joining MVHS, Rosato was employed by the Family Health Network in Cincinnatus, New York, and by Cortland Convenient Care in Cortland, New York.Rosato earned her Master of Science in Family Nurse Practitioner Studies from the State... continue
September 12, 2017
UTICA, N.Y. – Hamerton Jeanty, MD, has joined the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Medical Group as a hospitalist and the medical staffs at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare and St. Elizabeth Medical Center.Dr. Jeanty earned his Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science at Stony Brook University Medical Center in Stony Brook, New York. He earned his medical degree and completed two years of... continue
September 6, 2017
UTICA, N.Y. – The Mohawk Valley Health System’s (MVHS) 2017 Campaign For Quality (CFQ) promises to give everyone in attendance a new perspective on the ever-changing healthcare industry.This popular educational event, celebrating its 16th anniversary, features international, national and local experts presenting on current trends in healthcare, patient experiences, population health topics and... continue
August 31, 2017
UTICA, NY – Michael K. Amponsah, MD, FACC, has joined Central New York Cardiology, PC with privileges at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare and St. Elizabeth Medical Center. He specializes in cardiology and interventional cardiology, as well as peripheral vascular intervention and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR).Dr. Amponsah earned his medical degree from the University of Science and... continue
August 31, 2017
UTICA, N.Y. – Tanveer Zamani, MD, has joined the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Medical Group as a surgeon with privileges at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare and St. Elizabeth Medical Center. She specializes in trauma and critical care.Dr. Zamani earned her medical degree from Jinnah Sindh Medical University in Karachi, Pakistan. She completed her General Surgery fellowship at the Royal College... continue
August 30, 2017
UTICA, N.Y. – Alexander Carangelo, PA, has joined Dr. Nicholas Qandah at the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Neurosurgical Specialists Group and will have privileges at both Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH) and St. Elizabeth Medical Center (SEMC).Prior to joining MVHS, Carangelo served as a physician assistant at Capital Region Neurosurgery in Slingerlands, New York, and at Samaritan... continue
August 29, 2017
UTICA, N.Y. – Angelica Pascone, PA-C, has joined the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Medical Group Washington Mills Office as a physician assistant. In this position, Pascone provides diagnostic, therapeutic, preventative and health maintenance services throughout all stages of life.Prior to joining MVHS, Pascone was employed at Upstate Cerebral Palsy in Utica, New York, and at The Arc... continue
August 23, 2017
UTICA, N.Y. – On Tuesday, August 22, 2017, the nursing/technical/service and maintenance staff represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 1126 voted to accept a new three-year contract with Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH). The new contract extends through June 2020. The current contract expired on Friday, June 30, 2017.CWA represents approximately 1,700 bargaining unit... continue
August 22, 2017
UTICA, N.Y.—The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Sleep Disorders Center has received its five year reaccreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). The MVHS Sleep Disorders Center was the first sleep center in the Greater Utica-Mohawk Valley area to earn this distinction, dating back to 1997.The MVHS Sleep Disorders Center is uniquely equipped to provide comprehensive... continue
August 20, 2017
After decades of decline and uncertainty, our region’s long-awaited economic revival has begun. The evidence can be found across Oneida and Herkimer counties, especially in Downtown Utica’s recent and continuing revitalization, summarized in the O-D’s August 13 editorial, “Downtown destination.”As the community foundation for Herkimer and Oneida counties, our mission is to build our area’s... continue
August 14, 2017
UTICA, N.Y. –  The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) recently received the Mission: Lifeline® Bronze Receiving Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks.Every year, more than 250,000 people experience an ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), the... continue
August 11, 2017
UTICA, N.Y. – Scott Buddle has been named Risk Management director for MVHS.Buddle joined St. Elizabeth Medical Center (SEMC) in 1988 as a nurse assistant and has held positions as psychiatric assistant, psychiatric activities leader and senior activities therapist/behavioral management education coordinator. Most recently, he served as program director of the Department of Psychiatry, a position... continue
August 11, 2017
UTICA, N.Y. – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) hosted a medical camp for teens ages 15 through 18 in August at the St. Elizabeth and St. Luke’s campuses. MediCamp demonstrates to teens how a hospital operates and provides them with the opportunity to explore different departments for potential career endeavors.Fourteen teens participated in the camp, which included tours of the Operating... continue