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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 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 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 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 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
March 19, 2018
UTICA, NY - Angelica Pascone, PA-C, has joined the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Sleep Disorders Center as a physician assistant. In this position, Pascone will diagnose and treat a number of sleep-related conditions, including excessive snoring, sleep apnea (obstructive sleep apnea, OSA), insomnia (inability to sleep or sleep well), narcolepsy (chronic, uncontrollable daytime sleepiness)... continue
March 16, 2018
UTICA, N.Y. – Four Hamilton College students interested in health careers spent this week shadowing physicians in the St. Elizabeth Family Medicine Residency Program. This is the thirteenth consecutive year for the program entitled “A Week in the Life of a Family Medicine Resident.” Students participating were Aspacelia Geranios '19, Hana Lindsey '20, Joana Mora '18 and Choiwing Yeung '19.The... continue
March 15, 2018
UTICA, N.Y. – Linda Baird has been named Policy Management coordinator for the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS). In this new position, she trains policy owners and approvers in utilization of the PolicyStat system while assisting them and their department staff in maintaining organizational policies and procedures.Prior to joining MVHS, Baird was employed by Sodexo, where she most recently... continue
March 9, 2018
UTICA, NY – Caitlin McCann has been named Marketing and Communications manager for the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS). In this role, McCann 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, McCann was a communications specialist for MVHS where... continue
March 9, 2018
UTICA, N.Y. – Katherine Warden, Ph.D, has been named director of Behavioral Medicine for the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) and has privileges at St. Elizabeth Medical Center (SEMC).Prior to joining MVHS, Dr. Warden worked as a licensed psychologist at Hutchings Psychiatric Center in Syracuse, New York, and at the Central New York Psychiatric Center in Marcy, New York. She has experience... continue
March 8, 2018
Utica, NY – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) is consolidating outpatient imaging services and centralizing them at other locations within the system. The change supports improved delivery of care for the patients and improved efficiency for the care team. MVHS is relocating the Outpatient Medical Imaging Services at the MVHS Medical Arts building on Middle Settlement Road in New Hartford.... continue