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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 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
March 8, 2018
UTICA, NY – John M. Forbes has been named vice president of Philanthropy for the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS). In this role, Forbes provides leadership to support and sustain our philanthropic efforts with our community, medical staff and healthcare family. Along with additional Senior Team members, MVHS and Foundation Board of Directors and the Foundation team members, Forbes will develop... continue
March 6, 2018
UTICA, NY – On Wednesday, February 14, 2018, individuals from Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton New Hartford and Homewood Suites by Hilton New Hartford presented a check for over $2000 to Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Cancer Services.“The Cancer Program is very appreciative of this generous donation from Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton New Hartford and Homewood Suites by Hilton New... continue
March 5, 2018
UTICA, NY – Jennifer Hurd, RN, has been named stroke outreach nurse for the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS). In this position, Hurd is responsible for ongoing needs assessment and planning, development and implementation of community education outreach initiatives designed to increase knowledge in the community about the causes, signs and symptoms and risk factors for stroke. She will also... continue
March 2, 2018
UTICA, N.Y. - The Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program has selected the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) as its beneficiary for the month of March. The Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program launched in October 2015 and is designed to support local non-profits through the sale of the reusable Community Bags.For every reusable Community Bag purchased in March at the Hannaford located on 4593... continue
March 1, 2018
UTICA, NY - The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Cancer Program received a three-year certificate of accreditation from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC).CoC accreditation is the trademark of excellence and awarded to cancer care programs that have made a commitment to providing high quality, comprehensive, multidisciplinary, patient-centered care as demonstrated... continue
February 28, 2018
Utica, NY – To help property owners affected by Downtown Utica’s regional healthcare campus project take into account relocation assistance and other recent developments, Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) has announced an extension of the deadline for responding to purchase option agreements. MVHS, working through Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC (BSK), the law firm handling the property... continue
February 26, 2018
UTICA, NY – Cori Grubner has been named talent acquisition specialist for the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS). In this position, Grubner is responsible for the full life cycle of talent acquisition activities, including relationship building with the local resource pool and community, hiring managers and candidates. Prior to joining MVHS, Grubner worked for Upstate Cerebral Palsy (UCP) in... continue