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March 15, 2017
The MVHS Imaging Center in the Utica Business Park as well as the Imaging Center in the Medical Arts Building on Middle Settlement Road in New Hartford are closed today on Wednesday, March 15.
March 15, 2017
All staff (clinical and non-clinical) scheduled to work tomorrow should report in as scheduled. All non-scheduled clinical staff are also encouraged to report to work if available to assist with staffing. MVHS employees should be sure to have their badge with them in case they are stopped by emergency personnel when driving to work.
March 15, 2017
Nursing orientation at the St. Luke's Campus is canceled for today, Wednesday, March 15.
March 14, 2017
The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Medical Group offices plan on opening at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, due to the snow storm. This includes the St. Elizabeth Lab sites at those locations. Patients with appointments at the medical offices and labs will be notified of the delayed opening.The Faxton Urgent Care will open on time at 8 a.m. Patients may visit http://mvhealthsystem.org/... continue
March 14, 2017
The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) is closing all outpatient dialysis centers on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, due to the snow storm. This includes the Faxton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Masonic, Rome and St. Luke’s Home locations. All affected patients are being notified. If a dialysis patient is experiencing a problem, they should call their physician, call 911 or go to the nearest Emergency... continue
March 14, 2017
 UTICA, N.Y. – Some of the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Medical Group offices and the St. Elizabeth Lab sites at those locations are closing for the remainder of the day, due to today’s snow storm. Patients with appointments at the following medical offices and labs have been notified of the closure at the following times:Faxton Urgent Care – 2:30 p.m.Barneveld – 12 p.m.Children's Health... continue
March 9, 2017
UTICA, N.Y. – Healthy living is being emphasized with weekly activities for staff and visitors at the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) even more than usual in March, to celebrate National Nutrition month. From a recipe contest adapting a healthier version of a classic recipe entree' to physical activity awareness, community involvement, well-being and environmental protection, the staff has... continue
February 27, 2017
UTICA, N.Y. – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) has opened a new service which provides advanced neuroendovascular care that treats complex vascular conditions of the brain including stroke, carotid stenosis, dissections, brain aneurysms, brain and spine arteriovenous malformations and more.Since January 2009, the St. Luke’s Campus of MVHS has been the area’s Primary Designated Stroke Center... continue
February 21, 2017
UTICA, N.Y. – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) will suspend office operations at the Mohawk Medical Office located at 5 Ann Street in Mohawk beginning Monday, March 20, 2017. The suspension of operations is due to the departure of the two physicians currently practicing at the office – Steven Sperling, MD, and Paula Vecchio, MD.“The MVHS Medical Group has been working diligently to recruit... continue
February 10, 2017
Utica Mayor Robert Palmieri and his wife, Susan, recently gifted $10,758 to the Mohawk Valley Health System’s Breast Care Center, the money was raised at their annual Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon held in October 2016 at Daniele’s at Valley View.“We are extremely grateful to Mayor Palmieri, Susan, the City of Utica staff and everyone who donated to and attended the Breast Cancer Awareness... continue
January 26, 2017
On Friday, January 6, 2017, the Utica Comets presented a check for more than $17,000 to Mohawk Valley Health System’s Breast Care Center. Funds were raised during “Pink the Rink” night held in December."It is with deep gratitude that we thank the Utica Comets for ‘Pink the Rink’night," said Nancy Butcher, MBA, RT (T), executive director of the Cancer Center. "Fighting cancer is a team effort and... continue
January 24, 2017
UTICA, N.Y. – This past fall, Utica Curling Club members raised $800 for the Breast Care Center at the Mohawk Valley Health System. Money was raised by the sale of pink drinks, pink sweatshirt raffles and donations were also accepted. The donation will be used toward renovations of the Breast Care Center."So many of us at the Curling Club have been affected by cancer so we wanted to give back to... continue
January 20, 2017
UTICA, NY – Representatives from the Masonic Medical Research Laboratory (MMRL) and the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) today signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) – the first step in exploring an expanded partnership between the two organizations.MVHS is currently responding to a request for application (RFA) to access $300 million in funding from New York State to build a world-class... continue
January 12, 2017
UTICA, N.Y. – To better protect patients from the flu and other illnesses, visitor restrictions have been put in place for the Mohawk Valley Health System (Faxton-St. Luke’s Healthcare and St. Elizabeth Medical Center).A maximum of two visitors per patient will be permitted at any one time and children 12 and under are prohibited from visiting all inpatient areas, as they are more likely to have... continue
January 10, 2017
UTICA, N.Y. – Officials from the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) announced they have selected an architectural firm and a construction manager for the planning, design and construction of the new hospital project. The architectural firm is NBBJ, and the construction manager is the Turner Construction Company.NBBJ and Turner will work closely with the outreach team to consider community input... continue
December 30, 2016
UTICA, N.Y. – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) has been recognized by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program as a “Gold Safe Sleep Champion,”for its commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep. MVHS is one of the first hospitals in New York State to receive this title.The National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program was created by Cribs for Kids®, a... continue