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January 23, 2017
UTICA, N.Y. – Karly Woodrick, PA, has joined the MVHS Medical Group at its Waterville Office – Madison Street as a physician assistant. In this position, Woodrick provides diagnostic, therapeutic, preventative and health maintenance services throughout all stages of life.Woodrick earned a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Le Moyne College in Syracuse, New York, and a Bachelor... 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 13, 2017
UTICA, N.Y. – Briana Button, FNP-BC, BSN, RN, CPN, has joined the MVHS Boonville Medical Office as a family nurse practitioner.Button earned her Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner at State University of New York Polytechnic in Utica, New York, her Bachelor of Science in Nursing, cum laude, from State University of New York at Delhi in Delhi, New York, and her associate degree... continue
January 12, 2017
UTICA, N.Y. – Brian Croghan, CHFM, has been named director of Facilities Management for the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS). In this position, he is responsible for the management and oversight of utilities management, life safety compliance, construction and renovation management and grounds keeping.Croghan is a master electrician with more than 20 years of Facilities Management experience.... continue
January 12, 2017
UTICA, N.Y. – Five Hamilton College students interested in health careers spent this week shadowing physicians in the St. Elizabeth Family Medicine Residency Program. This is the 12th consecutive year for the program entitled “A Week in the Life of a Family Medicine Resident.” Students participating were Michael Carducci, Aaron Oh, Sofia Rachad, Alyson Skelly and Abigail Tulchinsky.The students’... 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
December 29, 2016
UTICA, N.Y. – Erin Ratajczak, AS, BS, has been named child life specialist for the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS). In this position, Ratajczak is responsible for working with children in a variety of situations related to healthcare.Ratajczak earned an associate of science in Early Childhood Education from Herkimer County Community College in Herkimer, New York, and a Bachelor of Science in... continue
December 20, 2016
UTICA, N.Y. – St. Elizabeth Medical Center (SEMC) celebrated its 150th anniversary December 12, 2016, with a noon Founder’s Day Mass in the SEMC Saint Marianne Cope Chapel. In 1866, St. Elizabeth Hospital was established on December 12 by Sisters of St. Francis in a small house on Columbia Street in West Utica, given to them by Franciscan Fathers. Their mission, inspired by St. Francis of Assisi... continue
December 16, 2016
UTICA, N.Y. – Some of the children at the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Children’s Health Center (CHC) are receiving holiday gifts at their visits to the doctor in December, thanks to employees in the Customer Service Department at Preferred Mutual Insurance Company in New Berlin, New York. Knowing that there is much need in the Utica area, the department’s 19 employees purchased toys in all... continue