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April 15, 2019
UTICA, N.Y. - The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Foundation and F.X. Matt Brewery will hold the 11th annual Prohibition Party on Friday, April 26, 2019, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the historic F.X. Matt Brewing Co., 830 Varick Street, Utica. The event is presented by Theresa Flemma, CFP®, director at Baird, Flemma Gornick Group.Tickets cost $50 per person. Admission includes Saranac beverages,... continue
April 5, 2019
UTICA, N.Y. – During National Volunteer Week, Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) celebrates its more than 270 volunteers from Sunday, April 7, to Saturday, April 13, 2019. MVHS volunteers donated 25,000 hours of their time and talent in 2018 to help MVHS patients, residents, families, employees and medical staff.A breakfast will be held on Friday, April 12, 2019, to honor MVHS volunteers and... continue
April 1, 2019
UTICA, N.Y. – On Thursday, April 4, 2019, from noon to 5 p.m., Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) will hold a system-wide hiring event at the DoubleTree by Hilton, located at 102 Lafayette Street, Utica, New York. Multiple positions are available and all are invited to attend.This is an opportunity to learn more about MVHS and the rewarding careers it has to offer. Attendees will have the... continue
March 28, 2019
UTICA, NY - The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Dental Health Center will provide free oral cancer screenings each Monday throughout the month of April in 2019. The screenings will be given at the Dental Health Center, 1714 Burrstone Road, New Hartford.More than 48,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral or pharyngeal cancer this year which will lead to more than 8,000 deaths. Some risk... continue
March 26, 2019
UTICA, N.Y.-The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Foundation is hosting its annual Stomp Out Cancer Telethon on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, from noon to 8 p.m. from the MVHS Cancer Center at the Faxton Campus. The telethon will be broadcast live on WKTV NewsChannel 2 from noon to 7 p.m. and on CBS Utica from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. This year, gifts will have double the impact as all donations up to $125... continue
March 22, 2019
UTICA, N.Y. – Trisha Cashman has been named to outreach manager of MVHS Laboratory Services. In this role, Cashman acts as the primary resource within the department for all outpatient related services with other institutions and providers who are, or may be interested in, referring testing to a MVHS Laboratory. She is responsible for the promotion of laboratory services, including its extensive... continue
March 14, 2019
UTICA, N.Y. – Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) has installed pharmaceutical drop-off receptacles at each of its three main campuses: Faxton Campus – Urgent Care, 1676 Sunset Avenue, Utica; St. Elizabeth Campus – Emergency Department, 2209 Genesee Street, Utica and St. Luke’s – Campus Emergency Department, 1656 Champlin Avenue, Utica.These receptacles will be monitored by security and cameras at... continue
March 12, 2019
UTICA, N.Y. – On Wednesday, April 10, 2019, the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Central New York (CNY) Diabetes Rediscover Wellness Program will kick off this year’s program in the CNY Diabetes Education Program Office located on the Fourth Floor of the Faxton Campus, 1676 Sunset Avenue, Utica, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. All interested participants must RSVP before attending the event.The... continue
March 11, 2019
UTICA, N.Y. - For the 14th consecutive year, IHOP restaurants nationwide will offer each guest a free short stack of their famous buttermilk pancakes on IHOP Free Pancake Day – Flip It Forward for Kids, Tuesday, March 12, 2019. Our area’s IHOP, located at 535 French Road, New Hartford, participates in IHOP Free Pancake Day each year to raise awareness and funds for our local Children’s Miracle... continue
March 6, 2019
UTICA, N.Y. – On Monday, February 25, 2019, Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS), in partnership with Central New York (CNY) Cardiology, officially began offering the WATCHMAN procedure to the community. Executed by both Michael Sassower, MD, and Michael K. Amponsah, MD, FACC, of CNY Cardiology WATCHMAN is an innovative, one time procedure that reduces the risk of strokes that originate in the left... continue
March 5, 2019
UTICA, N.Y. – On Wednesday, March 13, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) will hold a career fair in the Community Room and Soggs Room at the Center for Rehabilitation and Continuing Care Services, located on the St. Luke’s Campus, 1650 Champlin Avenue, Utica, New York. Multiple positions are available and all are invited to attend.This is an opportunity to learn more... continue
March 5, 2019
UTICA, N.Y. – On Tuesday, February 19, 2019, the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Volunteers Mirror Board Members were acknowledged during their monthly board meeting for donating more than $2 million to MVHS since the year 2000. These donations were a combined effort of the Faxton St. Luke’s Volunteer Association and The Guild of St. Elizabeth Medical Center.“We are very grateful to celebrate... continue
March 5, 2019
UTICA, N.Y. – On Thursday, March 21, 2019, Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) will host a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Sister Johanna Conference Room at the St. Elizabeth Campus, 2209 Genesee Street, Utica, New York.More than 38,000 blood donations are needed each day in the United States, but only 38 percent of the population is eligible to donate. Just one donor can help save or... continue
February 27, 2019
UTICA, N.Y. – On Thursday, February 22, 2019, the St. Luke’s and St. Elizabeth campuses of Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) took part in an unannounced region-wide emergency preparedness exercise, coordinated by the Central New York (CNY) Healthcare Emergency Preparedness Coalition (HEPC). The unannounced exercise tests the readiness of area hospitals and local agencies to respond in the event... continue
February 27, 2019
UTICA, N.Y. – Roza Karabanov, FNP-BC, a family nurse practitioner, has joined the MVHS Little Falls Medical Office and has admitting privileges at St. Elizabeth Medical Center.Karabanov has been employed as a staff nurse with MVHS at the St. Luke’s Campus in Utica, New York, since 2008 and provided training to new graduate nurses and served as a preceptor for Utica College nursing students. Prior... continue
February 27, 2019
UTICA, N.Y. – The Oneida County Health Department, in collaboration with the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS), is offering a free, three-week series of Freshstart Smoking Cessation classes. Freshstart is an evidence-based program created by the American Cancer Society. The classes will be held from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6, 13 and 20, 2019, in the Sister Johanna Conference Room... continue
February 26, 2019
UTICA, N.Y. – On Thursday, February 28, 2019, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) will hold open interviews in the Center for Rehabilitation and Continuing Care Services (CRCCS) Sogg’s Room, at the St. Luke’s Campus located at 1650 Champlin Avenue, Utica, New York. Registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and certified nursing assistants are invited to attend.This is an... continue
February 26, 2019
UTICA, N.Y. – On Saturday, March 2, 2019, America’s Greatest Heart Run/Walk will be held at Utica College. Due to the event beginning and ending at Utica College, there will be road closings from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. that will affect the St. Luke’s Campus.The St. Luke’s Campus will only be accessible when approached from Yorkville on Champlin Avenue. The entrance across from the Utica College... continue
February 25, 2019
UTICA, N.Y. – Ransford Commey, MD, has joined the MVHS Bariatric Surgery Program as a bariatric surgeon.Prior to joining MVHS, Dr. Commey worked at the St. Alexius Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, as a staff general surgeon.Dr. Commey earned his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, New York. He completed his Doctor of Medicine at Rutgers-Robert Wood... continue
February 15, 2019
UTICA, NY - Join the Central New York (CNY) Diabetes Education Program on Thursday, February 21, 2019, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Community Room at the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Center for Rehabilitation and Continuing Care Services (CRCCS), 1650 Champlin Avenue in Utica, for the Growing Up Healthy Education Program. In this session, participants ages 5 through 18 and their families,... continue