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December 9, 2019
UTICA, N.Y. – Ebere Azumah, MD, MPH, ACC, FACOG, a specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN), has joined the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Women’s Health Center. Prior to this position, Dr. Azumah was an attending physician at Locums Tenens in Alpharetta, Georgia, and at Unity Health Care and Providence Hospital in Washington, D.C. At Providence Hospital, she was a peer review... continue
December 6, 2019
UTICA, N.Y. – Influenza has been declared prevalent by the New York State Department of Health Commissioner, Dr. Howard Zucker, in the state of New York as of Thursday, December 5, 2019. In accordance with Section 2.59 of the New York State Sanitary Code (10 NYCRR 2.59), all healthcare and residential facilities and agencies regulated pursuant to Article 28, 36 or 40 of the Public Health Law,... continue
December 4, 2019
UTICA, N.Y. – Michael Gabriel, PA, has joined the MVHS Medical Group at the Faxton Urgent Care as a physician assistant. Prior to this position, Michael worked for Home Health Aide at Fanciscan Companies delivering medical and personal care in patients’ homes in Onondaga County. Michael is passionate about physician assistant education and works closely with the Le Moyne College Physician... continue
December 4, 2019
Jacqueline Mullen, RN, has been named nurse manager of AC 1 at the St. Luke’s Campus of MVHS. In this position, Mullen is responsible for nursing operations including clinical and administrative responsibilities for AC1, an adult inpatient medical surgical unit which includes the bariatric and orthopedic patient populations. Prior to this position, Mullen held nursing positions at the St.... continue
November 27, 2019
Michael Gabriel, PA, has joined the MVHS Medical Group at the Faxton Urgent Care as a physician assistant. Prior to this position, Michael worked for Home Health Aide at Fanciscan Companies delivering medical and personal care in patients’ homes in Onondaga County. Michael is passionate about physician assistant education and works closely with the Le Moyne College Physician Assistant Program... continue
November 27, 2019
UTICA, N.Y. – On Monday, December 9, 2019, the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) will transition all laboratory services at the Faxton and St. Luke’s Campuses to MVHS-operated labs. Since 2009, laboratory services at the Faxton and St. Luke’s Campuses had been provided through a services agreement with Laboratory Corporation of America (LabCorp). The St. Elizabeth Campus Laboratory is... continue
November 26, 2019
UTICA, N.Y. – Brianna Sangiacomo, RN, BSN, has been named nurse manager of the Transfer Center of both the St. Elizabeth and St. Luke’s Campus at MVHS. In this position, Sangiacomo will be responsible for managing hospital supervisor groups at both campuses of MVHS, the Transfer Center and float staff. Sangiacomo brings extensive knowledge to this role as she has been with MVHS since 2008. ... continue
November 26, 2019
UTICA, N.Y. – Christine Fatiuk, MS, RN, has been named nurse manager of AC 3 at the St. Luke’s Campus of MVHS. In this position, Fatiuk is responsible for nursing operations including clinical and administrative responsibilities for AC3, an adult inpatient medical surgical unit. Prior to this position, Fatiuk held a medical surgical staff nurse position at the St. Elizabeth Campus in Utica,... continue
November 25, 2019
UTICA, N.Y. – Columbia Street, between Cornelia Street and Broadway, was closed to traffic temporarily on Friday, November 22, 2019, and Monday, November 25, 2019. The street will now remain closed through Tuesday, November 26, 2019. The street may need to remain closed on Wednesday, November 27 as well. That determination will be made tomorrow around noon and will be communicated.... continue
November 21, 2019
UTICA, N.Y. – On Friday, November 22, 2019, and Monday, November 25, 2019, Columbia Street between Cornelia Street and Broadway will temporarily close to ensure the safety of the community as demolition continues on buildings within the footprint of the future MVHS Regional Medical Center. The buildings to be demolished on these specific days are close enough to the road to... continue
November 20, 2019
UTICA, N.Y. – With the changes going on in Downtown Utica, notably the construction of the new Mohawk Valley Health System regional medical center, parking options for Utica Comets home games have been in question. The following locations offer parking during Utica Comets games at the Adirondack Bank Center at the Utica Memorial Auditorium: The Adirondack Bank Center at the Utica... continue
November 19, 2019
UTICA, N.Y. – Mary Zielinski has been named assistant vice president of the MVHS Medical Group. In this role, Zielinski will provide direction and leadership for the Medical Group operations, including staffing and resource allocation. Mary will oversee project planning, process improvement and compliance. She will also provide guidance, strategic business planning and development for... continue
November 19, 2019
UTICA, N.Y. – On Tuesday, November 12, 2019, Tim Skjellerup and Alicia Skjellerup, owners of Rome Fit Body Boot Camp presented a donation of $1,054 to the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Breast Care Center. Tim, Alicia and members of the Rome Fit Body Boot Camp raised the funds during the month of October in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness. “We chose the MVHS Breast Care Center to... continue
November 14, 2019
UTICA, N.Y. – On Friday, November 15, 2019, at noon the Mohawk Valley Health System’s Central New York Diabetes Education Program (CNY Diabetes) is offering a free "Knock Your Socks Off!" foot (podiatry) clinic for people with diabetes. The event will take place at the CNY Diabetes Education Program office located on the 4th floor of the Faxton Campus, 1676 Sunset Avenue, Utica. An area... continue
November 13, 2019
UTICA, N.Y. – Daniel Stewart has been named manager of Laboratory Information Systems (LIS) for MVHS Laboratory Services. In this role, Stewart will provide leadership to the LIS team and manage the processes of all Laboratory Information software components for both the St. Elizabeth and St.Luke’s campuses. Stewart previously held the position of chief technical officer for a health... continue
November 11, 2019
UTICA, N.Y. – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Cancer Center offers a variety of highly advanced cancer treatment options for different forms and stages of cancer. From surgery to chemotherapy and radiation therapy, MVHS has the technology to treat cancer right here in the Mohawk Valley. The MVHS Cancer Center provides a multi-disciplinary approach to cancer care, offering a full... continue
November 11, 2019
UTICA, N.Y. – Brittany Simone, DO, has joined the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Cancer Center as a radiation oncologist. Dr. Simone received her undergraduate education in Biomedical Engineering from Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts, and her medical school training at the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in New York. Dr. Simone completed a research fellowship and a... continue
November 8, 2019
UTICA, N.Y. – Tara Evans has been named Human Resources Operations program manager for MVHS. In this role, Evans will provide leadership and ensure that human resources programs support the long-term goals of the organization. She will design, administer and oversee a range of analytical and project management functions related to human resources management, employee engagement,... continue
November 8, 2019
UTICA, N.Y. – On Friday, November 8, 2019, from 9 a.m. to Noon and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) will hold a clinical laboratory career fair in the Community Room at the Center for Rehabilitation and Continuing Care Services (CRCCS), located on the St. Luke’s Campus, 1650 Champlin Avenue, Utica, New York. Multiple positions are available and all are invited to attend.... continue
November 6, 2019
UTICA, N.Y. – Stephanie Mobbs, RD, has been named director of Clinical Nutrition at MVHS. In this role, Mobbs is responsible for directing the daily operations of nutrition programs for patients and residents in all areas of the organization including acute care, acute rehabilitation, subacute rehabilitation, long term care, dialysis and outpatient specialty areas. Mobbs has served as the... continue