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April 1, 2020
UTICA, N.Y. – A portion of Lafayette Street, directly to the east of State Street, was closed to traffic on Thursday, April 2, 2020, to perform work under the street. A flagger will be on State Street to direct traffic coming from the west on Lafayette and through traffic from State Street. Detour signs will also be placed to reroute vehicles coming from the east. The closed portion of Lafayette... continue
April 1, 2020
UTICA, N.Y. – On Tuesday, March 31, 2020, the JM Chubback Foundation generously donated 25 “Stay at Home Patient Assistance Kits” to patients of the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Cancer Center. The kits consist of essential items such as toilet paper, paper towels, disinfectant spray, Clorox wipes and hand sanitizer. “Many of the patients at the MVHS Cancer Center are unable to go to the... continue
March 26, 2020
UTICA, N.Y. – As was previously released, Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) is actively preparing for a surge in patient volumes and has developed a surge plan, as required by the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH). This plan, submitted to the NYSDOH yesterday, outlines how MVHS will surge St. Luke’s to 100 percent of its current census and St. Elizabeth to 75 percent of its current... continue
March 25, 2020
UTICA, N.Y. – Today, Wednesday, March 25, 2020, Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) President/CEO Darlene Stromstad, FACHE, and Chief Physician Executive Kent Hall, MD, provided an update on the Coronavirus/COVID-19 situation at MVHS. In response to the mandate from Governor Andrew Cuomo to stop all elective procedures, MVHS has temporarily suspended services in the following areas: Sleep Center... continue
March 23, 2020
UTICA, N.Y. – Today, Monday, March 23, 2020, Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) President/CEO Darlene Stromstad, FACHE, and Chief Physician Executive Kent Hall, MD, provided an update on the Coronavirus/COVID-19 situation at MVHS.  MVHS is actively preparing for a surge in patient volumes and developing a surge plan as required by the New York State Department of Health. This plan is due... continue
March 19, 2020
UTICA, N.Y. – To better protect patients, medical staff and employees throughout the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, further visitor restrictions have been put in place at the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS). As directed by the New York State Department of Health, all visitation to the main MVHS campuses is suspended at this time. This restriction applies to the Faxton, St. Elizabeth and St.... continue
March 18, 2020
UTICA, N.Y. – Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, visits to the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Center for Rehabilitation and Continuing Care Services (CRCCS) are prohibited. To allow our residents to continue communicating with their loved ones, we will be setting up Skype appointments. If interested in setting up a Skype appointment with your loved one, please contact the director of... continue
March 17, 2020
UTICA, N.Y. – Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 in our area, beginning today, Tuesday, March 17, 2020, the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Dental Health Office will be closed until further notice with the exception of dental emergencies. If you believe you are experiencing a dental emergency please, call 315-624-6227. ###
March 17, 2020
UTICA, N.Y. – Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, visits to the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) are prohibited. To allow our residents to continue communicating with their loved ones, we will be setting up Skype appointments. If interested in setting up a Skype appointment with your loved one, please contact the director of Therapeutic Recreation, Amy Deangelo, at 315-624-8609. She will help... continue
March 17, 2020
UTICA, N.Y. – To better protect patients, medical staff and employees, visitor restrictions have been put in place at the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) community sites due to Coronavirus. This includes all medical group offices, laboratory locations and dialysis sites. For the medical group offices, a maximum of one visitor per patient will be permitted at any one time. This visitor should... continue
March 16, 2020
UTICA, N.Y. – Effective Sunday, March 15, 2020, the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) is restricting entrances at its hospitals to ensure the safety of our patients and staff during the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. At the St. Elizabeth Campus, patients and visitors should park in the parking garage and enter through the Admitting entrance on the first floor. Those needing emergency services... continue
March 13, 2020
UTICA, N.Y. – To better protect patients, medical staff and employees, visitor restrictions have been put in place at the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) due to Coronavirus. This applies to the St. Luke’s and St. Elizabeth hospitals. A maximum of one visitor per patient will be permitted at any one time with a two-hour visitation limit. Children 14 and under are prohibited from visiting all... continue
March 5, 2020
UTICA, N.Y. – On the morning of Saturday, March 7, 2020, there will be several road closures for America’s Greatest Heart Run and Walk. There will only be one closure that will disrupt entry to the St. Luke’s Campus. All other Mohwak Valley Health System (MVHS) sites will be accessible via normal routes. The St. Luke’s Campus will be accessible via the Northern Champlin Avenue entrance only.... continue
March 3, 2020
UTICA, N.Y. – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Rome Medical Office, located at 1617 North James Street, Suite 900, in Rome, New York, will be closed Tuesday, March 3, 2020. This includes the St. Elizabeth Lab located at this office. Patients with appointments have been notified of the closure. Patients may visit mvhealthsystem.org/lab for a list of other available lab locations. Patients... continue
March 2, 2020
UTICA, N.Y. – On Friday, March 6, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS), in collaboration with healthcare students from both Mohawk Valley Community College (MVCC) and SUNY Polytechnic Institute, will again offer free health screenings to the public at the American Heart Association’s Healthy for Good Expo. The Expo is held in the Clark Athletic Center at Utica... continue
February 24, 2020
UTICA, N.Y. – On Monday, February 24, 2020, the portion of the construction fence surrounding the site of the new Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) regional medical center building in Downtown Utica that falls on Lafayette Street will be moved further out into the street. Lafayette Street will remain open to two-way traffic, but parking on the northern side of the street will no longer be... continue
February 24, 2020
UTICA, N.Y. – On Thursday, February 27, 2020, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) will hold an open house for nursing students and experienced nurses at the New MVHS Regional Medical Center Mock Rooms site, located at the MVHS Crossroads Medical Office, 8411 Seneca Turnpike, New Hartford. This is an opportunity to learn more about the nursing positions available at MVHS... continue
February 21, 2020
UTICA, N.Y. – The Oneida County Health Department, in collaboration with 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 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 11, 18 and 25, 2020, in the Administrative Conference Room... continue
February 10, 2020
UTICA, N.Y. – The Mohawk Valley Health System’s (MVHS) Central New York Diabetes Education Program (CNY Diabetes) has received a three-year grant of $71,000 from Excellus BlueCross BlueShield for state-of-the-art retinal screening equipment and additional resources for local diabetes prevention services. Diabetes has reached epidemic proportions in the United States and the number of people... continue
February 7, 2020
UTICA, N.Y. – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Rehabilitation and Nursing Center (RNC) Adult Day Health Care (ADHC) program, located at the Center for Rehabilitation and Continuing Care Services (CRCCS) building at the St. Luke’s Campus, 1650 Champlin Avenue, New Hartford, is closed today, February 7, 2020, due to inclement weather. The following MVHS locations listed will also be closing... continue