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Press Releases

June 13, 2018
UTICA, NY - The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) has received the Center for Donation and Transplant (CDT) Outstanding Hospital Outreach award for going above and beyond to support a culture of organ donation within the community.This award acknowledges the staff at MVHS for its efforts to promote organ donation, educate the community about donation and its continuous support of CDT outreach... continue
June 8, 2018
UTICA, NY – Anthony Dischiavi, BS, RT (R) (CT), has been named director of Medical Imaging at the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS). In this position, Dischiavi is responsible for directing and coordinating all activities of the Medical Imaging department at MVHS. He is also responsible for operational supervision and strategic leadership while providing oversight to all functional, clinical and... continue
June 6, 2018
UTICA, NY – Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH), an affiliate of the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS), has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll Elite. The award recognizes FSLH’s commitment and success ensuring that stroke patients receive the most appropriate... continue
June 5, 2018
UTICA, NY — Timing is everything in emergency medical care. But with treatment specialties divided among two separate hospitals, quickly navigating the best path to care isn’t always an easy task for the more than 1,500 emergency medical service (EMS) providers that staff the 57 ambulance services and 91 ambulances throughout Oneida, Herkimer and Madison counties.Dan Broedel, program director of... continue
June 4, 2018
UTICA, N.Y. – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Waterville Office at 117 West Main Street, Waterville, New York, has been identified through the New York State Department of Health's Assessment Feedback Incentives eXchange (AFIX) Program for achieving or exceeding a 90 percent immunization rate for two-year-old children. This office is the first in Oneida County to receive this recognition.... continue
June 4, 2018
UTICA, NY - Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Maternal Child Services welcomes more than 2,000 newborns into the world every year and is pleased to provide the families of these newborns the family-centered, standard of care known as “couplet care.”Couplet care allows mothers and newborn babies to remain together for their entire hospital stay. The mother and baby share one nurse and providers... continue
May 25, 2018
UTICA, NY - Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) is a proud sponsor of the Ride for Missing Children and has several employees participating in the 2018 ride. One in particular, Laura Surman, FNP, has followed the ride for years, especially after learning of the details surrounding the Sara Ann Wood abduction. After joining a spin class for personal fitness reasons, she felt strong enough and made... continue
May 24, 2018
UTICA, N.Y. - St. Elizabeth College of Nursing (SECON) graduated 90 new nurses on Saturday, May 12, 2018. Of the 90 graduates, 69 attended weekday classes and 21 participated in the evening/weekend program. The 112th graduation ceremony was held at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Utica, following a procession across Genesee Street.College President Varinya Sheppard, DNP, RN, CENP, Jessica Eldred, MS... continue
May 22, 2018
UTICA, N.Y. - The St. Elizabeth College of Nursing (SECON) presented the following awards to the top students of the 2018 graduating class at SECON on May 12, 2018.The St. Elizabeth Medical Staff Award was presented to Valedictorian, Megan Mahady of Utica, New York. The Mildred Balutis Memorial Award was presented to Valedictorian, Marianna Notaro of Clinton, New York. The Guild of St. Elizabeth... continue
May 10, 2018
UTICA, NY – The Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals at the St. Luke’s Campus of the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) recently received support from the Midstate Regional Council and Steet-Ponte Toyota to purchase a new van for use by Emergency Medical Services (EMS).EMS now uses the vehicle to transport supplies and training equipment to several different outreach and training/education... continue
April 19, 2018
Utica, NY – Business owners and developers came out today in support of the Mohawk Valley Health System’s (MVHS) new, regional healthcare campus in Downtown Utica. Business community leaders shared their reasons for supporting the project and described the benefits the project will bring to the community.“This show of support by these business owners and developers further demonstrates what this... continue
April 16, 2018
UTICA, NY –During National Volunteer Week, Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) celebrates its more than 300 volunteers from Sunday, April 15, to Saturday, April 21, 2018. MVHS volunteers donated 33,000 hours of their time and talent in 2017 to help MVHS patients, residents, families, employees and medical staff.A breakfast will be held on Friday, April 20, 2018, to honor MVHS volunteers and their... continue
April 12, 2018
Utica, NY – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) was notified today that the Certificate of Need (CON) application for the construction of the new healthcare campus was approved by the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) Public Health and Health Planning Council. The approval allows MVHS to contintue to move forward with the project which includes finalizing the design of the new... continue
April 10, 2018
UTICA, NY – On Sunday, March 18, 2018, members of the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Nursing Leadership team received the New York Organization of Nursing Executives and Leaders (NYONEL) Claire Murray Best Practices Award for their abstract, entitled “Mohawk Valley Health System: Implementing the ABCDEF Bundle in ICU: Enacting Meaningful Change,” at the NYONEL Business Meeting in Tarrytown,... continue
April 4, 2018
UTICA, N.Y. – Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare, St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Rome Memorial Hospital and the Oneida County Health Department, in accordance with Section 2803-L of the Public Health Law, have jointly submitted their annual Community Health Assessment/Community Service Plan and Community Health Improvement Plan to the New York State Department of Health.It includes information on... continue
April 3, 2018
UTICA, N.Y. – Paul Grubner, Jr., PA, has joined the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Medical Group at the Neuro-Interventional Surgery and Comprehensive Stroke Services Office and has privileges at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare.Grubner earned a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Long Island University Brooklyn in Brooklyn, New York, and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from... continue
March 28, 2018
UTICA, NY – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) today provided a property acquisition update for properties in the footprint of the new, regional healthcare campus. It was also announced that after an extensive search process, in consultation with project partners, The Community Foundation of Herkimer& Oneida Counties has hired a project coordinator for the MVHS Downtown Utica project. ... continue
March 27, 2018
UTICA, NY - Michelle Fredsell, RHIT, CHPS, has been named Director of Health Information Management (HIM) Operations for the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS). In this position, Fredsell will be responsible for implementing and maintaining HIM-related electronic medical record functions/workflows and record processing functions including release of information, transcription services and record... continue
March 26, 2018
UTICA, NY – On Thursday, March 8, 2018, the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS), along with members of the Women’s Giving Circle, celebrated the dedication of the newly opened Butterfly Room, located in the Maternity unit at the St. Luke’s Campus.The Butterfly Room is a healing place for families of babies who have passed away or who are passing away to say farewell in a peaceful environment. The... continue
March 23, 2018
UTICA, N.Y. – Chanel Mitchell has been named Express Services manager of the Service Response Center (SRC) and Patient Transport Services for Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare. The SRC and Patient Transport are two of several hospitality services provided by Sodexo at the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS). In this role, she directs daily operations, ensures compliance with regulations and conducts... continue