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August 21, 2019
UTICA, New York – Bank of America announced today that it is awarding a $250,000 grant to Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) to support the construction of a brand new, state-of-the-art medical center in downtown Utica, New York. This funding enables MVHS to replace its two aging hospital buildings with a new facility that will significantly improve patient care including updated emergency room... continue
August 7, 2019
UTICA, N.Y. - On Friday, July 12, 2019, Tony Mandour, MD, an area musician, hosted an event titled, “Dynamic Duos & Tony’s Picks: A Musical Review.” Mandour performed to a sold-out crowd to raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals at Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS).  The event was held at the Kirkland Art Center in Clinton, New York. The event raised $2,200 for this... continue
August 6, 2019
UTICA, N.Y. – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Foundation was awarded a $100,000, 2-year grant from Edward S. Barton, Bank of America, N.A., Co-Trustee to assist in renovations of the MVHS Waterville Medical Office located at the Madison Street Business Park, 358 Madison Street, Waterville, New York.In January 2019, the MVHS Medical Group consolidated its two Waterville Medical Office... continue
July 30, 2019
UTICA, N.Y. – Wayne A. Rustin LLM, JD, BA, has been named Chief Human Resource Officer (CHRO) and Legal Counsel for Labor Relations at Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS). Rustin has been serving as Acting CHRO for the past several weeks, and has demonstrated professional leadership in Human Resources that is already making a difference to the organization. He joined MVHS in late 2018 as an... continue
July 30, 2019
UTICA, N.Y. – Patricia Charvat has been named senior vice president of Marketing and Strategy at MVHS. Charvat has been working with MVHS for the past several months on a consulting basis.In this newly-developed role, Charvat will provide leadership and direction, in conjunction with the organization’s senior executives, for establishing growth, business development and marketing strategies. She... continue
July 25, 2019
UTICA, N.Y. – Officials from the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) and The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties have released an online survey for members of the community to provide feedback on what they think should happen to the current MVHS campuses.In February 2019, MVHS announced its decision to work with CHA Consulting, Inc., an international engineering consulting firm to... continue
July 22, 2019
UTICA, N.Y. – The St. Elizabeth Campus of Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS), has achieved accreditation as a Center of Excellence in Orthopedic Surgery by Surgical Review Corporation (SRC). A Center of Excellence in Orthopedic Surgery accreditation distinguishes the St. Elizabeth Campus from many other hospitals by providing the highest quality of care to its patients as determined by an... continue
July 10, 2019
UTICA, N.Y. - The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Foundation and the MVHS Cancer Center are pleased to announce that the 21st annual Stomp Out Cancer Telethon raised $250,000. This year, gifts had double the impact as all donations, up to $125,000, were matched. This generous donation was made anonymously and is gifted in memory of a remarkable man. The Telethon was broadcast live Wednesday,... continue
July 3, 2019
UTICA, NY – On Saturday, June 29, 2019, Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) successfully launched a new, system-wide electronic health record (EHR) called Epic, which for the first time puts the two hospitals and physician practices on the same platform. Previously, MVHS used five different systems in its facilities. This is a momentous step in improving and supporting patient quality and safety... continue
June 26, 2019
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 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10, 17 and 24, 2019, in the Sister Johanna Conference Room at... continue
June 17, 2019
UTICA, N.Y. – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Trauma Center at the St. Elizabeth Campus was recently re-verified as a Level III Trauma Center by the Verification Review Committee (VRC), an ad hoc committee of the Committee on Trauma (COT) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). This achievement recognizes the trauma center's dedication to providing optimal care for injured patients.... continue
June 14, 2019
UTICA, N.Y. – Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH) and St. Elizabeth Medical Center (SEMC) medical staffs announced their 2019 officers.The 2019 FSLH medical officers are:Waleed Albert, MD, FACP, president.Dr. Albert received his Doctor of Medicine from the Faculty of Medicine of Damascus University in Damascus, Syria. He completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Trenton Affiliated Hospitals... continue
May 24, 2019
UTICA, N.Y. – On Tuesday, June 4, 2019, Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) will host a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Allen-Calder Conference Rooms 1 and 2 at the St. Luke’s Campus, 1656 Champlin Avenue, Utica, New York. Please enter through Allen-Calder entrance 7 at the back of the campus. All presenting donors will receive a $5 Amazon gift card by email.More than 38,000 blood... continue
May 22, 2019
UTICA, N.Y. – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Business Office, formerly located at 1710 Burrstone Road, New Hartford, New York, has relocated to the St. Elizabeth College of Nursing (SECON) building located at 2215 Genesee Street, Utica, New York. The change is effective immediately.Patients should not expect any changes in service due to the relocation. All mail will be forwarded to the... continue
May 6, 2019
UTICA, N.Y. – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Foundation, in partnership with WKTV NewsChannel 2, The Observer-Dispatch and PJ Green, announce the start of the 23rd annual $100,000 Miracle Drawing to benefit our local Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals at MVHS. One lucky person will win $100,000 in cash. Tickets go on sale Monday, May 6, 2019.For the past two decades, the $100,000... continue
April 25, 2019
UTICA, N.Y. – Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) is among the first in New York State to treat carotid artery disease and prevent future strokes using a new procedure called TransCarotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR). TCAR is a clinically proven, minimally invasive and safe approach for high surgical risk patients who need carotid artery treatment.Carotid artery disease is a form of... continue
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