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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
February 14, 2019
MVHS Adult Day Health Care Valentine’s Day Sweetheart DanceUTICA, N.Y. – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Rehabilitation and Nursing Center (RNC) Adult Day Health Care (ADHC) program is hosting a sweetheart dance for Valentine’s Day for its registrants. This event takes place Thursday, February 14, 2019 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m at Center for Rehabilitation and Continuing Care Services (... continue
February 12, 2019
MVHS Cancer Center Receives Generous DonationUtica, N.Y. – On Saturday, October 13, 2018, Believe 271 Foundation, Inc. and the Oneida County Volunteer Firemen’s Association (OCVFA) held their second annual Pink Tie Gala at Hart’s Hill Inn in Whitesboro.The Gala was put together to raise funds to support Believe 271 Foundation’s Assistance to Firefighters with Cancer, the Oneida County Volunteer... continue
February 7, 2019
UTICA, N.Y. – Camille Richards, MD, has joined Mohawk Valley Health System’s (MVHS) New Hartford Medical Office - Medical Arts, as a general and trauma surgeon with admitting privileges at St. Elizabeth Medical Center.Prior to joining MVHS, Dr. Richards worked at Upstate Medical University as a general surgery resident physician.Dr. Richards earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology from the... continue
January 31, 2019
UTICA, N.Y. – To better protect patients from the flu and other illnesses, visitor restrictions have been put in place for the inpatient units at the Mohawk Valley Health System.A maximum of two visitors per patient will be permitted at any one time and children 14 and under are prohibited from visiting all inpatient areas, as they are more likely to have and transmit respiratory infections. This... continue