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November 28, 2018
MVHS Radiology Department Celebrates National Radiologic Technology Week with Siemens Healthineers TrainingUTICA, N.Y. – During the week of November 4, 2018, the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Radiology Department celebrated National Radiologic Technology Week by participating in Siemens Healthineers “Emotional Intelligence” training sessions.Radiology technologists must obtain twenty-four... continue
November 9, 2018
MVHS Breast Care Center Receives Generous Donation  Utica, N.Y. – On Saturday, October 27, 2018, C. Hubb's Inc. and community members gathered together for the first annual C. Hubb 5K Fun Run & Walk. Donations were accepted in place of race registration fees in order to help raise awareness for breast cancer. Proceeds from the event went to local breast cancer organizations. The Mohawk Valley... continue
November 8, 2018
UTICA, N.Y. – St. Elizabeth College of Nursing (SECON), in conjunction with the Utica Police Department (UPD) Metro SWAT Team, conducted an “Active Shooter Drill” for its College staff and students on Wednesday, November 7, 2018, at the College campus.The drill is part of the College’s Campus Safety and Security program and is designed to provide students, faculty and staff with a scenario that... continue
November 8, 2018
Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) and SUNY Upstate Cancer Center Enter into Partnership                                               UTICA, N.Y. - Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) has entered into a partnership with SUNY Upstate Cancer Center to provide Radiation Oncology services to our community. This partnership will take effect on Saturday December 1, 2018, when the previous partnership... continue
November 5, 2018
UTICA, N.Y. - The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) provides a Lung Nodule program and lung cancer screenings for those who are considered to have a high risk of developing lung cancer. Qualified candidates should be 55 to 80 years of age, have a 30 pack-year history of smoking (one pack a day for 30 years, two packs a day for 15 years, etc.) and are current smokers or have quit within the last... continue
November 2, 2018
UTICA, N.Y. – On Friday, November 2, 2018, Lisa Briggs, owner of Whitesboro Fit Body Boot Camp and Coach Donald Washburn presented a donation of $2,000 to the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Breast Care Center.Briggs, Washburn and members of the Whitesboro Fit Body Boot Camp raised the funds by holding raffles and having people donate for their trainers to do certain exercises.“The most... continue
October 26, 2018
UTICA, N.Y. – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) today revealed the exterior design of its new, 373-bed, 672,000-square-foot hospital that will be the center of the integrated healthcare campus in downtown Utica.In collaboration with the MVHS outreach team, NBBJ has been leading the design of the new, regional healthcare campus since May 2017. Together with MVHS leaders, they have engaged... continue
October 24, 2018
Central New York Diabetes Education Program to Host Grocery Store Tour at Hannaford in New HartfordUTICA, NY – On Monday, November 5, 2018, people with diabetes, pre-diabetes and their family members are invited to grocery shop with a registered dietitian and learn more about their food choices. The grocery store tour, hosted by the Mohawk Valley Health System’s Central New York Diabetes... continue
October 24, 2018
Free Smoking Cessation Classes Begin Monday, November 5, 2018UTICA, NY – 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 Mondays,... continue
October 16, 2018
UTICA, NY – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) today provided an update on the status of the new, regional healthcare campus. Topics included updates on the project in general, financing, repurposing RFP, the New York State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) process and property acquisition. Project UpdateDesign meetings between the architectural firm working on the project, NBBJ, and MVHS... continue
October 16, 2018
UTICA, NY – On Tuesday, September 25, 2018, Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) closed on the necessary financing to fund the new, regional healthcare campus project above the $300 million grant from the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH). The loan is financed through Barclays, a multinational investment bank and financial services company. In April, MVHS received approval for its... continue
August 24, 2018
UTICA, NY – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Pulmonary Rehabilitation program has met strict standards of practice and has been awarded certification through the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). For patients with chronic respiratory problems, pulmonary rehabilitation can help increase endurance and decrease shortness of breath. The Pulmonary... continue
August 23, 2018
UTICA, N.Y. – Excellus BlueCross BlueShield has selected St. Elizabeth Medical Center, an affiliate of the Mohawk Valley Health System, as a Blue Distinction Center+ for Knee and Hip Replacement, part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated healthcare facilities shown to deliver improved patient safety and better health outcomes, based on... continue
August 23, 2018
UTICA, NY – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) has signed an agreement with Epic for a new, system-wide electronic health record (EHR). Currently, MVHS uses five different systems in its facilities: Allscripts, Paragon, Intergy, Centricity and Series Revenue Cycle. This is a significant step in improving and supporting patient clinical quality and outcomes at MVHS. Epic is the most widely-... continue
August 21, 2018
UTICA, NY – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) recently launched a public campaign to solicit community involvement in helping improve the delivery of care. Throughout the nation, healthcare providers and organizations are exploring ways to reduce the risk of harm by engaging communities in a more direct way with the delivery of their care. MVHS began the Medication Reconciliation Campaign in... continue
July 19, 2018
UTICA, N.Y. – For the third consecutive year, Carbone Subaru of Utica joined with Subaru of America, Inc., and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) to donate blankets, messages of hope and arts-and-craft kits to patients fighting cancer at the Cancer Center at Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS). “In 2017, our Outpatient Infusion Unit provided more than 5,700 treatments to members of our... continue
July 16, 2018
UTICA, N.Y. – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Medical Group has been awarded recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Program at 15 of its community sites. This recognition results from using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long‐term relationships with patients and family... continue
July 10, 2018
UTICA, NY – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Foundations recently received a donation from GPO Federal Credit Union to purchase a new van to be used for patient transport. The van will offer complimentary transportation to and from medical appointments for individuals in the community who are supported by Senior Network Health Services. The van will shuttle patients to and from appointments... continue
July 9, 2018
UTICA, NY – On Friday, June 15, 2018, the Faxton St. Luke’s Volunteer Association and The Guild of St. Elizabeth Medical Center held their annual Strawberry Social and first joint business meeting at Hart’s Hill Inn in Whitesboro. The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) volunteers gifted $14,000 to support services and equipment at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH) and St. Elizabeth Medical... continue
June 26, 2018
UTICA, NY – The St. Elizabeth Laboratory, an affiliate of the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS), is excited to announce the expansion of the outpatient laboratory services testing at the St. Elizabeth Campus at 2209 Genesee Street in Utica. A ribbon cutting and open house to celebrate the expansion will be held in collaboration with the Utica Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 from 4:... continue