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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 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
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 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 16, 2018
UTICA, N.Y. – Four Hamilton College students interested in health careers spent this week shadowing physicians in the St. Elizabeth Family Medicine Residency Program. This is the thirteenth consecutive year for the program entitled “A Week in the Life of a Family Medicine Resident.” Students participating were Aspacelia Geranios '19, Hana Lindsey '20, Joana Mora '18 and Choiwing Yeung '19.The... continue
March 8, 2018
UTICA, NY – John M. Forbes has been named vice president of Philanthropy for the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS). In this role, Forbes provides leadership to support and sustain our philanthropic efforts with our community, medical staff and healthcare family. Along with additional Senior Team members, MVHS and Foundation Board of Directors and the Foundation team members, Forbes will develop... continue
March 6, 2018
UTICA, NY – On Wednesday, February 14, 2018, individuals from Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton New Hartford and Homewood Suites by Hilton New Hartford presented a check for over $2000 to Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Cancer Services.“The Cancer Program is very appreciative of this generous donation from Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton New Hartford and Homewood Suites by Hilton New... continue
March 1, 2018
UTICA, NY - The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Cancer Program received a three-year certificate of accreditation from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC).CoC accreditation is the trademark of excellence and awarded to cancer care programs that have made a commitment to providing high quality, comprehensive, multidisciplinary, patient-centered care as demonstrated... continue