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February 23, 2021
UTICA, N.Y. – A portion of Lafayette Street, between State and Cornelia Streets, will be closed to traffic on Wednesday, February 24, 2021, starting at 7 a.m. to allow for concrete work in the new Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) regional medical center. A flagger will be available to direct traffic and detour signs will also be placed to reroute vehicles.For more information on the new MVHS... continue
February 23, 2021
UTICA, N.Y. – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) has received its shipment of vaccines that were significantly delayed due to adverse winter weather. Now that the vaccines have been received, MVHS will open its COVID-19 Vaccine POD, located at 1710 Burrstone Road, on Thursday, February 25, 2021, for those who were initially scheduled for Thursday, February 18, 2021 (and then rescheduled to... continue
February 22, 2021
UTICA, N.Y. – The shipment of vaccines designated for the MVHS COVID-19 Vaccine POD, 1710 Burrstone Road, has continued to experience delays. The POD, initially scheduled for Thursday, February 18, 2021, was rescheduled to Monday, February 22, 2021, due to shipping delays caused by adverse winter weather.Delays in this shipment continue, so the POD scheduled for today, February 22, 2021, is... continue
February 18, 2021
UTICA, N.Y. – A portion of Lafayette Street, between State and Cornelia Streets, will be closed to traffic on Friday, February 19, 2021, from at 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. to allow for concrete work in the new Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) regional medical center. A flagger will be available to direct traffic and detour signs will also be placed to reroute vehicles.For more information on the new... continue
February 17, 2021
UTICA, N.Y. – The shipment of vaccines designated for the MVHS COVID-19 Vaccine POD, 1710 Burrstone Road, to be held this Thursday, February 18, 2021, has been delayed due to adverse winter weather. The POD is being rescheduled for Monday, February 22, 2021. Appointment times will transfer to the new date and remain the same. Those with appointments will be contacted via email with the new... continue
February 16, 2021
UTICA, N.Y. – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS), along with new medical center project partners, Hammes Healthcare and Gilbane Building Company, is holding a Build Your Own Hospital contest for kids in grades K-8. This fun project is being held in preparation for Women in Construction Week 2021 (March 7 – 13) to get more kids and young girls interested in the building and construction... continue
February 9, 2021
UTICA, N.Y. – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) is scheduled to receive more COVID-19 vaccines this week. MVHS will reopen its vaccination POD, located in the MVHS Burrstone House, 1710 Burrstone Road, New Hartford. This POD will be open Thursday, February 11; Saturday, February 13; Sunday, February 14; Monday, February 15; and Tuesday, February 16 with appointments available from 9 a.m. to... continue
February 9, 2021
UTICA, N.Y. – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) has closed its Respiratory Triage Trailer at the St. Luke’s Campus, 1656 Champlin Avenue, Utica, and moved the service into the Emergency Department (ED) at the campus which has been updated to provide this service. Patients with respiratory symptoms (cough, shortness of breath, congestion, etc.) should now go directly to the ED at the St. Luke... continue
February 8, 2021
UTICA, N.Y. – A portion of Lafayette Street, between State and Cornelia Streets, will be closed to traffic on Tuesday, February 9 at 7 a.m. and Friday, February 12 at 8 a.m. to allow for concrete work in the new Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) medical center. A flagger will be available to direct traffic and detour signs will also be placed to reroute vehicles.For more information on the new... continue
February 2, 2021
UTICA, N.Y. – On Wednesday, February 3, 2021, National Grid crews will perform maintenance work on Broadway and Schuyler Streets in Utica, on a gas main that will serve the Mohawk Valley Health System’s (MVHS) new regional medical center in Downtown Utica.The project will include intervals of controlled and limited venting, during which crews will safely release natural gas into the atmosphere.... continue
February 2, 2021
UTICA, N.Y. – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Clinton Medical Office, located at 101 College Street, Clinton has closed today, February 2, 2020, due to inclement weather. All registrants have been notified of the closure. The office will be open for normal office hours, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow.Please call 911 if you are having a medical emergency.### 
February 2, 2021
UTICA, N.Y. – This morning, the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) along with representatives from project partners Gilbane Building Company and Hammes, held a Topping Off ceremony to celebrate a major milestone in the placement of the final beam for the new regional medical center and completion of the steelwork. This milestone is commemorated by painting the beam white and having the steel... continue
January 28, 2021
UTICA, N.Y. – Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) has started a shuttle service at its St. Luke’s Campus. Patients can park their car and get a ride right to the front door of the campus and also be picked up once their appointment is over.“With the cold weather upon us and the significant distance from some of the St. Luke’s parking lots to the front door, we decided it was important to provide a... continue
January 4, 2021
UTICA, N.Y. – Upon initial distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine, the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) released guidance for facilities, providers, and local health departments that received the COVID-19 vaccine on how it should be distributed. The list of those eligible to receive the vaccine has now been expanded past the initial group. The guidance is as follows: Facilities are... continue
December 23, 2020
UTICA, N.Y. – Michael C. Fegley has been named director of Materials Management at the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS). Prior to this position, Fegley held positions in Materials Management at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York, at Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo, New York, and at Crouse Hospital in Syracuse, New York. Fegley earned his bachelor of science degree in... continue
December 21, 2020
UTICA, N.Y. – On Monday, December 21, 2020, the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) became one of the first in the state to begin vaccinating residents and staff in its long-term care facility – MVHS Rehabilitation and Nursing Center (RNC). The vaccines and vaccinators were provided as part of the Pharmacy Partnership for Long-term Care (LTC) Program and are separate from the vaccines received by... continue
December 16, 2020
UTICA, N.Y. – On Wednesday, December 16, 2020, the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) received its first shipment of COVID-19 vaccinations. In preparation for the vaccine arrival, a Point of Dispersal (POD) location was set up to begin vaccinating MVHS healthcare workers as soon as possible. "This is an exciting day for the Mohawk Valley as the COVID-19 vaccine provides a light at the end of the... continue
December 14, 2020
UTICA, N.Y. – Christopher Houle, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP, CDCES, has been named director of Pharmacy at the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS). Prior to this position, Houle was a clinical pharmacy coordinator for MVHS, where he oversaw the development of clinical pharmacy services, lead the team of clinical pharmacists and provided supervisory oversight to operational staff. He also previously held... continue
December 9, 2020
UTICA, N.Y. – Today, the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) released a video message from its President and CEO Darlene Stromstad, FACHE, to update the community on key issues related to the resurgence of COVID-19 in the community and at the MVHS hospitals. Staffing challenges, the organization’s supply of personal protective equipment (PPE), hospital capacity and what both employees and the... continue
November 20, 2020
UTICA, N.Y. – Diane Potter, MS, RN, has joined the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) as the director of Education at MVHS Rehabilitation and Nursing Center (RNC). In this role, Potter will plan and coordinate ongoing education functions of the facility as well as programs for new employees. Most recently, Potter was nurse manager of the Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit, where she was... continue