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July 23, 2021
UTICA, N.Y. – A portion of Lafayette Street, between Broadway and Cornelia Street, will be closed to traffic starting at approximately 7 a.m. on Monday, August 2, through the afternoon of Friday, August 6, to allow for panel installation on The Wynn Hospital. A flagger will be available to direct traffic and detour signs will also be placed to reroute vehicles.For more information on The Wynn... continue
July 21, 2021
UTICA, N.Y. – Vincent Fiocco, PA-C, has joined the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Orthopedic Group.Fiocco earned his Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Long Island University Brooklyn, in Brooklyn, New York. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology at the State University of New York at Albany, in Albany, New York.Fiocco is a member of the American Academy of Physician... continue
July 21, 2021
UTICA, N.Y. – Registration is now open for the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Central New York (CNY) Diabetes Rediscover Wellness Program – a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-recognized diabetes prevention program led by specially-trained nurse and dietitian lifestyle coaches. Proven by research, this year-long lifestyle change helps participants lose weight, learn how to keep... continue
July 19, 2021
UTICA, N.Y. – The Mohawk Valley Health System’s (MVHS) Emergency Department (ED) on both the St. Luke’s and St. Elizabeth Campuses has been named one of the top response teams in the Northeast by TeamHealth for its work through the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, Afsar Khan, MD, medical director of the MVHS EDs, has been awarded the 2020 Northeast Group Medical Director of the Year by TeamHealth... continue
July 14, 2021
UTICA, N.Y. – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Foundation, in partnership with WKTV NewsChannel 2, is holding a special one-day event on Friday, July 16, 2021, from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Holland Farms Bakery & Deli, located at 50 Oriskany Boulevard, Yorkville. Staff will be on-site and accepting cash, checks and credit cards for $100,000 Miracle Drawing raffle tickets to benefit our local... continue
July 12, 2021
UTICA, N.Y. – A portion of Lafayette Street, between State and Cornelia Streets, will be closed to traffic starting at approximately 6 a.m. on Tuesday, July 13, and Wednesday, July 14, 2021, to allow for concrete work on The Wynn Hospital. A flagger will be available to direct traffic and detour signs will also be placed to reroute vehicles.For more information on The Wynn Hospital, visit https... continue
July 9, 2021
UTICA, N.Y. – On Monday, July 12, 2021, the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) visitor policy will change based on guidance from the NYS Department of Health and feedback from MVHS staff members and visitors. The updated visitor policy can be found at mvhealthsystem.org/visitation and includes the following changes:Visiting hours remain the same for inpatient hospital units - from 11 a.m. to 1 p.... continue
June 30, 2021
UTICA, N.Y. – Rose Antilus, MD, has joined the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Medical Group as an obstetrician/gynecologist (OB/GYN) at the Women’s Health Center, where she will provide outpatient care to women of all ages.Dr. Antilus has more than 15 years of experience in the OB/GYN specialty and joins MVHS from Northwell Health, Southside Hospital in Bayshore, New York, where she worked in... continue
June 22, 2021
UTICA, N.Y. –COVID-19 vaccines will be available at Roc-Star Ice Cream, 268 Sanger Avenue, Waterville on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The vaccines, which are free, are being administered through a partnership of the Central Oneida County Volunteer Ambulance Corps (COCVAC), Upstate Family Health Center, Inc., and the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS). Both Johnson & Johnson... continue
June 17, 2021
UTICA, N.Y. – Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) has received the prestigious HeartCARE™ Center: National Distinction of Excellence from the American College of Cardiology (ACC). The hospital is the only health care organization in New York State with this accreditation, and one of only 36 to achieve this honor nationally.Accreditation is based on rigorous on-site evaluation of the staff’s... continue
June 11, 2021
UTICA, N.Y. – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) has announced the first three winners of the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses, an award which recognizes nurses for the amazing efforts they perform every day. The winners of the awards, Alyssa Lasek, RN, Jessica Roberts, RN and Dan Santoro, RN, each received a hand carved statue, a framed certificate and scholarship opportunities for... continue
June 9, 2021
UTICA, N.Y. – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Foundation, in partnership with WKTV NewsChannel 2, is holding a special one-day event on Friday, June 11, 2021, from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Holland Farms Bakery & Deli, located at 50 Oriskany Boulevard, Yorkville. Staff will be onsite and accepting cash, checks and credit cards for $100,000 Miracle Drawing raffle tickets to benefit our local... continue
June 2, 2021
UTICA, N.Y. – When Tyra Smalls was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, she wasn’t sure how it would impact her life. The condition, which causes increased sensitivity to pain, can also be amplified by certain foods, but doing her own research left her confused and frustrated.After consulting with her primary care provider and sharing her concerns, which included some extra weight, she was told about a... continue
May 24, 2021
UTICA, N.Y. – Maternal Child Services at the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) is offering free monthly breastfeeding classes for expectant parents who have either chosen or are considering breastfeeding. The classes are taught by International Board Certified Breastfeeding Consultants (IBCLC) Anna Mroczek, BS, RN, IBCLC and Galina Karpova, RN, IBCLC.The classes will be held on the first... continue
May 19, 2021
UTICA, N.Y. – On Wednesday, May 19, 2021, Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS), in partnership with Central New York (CNY) Cardiology, performed the 100th WATCHMAN procedure at its St. Elizabeth Campus. WATCHMAN is an innovative, one-time procedure that reduces the risk of strokes that originate in the left atrial appendage (LAA). The procedure, which was performed by Michael Sassower, MD, of CNY... continue
May 19, 2021
UTICA, N.Y. – Robert Madlinger, DO, MPH, FACOS, FACS, LTC, USAR, USARC, has joined the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Surgical Group, where he will serve as the chief of Trauma, Acute Care and Surgical Critical Care, as well as program director for General Surgery.Dr. Madlinger joins MVHS from St. Joseph’s University Medical Center, Paterson, New Jersey, where he was chief of Trauma and... continue
May 18, 2021
UTICA, N.Y. – St. Elizabeth College of Nursing (SECON) graduated 67 new nurses on Saturday, May 15, 2021. Of the 67 graduates, 45 attended weekday classes and 22 participated in the evening/weekend program. The 115th graduation ceremonies were held at the St. Elizabeth College of Nursing in the Multi-Purpose Room.College President, Varinya Sheppard, DNP, RN, CENP; Dean of Student and Faculty... continue
May 17, 2021
UTICA, N.Y. – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) is now offering a new test to identify rare neuroendocrine pancreatic tumors – dotatate gallium GA 68 PET scan.Using this new technology, radiologists at MVHS are able to identify somatostatin receptor positive neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) in adult and pediatric patients with greater accuracy. NETs are rare tumors that develop in the hormone-... continue
May 11, 2021
UTICA, N.Y. – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Foundation, in partnership with WKTV NewsChannel 2, is holding a special one-day event on Wednesday, May 12, 2021, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Jay-K Lumber, located at 8448 Seneca Turnpike, New Hartford. Staff will be onsite and accepting cash, checks and credit cards for $100,000 Miracle Drawing to benefit our local Children’s Miracle Network (... continue
May 11, 2021
UTICA, N.Y. – The Mohawk Valley Health System’s (MVHS) Central New York (CNY) Diabetes Education Program, with the assistance of an Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Member and Community Health Improvement (MACHI) grant, has purchased a RetinaVue visual screening device. The device is a digital camera which has been specifically designed to take high resolution images of the patient’s retina to... continue