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May 4, 2021
UTICA, N.Y. – Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH), an affiliate of the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS), was notified on March 30, 2021, that Capture RX, a third party business associate, experienced a data breach on February 6, 2021. The breach included limited data on 17,655 patients of FSLH. Capture RX will be notifying each individual involved in the breach with a letter, with the exception... continue
April 29, 2021
UTICA, N.Y. – It’s 6 a.m. on a Tuesday when Jeff Lynch’s phone rings. It’s a call from the hospital. “Hey Jeff, what time is breakfast coming up?” the cheery voice inquires.In a world where many people are working remotely, Lynch, who is the Nutritional Services patient advocate for the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS)/Sodexo looks forward to his daily face-to-face interactions. On an average... continue
April 22, 2021
UTICA, N.Y. – On Thursday, April 22, 2021, the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) donated used X-ray equipment to the Utica Zoo, including analog portable equipment, cassettes and cassette readers.“Last year, we were able to purchase four new digital X-ray machines for the Medical Imaging Department at MVHS,” said Anthony Dischiavi, BS, RT(R)(CT), administrative director, Medical Imaging,... continue
April 21, 2021
UTICA, N.Y. – Samantha Warne, FNP-C, has joined the MVHS Sister Rose Vincent Family Medicine Center (SRVFMC) as a family nurse practitioner, where she will provide outpatient care to patients of all ages.Prior to joining the SRVFMC, Warne was employed as a registered nurse (RN) in the Cardiovascular Stepdown Unit at Mission-St. Joseph’s Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina.Warne earned a Master... continue
April 19, 2021
UTICA, N.Y. – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Foundation, in partnership with WKTV NewsChannel 2 and PJ Green, announce the start of the 24th annual $100,000 Miracle Drawing to benefit our local Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals at MVHS. One lucky person will win $100,000 in cash. Tickets go on sale Monday, April 19, 2021.For the past two decades, the $100,000 Miracle Drawing has... continue
April 16, 2021
Dana Jerzak will never forget the ride to Boston. Driving through Winter Storm Stella with her 17-month old baby Gavin in tow, her father trailing behind her in a separate vehicle in case she went off the road. Jerzak, an ultrasound tech at Mohawk Valley Health System was driving through the storm that night when everyone else was told to go home and avoid travel because she had gotten the call... continue
April 16, 2021
UTICA, N.Y. – On Wednesday, April 21, 2021, Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS), in partnership with Central New York (CNY) Cardiology, will perform 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 will be performed by Michael Sassower, MD... continue
April 14, 2021
UTICA, N.Y. – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) has open vaccination appointments this week for Thursday, April 15, through Saturday, April 17, 2021, at its vaccination POD located in the MVHS Burrstone House, 1710 Burrstone Road, New Hartford. Per an announcement from NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo, those 16 years of age and older can now be vaccinated. The PODs are open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.... continue
April 9, 2021
UTICA, N.Y. – Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) is adopting the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses, an international recognition program that celebrates compassionate care.“We are proud of the dedication and commitment demonstrated by our nurses” said Linda McCormack-Miller RN DNP NEA-BC, senior vice president/chief nursing officer. “The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses is one way that our... continue
March 31, 2021
UTICA, N.Y. – The New York State Department of Health recently updated guidance on visiting hours for hospitals. To align with this new guidance, the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) has adjusted its visitation policy with the changes going into effect on Thursday, April 1, 2021:The new visiting hour guidelines are as follows (changes are in bold):Inpatient Hospital UnitsVisiting hours for... continue
March 29, 2021
UTICA, N.Y. – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) has open vaccination appointments for Tuesday, March 30, 2021, at its vaccination POD located in the MVHS Burrstone House, 1710 Burrstone Road, New Hartford. Per an announcement from NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo, those 30 years of age and older can now be vaccinated. The POD is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and those who are eligible can register... continue
March 29, 2021
UTICA, N.Y. – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS), in conjunction with New York State and local partners, will hold a special “pop-up” vaccine POD for those who are eligible (50+, those over 16 with chronic conditions, essential workers (including grocery and restaurant staff) and healthcare workers) within the Black, Latino and Refugee populations. The POD will be held on Monday, March 29,... continue
March 25, 2021
UTICA, N.Y. – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS), in conjunction with New York State and local partners, will hold a special “pop-up” vaccine POD for those who are eligible (50+, those over 16 with chronic conditions, essential workers (including grocery and restaurant staff) and healthcare workers) within the Black, Latino and Refugee populations. The POD will be held on Monday, March 29,... continue
March 18, 2021
UTICA, N.Y. – Donald Libby has been named Facilities Management director for MVHS. In this role, Libby is responsible for the management and oversight of utilities management, laundry services, life safety compliance, management of construction and renovation as well as grounds keeping. He will also serve as the MVHS safety officer.Most recently, Libby served as associate director of University... continue
March 16, 2021
UTICA, N.Y. –Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) is operating an outpatient center to provide monoclonal antibody therapy for patients with COVID-19. Monoclonal antibody therapy helps prevent hospitalization or worsening of symptoms in certain patients with COVID-19 by enhancing the body’s natural immune response to the virus, but it may not be appropriate for everyone and needs a referral from a... continue
March 15, 2021
UTICA, N.Y. – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) has open COVID-19 vaccination appointments available on March 16 and 17 for the Pfizer vaccine through the following link: https://apps2.health.ny.gov/doh2/applinks/cdmspr/2/counties?OpID=BADAFA4....More information on the vaccine and who is eligible to receive it can be found on the Mohawk Valley Regional Vaccination Network website here:... continue
March 12, 2021
UTICA, N.Y. – On Wednesday, March 17, 2021, the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) will reopen visiting hours for its facilities, with some restrictions still in place.“As more people receive the COVID-19 vaccine and with the continued decline of COVID patients in our hospitals and those testing positive in our region, we felt comfortable opening up visiting hours for our patients and their... continue
March 11, 2021
UTICA, N.Y. – Robert Fleischer, MD, FACS, has joined Upstate Urology at MVHS with privileges at Faxton St. Luke's Healthcare and St. Elizabeth Medical Center. He specializes in the treatment of Calculi (stones) and general urologic care.Dr. Fleischer comes to the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) with more than 30 years of experience in urologic care, including most recently as an attending... continue
March 10, 2021
UTICA, N.Y. – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) has opened appointments for the Johnson & Johnson, single dose COVID-19 vaccine. The appointments are on Saturday, March 13, 2021, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. MVHS is giving priority to healthcare workers for these vaccines, but will vaccinate anyone who is eligible. Those who are eligible can register through the following link: https://apps2.... continue
March 4, 2021
UTICA, N.Y. – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) today announced that it has received a $50 million major gift from the Wynn Family Foundation that will further transform healthcare in the Mohawk Valley.The gift – the largest in MVHS’s history – will directly support services for the new regional medical center in downtown Utica and allow MVHS to invest in innovation, technology and services... continue