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September 11, 2020
UTICA, N.Y. – The safety of our patients, employees, physicians and community are of primary importance to Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS). Therefore, during the initial onset of the coronavirus in our state, we immediately complied with strict recommendations by the State of New York to limit visitors to our facilities. Our goal was to limit exposure to COVID-19, especially important to... continue
August 31, 2020
UTICA, N.Y. – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Foundation has announced that its 24th annual $100,000 Miracle Drawing, which benefits the local Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospital at MVHS, will not take place this year due to COVID-19. In the past, tickets could be purchased for $100 with a $100,000 cash prize.The drawing is canceled this year due to the inability of the MVHS... continue
August 27, 2020
UTICA, N.Y. – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®- Stroke Gold Plus with Honor Roll quality achievement award for the 10th consecutive year. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized,... continue
May 14, 2020
UTICA, N.Y. – May is National Stroke Awareness Month and the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) is spotlighting its Stroke Center with Comprehensive Capabilities at the St. Luke’s Campus – the only one in the Mohawk Valley. The Stroke Center has continuously received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award... continue
May 14, 2020
UTICA, N.Y. – Beginning Tuesday, May 12, 2020, through Friday, May 15, 2020, the K ramp between State and Cornelia Streets (map attached for reference) will be closed to traffic due to the installation of new National Grid electrical vaults along the ramp. Signed detours are being utilized to advise motorists of the ramp closure and direct traffic to the appropriate detour routes.Updates on this... continue
May 5, 2020
UTICA, N.Y. - GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. Normally held once a year in November, this special effort – titled Giving Tuesday Now, which will take place on Tuesday, May 5, 2020, will help raise funds and awareness for needs related to COVID-19.Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) has seen... continue
April 24, 2020
UTICA, N.Y. – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) has updated its outpatient service model in order to keep patients in our region as safe and comfortable as possible while receiving care in our system. In accordance with New York State on PAUSE, MVHS has implemented social distancing measures in all locations. In addition, MVHS is performing temperature checks, asking screening questions and... continue
April 24, 2020
UTICA, N.Y. – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) today announced its COVID-19 Recovery Plan. The plan is outlined below.SummaryMVHS, like other hospitals and health systems across the country, is experiencing devastating financial losses ($5 million each week) due to investments made in expanding capacity for a potential surge of COVID-19 patients while simultaneously suspending lucrative... continue
April 6, 2020
UTICA, N.Y. – In accordance with a New York State Department of Health directive for updated COVID-19 guidance regarding Obstetrical settings, Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) has updated its visitor restrictions for Labor and Delivery. The new restrictions allow women in labor one support person essential to patient care throughout labor, delivery and the immediate postpartum period. This... continue
April 1, 2020
UTICA, N.Y. – A portion of Lafayette Street, directly to the east of State Street, was closed to traffic on Thursday, April 2, 2020, to perform work under the street. A flagger will be on State Street to direct traffic coming from the west on Lafayette and through traffic from State Street. Detour signs will also be placed to reroute vehicles coming from the east. The closed portion of Lafayette... continue
April 1, 2020
UTICA, N.Y. – On Tuesday, March 31, 2020, the JM Chubback Foundation generously donated 25 “Stay at Home Patient Assistance Kits” to patients of the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Cancer Center. The kits consist of essential items such as toilet paper, paper towels, disinfectant spray, Clorox wipes and hand sanitizer. “Many of the patients at the MVHS Cancer Center are unable to go to the... continue
March 26, 2020
UTICA, N.Y. – As was previously released, Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) is actively preparing for a surge in patient volumes and has developed a surge plan, as required by the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH). This plan, submitted to the NYSDOH yesterday, outlines how MVHS will surge St. Luke’s to 100 percent of its current census and St. Elizabeth to 75 percent of its current... continue
March 25, 2020
UTICA, N.Y. – Today, Wednesday, March 25, 2020, Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) President/CEO Darlene Stromstad, FACHE, and Chief Physician Executive Kent Hall, MD, provided an update on the Coronavirus/COVID-19 situation at MVHS. In response to the mandate from Governor Andrew Cuomo to stop all elective procedures, MVHS has temporarily suspended services in the following areas: Sleep Center... continue
March 23, 2020
UTICA, N.Y. – Today, Monday, March 23, 2020, Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) President/CEO Darlene Stromstad, FACHE, and Chief Physician Executive Kent Hall, MD, provided an update on the Coronavirus/COVID-19 situation at MVHS.  MVHS is actively preparing for a surge in patient volumes and developing a surge plan as required by the New York State Department of Health. This plan is due... continue
March 19, 2020
UTICA, N.Y. – To better protect patients, medical staff and employees throughout the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, further visitor restrictions have been put in place at the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS). As directed by the New York State Department of Health, all visitation to the main MVHS campuses is suspended at this time. This restriction applies to the Faxton, St. Elizabeth and St.... continue
March 18, 2020
UTICA, N.Y. – Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, visits to the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Center for Rehabilitation and Continuing Care Services (CRCCS) are prohibited. To allow our residents to continue communicating with their loved ones, we will be setting up Skype appointments. If interested in setting up a Skype appointment with your loved one, please contact the director of... continue
March 17, 2020
UTICA, N.Y. – Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 in our area, beginning today, Tuesday, March 17, 2020, the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Dental Health Office will be closed until further notice with the exception of dental emergencies. If you believe you are experiencing a dental emergency please, call 315-624-6227. ###
March 17, 2020
UTICA, N.Y. – Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, visits to the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) are prohibited. To allow our residents to continue communicating with their loved ones, we will be setting up Skype appointments. If interested in setting up a Skype appointment with your loved one, please contact the director of Therapeutic Recreation, Amy Deangelo, at 315-624-8609. She will help... continue
March 17, 2020
UTICA, N.Y. – To better protect patients, medical staff and employees, visitor restrictions have been put in place at the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) community sites due to Coronavirus. This includes all medical group offices, laboratory locations and dialysis sites. For the medical group offices, a maximum of one visitor per patient will be permitted at any one time. This visitor should... continue
March 16, 2020
UTICA, N.Y. – Effective Sunday, March 15, 2020, the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) is restricting entrances at its hospitals to ensure the safety of our patients and staff during the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. At the St. Elizabeth Campus, patients and visitors should park in the parking garage and enter through the Admitting entrance on the first floor. Those needing emergency services... continue