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January 4, 2022
UTICA, N.Y. – Tayo Obatusin, MD, FAPA, has joined the MVHS as assistant clinical professor of Psychiatry, Psychiatry Residency Program director, and director of Behavioral Service Line.Dr. Obatusin received his medical degree from the College of Medicine, University of Maiduguri, Nigeria. He completed his residency in psychiatry at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia, and his... continue
December 22, 2021
UTICA, N.Y. – Leo P. Sullivan, MD, FACS, has joined the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Surgical Group where he will serve as a general surgeon.Dr. Sullivan received his medical degree from New York University in New York, New York. He completed an internship and residency in Surgery at New York University, New York, New York and an additional residency in General/Vascular Surgery at Staten... continue
December 21, 2021
UTICA, N.Y. – Dumisa Adams, MD, MPA, FACOG, has joined the MVHS Medical Group as Medical Director and OB/GYN at the MVHS Women’s Health Center and MVHS OB Care Center, where she will provide inpatient and outpatient care.Dr. Adams received her medical degree from University of Toronto in Toronto, Canada, where she also completed an internship and residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is a... continue
December 15, 2021
UTICA, N.Y. – Kayla Panko, FNP, has joined the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Trauma Center as a certified family nurse practitioner where she will provide care to patients of all ages.Panko earned her Master in Family Nurse Practitioner and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Utica College, Utica, New York.Panko has more than four years of experience at MVHS in the Intensive Care Unit.###
December 15, 2021
UTICA, N.Y. – Debra Iselo, FNP, has joined the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Cancer Center Survivorship Program as a certified family nurse practitioner where she will help patients adjust to changes after treatment.Iselo earned her Master of Science in Family Nurse Practitioner from SUNY Polytechnic Institute, Utica, New York. She has more than 17 years of experience in various nursing... continue
December 13, 2021
UTICA, N.Y. – On Thursday, December 16, Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) will host a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room at the St. Elizabeth College of Nursing, 2215 Genesee Street, Utica, New York.More than 38,000 blood donations are needed each day in the United States, but only 38 percent of the population is eligible to donate. Just one donor can help save or... continue
December 10, 2021
UTICA, N.Y. – On Thursday, December 9, 2021, the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) announced to its employees that it would implement two significant wage and rate increases that will benefit its employees:The MVHS minimum wage is being increased to $16 per hour, effective in the December 12/13 pay period. This change impacts 783 employees and the increase will be reflected in the December 30/31... continue
December 9, 2021
UTICA, N.Y. – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) is now providing COVID-19 vaccines to individuals 12 years of age and older through its COVID-19 vaccine POD. The POD is located at the MVHS Burrstone House, 1710 Burrstone Road, New Hartford, with hours of operation from 7 a.m. to noon, Monday through Saturday.COVID boosters are also available at the MVHS Vaccine POD.Here’s important... continue
December 6, 2021
UTICA, N.Y. – Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) is hosting a nursing hiring event on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at The Wynn Hospital Construction Site Conference Room, 201 Lafayette Street, Utica, New York.Positions offered at this event include registered nurses (RN), nurse technicians (NT), care attendants, certified nursing assistants (CNA), and obstetrics nurses (OBN... continue
December 6, 2021
UTICA, N.Y. – Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) offers COVID-19 testing through its COVID Testing Trailer located at the St. Luke’s Campus, 1656 Champlin Avenue, Utica, New York. The trailer is open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.Community members needing a COVID test should schedule an appointment by calling MVHS Central Scheduling at 315-624-4600. Patients should arrive at the... continue
December 6, 2021
UTICA, N.Y. – Robert Cooper, FNP, has joined the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) as a certified family nurse practitioner at the MVHS Medical Group New Hartford Crossroads Medical Office, where he will provide care to patients of all ages.Cooper earned his Family Nurse Practitioner Degree as well as his Master of Science in Nursing Education from the SUNY Polytechnic Institute of Utica, New... continue
November 24, 2021
UTICA, N.Y. – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Diabetes Program received a $2,500 check from a Walmart grant this November to purchase blood glucose meters for diabetes patients before being discharged from the hospital. Caroline Jacobus, director of CNY Diabetes Education Program, was presented the check by Walmart Manager, Chris Beaulac.A blood glucose meter is used for checking blood... continue
November 23, 2021
UTICA, N.Y. – In early November, Tim Skjellerup and Alicia Skjellerup, owners of Rome Fit Body Boot Camp, presented a donation of $2,507 to the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Breast Care Center.Tim, Alicia and members of the Rome Fit Body Boot Camp raised the funds during the month of October in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness. The campaign, called “Burpees for Boobies,” asked members to... continue
November 17, 2021
UTICA, N.Y. – The Commission on Cancer (CoC), a quality program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) has granted Three-Year Accreditation to the cancer program at Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS). To earn voluntary CoC accreditation, a cancer program must meet 34 CoC quality care standards, be evaluated every three years through a survey process and maintain levels of excellence in the... continue
November 8, 2021
UTICA, N.Y. – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) will hold a special Veterans Day POD on Thursday, November 11, 2021, from 7 a.m. to noon at its regular POD location at the MVHS Burrstone House, 1710 Burrstone Road, New Hartford. MVHS is asking anyone who attends the POD to bring non-perishable food items which will be donated to Feed the Vets. Any veteran who comes to the POD for their... continue
November 3, 2021
UTICA, N.Y. – On Saturday, November 6, 2021, local gamers of all levels are uniting to save and improve the lives of kids treated at the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS). The event will take place from 10 a.m., Saturday, November 6 to 10 a.m., Sunday, November 7, 2021, in the Dining and Community Hall (PC 150), at Mohawk Valley Community College, Rome Campus, 1101 Floyd Ave, Rome, New York.The... continue
November 2, 2021
UTICA, N.Y. – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) is now providing all three COVID-19 vaccine boosters to community members who qualify through its COVID-19 vaccine POD. The POD is located at the MVHS Burrstone House, 1710 Burrstone Road, New Hartford, with hours of operation from 7 a.m. to noon, Monday through Saturday. The boosters are being provided in partnership with Upstate Family Health... continue
October 22, 2021
UTICA, N.Y. – Hsin Kwung Li, MD, PharmD, has joined the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Cancer Center as a radiation oncologist, where he provides and directs radiation therapy treatments for cancer patients.Dr. Li has more than five years of experience in medicine, including the last four in Radiation Oncology. He specializes in X-ray guided radiation treatment of tumors in the body.Dr. Li... continue
October 19, 2021
UTICA, N.Y. – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Breast Care Center has developed a new Multidisciplinary Breast Care Clinic to help patients understand their diagnosis, plan their treatment and receive guidance from the entire care team, all in one appointment.The clinic is offered to breast cancer patients upon receiving their initial diagnosis, allowing patients to meet individually with... continue
October 14, 2021
UTICA, N.Y. – On Monday, October 18, 2021, the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) visitor policy will change. The updated visitor policy can be found at https://mvhealthsystem.org/visitation and includes the following changes:InpatientVisiting hours remain the same for inpatient hospital units - from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week.Patients can have two visitors during... continue