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Press Releases

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
November 19, 2020
UTICA - On Friday, November 20, 2020, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) will hold a virtual job fair for applicants of Environmental and Nutrition Services positions. Applicants will be able to schedule an appointment and speak directly with a representative from the MVHS Human Resources Department to apply over the phone and ask any questions regarding these openings.... continue
November 12, 2020
UTICA - Throughout the COVID-9 pandemic, the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) has adhered to the strictest standards of safety through our Safe Path to Care, which protects our patients and their families, our employees, and our providers. This has enabled our community members to access all the healthcare services that they need – and do so safely. Our Safe Path to Care is stronger today than... continue
November 10, 2020
UTICA - On Wednesday, November 11, 2020, the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) COVID-19 testing site, formerly located on Burrstone Road, will open on the St. Luke’s Campus in the former offices of Pre-Admission Testing. This testing site is for patients scheduled to have surgery or a procedure at one of the MVHS locations and requires an appointment.Patients should park in the Pre-Procedure... continue
October 29, 2020
UTICA - The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) has joined forces with Crouse Health, Samaritan Medical Center, St. Joseph’s Health and Upstate University Hospital to raise awareness about the signs of stroke and when to seek help in recognition of World Stroke Day, today, October, 29, 2020.The five hospitals—all members of the CNY Regional Stroke Advisory Council—have collaborated in the creation... continue
October 27, 2020
UTICA - With flu and cold season upon us and the rise in COVID-19 cases around the country, we are seeing and hearing from more community members who are seeking testing for COVID-19.As you know, we offer COVID-19 testing for patients who are experiencing respiratory symptoms at our Respiratory Triage tent at the St. Luke’s Campus, 1656 Champlin Avenue, Utica. These services, provided by the... continue
October 23, 2020
UTICA - The American College of Cardiology (ACC) has recognized Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) for its demonstrated expertise and commitment in treating patients who use an electrophysiology lab for care. MVHS was awarded Electrophysiology Lab Accreditation in September based on rigorous onside evaluation of the staff’s ability to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients who come to the... continue
October 15, 2020
UTICA - The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Foundation is hosting its annual Stomp Out Cancer Telethon on Wednesday, October 21, 2020. The telethon will be broadcast live throughout the day on the MVHS Facebook page (@mvhealthsystem) from noon to 8 p.m. This year, gifts will have double the impact as all donations up to $150,000 will be matched. This generous donation was made anonymously and... continue
October 7, 2020
Eric Schackow, MD, PhD, has joined MVHS as program director of the St. Elizabeth Family Medicine Residency Program, located at the Sister Rose Vincent Family Medicine Center (SRVFMC). Dr. Schackow has privileges at St. Elizabeth Medical Center and Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare.Prior to joining MVHS, Dr. Schackow was a Clinical Informatics physician, Epic Physician Builder and Faculty Physician,... continue
October 5, 2020
UTICA, N.Y. – The Hematology/Oncology group of Drs. Atul Butala, Samir Desai and Alicia DeTraglia will join the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Medical Group, effective Monday, October 5, 2020. The new name of the practice will be the MVHS Hematology/Oncology Group.­“We are so pleased that Drs. Butala, Desai and DeTraglia are joining MVHS,” said Darlene Stromstad, FACHE, MVHS President and CEO... continue
October 1, 2020
UTICA, N.Y. – Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) was made aware of a possible intrusion to our information technology (IT) system. As a result, and with an abundance of caution, we are taking preventive action, which includes temporarily suspending all internet access and any internet-based applications. Right now, we are working with third party experts in cybersecurity to assess our internal IT... continue
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