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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
March 13, 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) due to Coronavirus. This applies to the St. Luke’s and St. Elizabeth hospitals. A maximum of one visitor per patient will be permitted at any one time with a two-hour visitation limit. Children 14 and under are prohibited from visiting all... continue
March 5, 2020
UTICA, N.Y. – On the morning of Saturday, March 7, 2020, there will be several road closures for America’s Greatest Heart Run and Walk. There will only be one closure that will disrupt entry to the St. Luke’s Campus. All other Mohwak Valley Health System (MVHS) sites will be accessible via normal routes. The St. Luke’s Campus will be accessible via the Northern Champlin Avenue entrance only.... continue
March 3, 2020
UTICA, N.Y. – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Rome Medical Office, located at 1617 North James Street, Suite 900, in Rome, New York, will be closed Tuesday, March 3, 2020. This includes the St. Elizabeth Lab located at this office. Patients with appointments have been notified of the closure. Patients may visit mvhealthsystem.org/lab for a list of other available lab locations. Patients... continue
March 2, 2020
UTICA, N.Y. – On Friday, March 6, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS), in collaboration with healthcare students from both Mohawk Valley Community College (MVCC) and SUNY Polytechnic Institute, will again offer free health screenings to the public at the American Heart Association’s Healthy for Good Expo. The Expo is held in the Clark Athletic Center at Utica... continue
February 24, 2020
UTICA, N.Y. – On Monday, February 24, 2020, the portion of the construction fence surrounding the site of the new Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) regional medical center building in Downtown Utica that falls on Lafayette Street will be moved further out into the street. Lafayette Street will remain open to two-way traffic, but parking on the northern side of the street will no longer be... continue
February 24, 2020
UTICA, N.Y. – On Thursday, February 27, 2020, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) will hold an open house for nursing students and experienced nurses at the New MVHS Regional Medical Center Mock Rooms site, located at the MVHS Crossroads Medical Office, 8411 Seneca Turnpike, New Hartford. This is an opportunity to learn more about the nursing positions available at MVHS... continue
February 21, 2020
UTICA, N.Y. – The Oneida County Health Department, in collaboration with Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS), is offering a free, three-week series of Freshstart Smoking Cessation classes. Freshstart is an evidence-based program created by the American Cancer Society. The classes will be held from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 11, 18 and 25, 2020, in the Administrative Conference Room... continue
February 10, 2020
UTICA, N.Y. – The Mohawk Valley Health System’s (MVHS) Central New York Diabetes Education Program (CNY Diabetes) has received a three-year grant of $71,000 from Excellus BlueCross BlueShield for state-of-the-art retinal screening equipment and additional resources for local diabetes prevention services. Diabetes has reached epidemic proportions in the United States and the number of people... continue
February 7, 2020
UTICA, N.Y. – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Rehabilitation and Nursing Center (RNC) Adult Day Health Care (ADHC) program, located at the Center for Rehabilitation and Continuing Care Services (CRCCS) building at the St. Luke’s Campus, 1650 Champlin Avenue, New Hartford, is closed today, February 7, 2020, due to inclement weather. The following MVHS locations listed will also be closing... continue
February 3, 2020
UTICA, N.Y. – Oneida County Health Department (OCHD), Rome Memorial Hospital (RMH) and Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) in accordance with Section 2803-L of the Public Health Law, have jointly submitted their annual Community Health Assessment/Community Service Plan and Community Health Improvement Plan to the New York State Department of Health. It includes information on community health... continue
February 3, 2020
UTICA, N.Y. – Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) has signed an agreement with the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM), Elmira, New York, to become a major clinical campus for the medical school, providing clinical rotations for third and fourth year students. “This partnership creates a pipeline of high-quality, well-trained physicians to meet the current and future healthcare... continue
January 24, 2020
UTICA, N.Y. – Elizabeth Skinner, DO, has joined the MVHS Whitesboro Medical Office as a family medicine physician. Most recently, Dr. Skinner was a family medicine physician for the Department of Veterans Affairs Donald J. Mitchell Clinic in Rome, New York. Prior to this position she was at Well Span Health Spring Family Medicine in New Freedom, Pennsylvania for ten years. Dr. Skinner served in... continue
January 22, 2020
NEW HARTFORD, New York – The Utica National Group Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Utica National Insurance Group, today announced that it is awarding a $1 million grant to the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Foundation to support the brand new, state-of-the-art medical center in downtown Utica, New York, currently under construction.“Having such a top-level healthcare facility will... continue
January 21, 2020
UTICA, N.Y. – On Wednesday, January 15, 2020, the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Maternal Child Services received accreditation from the Centering Healthcare Institute as a CenteringPregnancy site. CenteringPregnancy provides prenatal care in a group setting that includes an individual health check-up with additional time and attention. The group meets 10 times throughout their pregnancies... continue
January 21, 2020
UTICA, N.Y. – Officials from the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) and The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties released a consultant’s findings and recommended potential reuse options for the three main MVHS campuses: St. Luke’s, St. Elizabeth and Faxton. In February 2019, MVHS announced its decision to work with CHA Consulting, Inc., an international engineering consulting... continue
January 17, 2020
UTICA, N.Y. – On Wednesday, January 22, 2020, Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) will hold a job fair at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Utica, located at 102 Lafayette Street, Utica, New York. MVHS has openings for several entry-level positions in the following departments; Environmental Services, Patient Transport and Laundry Services. This is an opportunity to learn more about the positions... continue