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Press Releases

July 10, 2019
UTICA, N.Y. - The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Foundation and the MVHS Cancer Center are pleased to announce that the 21st annual Stomp Out Cancer Telethon raised $250,000. This year, gifts had double the impact as all donations, up to $125,000, were matched. This generous donation was made anonymously and is gifted in memory of a remarkable man. The Telethon was broadcast live Wednesday,... continue
July 3, 2019
UTICA, NY – On Saturday, June 29, 2019, Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) successfully launched a new, system-wide electronic health record (EHR) called Epic, which for the first time puts the two hospitals and physician practices on the same platform. Previously, MVHS used five different systems in its facilities. This is a momentous step in improving and supporting patient quality and safety... continue
June 26, 2019
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 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10, 17 and 24, 2019, in the Sister Johanna Conference Room at... continue
June 17, 2019
UTICA, N.Y. – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Trauma Center at the St. Elizabeth Campus was recently re-verified as a Level III Trauma Center by the Verification Review Committee (VRC), an ad hoc committee of the Committee on Trauma (COT) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). This achievement recognizes the trauma center's dedication to providing optimal care for injured patients.... continue
June 14, 2019
UTICA, N.Y. – Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH) and St. Elizabeth Medical Center (SEMC) medical staffs announced their 2019 officers.The 2019 FSLH medical officers are:Waleed Albert, MD, FACP, president.Dr. Albert received his Doctor of Medicine from the Faculty of Medicine of Damascus University in Damascus, Syria. He completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Trenton Affiliated Hospitals... continue
May 24, 2019
UTICA, N.Y. – On Tuesday, June 4, 2019, Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) will host a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Allen-Calder Conference Rooms 1 and 2 at the St. Luke’s Campus, 1656 Champlin Avenue, Utica, New York. Please enter through Allen-Calder entrance 7 at the back of the campus. All presenting donors will receive a $5 Amazon gift card by email.More than 38,000 blood... continue
May 22, 2019
UTICA, N.Y. – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Business Office, formerly located at 1710 Burrstone Road, New Hartford, New York, has relocated to the St. Elizabeth College of Nursing (SECON) building located at 2215 Genesee Street, Utica, New York. The change is effective immediately.Patients should not expect any changes in service due to the relocation. All mail will be forwarded to the... continue
May 6, 2019
UTICA, N.Y. – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Foundation, in partnership with WKTV NewsChannel 2, The Observer-Dispatch and PJ Green, announce the start of the 23rd 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, May 6, 2019.For the past two decades, the $100,000... continue
April 25, 2019
UTICA, N.Y. – Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) is among the first in New York State to treat carotid artery disease and prevent future strokes using a new procedure called TransCarotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR). TCAR is a clinically proven, minimally invasive and safe approach for high surgical risk patients who need carotid artery treatment.Carotid artery disease is a form of... continue
April 15, 2019
UTICA, N.Y. - The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Foundation and F.X. Matt Brewery will hold the 11th annual Prohibition Party on Friday, April 26, 2019, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the historic F.X. Matt Brewing Co., 830 Varick Street, Utica. The event is presented by Theresa Flemma, CFP®, director at Baird, Flemma Gornick Group.Tickets cost $50 per person. Admission includes Saranac beverages,... continue
April 5, 2019
UTICA, N.Y. – During National Volunteer Week, Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) celebrates its more than 270 volunteers from Sunday, April 7, to Saturday, April 13, 2019. MVHS volunteers donated 25,000 hours of their time and talent in 2018 to help MVHS patients, residents, families, employees and medical staff.A breakfast will be held on Friday, April 12, 2019, to honor MVHS volunteers and... continue
April 1, 2019
UTICA, N.Y. – On Thursday, April 4, 2019, from noon to 5 p.m., Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) will hold a system-wide hiring event at the DoubleTree by Hilton, located at 102 Lafayette Street, Utica, New York. Multiple positions are available and all are invited to attend.This is an opportunity to learn more about MVHS and the rewarding careers it has to offer. Attendees will have the... continue
March 28, 2019
UTICA, NY - The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Dental Health Center will provide free oral cancer screenings each Monday throughout the month of April in 2019. The screenings will be given at the Dental Health Center, 1714 Burrstone Road, New Hartford.More than 48,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral or pharyngeal cancer this year which will lead to more than 8,000 deaths. Some risk... continue
March 26, 2019
UTICA, N.Y.-The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Foundation is hosting its annual Stomp Out Cancer Telethon on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, from noon to 8 p.m. from the MVHS Cancer Center at the Faxton Campus. The telethon will be broadcast live on WKTV NewsChannel 2 from noon to 7 p.m. and on CBS Utica from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. This year, gifts will have double the impact as all donations up to $125... continue
March 22, 2019
UTICA, N.Y. – Trisha Cashman has been named to outreach manager of MVHS Laboratory Services. In this role, Cashman acts as the primary resource within the department for all outpatient related services with other institutions and providers who are, or may be interested in, referring testing to a MVHS Laboratory. She is responsible for the promotion of laboratory services, including its extensive... continue
March 14, 2019
UTICA, N.Y. – Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) has installed pharmaceutical drop-off receptacles at each of its three main campuses: Faxton Campus – Urgent Care, 1676 Sunset Avenue, Utica; St. Elizabeth Campus – Emergency Department, 2209 Genesee Street, Utica and St. Luke’s – Campus Emergency Department, 1656 Champlin Avenue, Utica.These receptacles will be monitored by security and cameras at... continue
March 12, 2019
UTICA, N.Y. – On Wednesday, April 10, 2019, the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Central New York (CNY) Diabetes Rediscover Wellness Program will kick off this year’s program in the CNY Diabetes Education Program Office located on the Fourth Floor of the Faxton Campus, 1676 Sunset Avenue, Utica, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. All interested participants must RSVP before attending the event.The... continue
March 11, 2019
UTICA, N.Y. - For the 14th consecutive year, IHOP restaurants nationwide will offer each guest a free short stack of their famous buttermilk pancakes on IHOP Free Pancake Day – Flip It Forward for Kids, Tuesday, March 12, 2019. Our area’s IHOP, located at 535 French Road, New Hartford, participates in IHOP Free Pancake Day each year to raise awareness and funds for our local Children’s Miracle... continue
March 6, 2019
UTICA, N.Y. – On Monday, February 25, 2019, Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS), in partnership with Central New York (CNY) Cardiology, officially began offering the WATCHMAN procedure to the community. Executed by both Michael Sassower, MD, and Michael K. Amponsah, MD, FACC, of CNY Cardiology WATCHMAN is an innovative, one time procedure that reduces the risk of strokes that originate in the left... continue
March 5, 2019
UTICA, N.Y. – On Wednesday, March 13, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) will hold a career fair in the Community Room and Soggs Room at the Center for Rehabilitation and Continuing Care Services, located on the St. Luke’s Campus, 1650 Champlin Avenue, Utica, New York. Multiple positions are available and all are invited to attend.This is an opportunity to learn more... continue