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March 5, 2019
UTICA, N.Y. – On Tuesday, February 19, 2019, the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Volunteers Mirror Board Members were acknowledged during their monthly board meeting for donating more than $2 million to MVHS since the year 2000. These donations were a combined effort of the Faxton St. Luke’s Volunteer Association and The Guild of St. Elizabeth Medical Center.“We are very grateful to celebrate... continue
March 5, 2019
UTICA, N.Y. – On Thursday, March 21, 2019, Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) will host a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Sister Johanna Conference Room at the St. Elizabeth Campus, 2209 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
February 27, 2019
UTICA, N.Y. – On Thursday, February 22, 2019, the St. Luke’s and St. Elizabeth campuses of Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) took part in an unannounced region-wide emergency preparedness exercise, coordinated by the Central New York (CNY) Healthcare Emergency Preparedness Coalition (HEPC). The unannounced exercise tests the readiness of area hospitals and local agencies to respond in the event... continue
February 27, 2019
UTICA, N.Y. – Roza Karabanov, FNP-BC, a family nurse practitioner, has joined the MVHS Little Falls Medical Office and has admitting privileges at St. Elizabeth Medical Center.Karabanov has been employed as a staff nurse with MVHS at the St. Luke’s Campus in Utica, New York, since 2008 and provided training to new graduate nurses and served as a preceptor for Utica College nursing students. Prior... continue
February 27, 2019
UTICA, N.Y. – The Oneida County Health Department, in collaboration with the 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, March 6, 13 and 20, 2019, in the Sister Johanna Conference Room... continue
February 26, 2019
UTICA, N.Y. – On Thursday, February 28, 2019, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) will hold open interviews in the Center for Rehabilitation and Continuing Care Services (CRCCS) Sogg’s Room, at the St. Luke’s Campus located at 1650 Champlin Avenue, Utica, New York. Registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and certified nursing assistants are invited to attend.This is an... continue
February 26, 2019
UTICA, N.Y. – On Saturday, March 2, 2019, America’s Greatest Heart Run/Walk will be held at Utica College. Due to the event beginning and ending at Utica College, there will be road closings from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. that will affect the St. Luke’s Campus.The St. Luke’s Campus will only be accessible when approached from Yorkville on Champlin Avenue. The entrance across from the Utica College... continue
February 25, 2019
UTICA, N.Y. – Ransford Commey, MD, has joined the MVHS Bariatric Surgery Program as a bariatric surgeon.Prior to joining MVHS, Dr. Commey worked at the St. Alexius Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, as a staff general surgeon.Dr. Commey earned his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, New York. He completed his Doctor of Medicine at Rutgers-Robert Wood... continue
February 15, 2019
UTICA, NY - Join the Central New York (CNY) Diabetes Education Program on Thursday, February 21, 2019, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Community Room at the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Center for Rehabilitation and Continuing Care Services (CRCCS), 1650 Champlin Avenue in Utica, for the Growing Up Healthy Education Program. In this session, participants ages 5 through 18 and their families,... continue
February 14, 2019
MVHS Adult Day Health Care Valentine’s Day Sweetheart DanceUTICA, N.Y. – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Rehabilitation and Nursing Center (RNC) Adult Day Health Care (ADHC) program is hosting a sweetheart dance for Valentine’s Day for its registrants. This event takes place Thursday, February 14, 2019 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m at Center for Rehabilitation and Continuing Care Services (... continue
February 12, 2019
MVHS Cancer Center Receives Generous DonationUtica, N.Y. – On Saturday, October 13, 2018, Believe 271 Foundation, Inc. and the Oneida County Volunteer Firemen’s Association (OCVFA) held their second annual Pink Tie Gala at Hart’s Hill Inn in Whitesboro.The Gala was put together to raise funds to support Believe 271 Foundation’s Assistance to Firefighters with Cancer, the Oneida County Volunteer... continue
February 7, 2019
UTICA, N.Y. – Camille Richards, MD, has joined Mohawk Valley Health System’s (MVHS) New Hartford Medical Office - Medical Arts, as a general and trauma surgeon with admitting privileges at St. Elizabeth Medical Center.Prior to joining MVHS, Dr. Richards worked at Upstate Medical University as a general surgery resident physician.Dr. Richards earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology from the... continue
January 31, 2019
UTICA, N.Y. – To better protect patients from the flu and other illnesses, visitor restrictions have been put in place for the inpatient units at the Mohawk Valley Health System.A maximum of two visitors per patient will be permitted at any one time and children 14 and under are prohibited from visiting all inpatient areas, as they are more likely to have and transmit respiratory infections. This... continue
January 29, 2019
UTICA, N.Y. – Deanna Eychner, LPN, CHT, has been named program manager of MVHS Advanced Wound Care. In this role, Eychner is responsible for developing and maintaining policies and procedures, preparing annual capital, salary and operational budgets, audits and clinic operations.Eychner has been employed at the St. Elizabeth Campus since 2010, serving as a Wound Care Clinic-certified hyperbaric... continue
January 29, 2019
UTICA, N.Y. – On Tuesday, February 5, 2019, Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) will host a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in 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.More than 38,000 blood donations are needed each day in the United States, but only 38 percent... continue
January 24, 2019
UTICA, N.Y. – Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) will hold a Graduate Nurse Recruitment Dinner on Thursday, January 31, 2019, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Community Room at the Center for Rehabilitation and Continuing Care Services (CRCCS), 1650 Champlin Avenue, Utica, New York. All graduate nurses are welcome to attend for a dinner and presentations to learn how they can become a part of the... continue
January 24, 2019
Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare Foundation and St. Elizabeth Medical Center Foundation Officially Merge Fund Raising Activities into the MVHS Foundation UTICA, N.Y. – On Monday, December 31, 2018, the State of New York Department of State accepted a Certificate of Incorporation to officially consolidate the fund raising activities of the Faxton-St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH) Foundation and the St.... continue
January 22, 2019
UTICA, N.Y. – On Thursday, February 7, 2019, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) will hold a job fair in the Bennett Street Lobby at the Faxton Campus located at 1675 Bennett Street, Utica, New York. Registered nurses (RN), licensed practical nurses (LPN) and patient care technicians (PCT) are invited to attend. All of the listed positions are open at multiple MVHS dialysis... continue
January 15, 2019
UTICA, N.Y. – Peter Manno, RN, has been named provider relations specialist for Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS). In this role, Manno will identify, qualify and create new business relationships and maintain existing relationships among the St. Elizabeth Laboratory outreach program.Prior to joining MVHS, Manno worked as an account executive at all Health Direct sites throughout the Mohawk... continue
January 11, 2019
UTICA, N.Y. – Patients seeking surgical treatment for severe obesity and its related conditions have a high-quality choice for receiving treatment at a nationally accredited program that meets the highest standards for patient safety and quality of care in the greater Mohawk Valley area.William Graber, MD, director of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and weight loss surgeon at Mohawk Valley Health... continue