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January 2, 2019
 UTICA, N.Y. –Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Maternal Child Services has been recognized by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program (NSSHCP) as a “Gold Safe Sleep Champion” for its commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep. Twenty-five New York State hospitals have received this certification and MVHS is among only 14 to have received the gold-level award.... continue
January 2, 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, January 9, 16 and 23, 2019, in the AC 1 and 2 Conference Rooms... continue
January 2, 2019
UTICA, N.Y. – Onama Tanner-Collins, FNP, has joined the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Children’s Health Center and has admitting privileges at St. Elizabeth Medical Center and Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare. Tanner-Collins has been employed as a charge nurse, staff nurse and certified cardiac care nurse with MVHS at the St. Elizabeth Campus in Utica, New York, since 2004. Prior to joining MVHS... continue
January 2, 2019
UTICA, N.Y. – The volunteer groups at the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) presented their financial gifts during their annual winter gathering in November 2018. The Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare Volunteer Association presented MVHS with a $43,000 donation, bringing their annual total to $53,000. The Guild of St. Elizabeth Medical Center presented a donation of $21,500, bringing their annual... continue
December 19, 2018
City of Utica Mayor Presents Check to MVHS Cancer CenterUTICA, N.Y. – On Wednesday, December 12, 2018, City of Utica Mayor Robert Palmieri presented a check for $19,200 to the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Cancer Center. Donations were raised for the MVHS Breast Care Center at Mayor Palmieri’s annual Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon, which took place on Friday, October 26, 2018, at Daniele’s... continue
December 17, 2018
MVHS Occupational Therapists Introduce “Busy” Devices to Patients UTICA, N.Y. – Occupational therapists at the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) will offer sensory stimulating “busy” aprons and table mats to patients with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.“Busy” aprons and table mats have attached zippers, braids, different textures and patterns, all designed to engage the minds... continue
December 17, 2018
Millie Condon has been named manager/media specialist for the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS). In this role, Condon provides development and refinement of marketing goals, pricing strategies, promotional activities and branding in consultation with marketing staff and MVHS departments.Prior to her role as manager, Condon was a Communications Specialist for MVHS. Before joining MVHS, Condon... continue
December 17, 2018
UTICA, N.Y. – According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Compare Quality Database released in the second quarter of 2018, the Orthopedic group at the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) demonstrated excellent results in the total hip/knee surgery complication rates.The elective total hip/knee surgery complication rate (lower is better) for the Orthopedic Department... continue
December 4, 2018
Center State Conference Girls Varsity Tennis League Tournament Raises Money for MVHS Breast Care Center UTICA, N.Y. – On Saturday, September 15, 2018, Center State Conference Girls Varsity Tennis League Tournament raised funds for Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Breast Care Center. Each year the league raises money for breast cancer agencies. This year the league chose the MVHS Breast Cancer... continue
November 30, 2018
Mohawk Valley Health System to Host Blood Drive at St. Elizabeth CampusFriday, December 14, 2018UTICA, N.Y. – On Friday, December 14, 2018, the 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... continue
November 28, 2018
MVHS to Hold Dialysis Job FairUTICA, N.Y. – On Thursday, December 6, 2018, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) will hold a job fair in the Bennett Street Lobby, Faxton Campus, 1675 Bennett Street, Utica, for registered nurses (RN), licensed practical nurses (LPN) and patient care technicians (PCT). All of the listed positions are open at multiple MVHS dialysis locations.This... continue
November 28, 2018
Mohawk Valley Health System Staff AnnouncementsNovember 12, 2018UTICA, N.Y. – Alyssia Lloyd, MS, FNP-BC, has joined the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Sauquoit Medical Office as a family nurse practitioner and has privileges at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH).Prior to joining the MVHS Medical Group, Lloyd was employed as a family nurse practitioner at an allergy office in Utica, New York... continue
November 28, 2018
Mohawk Valley Health System to Host Blood Drive at the St. Luke’s CampusTuesday, December 4, 2018UTICA, N.Y. – On Tuesday, December 4, 2018 Mohawk Valley Health System 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.... continue
November 28, 2018
MVHS Radiology Department Celebrates National Radiologic Technology Week with Siemens Healthineers TrainingUTICA, N.Y. – During the week of November 4, 2018, the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Radiology Department celebrated National Radiologic Technology Week by participating in Siemens Healthineers “Emotional Intelligence” training sessions.Radiology technologists must obtain twenty-four... continue
November 9, 2018
MVHS Breast Care Center Receives Generous Donation  Utica, N.Y. – On Saturday, October 27, 2018, C. Hubb's Inc. and community members gathered together for the first annual C. Hubb 5K Fun Run & Walk. Donations were accepted in place of race registration fees in order to help raise awareness for breast cancer. Proceeds from the event went to local breast cancer organizations. The Mohawk Valley... continue
November 8, 2018
UTICA, N.Y. – St. Elizabeth College of Nursing (SECON), in conjunction with the Utica Police Department (UPD) Metro SWAT Team, conducted an “Active Shooter Drill” for its College staff and students on Wednesday, November 7, 2018, at the College campus.The drill is part of the College’s Campus Safety and Security program and is designed to provide students, faculty and staff with a scenario that... continue
November 8, 2018
Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) and SUNY Upstate Cancer Center Enter into Partnership                                               UTICA, N.Y. - Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) has entered into a partnership with SUNY Upstate Cancer Center to provide Radiation Oncology services to our community. This partnership will take effect on Saturday December 1, 2018, when the previous partnership... continue
November 5, 2018
UTICA, N.Y. - The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) provides a Lung Nodule program and lung cancer screenings for those who are considered to have a high risk of developing lung cancer. Qualified candidates should be 55 to 80 years of age, have a 30 pack-year history of smoking (one pack a day for 30 years, two packs a day for 15 years, etc.) and are current smokers or have quit within the last... continue
November 2, 2018
UTICA, N.Y. – On Friday, November 2, 2018, Lisa Briggs, owner of Whitesboro Fit Body Boot Camp and Coach Donald Washburn presented a donation of $2,000 to the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Breast Care Center.Briggs, Washburn and members of the Whitesboro Fit Body Boot Camp raised the funds by holding raffles and having people donate for their trainers to do certain exercises.“The most... continue
October 26, 2018
UTICA, N.Y. – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) today revealed the exterior design of its new, 373-bed, 672,000-square-foot hospital that will be the center of the integrated healthcare campus in downtown Utica.In collaboration with the MVHS outreach team, NBBJ has been leading the design of the new, regional healthcare campus since May 2017. Together with MVHS leaders, they have engaged... continue