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Press Releases

October 24, 2018
Central New York Diabetes Education Program to Host Grocery Store Tour at Hannaford in New HartfordUTICA, NY – On Monday, November 5, 2018, people with diabetes, pre-diabetes and their family members are invited to grocery shop with a registered dietitian and learn more about their food choices. The grocery store tour, hosted by the Mohawk Valley Health System’s Central New York Diabetes... continue
October 24, 2018
Free Smoking Cessation Classes Begin Monday, November 5, 2018UTICA, NY – 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 Mondays,... continue
October 16, 2018
UTICA, NY – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) today provided an update on the status of the new, regional healthcare campus. Topics included updates on the project in general, financing, repurposing RFP, the New York State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) process and property acquisition. Project UpdateDesign meetings between the architectural firm working on the project, NBBJ, and MVHS... continue
October 16, 2018
UTICA, NY – On Tuesday, September 25, 2018, Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) closed on the necessary financing to fund the new, regional healthcare campus project above the $300 million grant from the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH). The loan is financed through Barclays, a multinational investment bank and financial services company. In April, MVHS received approval for its... continue
August 24, 2018
UTICA, NY – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Pulmonary Rehabilitation program has met strict standards of practice and has been awarded certification through the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). For patients with chronic respiratory problems, pulmonary rehabilitation can help increase endurance and decrease shortness of breath. The Pulmonary... continue
August 23, 2018
UTICA, N.Y. – Excellus BlueCross BlueShield has selected St. Elizabeth Medical Center, an affiliate of the Mohawk Valley Health System, as a Blue Distinction Center+ for Knee and Hip Replacement, part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated healthcare facilities shown to deliver improved patient safety and better health outcomes, based on... continue
August 23, 2018
UTICA, NY – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) has signed an agreement with Epic for a new, system-wide electronic health record (EHR). Currently, MVHS uses five different systems in its facilities: Allscripts, Paragon, Intergy, Centricity and Series Revenue Cycle. This is a significant step in improving and supporting patient clinical quality and outcomes at MVHS. Epic is the most widely-... continue
August 21, 2018
UTICA, NY – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) recently launched a public campaign to solicit community involvement in helping improve the delivery of care. Throughout the nation, healthcare providers and organizations are exploring ways to reduce the risk of harm by engaging communities in a more direct way with the delivery of their care. MVHS began the Medication Reconciliation Campaign in... continue
July 19, 2018
UTICA, N.Y. – For the third consecutive year, Carbone Subaru of Utica joined with Subaru of America, Inc., and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) to donate blankets, messages of hope and arts-and-craft kits to patients fighting cancer at the Cancer Center at Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS). “In 2017, our Outpatient Infusion Unit provided more than 5,700 treatments to members of our... continue
July 16, 2018
UTICA, N.Y. – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Medical Group has been awarded recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Program at 15 of its community sites. This recognition results from using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long‐term relationships with patients and family... continue
July 10, 2018
UTICA, NY – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Foundations recently received a donation from GPO Federal Credit Union to purchase a new van to be used for patient transport. The van will offer complimentary transportation to and from medical appointments for individuals in the community who are supported by Senior Network Health Services. The van will shuttle patients to and from appointments... continue
July 9, 2018
UTICA, NY – On Friday, June 15, 2018, the Faxton St. Luke’s Volunteer Association and The Guild of St. Elizabeth Medical Center held their annual Strawberry Social and first joint business meeting at Hart’s Hill Inn in Whitesboro. The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) volunteers gifted $14,000 to support services and equipment at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH) and St. Elizabeth Medical... continue
June 26, 2018
UTICA, NY – The St. Elizabeth Laboratory, an affiliate of the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS), is excited to announce the expansion of the outpatient laboratory services testing at the St. Elizabeth Campus at 2209 Genesee Street in Utica. A ribbon cutting and open house to celebrate the expansion will be held in collaboration with the Utica Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 from 4:... continue
June 13, 2018
UTICA, NY - The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) has received the Center for Donation and Transplant (CDT) Outstanding Hospital Outreach award for going above and beyond to support a culture of organ donation within the community.This award acknowledges the staff at MVHS for its efforts to promote organ donation, educate the community about donation and its continuous support of CDT outreach... continue
June 6, 2018
UTICA, NY – Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH), an affiliate of the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS), has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll Elite. The award recognizes FSLH’s commitment and success ensuring that stroke patients receive the most appropriate... continue
June 5, 2018
UTICA, NY — Timing is everything in emergency medical care. But with treatment specialties divided among two separate hospitals, quickly navigating the best path to care isn’t always an easy task for the more than 1,500 emergency medical service (EMS) providers that staff the 57 ambulance services and 91 ambulances throughout Oneida, Herkimer and Madison counties.Dan Broedel, program director of... continue
June 4, 2018
UTICA, N.Y. – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Waterville Office at 117 West Main Street, Waterville, New York, has been identified through the New York State Department of Health's Assessment Feedback Incentives eXchange (AFIX) Program for achieving or exceeding a 90 percent immunization rate for two-year-old children. This office is the first in Oneida County to receive this recognition.... continue
June 4, 2018
UTICA, NY - Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Maternal Child Services welcomes more than 2,000 newborns into the world every year and is pleased to provide the families of these newborns the family-centered, standard of care known as “couplet care.”Couplet care allows mothers and newborn babies to remain together for their entire hospital stay. The mother and baby share one nurse and providers... continue
May 25, 2018
UTICA, NY - Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) is a proud sponsor of the Ride for Missing Children and has several employees participating in the 2018 ride. One in particular, Laura Surman, FNP, has followed the ride for years, especially after learning of the details surrounding the Sara Ann Wood abduction. After joining a spin class for personal fitness reasons, she felt strong enough and made... continue
May 24, 2018
UTICA, N.Y. - St. Elizabeth College of Nursing (SECON) graduated 90 new nurses on Saturday, May 12, 2018. Of the 90 graduates, 69 attended weekday classes and 21 participated in the evening/weekend program. The 112th graduation ceremony was held at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Utica, following a procession across Genesee Street.College President Varinya Sheppard, DNP, RN, CENP, Jessica Eldred, MS... continue