The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS), in collaboration with Upstate Urology, is hosting a free prostate cancer screening event throughout the month of September to recognize Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and encourage men to get screened.

Who: Men ages 45 to 75

What: Free prostate exam with a prostate-specific blood test.

Where: Upstate Urology at MVHS, 1675 Bennett Street, Utica. Use the Bennett Street entrance and take the Green Elevators to the second floor.

Sister Rose Vincent Family Medicine Center, 120 Hobart Street, Utica, on September 22.

When: Wednesday, September 6, 13, 20 and 27 (at Upstate Urology at MVHS)

9 a.m. to noon | 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Friday, September 22 (at Sister Rose Vincent)

9 a.m. to noon | 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Why: Prostate cancer is the most common cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death in American men. Approximately one in eight men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. Early diagnosis of prostate cancer significantly increases the likelihood of survival.

How: Schedule an appointment today by visiting or calling 315-624-HOPE (4673).


About MVHS

MVHS is an integrated, non-profit healthcare delivery system that includes St. Elizabeth Medical Center (SEMC), Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH), MVHS Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Visiting Nurse Association of Utica and Oneida County and Senior Network Health. MVHS primarily serves the geographic area of Oneida, Herkimer and Madison counties in New York State and is an integrated delivery system with more than 4,200 full-time equivalent employees.

MVHS is in the process of constructing The Wynn Hospital – a 10-story, 672,000-square-foot, 373- bed hospital located on a 25-acre parcel adjacent to the Downtown Utica business district. The campus will also include a central utility plant and the development of a parking garage, physician office building(s), support facilities and a business center. The new hospital creates a structured delivery system to reduce gaps and inefficiencies in care coordination, eliminates duplication of services and improves ease of access with ample parking and centralized entrances. It will be a modern facility with private patient rooms and the flexibility to keep pace with rapidly changing technology and delivery models.

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