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MVHS to Host Blood Drive Tuesday, June 9

May 27, 2015
On Tuesday, June 9, 2015, Mohawk Valley Health System will host a blood drive from 10am to 4pm in Allen-Calder Conference Rooms 1 and 2 at the St. Luke’s Campus, 1656 Champlin Avenue, Utica. 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 of the population is eligible to...

MVHS Balance Center Offers Free Screenings

May 27, 2015
Approximately 15 percent of Americans experience a balance or dizziness problem each year. Vestibular disorders of the inner ear, affecting balance or producing vertigo, impact 35 percent of adults age 40 and older in the United States, which equates to nearly 70 million Americans. The Balance Center at the Mohawk Valley Health System is offering free balance screenings to help community...

Chronic Kidney Disease Program - June 9

May 26, 2015
The Dialysis Center at the Mohawk Valley Health System offers an educational program for those who have been diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). The program will take place on Tuesday, June 9, 2015, from 1pm to 3:30pm in Weaver Lounge at the Faxton Campus, 1676 Sunset Avenue, Utica. Registration is required as seating is limited. Contact Cindy Christian, RN, CKD Program coordinator,...

Job Fair at St. Luke's Home - Wednesday, June 3

May 22, 2015
On Wednesday, June 3, 2015, St. Luke’s Home is holding a job fair with on-the-spot interviews from 10am to 2pm in the Community Room at the Center for Rehabilitation and Continuing Care Services on the St. Luke’s Campus, 1650 Champlin Avenue, Utica. St. Luke’s Home has immediate openings for certified nursing assistants (CNAs), licensed practical nurses (LPNs) and registered nurses (RNs). CNAs...

MVHS Hearing and Speech Center Offers Free Hearing Screenings

May 22, 2015
In an effort to promote the early detection or potential for hearing loss, the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Hearing and Speech Center has joined in the American Hearing Aid Associates’ Mission: One Million program to provide one million free hearing screenings to individuals age 55 and older throughout the nation. The MVHS Hearing and Speech Center offers free hearing screenings to...

MVHS Stroke Support Group Presents “Combating Depression”

May 20, 2015
On Wednesday, June 3, 2015, the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) will host a free stroke support group presentation at 6pm in the Soggs Room at St. Luke’s Home in the Center for Rehabilitation and Continuing Care Services, 1650 Champlin Avenue, Utica. Depression is a common factor among stroke survivors, as well as caregivers and family members. Megan Schlater, CTRS, an inpatient...

Breast Care Center Offers New Method for Early Detection of Lymphedema

May 20, 2015
The Breast Care Center at the Mohawk Valley Health System now offers a new method for early detection of lymphedema thanks to the support of a generous donor. This measurement system, called the Lymphedema Index (L-Dex), helps assess and detect lymphedema at its earliest stages, even before it becomes visible. Women who have had treatment for breast cancer are at risk of developing lymphedema...

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Telethon Wednesday, May 27, 2015

May 20, 2015
The 24th annual Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH) Foundation Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals Telethon will air Wednesday, May 27, 2015, on WKTV NewsChannel 2. Broadcast live from the Community Room in the Center for Rehabilitation and Continuing Care Services, 1650 Champlin Avenue, Utica, the Telethon will air from 6am to 9pm. To make a pledge to CMN during the Telethon, please call...

33rd Annual Bank of America Merrill Lynch/Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare Foundation Golf Open Set to Tee Off June 15 at Yahnundasis Golf Club

May 19, 2015
The Faxton St. Luke's Healthcare (FSLH) Foundation will hold its 33rd annual Golf Open on Monday, June 15, 2015, at Yahnundasis Golf Club, 8639 Seneca Turnpike, New Hartford. The proceeds from this year’s event will benefit the F. E. Romano Family Radiation Oncology Department in the Cancer Center at the Mohawk Valley Health System. The $300 per person donation includes: 18 holes of golf,...

Diabetes Prevention Program Offered by Central New York Diabetes Education Program

May 19, 2015
The Mohawk Valley Health System’s Central New York Diabetes Education Program (CNY Diabetes) is offering the National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) that focuses on treating prediabetes to prevent type 2 diabetes. The program begins on Wednesday, July 8, 2015, at 6pm. Type 2 diabetes threatens one in three Americans and 90 percent of these individuals don’t even know they’re at risk. At...

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