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FSLH Stroke Support Group Presents “Staying Healthy During the Flu Season”

Oct 20, 2014
On Wednesday, November 5, 2014, Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH) 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. Flu season is upon us and the CDC reports that approximately 200,000 hospitalizations occur each year due to complications from influenza....

FSLH to Host Blood Drive - Wednesday, October 29

Oct 15, 2014
On Wednesday, October 29, 2014, Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare will host a blood drive from 10am to 3pm in the 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...

Mohawk Valley Gamers Gear Up for “Extra Life” On October 25 to Benefit Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare

Oct 13, 2014
Game lovers in the Mohawk Valley are spending the next two weeks raising funds and deciding what to play on Saturday, October 25 — 2014’s Extra Life National Game Day benefiting Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH), a member of Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals. The grassroots gaming experience lets gamers register for free at www.Extra-Life.org, select their local CMN Hospital,...

FSLH Senior Sunday: Lunch and Learn Lecture - October 19

Oct 3, 2014
On Sunday, October 19, 2014, Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH) will host a Senior Sunday: Lunch and Learn Lecture. The topic is “A Look at Life in Haiti,” and will be presented by Ginger Oliver, PT, DPT, manager of Rehabilitation Services; Melanie Pogoda, RN, BSN, nurse manager; and Melissa Hayward, RN, charge nurse, at FSLH. Oliver, Pogoda and Hayward will share stories and photos from...

Campaign For Quality to Feature Family Obesity Specialist From NBC’s “The Biggest Loser”

Oct 1, 2014
At some point in most people’s lives, they have had the goal to lose five to ten pounds or maybe even more. It can be heartbreaking, however, when it is your own child dealing with a weight issue and it brings up the question of who is responsible for your child’s health. Childhood obesity is a national epidemic, and is not a problem that can be ignored. Joanna Dolgoff, MD, the official...

Regional Dialysis Center Offering Chronic Kidney Disease Program Tuesday, October 14

Sep 30, 2014
The Regional Dialysis Center at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare offers an educational program for those who have been diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). The program will take place on Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 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...

MOLST Program Presented to Area Physicians and Providers

Sep 29, 2014
On Wednesday, September 24, 2014, the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS), Excellus BlueCross BlueShield and the Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties sponsored “Integrating MOLST into a Community-Wide Approach to Advance Care Planning” — a free, educational program for the community. More than 150 physicians and providers were in attendance for the presentation by Patricia Bomba,...

Cancer Support Forum – October 13, 2014

Sep 29, 2014
The Regional Cancer Center’s monthly support forum for patients and cancer survivors will be held on Monday, October 13, 2014, at 6pm. The guest speaker, Maria Santa Maria, PT, DPT, is the coordinator of Outpatient Physical Therapy Services for Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH) and will be discussing how cancer patients can maximize function and combat fatigue through exercise. The cancer...

FSLH Receives National Recognition for Meritorious Outcomes from the American College of Surgeons

Sep 22, 2014
The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®) has recognized Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH) as one of 44 ACS NSQIP participating hospitals that have achieved meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care. As a participant in ACS NSQIP, FSLH is required to track the outcomes of inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures and collect data that...

Central New York Diabetes Education Program to Host Grocery Store Tour at Hannaford in New Hartford

Sep 19, 2014
On Monday, October 6, 2014, 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 Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare’s Central New York Diabetes Education Program (CNY Diabetes), will begin at 6pm at Hannaford Supermarket located at 4593 Commercial Drive in New...

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