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MVHS Plans Organ Donation Registration

Apr 2, 2015
UTICA – Every 10 minutes someone is added to the national transplant list. On average, 21 people die each day in the U.S. while waiting for a transplant. Being part of a national register saves lives. April is Organ Donation Awareness Month. To support that, the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) is offering registration opportunities at two hospitals. Individuals may register for organ...

Faxton St. Luke’s Dental Health Center Providing Free Oral Cancer Screenings

Apr 1, 2015
On Wednesday, April 29, 2015, the Faxton St. Luke’s Dental Health Center will provide free oral cancer screenings to anyone interested in being checked. The screenings will be given from 1:15pm to 4:30pm at the Dental Health Center, 1714 Burrstone Road, New Hartford. More than 43,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral or pharyngeal cancer this year which will lead to more than 8,000 deaths...

Governor Cuomo and New York State Legislature Approve $300 Million for Healthcare Integration in Oneida County

Apr 1, 2015
Earlier this year, Governor Andrew Cuomo proposed $300 million in the 2015 New York State (NYS) budget to help to ‘create an integrated healthcare delivery system in Oneida County.’ His proposal was part of a $700 million recommendation to support Upstate New York hospitals. The proposal for Oneida County became a reality with the approval of the budget this week. “This is an incredible...

MVHS Names Medical/Surgical Nurse Manager

Apr 1, 2015
UTICA – Jamie M. Buell, BSN has been named nurse manager of 3A (Medical/Surgical) and 3B (Oncology/Medical/Surgical) at St. Elizabeth Medical Center (SEMC). In this position, Buell maintains nursing operations to include both clinical and administrative responsibilities for 3A and 3B. Buell has served in various positions at SEMC, including data abstractor, nursing Quality Management...

Cancer Support Groups in April

Mar 30, 2015
Support Forum for Patients and Cancer Survivors The Cancer Center’s monthly support forum for patients and cancer survivors will be held on Monday, April 13, 2015, at 6pm. The cancer support forum meets the second Monday of every month at 6pm in The Cancer Center’s Fireplace Lounge on the main floor of Faxton Campus, 1676 Sunset Avenue, Utica. The forum, led by the Cancer Center’s social...

Adjusters International/Basloe, Levin and Cuccaro Raises $3,450 for Children’s Miracle Network Hospital at FSLH

Mar 26, 2015
In March, Adjusters International/Basloe, Levin and Cuccaro presented a check for $3,450 to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital (CMN) at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH). The donation was made up of employee contributions to their corporate dress down day program which allows employees to wear jeans to work on Fridays if they make a donation. “Our twin girls, Mary and Anna, were born...

MVHS to Host Blood Drive Tuesday, April 7

Mar 24, 2015
On Tuesday, April 7, 2015, Mohawk Valley Health System will host a blood drive from 11am to 4pm in Allen-Calder Conference Rooms 3, 4 and 5 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...

Dialysis Center Offering Chronic Kidney Disease Program - April 7

Mar 24, 2015
The Dialysis Center at 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, April 7, 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, at (...

Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare’s Dental Residency Program Celebrates 35 Years

Mar 23, 2015
On Friday, March 20, 2015, the James M. Rozanski General Practice Residency Program at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH) celebrated its 35th Anniversary at Vernon Downs Casino & Hotel in Vernon, New York. The celebration recognized all dentists who have contributed to the program since its inception in 1980. Over the last 35 years, 131 residents have graduated from the residency program...

MVHS Celebrates National Eye Donor Month

Mar 23, 2015
UTICA – For those who are visually impaired, sight is a precious gift. In 2014, 11 patients at Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) generously chose to donate life and were cornea donors upon their passing. "The world is a beautiful place filled with wonderful colors, textures and images," said Vicki Adler, executive director of the Lions Eye Bank at Albany. "A corneal transplant provides a...

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