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Mohawk Valley Health System Announces Service Changes

Jun 3, 2015
During the month of June the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) will be making service changes at both hospitals. The organization will be consolidating its Cardiac Services Program, including cardiac catheterizations and angioplasty procedures, to St. Elizabeth Medical Center (SEMC). Currently cardiac catheterizations and angioplasty procedures are performed at SEMC and Faxton St. Luke’s...

Midstate EMS Awards Banquet Recognizes Local EMS Providers

Jun 1, 2015
On Friday, May 22, 2015, Midstate EMS hosted its annual awards banquet at Hart’s Hill Inn in Whitesboro. Randolph Mantooth, who played Johnny Gage on the hit NBC show EMERGENCY!, was the keynote speaker and hosted a fundraising autograph session during the cocktail hour. The banquet recognized all EMS providers from Oneida, Herkimer and Madison Counties in celebration of National EMS Week....

MVHS Senior Sunday: Lunch and Learn Lecture - June 14

May 29, 2015
On Sunday, June 14, 2015, Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) will host a Senior Sunday: Lunch and Learn Lecture. The topic is “Celebrating 100 Years of Caring for Our Community with the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Utica and Oneida County,” and will be presented by Kim Ellis, RN, BPS, LNHA, executive director of Home Care Services at MVHS. Ellis will highlight the rich history of the...

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...

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