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Apr 7, 2016
UTICA, N.Y. – On Sunday, April 17, 2016, the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) will host a Senior Sunday: Lunch and Learn Lecture on nutrition. The lecture will be held at noon in the Soggs Room in St. Luke’s Home at the Center for Rehabilitation and Continuing Care Services, 1650 Champlin Avenue, Utica. A Registered Dietitian from MVHS will discuss proper nutritional needs as we age that...
Apr 6, 2016
On Monday, April 4, Randall J. VanWagoner, President of Mohawk Valley Community College, and Robert C. Scholefield, Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer for the Mohawk Valley Health System, signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for a credit-bearing, nationally accredited EMS/Paramedic degree program. The Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare EMS Program is an affiliate of the Mohawk...
Apr 5, 2016
UTICA, N.Y. – Almost everyone who works at St. Elizabeth Medical Center (SEMC) knows who Dr. Albert D’Accurzio is. Whether they had direct interactions with him or not, they saw him in the hospital hallways and heard him speak at events and answer questions about hospital quality in the media. Plus, he worked there more than a quarter of a century. He retired on April 1. Before joining SEMC as...
Apr 1, 2016
UTICA, N.Y. – Eric Yoss, MD, FCCP, a specialist in Pulmonology and Critical Care Medicine, has been named senior vice president of Quality at the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS). In this position, he is responsible for overseeing and coordinating the various quality programs at MVHS. Dr. Yoss has served on the St. Elizabeth Medical Center (SEMC) medical staff since the early 1990s,...
Apr 1, 2016
UTICA, N.Y. – 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 Faxton St. Luke’s Volunteer Association is offering registration opportunities at various locations throughout the month....
Mar 31, 2016
UTICA, N.Y. – A team of Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) employees penned an article on the reduction of patient falls at MVHS that was published in the December 2015 issue of Nursing Management journal. Kathryn Ward, MA, MS, RN, CPHQ, NEA-BC, director of Nursing Operations, is the primary author of the article. She collaborated with Patricia A. Roach, MS, RN, NEA-BC, PMHNP-BC, senior vice...
Mar 29, 2016
UTICA, N.Y. – Isha Gupta, MD, a nephrologist affiliated with Kidney and Hypertension Consultants, has joined the medical staffs of St. Elizabeth Medical Center and Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare. She has privileges at both SEMC and FSLH, which are affiliated under the Mohawk Valley Health System. Dr. Gupta received her Bachelor of Surgery and Bachelor of Medicine from B.J. Medical College in...
Mar 28, 2016
Support Forum for Patients and Cancer Survivors The Mohawk Valley Health System’s Cancer Center’s monthly support forum for patients and cancer survivors will be held on Monday, April 11, 2016, at 6 p.m.The cancer support forum meets the second Monday of every month at 6 p.m. in the Cancer Center’s Fireplace Lounge on the main floor of Faxton Campus, 1676 Sunset Avenue, Utica. The forum,...
Mar 28, 2016
On Wednesday, April 6, 2016, the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) will host a free stroke support group presentation from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Soggs Room at St. Luke’s Home in the Center for Rehabilitation and Continuing Care Services, 1650 Champlin Avenue, Utica. Join us as we watch two videos. The first is Andrew’s story. Andrew Love shared his personal and emotional stroke story...
Mar 18, 2016
UTICA, N.Y. – Seven students from the confirmation class of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in New Hartford, New York, donated blankets to the St. Luke’s Campus Pediatric Department of the Mohawk Valley Health System. The girls donated material to create three blankets each as their class service project. The students’ goal was to “help comfort these hospitalized children by wrapping...

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