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Mohawk Valley Health System Announces Nursing Leadership

May 23, 2014
Patricia Roach, MS, RN, NEA-BC, has been named senior vice president/chief nursing officer for the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS). Roach will oversee Nursing Services for MVHS which includes Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare and St. Elizabeth Medical Center (SEMC). She will also oversee the St. Elizabeth College of Nursing and the Performance Excellence and Education Departments. Roach received...

32nd Annual Bank of America Merrill Lynch/Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare Foundation Golf Open Set to Tee Off June 16 at Yahnundasis Golf Club

May 23, 2014
The Faxton St. Luke's Healthcare (FSLH) Foundation will hold its 32nd Annual Golf Open on Monday, June 16, 2014, at Yahnundasis Golf Club, 8639 Seneca Turnpike, New Hartford. The proceeds from this year’s event will benefit the Outpatient Infusion Unit in The Regional Cancer Center at FSLH. The $300 per person donation includes: 18 holes of golf, continental breakfast, lunch, dinner for the...

FSLH Stroke Support Group to Meet Wednesday, June 4

May 21, 2014
On Wednesday, June 4, 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. The presentation, “Communication After A Stroke: Finding the Right Words,” will be presented by Danielle Furlong, MS, CCC-SLP, speech pathologist...

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

May 20, 2014
On Monday, June 2, 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 Hartford...

FSLH to Host Blood Drive Tuesday, June 3

May 20, 2014
On Tuesday, June 3, 2014, Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare will host a blood drive from 10am to 4pm in the Community Room at the Center for Rehabilitation and Continuing Care Services, located on the St. Luke’s Campus, 1650 Champlin Avenue, Utica. All presenting donors in June can enter to win a daily raffle for a $50 gas gift card. More than 38,000 blood donations are needed each day in the...

Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare Highlights Area’s Only Stroke Center for National Stroke Awareness Month

May 19, 2014
May is National Stroke Awareness Month and Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH) is spotlighting its Regional Stroke Center — the only designated Primary Stroke Center in the Mohawk Valley. The Regional Stroke Center, which received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award and Target Stroke Honor Roll...

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Telethon Friday, May 30, 2014

May 13, 2014
The 23rd annual Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH) Foundation Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals Telethon will air Friday, May 30, 2014, 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 for 16 consecutive hours, 6am to 10pm. To make a pledge to CMN during the...

Back Pain Aquatics Classes Begin Tuesday, May 27

May 13, 2014
The Faxton St. Luke’s Wellness Center is offering a new six week session of Back Pain Aquatics classes beginning Tuesday, May 27, 2014. Back Pain Aquatics combines water exercises and stretches to reduce back pain and increase flexibility and mobility. The buoyancy and warmth of FSLH’s 90 degree Aqua Therapy pool promote class objectives. Classes are held Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11:30am...

Chronic Kidney Disease Program Tuesday, May 20

May 6, 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, May 20, 2014, from 6pm to 8:30pm in Weaver Lounge at the Faxton Campus, 1676 Sunset Avenue, Utica. Registration is required as seating is limited. Contact Cindy Christian, RN, CKD Program...

FSLH Senior Sunday - May 18

May 2, 2014
On Sunday, May 18, 2014, Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH) will host a Senior Sunday: Lunch and Learn Lecture. The topic is “Getting The Best Care Possible When Serious Illness Strikes,” and will be presented by Evelyn Kropp, BPS, RN, CPHQ, Palliative Care navigator at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare. Too many people spend the last days of their lives in a way they would never choose. Lack of...

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