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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...

MVHS Medical Group Welcomes New OB/GYN

Mar 23, 2015
UTICA – Obstetrician/Gynecologist (OB/GYN) Jonathan Eli-Phillips, MD has joined Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Medical Group at its Women’s Health Center. Prior to joining the MVHS Medical Group, Dr. Eli-Phillips served as an attending OB/GYN at Penn Highlands Medical Center in DuBois, Pennsylvania, and at healthcare organizations throughout the United States. Dr. Eli-Phillips earned...

Are You at Risk for Diabetes?

Mar 23, 2015
Tuesday, March 24, 2015, is the American Diabetes Association Alert Day, a one-day “wake-up call” asking the public to take the Diabetes Risk Test to find out if they are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. The Central New York Diabetes Education Program (CNY Diabetes) at the Mohawk Valley Health System is providing a free Diabetes Risk Test to the community. CNY Diabetes will also offer...

MVHS Names Orthopedic Physician Assistant

Mar 20, 2015
UTICA – Philip Cox, PA has been named orthopedic physician assistant at the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Orthopedic Group. Prior to joining ACP, Cox worked in the fields of home healthcare and digestive disease medicine. Cox earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from Utica College in Utica, New York, and his Master of Science in Physician Assistant...

Bariatric Surgery Program Continues to Grow

Mar 20, 2015
Founded in 2002 by William A. Graber, MD, FACS, the Bariatric Surgery Program at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare performs an average of 40 procedures a month with more than 6,000 surgeries performed since the program began. There are currently four bariatric surgeons on staff: Dr. Graber; Gregory Dalencourt, MD; January Hill, MD; and Vladan Obradovic, MD. "We are committed to providing treatment...

MVHS Opens Radiological Technology Instructional Lab

Mar 16, 2015
UTICA – Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) opened a new instructional lab in the Medical Imaging Department at the Faxton Campus in February 2015. The lab is used by students of the Mohawk Valley Community College (MVCC) Radiological Technology Program and is equipped with a classroom area, a faculty work area, and radiology equipment on which students can practice before beginning the clinical...

Visitors Restrictions Lifted at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare and St. Elizabeth Medical Center

Mar 16, 2015
Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare and St. Elizabeth Medical Center have lifted restrictions on visitors under 18 years of age based on a decline in the number of cases of flu-like illness among area patients. The additional visitor restrictions on the Maternity and Pediatric Units have also been lifted. While the restrictions have been lifted, the hospitals ask that if you are coming to visit a...

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