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MVHS Honors Top Employees and Volunteers at Annual Recognition Event

May 18, 2015
On Wednesday, May 13, 2015, the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) honored the organization’s top employees and volunteers at a recognition event held at Hart’s Hill Inn in Whitesboro. MVHS recognized 1,142 employees who reached milestones in service ranging from 5 years to 45 years of service and an additional 311 employees who have been with the organization for more than 25 years. The top...

MVHS Honors Employees with Distinction and Scholarship Awards

May 15, 2015
During National Nurses Week, the Mohawk Valley Health System honored 23 employees with Nurse and Caregiver of Distinction awards and scholarship awards, which were presented on Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at its Nurses Week celebration dinner. The following employees were honored: Nurse of Distinction Award Lynn Crowley, RN Charge Nurse, Ambulatory Surgery, St. Luke’s Campus Katherine...

MVHS Senior Sunday: Lunch and Learn Lecture - May 31

May 14, 2015
On Sunday, May 31, 2015, Mohawk Valley Health System will host a Senior Sunday: Lunch and Learn Lecture. The topic is “Emergency Care – BEFORE the Emergency,” and will be presented by Dan Broedel, Emergency Service Program director, Midstate EMS. As a 20 year veteran paramedic and instructor, Broedel will present life saving information to prepare for emergency care BEFORE an ambulance gets to...

MVHS Names Information Technology Directors

May 14, 2015
UTICA – Cathy Miller has been named director of Clinical Applications in Information Technology (IT) for Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS). In this position, she oversees the MVHS IT staff who supports the clinical applications used on inpatient units and in the Emergency Departments. Miller has served as manager of Clinical Informatics at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare since 2007. She and her...

Mohawk Valley Health System Highlights Area’s Only Stroke Center for National Stroke Awareness Month

May 12, 2015
May is National Stroke Awareness Month and the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) is spotlighting its Stroke Center at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH) — the only designated Primary Stroke Center in the Mohawk Valley. The Stroke Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target:...

Randolph Mantooth, “Johnny Gage” from NBC’s EMERGENCY!, to Speak at Midstate EMS Awards Banquet

May 12, 2015
On Friday, May 22, 2015, Midstate EMS will host their annual awards banquet at Hart’s Hill Inn in Whitesboro. The program begins with a cocktail hour at 6pm and dinner is served at 7pm. Randolph Mantooth, who played Johnny Gage on the hit NBC show EMERGENCY!, is the keynote speaker and will host a fundraising autograph session during the cocktail hour. EMERGENCY! photographs will be available for...

MEDIA ADVISORY/PHOTO OPPORTUNITY

May 11, 2015
What:             A Stroke of Knowledge — Essentials of Stroke Care When:             Wednesday, May 13, 2015, from 8am to 4pm Where:           Vernon Downs Casino and Hotel, 14 Ruth Street, Vernon, NY Details:  ...

Cancer Support Groups in May

Apr 29, 2015
After Breast Cancer Support Group Meeting  On Saturday, May 9, 2015, the After Breast Cancer (ABC) Support Group will meet at 11am in the Community Room at the Center for Rehabilitation and Continuing Care Services on the St. Luke’s Campus, 1650 Champlin Avenue, Utica. The May meeting, titled “Survivorship,” will be led by Manzurul Sikder, MD, of Slocum-Dickson Medical Group. Dr. Sikder...

MVHS Wellness Center Classes Beginning in May 2015

Apr 29, 2015
The Mohawk Valley Health System Wellness Center is offering a spring membership special. Purchase a three month membership during the month of May and receive an additional two weeks free. The Wellness Center is also offering a new session of aquatic and specialty classes which includes Pilates, PiYo and Zumba. All classes run in eight-week sessions (unless noted) and begin the week of Monday...

MVHS Names Director of Advanced Wound Care

Apr 29, 2015
UTICA – Corinne Ritzel, RT, RRT has been named director of Advanced Wound Care for the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS). In this position, Ritzel maintains clinical and administrative operations for MVHS Advanced Wound Care. Ritzel has been an employee at St. Elizabeth Medical Center since 1991, serving as a respiratory therapist, clinical coordinator for Respiratory Care services and, most...

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