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MVHS Names Medical Director of Rehabilitation Services

Jan 22, 2015
UTICA – John D. Thomas II, MD has been named medical director of Rehabilitation Services for Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS). Dr. Thomas has served as medical director for Rehabilitation Services at St. Elizabeth Medical Center (SEMC) since 1998. In this role, he consults to several national companies and performs independent evaluations and disability reviews. In addition, Dr. Thomas...

FSLH Stroke Support Group Presents “Game Day”

Jan 16, 2015
On Sunday, February 1, 2015, Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH) will host a free stroke support group presentation at noon in the Soggs Room at St. Luke’s Home in the Center for Rehabilitation and Continuing Care Services, 1650 Champlin Avenue, Utica. Since it’s Super Bowl Sunday, the group will have their own game day! Card games, board games and puzzles may seem like child’s play, but they...

Rita Popeo Appointed to CNYONEL and NYONEL

Jan 15, 2015
Rita Popeo, MS, RN, NEA-BC, assistant vice president of Nursing for the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS), has been appointed president elect of the Central New York Organization of Nurse Executives and Leaders (CNYONEL) and to the Board of the New York Organization of Nurse Executives and Leaders (NYONEL). Popeo oversees Medical-Surgical Services and the Intensive Rehabilitation Unit....

Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare Receives SIS Perioperative Leadership Award

Jan 14, 2015
In December 2014, Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH) received the Perioperative Leader of the Year award from Surgical Information Systems (SIS). The award was given as part of the annual SIS Perioperative Leadership Awards. “I want to congratulate the Perioperative Services team for receiving this award and thank SIS for the recognition,” said Chuck Williams, BSHA, director of Operations for...

After Breast Cancer Support Group - Saturday, January 17

Jan 12, 2015
On Saturday, January 17, 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. Joanne Joseph, PhD, a professor of Psychology and member of the Community and Behavioral Health Department at SUNYIT Utica/Rome, will lead the discussion about life...

Mohawk Valley Health System Names Rehabilitation Leader

Jan 8, 2015
UTICA -- Jan Simpson, PT, DPT, MS has been named director of Rehabilitation Services for Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS). In this position, Simpson oversees all rehabilitation services, including audiology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy and wellness in acute care, acute rehabilitation, sub-acute rehabilitation and outpatient settings. Simpson has been an employee at...

Herkimer Central School District’s Seventh Grade “Pays it Forward” to Pediatrics Department at FSLH

Jan 8, 2015
In October 2014, Julie “Lynn” Snyder of Oriskany became the 18th winner of the Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) $100,000 Miracle Home Makeover. Snyder is a seventh grade Social Studies teacher for the Herkimer Central School District and after her win, wanted to “pay it forward.” She enlisted the help of the seventh grade class at Herkimer Central to make blankets to donate to the Pediatrics...

Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare Volunteer Association Gifts $47,500 to Hospital in 2014

Jan 7, 2015
At their annual holiday gathering in December 2014, the Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH) Volunteer Association presented the hospital with a $47,500 donation with a majority of the funds supporting the free television program for hospital patients. “We are thankful to be able to make this gift to the hospital,” said Jane Gwise, Volunteer Association president. “We feel that the monetary...

Visitors Restricted to Adults 18 Years and Older Only Due to Flu

Jan 6, 2015
The hospitals ask that you not visit if you feel ill with any type of upper respiratory problem. Please stay home and delay your visit to keep yourself and the patients and residents safe. The best protection against contracting influenza includes: Frequent and thorough hand washing. Covering all coughs and sneezes. If you don’t have a handkerchief or a tissue use the crook of your arm...

Job Fair – Wednesday, January 7

Jan 5, 2015
On Wednesday, January 7, 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)....

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