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New Hospital Q&A

Oct 6, 2015
On Tuesday, September 22, 2015, the Board of Directors for the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) announced its selection for a potential site of a new hospital for the community. The new hospital would replace the two inpatient campuses, Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH) and St. Elizabeth Medical Center (SEMC). What follows is a series of questions and answers developed by the leadership of...

Mohawk Valley Health System to Host Blood Drive

Oct 6, 2015
UTICA, N.Y. – On Tuesday, October 20, 2015, Mohawk Valley Health System will host a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 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...

19th Annual Miracle Home Makeover Drawing Sold Out

Oct 5, 2015
UTICA, N.Y. – As of Friday, October 2, 2015, all 4,300 tickets for the 19th annual $100,000 Miracle Home Makeover have been sold. Proceeds benefit our local Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospital at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH). One lucky person will win a $100,000 Miracle Home Makeover or $100,000 in cash. Seventeen bonus prize packages will also be given away to ticket holders after...

Human Pink Ribbon Kicks Off Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Oct 5, 2015
UTICA, N.Y. – Community members and breast cancer survivors gathered together on Thursday, October 1, 2015, to form a human pink ribbon to promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month at F.T. Proctor Park in Utica. A brief ceremony was held to honor breast cancer survivors and then 85 attendees, dressed in pink, created a human pink ribbon. This event was sponsored by the Mohawk Valley Health System...

Diabetes Prevention Program Offered by Central New York Diabetes Education Program

Oct 5, 2015
UTICA, N.Y. – The Mohawk Valley Health System’s Central New York Diabetes Education Program (CNY Diabetes) is offering the National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) that focuses on treating prediabetes to prevent type 2 diabetes. Registration is now open for the program that begins on Wednesday, November 4, 2015, at 6 p.m. Type 2 diabetes threatens one in three Americans and 90 percent of...

All Invasive Cardiac Services Now Located at St. Elizabeth Medical Center

Oct 2, 2015
The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) has centralized all invasive cardiac services at St. Elizabeth Medical Center (SEMC) providing for greater efficiency in the delivery of care and further developing the centers of excellence for the system. SEMC has always been the center for cardiac surgery and now all cardiac catheterizations and angioplasty procedures will be done there exclusively. “...

Rehabilitation Services at the Mohawk Valley Health System Honors Community Member and Employees at Faxton Cup Ceremony

Sep 30, 2015
UTICA, N.Y. – Rehabilitation Services at the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) honored Faxton Cup Award winner Jason Robinson and four employees at a ceremony on Tuesday, September 22, 2015. Faxton Cup Award The Faxton Cup Award honors an individual and organization that demonstrates, on a local level, dedication to the enhancement of quality of life, either by setting an example of what...

Chronic Kidney Disease Education Program - October 13

Sep 29, 2015
UTICA, N.Y. – The Dialysis Center at the 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, October 13, 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...

Dr. W. Anthony Mandour Appointed to FSLH Foundation Board

Sep 24, 2015
UTICA, N.Y. – W. Anthony Mandour, MD, FACS, has been appointed to the Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare Foundation Board of Directors following their September board meeting. Prior to his retirement, Dr. Mandour practiced urology at Associated Medical Professionals (AMP Urology) in New Hartford and was a member of the faculty for the St. Elizabeth Family Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Mandour...

FSLH Emergency Department Medical Director Receives ICON of Emergency Medicine Award

Sep 23, 2015
UTICA, N.Y. – Lingappa Amernath, MD, was recently awarded the "ICON of Emergency Medicine Award" by the Emergency Physicians of India at the PACE International Emergency Medicine Conference. Dr. Amernath is the medical director for the Emergency Department at the St. Luke’s Campus of the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS). The award honors Dr. Amernath’s contributions over the past 17 years in...

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