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Donate Life Flag Raising at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare

Apr 29, 2014
On Monday, April 28, 2014, Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH) and St. Elizabeth Medical Center raised the Donate Life Flag to honor Kathleen Warzala, FSLH’s most recent organ, tissue and cornea donor, to promote awareness of the importance of registering as a donor and to celebrate those that have saved lives through the gift of donation. The Warzala Family assisted in the raising of the flag in...

After Breast Cancer Support Group Meeting - May 10

Apr 28, 2014
On Saturday, May 10, 2014, 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. ABC meetings are free and open to the public. The May meeting is titled “Lymphedema” and Margaret Celebi, PT, DPT, an outpatient lymphedema therapist at The Regional...

FSLH Aims to Provide 250 Free Hearing Screenings in 2014

Apr 28, 2014
In an effort to promote the early detection or potential for hearing loss, the Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH) Audiology Department has set a goal to provide 250 free hearing screenings to the community in 2014. Starting Thursday, May 1, 2014, free hearing screenings for individuals four years of age or older will be available during regular business hours in the Hearing and Speech Center...

The Regional Cancer Center Warns Area Residents of Phone Scam

Apr 24, 2014
Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH) recently received information that unknown subjects are calling area residents soliciting donations on behalf of The Regional Cancer Center. The Regional Cancer Center is NOT currently conducting any telephone fundraisers. Anyone calling on behalf of or claiming to be from the Cancer Center soliciting donations is running a scam. FSLH would like to remind...

FSLH Stroke Support Group to Meet Wednesday, May 7

Apr 23, 2014
On Wednesday, May 7, 2014, Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH) will host a free stroke support group presentation at 6pm in the Administrative Conference Room at St. Luke’s Home in the Center for Rehabilitation and Continuing Care Services, 1650 Champlin Avenue, Utica. The presentation, “Hobbies That Help Reduce Stress and Promote Happiness,” will be lead by Courtney Lojewski, CTRS, and Megan...

Tobacco Cessation Classes Begin Tuesday, May 6

Apr 22, 2014
The Tri-County Quits Tobacco Cessation Program is offering a three-part Fresh Start class to help participants stop smoking. The Fresh Start Program is a group-based tobacco cessation support program offered by the American Cancer Society. The classes will be held at 6:30pm on Tuesdays, May 6, 13 and 20, 2014, at The Regional Cancer Center at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare, 1676 Sunset Avenue,...

Aquatic Class for Patients with Cancer

Apr 22, 2014
The Faxton St. Luke’s Wellness Center now offers Aquatics for Recovery, an aquatic exercise class designed for individuals who have or are recovering from a cancer diagnosis. The class helps combat fatigue, improve mood, stimulate the lymphatic and immune system and promote weight maintenance for those undergoing or recovering from treatment. Andrew Castilla, a certified personal trainer, will...

FSLH to Host Blood Drive Tuesday, May 6

Apr 21, 2014
On Tuesday, May 6, 2014, Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare will host a blood drive from 10am to 4pm in the 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. All presenting donors in May can enter to win a daily raffle for a $50 Lowe's gift card. More than 38,000 blood donations...

Free Women’s Health Presentation at FSLH

Apr 16, 2014
The Faxton St. Luke’s Wellness Center in conjunction with students from the Utica College Health Studies Program is hosting a presentation on women’s health on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at 1pm in the Community Room at the Center for Rehabilitation and Continuing Care Services on the St. Luke’s Campus, 1650 Champlin Avenue, Utica. The program is free and the community is invited to attend. The...

Mohawk Valley Health System Joins National Initiative to Honor End-of-Life Care Wishes

Apr 15, 2014
The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS), the parent company of Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare and St. Elizabeth Medical Center, has joined with Hospice & Palliative Care in New Hartford, New York, to support a new effort by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) to better prepare healthcare providers to receive and respect patients’ wishes about end-of-life care. The initiative, “The...

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