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Aug 24, 2016
Hospital Officials Want NYSNA to Actively Work to Finalize a New Three-Year Contract Utica, N.Y. – Officials from St. Elizabeth Medical Center (SEMC) notified the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) of its intent to lock out nurses on the day of their planned strike, and for the four days following the strike through Monday, September 5, 2016. The SEMC administration team was hopeful...
Aug 23, 2016
WATERVILLE, N.Y. –The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Medical Group Waterville West Main Street Medical Office phone line is currently down due to a technical issue. Patients should use the temporary phone number 315-294-5234 and will be directed to the answering service. Personnel from the Waterville West Main Street Medical Office will return phone calls from the answering service promptly...
Aug 18, 2016
UTICA, N.Y. – On Saturday, August 27, 2016, St. Luke’s Home and the Road Knights of Central New York will host a free antique and classic car show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Luke’s Home in Parking Lot Q, 1650 Champlin Avenue, Utica. Antique and classic cars will be on display for the community to view. St. Luke’s Home will also be selling hot dogs between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to raise funds...
Aug 18, 2016
UTICA, N.Y. – Elizabeth Kosakowski, BS, CCS, CTR, CCDS, AHIMA Certified ICD-10 Trainer, director of Health Information Management for the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) recently received an award for Clinical Preceptor of the Year from the New York State Health Information Management Association (NYHIMA). She is one of 11 award recipients from across New York state. Kosakowski was...
Aug 17, 2016
UTICA, N.Y. – William Gaetano, MD, MPH, has joined the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Medical Group at Faxton Urgent Care and has privileges at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare and St. Elizabeth Medical Center (SEMC). Prior to joining the MVHS Medical Group, Dr. Gaetano served as an emergency physician with Team Health at SEMC since 2014. Dr. Gaetano received his Bachelor of Arts in...
Aug 17, 2016
UTICA, N.Y. – Christine Grabski, BS, RN, has been named nurse manager of AC 1 at the St. Luke’s Campus of the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS). In this position, she is responsible for nursing operations including clinical and administrative responsibilities for AC 1, an adult inpatient medical surgical unit with a focus on the bariatric and orthopedic patient populations. Prior to this...
Aug 16, 2016
UTICA, N.Y. – St. Luke’s Home of the Mohawk Valley Health System celebrates 20 years of continuing care for the community. Throughout the week of August 22, celebratory events will take place for the residents, community and staff at St. Luke’s Home, including a performance by the Barber Shop Belles, a farmer’s market, car show and more. Events open to the community include: Farmer’s...
Aug 16, 2016
UTICA, N.Y. – Heather Bernard, DNP, RN, CIC, director of Infection Prevention for the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS), recently earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) with a focus on Infection Prevention and Environmental Safety from Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois. She is one of five people in the United States to receive this degree. Bernard has worked as an infection...
Aug 15, 2016
UTICA, NY – On Wednesday, August 17, 2016, tickets for the 20th annual $100,000 Miracle Home Makeover to benefit our local Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospital at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH) will be available to purchase at First Source Federal Credit Union, 4451 Commercial Drive, New Hartford, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. A ticket sales area will be set up outside the credit union. Tickets...
Aug 15, 2016
UTICA, N.Y. – A two-hour seminar on sports medicine injury care is planned on Thursday, August 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Soggs Conference Room in the Center for Rehabilitation and Continuing Care Services on the St. Luke’s Campus of the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS). Speakers and their topics include: Common fall sports injuries - Meira Yeger-McKeever, MD, of the MVHS Orthopedic Group...

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