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MVHS Stroke Support Group Presents “Combating Depression”

May 20, 2015
On Wednesday, June 3, 2015, the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) will host a free stroke support group presentation at 6pm in the Soggs Room at St. Luke’s Home in the Center for Rehabilitation and Continuing Care Services, 1650 Champlin Avenue, Utica. Depression is a common factor among stroke survivors, as well as caregivers and family members. Megan Schlater, CTRS, an inpatient...

Breast Care Center Offers New Method for Early Detection of Lymphedema

May 20, 2015
The Breast Care Center at the Mohawk Valley Health System now offers a new method for early detection of lymphedema thanks to the support of a generous donor. This measurement system, called the Lymphedema Index (L-Dex), helps assess and detect lymphedema at its earliest stages, even before it becomes visible. Women who have had treatment for breast cancer are at risk of developing lymphedema...

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Telethon Wednesday, May 27, 2015

May 20, 2015
The 24th annual Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH) Foundation Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals Telethon will air Wednesday, May 27, 2015, on WKTV NewsChannel 2. Broadcast live from the Community Room in the Center for Rehabilitation and Continuing Care Services, 1650 Champlin Avenue, Utica, the Telethon will air from 6am to 9pm. To make a pledge to CMN during the Telethon, please call...

33rd Annual Bank of America Merrill Lynch/Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare Foundation Golf Open Set to Tee Off June 15 at Yahnundasis Golf Club

May 19, 2015
The Faxton St. Luke's Healthcare (FSLH) Foundation will hold its 33rd annual Golf Open on Monday, June 15, 2015, at Yahnundasis Golf Club, 8639 Seneca Turnpike, New Hartford. The proceeds from this year’s event will benefit the F. E. Romano Family Radiation Oncology Department in the Cancer Center at the Mohawk Valley Health System. The $300 per person donation includes: 18 holes of golf,...

Diabetes Prevention Program Offered by Central New York Diabetes Education Program

May 19, 2015
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. The program begins on Wednesday, July 8, 2015, at 6pm. Type 2 diabetes threatens one in three Americans and 90 percent of these individuals don’t even know they’re at risk. At...

Central New York Diabetes Education Program to Host Grocery Store Tour at Hannaford in New Hartford

May 18, 2015
On Monday, June 1, 2015, people with diabetes, pre-diabetes and their family members are invited to grocery shop with a registered dietitian and learn more about their food choices. The grocery store tour, hosted by the Mohawk Valley Health System’s Central New York Diabetes Education Program (CNY Diabetes), will begin at 6pm at Hannaford Supermarket located at 4593 Commercial Drive in New...

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...

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