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Genesee Urgent Care Relocating to Faxton Campus

Jan 6, 2016
UTICA, N.Y. – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) is consolidating all urgent care services to Faxton Urgent Care, located at 1676 Sunset Avenue, Utica. Genesee Urgent Care, located at 1904 Genesee Street, Utica, will relocate and combine with Faxton Urgent Care on Friday, January 15, 2016. The consolidation will help MVHS to make better use of resources, avoid duplication of services and...

Family Medicine Physician Joins MVHS

Jan 6, 2016
UTICA, N.Y. – Andrea Finocchiaro, DO, a specialist in Family Medicine, has joined the MVHS Medical Group’s New Hartford Medical Office – Crossroads Plaza. She has privileges at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare. Dr. Finocchiaro received her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, Pennsylvania, and her Bachelor of Arts in Biology with honors from Utica...

Third Grader Donates Books to Pediatric Department at FSLH

Dec 31, 2015
UTICA, N.Y. – In December 2015, 8-year-old Jaden Roback donated 109 books to the Pediatric Department at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH), an affiliate of the Mohawk Valley Health System. Roback, a third-grade student at the New York State School for the Deaf in Rome, spent the past year collecting loose change from family and friends while also saving his own. At the end of the year he had...

Maternal Child Services at Mohawk Valley Health System Receives Award

Dec 28, 2015
UTICA, N.Y. – On Wednesday, December 23, 2015, the New York State Department of Health presented Maternal Child Services at the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) with an award for their work to prevent perinatal Hepatitis B virus (HBV) transmission.  Maternal Child Services had 100 percent compliance with recording the Hepatitis B status of pregnant women in both the maternal and infant...

Faxton St. Luke’s Volunteer Association Announces 2016 Board Officers

Dec 23, 2015
The Faxton St. Luke’s Volunteer Association recently announced the 2016 officers for its Board of Directors. Jane Gwise has been named president of the Volunteer Association. Gwise began volunteering more than 30 years ago at Faxton Hospital serving on the Faxton Council. She currently volunteers in the Outpatient Infusion Unit in the Cancer Center at the Faxton Campus. Elise Hereth has...

Michelle Perkins Earns Wound Care Certification

Dec 22, 2015
Michelle Perkins, PT, DPT, WCC, a physical therapist for the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS), recently received her certification for Wound Care, which involves working to heal chronic or traumatic open wounds that show no signs of healing. These wounds may include diabetic or neuropathic foot ulcers, pressure ulcers, venous stasis ulcers and vascular ulcers. Perkins earned her bachelor’s...

Volunteers Fund Free Education Channels

Dec 18, 2015
Education channels have been added to the patient televisions at the St. Luke’s Campus and the Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit at the Center for Rehabilitation and Continuing Care Services thanks to funding from the Faxton St. Luke’s Volunteer Association. The free channels include topics on patient safety, healthy living, specific diagnosis information and mother/baby care. The methods in which...

Vascular Surgeon Joins MVHS

Dec 17, 2015
UTICA, N.Y. – Ankur Chawla, MD, a specialist in Vascular Surgery, has joined the MVHS Medical Group’s new Vascular Surgery Group office and has admitting privileges at St. Elizabeth Medical Center and Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare. Prior to joining the MVHS Medical Group, Dr. Chawla most recently was affiliated with New York Hospital of Queens in Flushing, New York. Dr. Chawla earned his...

Breast Care Center Receives $4,000 Donation

Dec 17, 2015
This summer, the Mohawk Valley Health System’s Breast Care Center was presented with a $4,000 donation in memory of Brenda Roller and Maggie Sadallah. Paragon Athletic Club and Daylight Donuts sponsored a tennis tournament where Paragon members played tennis and raised money in honor of Brenda and Maggie. The money raised will be used to assist patients that require financial assistance related...

FSLH to Hold Remembrance Service in Memory of Patients Who Passed Away in 2015

Dec 10, 2015
UTICA, N.Y. – On Thursday, December 17, 2015, Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH) will hold a remembrance service in memory of all FSLH patients who passed away in 2015. Families, friends and caregivers are invited to attend the service that begins at 7 p.m. in the Chapel at St. Luke’s Home in the Center for Rehabilitation and Continuing Care Services, 1650 Champlin Avenue, Utica.   The...

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