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Sep 18, 2015
UTICA, N.Y. – Community members and breast cancer survivors are invited to help promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month by creating a human pink ribbon. Please wear pink and join us on Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 11 a.m. at F.T. Proctor Park, Corner of Culver Avenue and Rutger Street in Utica. A brief ceremony will be held to honor breast cancer survivors and then attendees will create a human...
Sep 17, 2015
The Oneida County Health Department, in collaboration with the Mohawk Valley Health System, is offering a free three week series of Freshstart Smoking Cessation classes. Freshstart is an evidence-based program created by the American Cancer Society. The classes will be held from 5pm to 6:30pm on Tuesdays, October 6, 13 and 20, 2015, in the Second Floor Conference Room at the St. Luke’s Campus,...
Sep 15, 2015
The Mohawk Valley Health System is hosting a six week program by Kristi Raymonda, a master’s degree student through Rutgers University School of Social Work, dedicated to helping end caregiver burnout. The program begins on Tuesday, October 13 for six consecutive Tuesdays from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Cancer Center’s TV Lounge on the main floor of the Faxton Campus, 1676 Sunset Avenue, Utica....
Sep 9, 2015
UTICA, N.Y. – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Medical Group has named Andrew T. Pellecchia, MD, director of Advanced Endoscopy at its new Gastroenterology and Advanced Endoscopy Group. Dr. Pellecchia performs advanced, interventional endoscopic procedures including endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), volumetric laser endomicroscopy (VLE), endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP),...
Sep 3, 2015
On Tuesday, September 15, 2015, Mohawk Valley Health System will host a blood drive from 10am to 4pm at the Center for Rehabilitation and Continuing Care Services, 1650 Champlin Avenue, Utica. More than 38,000 blood donations are needed each day in the United States, but only 38 percent of the population is eligible to donate. Just one donor can help save or sustain up to three lives. For...
Sep 3, 2015
The Mohawk Valley Health System’s Central New York (CNY) Diabetes Education Program adult support group for those with diabetes and pre-diabetes, “Trading Up,” will host the first meeting of the year on Thursday, September 17, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room in the Center for Rehabilitation and Continuing Care Services, 1650 Champlin Avenue, Utica. New members are welcome to attend. The...
Sep 2, 2015
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, September 15, 2015, from 6pm to 8:30pm in Weaver Lounge at the Faxton Campus, 1676 Sunset Avenue, Utica. Registration is required as seating is limited. Contact Cindy Christian, RN, CKD Program...
Sep 1, 2015
After Breast Cancer Support Group Meeting On Saturday, September 12, 2015, 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. Korinn Chaffee, RN, Breast Care Program navigator at the Mohawk Valley Health System, will lead the discussion about...
Aug 31, 2015
The St. Luke’s Home table bowling team took first place for the Division I West League in June. The final match of the season was at Presbyterian Home where they rounded out the 2015 season with a record of six wins and zero losses. Participating teams included Colonial Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing, The Eastern Star Home, Lutheran Care, Bethany...
Aug 31, 2015
This summer, 23 high school students from Oneida County had the opportunity to work in various departments in the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS), which includes Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH) and St. Elizabeth Medical Center (SEMC), through the School and Business Alliance (SABA) Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP). This was the tenth year that SYEP has partnered with MVHS, and...

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