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Regional Dialysis Center Designated as Five-Diamond Patient Safety Facility

Mar 20, 2014
In February, Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH) was recognized as a Five-Diamond Patient Safety Facility for dialysis treatment by IPRO End-Stage Renal Disease Network of New York. This designation recognizes FSLH for exceptional patient safety services. To receive this honor, FSLH had to complete five different patient safety modules designed to measure how hospitals implement the patient...

Stroke Support Group to Meet Wednesday, April 2

Mar 20, 2014
On Wednesday, April 2, 2014, Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH) 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. The presentation will be lead by Kathleen Rutishauser, owner of Daughter for Hire, LLC, who will share the concept of creating memory jars, an...

Central New York Diabetes Education Program Receives ADA Recognition

Mar 18, 2014
In March 2014, the Central New York Diabetes Education Program (CNY Diabetes) at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH) received the prestigious American Diabetes Association (ADA) Education Recognition Certificate for their quality diabetes self-management education program. The recognition indicates that CNY Diabetes offers high-quality education that is an essential component of effective...

Mohawk Valley Health System Board Announces Officers

Mar 18, 2014
UTICA – Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) has announced the officers for its Board of Directors. They consist of: the Hon. Norman Siegel, chairman; Gregory McLean, vice chairman; Gregory Evans, secretary; and Joan Compson, treasurer. Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH) and St. Elizabeth Medical Center (SEMC) officially announced their affiliation as the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) on...

The 18th Annual Miracle Home Makeover Kicks Off — Tickets on Sale Now!

Mar 17, 2014
The Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH) Foundation, in partnership with WKTV NewsChannel 2, Lite 98.7FM-WLZW, The Observer-Dispatch, Lewis Custom Homes and Home Builders and Remodelers Association of the Mohawk Valley, announce the start of the 18th annual $100,000 Miracle Home Makeover to benefit our local Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospital at FSLH. One lucky person will win a $100,000...

Stomp Out Cancer Telethon - Wednesday, March 26

Mar 14, 2014
The Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH) Foundation is hosting its annual Stomp Out Cancer Telethon on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, from noon to 8pm from The Regional Cancer Center at FSLH. It will be broadcast live on WKTV NewsChannel 2. Dollars raised through this year’s Telethon will help to renovate the Outpatient Infusion Unit to create a calm, comforting and healing environment for patients...

Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare Celebrates National Eye Donor Month

Mar 13, 2014
There were five cornea donations made this past year at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH) and in 2012 two-thirds of families approached about making a cornea donation consented to participate. These incredible gifts helped another person gain a second chance for sight. To bring awareness to the increasing number of individuals requiring corneal transplants, the Eye Bank Association of America...

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

Mar 13, 2014
On Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 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 Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare’s Central New York Diabetes Education Program (CNY Diabetes), will begin at 10am at Hannaford Supermarket located at 4593 Commercial Drive in New...

Chronic Kidney Disease Program - March 25

Mar 11, 2014
The Regional Dialysis Center at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare offers an educational program for those who have been diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). The program will take place on Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 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...

Wednesday, March 19 is the Day to Kick Butts!

Mar 10, 2014
  On Wednesday, March 19, 2014, Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare’s Tri-County Quits Tobacco Cessation Program hosts Take Action: Kick Butts Day. Community members are invited to take a step toward a healthier lifestyle by turning in their tobacco products. Once handed in they have the option of choosing a $5 gift card to Dunkin Donuts or McDonald’s, or a water bottle or tote bag (while...

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