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Feb 10, 2016
The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) has been recognized as a Gold-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association for helping employees move more, eat better and provide greater access to opportunities to improve lifestyle. “Employee wellness and physical activity are important at the Mohawk Valley Health System,”said Regina Rybka-Lagattuta, PHR, assistant vice president of...
Feb 10, 2016
Utica, N.Y. - Mary Cross of Ilion, New York, knit 219 little red hats, in memory of her grandson, to raise awareness for infants with heart diseases, conditions or birth defects. Cross’s grandson, Matteo, was born on August 19, 2015 and he passed away one month later, from a congenital heart defect. In January, Mary Cross and Kayla Cross, Matteo’s grandmother and mother, delivered the red hats...
Feb 8, 2016
UTICA, N.Y. – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) has made the following staff announcements. Dianna Scranton, RN, BSN, has been named nurse manager for Emergency Services at MVHS. Prior to this position, she served as assistant nurse manager of the St. Elizabeth Medical Center (SEMC) Emergency Department (ED). Scranton has also held positions at SEMC as a nursing supervisor, ED assistant...
Feb 2, 2016
UTICA, N.Y. – Anne Mathews, MD, has been named medical director of Inpatient Rehabilitation at the Center for Rehabilitation and Continuing Care Services of Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS). The 24-bed unit is dedicated to the rehabilitation of people with disabilities from stroke, head injuries, amputation, spinal cord injury, multiple traumas and other disabling conditions. The unit is...
Jan 29, 2016
Have you ever heard of someone having surgery without a knife or incision? Now cancer patients in the Mohawk Valley have this treatment option thanks to the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Cancer Center’s latest addition of non-invasive cancer treatment technology, the Varian® Edge™ Linear Accelerator. The new linear accelerator in the Radiation Oncology Department at the Faxton Campus,...
Jan 28, 2016
Utica Mayor Robert Palmieri and his wife, Susan, recently donated $8,517 to the Mohawk Valley Health System’s Breast Care Center with money raised at their annual Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon held in October 2015 at Daniele at Valley View. “We are extremely grateful to Mayor Palmieri, Susan, the City of Utica staff and everyone who attended and donated to the Breast Cancer Awareness...
Jan 26, 2016
Support Forum for Patients and Cancer Survivors The Mohawk Valley Health System’s Cancer Center’s monthly support forum for patients and cancer survivors will be held on Monday, February 8, 2016, at 6 p.m. The cancer support forum meets the second Monday of every month at 6 p.m. in the Cancer Center’s Fireplace Lounge on the main floor of Faxton Campus, 1676 Sunset Avenue, Utica. The forum...
Jan 21, 2016
UTICA, N.Y. – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Medical Group has welcomed Shazia Chaudhry, MD, to the North Utica Medical Office – Trenton Road. She has privileges at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare and St. Elizabeth Medical Center. Dr. Chaudhry received her Doctor of Medicine from Spartan Health Sciences University in St. Lucia, West Indies, after also attending Ross University School of...
Jan 19, 2016
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, February 2, 2016, from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Weaver Lounge at the Faxton Campus, 1676 Sunset Avenue, Utica. Registration is required as seating is limited. Contact Cindy Christian, RN, CKD Program...
Jan 19, 2016
UTICA, N.Y. – Daniel Welchons, MD, has joined the Associated Medical Professionals (AMP) Urology practice in New Hartford, New York, and has admitting privileges at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare and St. Elizabeth Medical Center. Dr. Welchons earned his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He completed his residency in urology and...

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