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Oneida County Health Department to Offer Smoking Cessation Classes

Jun 23, 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, July 7, 14 and 21, 2015, in AC Conference Rooms 1 and 2 at the St. Luke’s Campus, 1656...

VNA of Utica and Oneida County Celebrates 100th Anniversary

Jun 22, 2015
Since 1915, the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Utica and Oneida County has been caring for the community’s healthcare needs in the comfort of patient’s homes and neighborhoods. Today, the Visiting Nurse Association of Utica and Oneida County serves nearly 2,200 patients and made more than 63,000 home visits in 2014 with more than 21,000 TeleHealth patient transmissions and assessments...

MVHS Names Orthopedic Program Coordinator

Jun 22, 2015
UTICA – Sara Truax, MHA, RN has been named Orthopedic Program coordinator for Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS). In this position, Truax acts as the primary point of contact for the Orthopedic Program and is responsible for monitoring and coordinating orthopedic services throughout MVHS. Truax has been an employee at St. Elizabeth Medical Center (SEMC) since 2012, serving as a nurse tech, a...

MEDIA ADVISORY/PHOTO OPPORTUNITY

Jun 11, 2015
What:             Bank of America Merrill Lynch/Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare Foundation’s 33rd Annual Golf Open When:             Monday, June 15, 2015. Registration begins at 6:30am, tee times at 7:15am and 12:45pm. Where:         ...

St. Mark’s Confirmation Class Donates to CMN at FSLH

Jun 4, 2015
In May 2015, the 10th grade confirmation class from St. Mark’s Church in Utica made a $900 donation to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN) at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare. Each year the class participates in a community service project for a local charity and this year they chose CMN. Two of the class members, Ashley Allen and Dominic Della Posta, have twin siblings who benefitted...

Mohawk Valley Health System Announces Service Changes

Jun 3, 2015
During the month of June the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) will be making service changes at both hospitals. The organization will be consolidating its Cardiac Services Program, including cardiac catheterizations and angioplasty procedures, to St. Elizabeth Medical Center (SEMC). Currently cardiac catheterizations and angioplasty procedures are performed at SEMC and Faxton St. Luke’s...

Midstate EMS Awards Banquet Recognizes Local EMS Providers

Jun 1, 2015
On Friday, May 22, 2015, Midstate EMS hosted its annual awards banquet at Hart’s Hill Inn in Whitesboro. Randolph Mantooth, who played Johnny Gage on the hit NBC show EMERGENCY!, was the keynote speaker and hosted a fundraising autograph session during the cocktail hour. The banquet recognized all EMS providers from Oneida, Herkimer and Madison Counties in celebration of National EMS Week....

MVHS Senior Sunday: Lunch and Learn Lecture - June 14

May 29, 2015
On Sunday, June 14, 2015, Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) will host a Senior Sunday: Lunch and Learn Lecture. The topic is “Celebrating 100 Years of Caring for Our Community with the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Utica and Oneida County,” and will be presented by Kim Ellis, RN, BPS, LNHA, executive director of Home Care Services at MVHS. Ellis will highlight the rich history of the...

MVHS to Host Blood Drive Tuesday, June 9

May 27, 2015
On Tuesday, June 9, 2015, Mohawk Valley Health System will host a blood drive from 10am to 4pm in Allen-Calder Conference Rooms 1 and 2 at the St. Luke’s Campus, 1656 Champlin Avenue, Utica. Please enter through Allen-Calder Entrance 7 at the back of the campus. More than 38,000 blood donations are needed each day in the United States, but only 38 percent of the population is eligible to...

MVHS Balance Center Offers Free Screenings

May 27, 2015
Approximately 15 percent of Americans experience a balance or dizziness problem each year. Vestibular disorders of the inner ear, affecting balance or producing vertigo, impact 35 percent of adults age 40 and older in the United States, which equates to nearly 70 million Americans. The Balance Center at the Mohawk Valley Health System is offering free balance screenings to help community...

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