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Bariatric Surgery Program Continues to Grow

Apr 13, 2015
On Tuesday, March 26, 2015, William A. Graber, MD, FACS, held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of his new office. To better meet the needs of their patients, The William A. Graber, MD, PC, Bariatric Surgery Medical Office opened a new and expanded office at 125 Business Park Drive, Suite 150, in Utica, New York. Founded in 2002 by Dr. Graber, the Bariatric Surgery Program at...

MVHS Senior Sunday: Lunch and Learn Lecture - April 26

Apr 10, 2015
On Sunday, April 26, 2015, the Mohawk Valley Health System will host a Senior Sunday: Lunch and Learn Lecture. The topic is “Spotlight on Organ/Tissue Donation and Transplant,” and will be presented by Shaina Kaye, Hospital and Community Services specialist from the Center for Donation and Transplant. Kaye will present on the life saving benefits of organ/tissue donation and explore common...

Mohawk Valley Health System Celebrates National Healthcare Volunteer Week

Apr 10, 2015
In honor of National Healthcare Volunteer Week, April 12 to April 18, 2015, the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) celebrates the many active volunteers who donate their time, energy and talents to the organization and encourages others to start helping within their communities. During this annual week-long celebration, volunteers are offered discount coupons to the hospital gift shops and can...

MVHS Names Language Assistance Program Director

Apr 8, 2015
UTICA – Sergey Germanovich has been named director of the Language Assistance Program for Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS). In this position, Germanovich oversees daily operations of the program, including the direct supervision of administrative staff members and interpreters throughout MVHS. Germanovich has been an employee at St. Elizabeth Medical Center since 2009, serving in various...

Mohawk Valley Health System to Host Stroke Education Day

Apr 7, 2015
On Wednesday, May 13, 2015, the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) will host A Stroke of Knowledge — Essentials of Stroke Care from 8am to 4pm at Vernon Downs Casino and Hotel in Vernon, New York. Physicians, nurses, therapists, students and anyone involved in the medical field are welcome to attend. The Stroke Center at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare, an affiliate of MVHS, is the only designated...

National Cancer Survivors Day Breakfast - June 7, 2015

Apr 2, 2015
On Sunday, June 7, 2015, cancer survivors from the Mohawk Valley as well as their family and friends are invited to gather with employees, medical staff and volunteers from the Mohawk Valley Health System’s (MVHS) Cancer Center at the 28th annual National Cancer Survivors Day. The breakfast will take place at Hart’s Hill Inn, 135 Clinton Street, Whitesboro, with doors opening at 9am and the...

MVHS Plans Organ Donation Registration

Apr 2, 2015
UTICA – Every 10 minutes someone is added to the national transplant list. On average, 21 people die each day in the U.S. while waiting for a transplant. Being part of a national register saves lives. April is Organ Donation Awareness Month. To support that, the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) is offering registration opportunities at two hospitals. Individuals may register for organ...

Faxton St. Luke’s Dental Health Center Providing Free Oral Cancer Screenings

Apr 1, 2015
On Wednesday, April 29, 2015, the Faxton St. Luke’s Dental Health Center will provide free oral cancer screenings to anyone interested in being checked. The screenings will be given from 1:15pm to 4:30pm at the Dental Health Center, 1714 Burrstone Road, New Hartford. More than 43,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral or pharyngeal cancer this year which will lead to more than 8,000 deaths...

Governor Cuomo and New York State Legislature Approve $300 Million for Healthcare Integration in Oneida County

Apr 1, 2015
Earlier this year, Governor Andrew Cuomo proposed $300 million in the 2015 New York State (NYS) budget to help to ‘create an integrated healthcare delivery system in Oneida County.’ His proposal was part of a $700 million recommendation to support Upstate New York hospitals. The proposal for Oneida County became a reality with the approval of the budget this week. “This is an incredible...

MVHS Names Medical/Surgical Nurse Manager

Apr 1, 2015
UTICA – Jamie M. Buell, BSN has been named nurse manager of 3A (Medical/Surgical) and 3B (Oncology/Medical/Surgical) at St. Elizabeth Medical Center (SEMC). In this position, Buell maintains nursing operations to include both clinical and administrative responsibilities for 3A and 3B. Buell has served in various positions at SEMC, including data abstractor, nursing Quality Management...

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