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After Breast Cancer Support Group Meeting at FSLH - Saturday, March 23, 2013

Mar 11, 2013
On Saturday, March 23, 2013, the After Breast Cancer (ABC) support group will meet at 11am in the Regional Cancer Center’s lobby/waiting area at the Faxton Campus of Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare, located at 807 Newell Street, Utica. ABC meetings are free and open to the public. The March meeting, titled “Survivorship,” will be led by Manzurul Sikder, MD, of Slocum-Dickson Medical Group. Dr....

Wednesday, March 20 is the Day to Kick Butts!

Mar 7, 2013
On Wednesday, March 20, 2013, Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare’s Tri-County Quits Tobacco Cessation Program hosts Take Action: Kick Butts Day. Community members and hospital employees are invited to take a step towards a healthier lifestyle by turning in their tobacco products. Once handed in they have the option of choosing a $10 gift card to Dunkin Donuts, Subway or Jazzman’s Café, or a water...

Discuss With Your Doctor What Steps You Can Take to Quit Smoking

Mar 7, 2013
Doctors and healthcare providers are credible sources of information and play an essential role in the lives of their patients, especially when it involves health issues related to tobacco use. According to a recent study conducted by the American Legacy Association, thirty-five percent of smokers believe that having a discussion with their healthcare provider helped them take the next steps...

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

Mar 6, 2013
On Tuesday, March 26, 2013, 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...

FSLH to Host Blood Drive Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Mar 6, 2013
On Tuesday, March 26, 2013, Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare 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...

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

Mar 4, 2013
Last year at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH) two-thirds of families approached about making a cornea donation consented to participate. Their loved one’s gift 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 has designated March as Eye Donor Month. “I want to...

Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare Holding Open Interviews for Emergency Department and Dialysis Nurses

Mar 4, 2013
On Wednesday, March 13, 2012, Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH) will hold open interviews for registered nurses (RN) interested in working in the Emergency Department and Dialysis. The interviews will be held from 2pm to 4pm at the St. Luke’s Campus, 1656 Champlin Avenue, New Hartford in Allen-Calder Conference Room 3. Applicants should use the Allen-Calder entrance. The open positions are full...

Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare Medical Staff Announcement

Mar 3, 2013
Brian B. Hearn, MD, has joined the medical staff at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH). He is affiliated with Medical Arts Ob-Gyn in Utica, New York. Prior to joining FSLH, Dr. Hearn worked as an obstetrician and gynecologist for Women’s Health Associates in Oneida, New York. He also held the positions of major and staff physician for the United States Air Force (USAF) on Langley Air Force Base...

FSLH Senior Sunday: Lunch and Learn Lecture - Sunday, March 17, 2013

Mar 3, 2013
On Sunday, March 17, 2013, Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH) will host a Senior Sunday: Lunch and Learn Lecture. The topic is "A Look Inside the New Center for Rehabilitation and Continuing Care Services,” and will be presented by Kimberly Ellis, RN, BPS, LNHA, executive director of Home Care Services, and Lisa Volk, RN, BPS, LNHA, executive director of St. Luke’s Home. Ellis and Volk will...

The Birthplace at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare’s Supports CDC’s New Guidelines for Whooping Cough Vaccine

Mar 3, 2013
The Birthplace at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH) is promoting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) new guidelines for pregnant women to receive the tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (Tdap) vaccine to protect their infants from whooping cough (pertussis). Whooping cough is a respiratory infection that can cause severe coughing or trouble breathing and can be deadly for...

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