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Stroke Support Group to Meet Sunday, March 3, 2013

Feb 19, 2013
On Sunday, March 3, 2013, Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH) will host a stroke support group presentation on hobbies that help reduce stress and promote happiness. The topic will be presented by Courtney Lojewski, CTRS, recreational therapist with the Inpatient Rehabilitation Program at FSLH. Lojewski will discuss the benefits of recreational therapy, and how leisure interests and hobbies help...

Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare Employee Appointed Command Master Chief of Operational Health Support Unit Portsmouth

Feb 19, 2013
Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH) is pleased to announce that Robert A. Sylvester, director of Safety and Emergency Preparedness, has been appointed command master chief of Operational Health Support Unit (OHSU) Portsmouth. OHSU Portsmouth is one of the largest OHSUs in the Navy Reserve, encompassing 16 units in seven states and nearly 600 sailors. The OHSU provides medical services and support...

Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare Offers Household Sharps Disposal Program

Feb 18, 2013
Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH) offers the Household Sharps Disposal Program for community members to properly dispose of their medical waste. Items such as syringes and lancets used by people with diabetes can be dropped off any day of the week from 7am to 3pm at the FSLH Energy Center located on the St. Luke’s Campus, 1656 Champlin Avenue, New Hartford. Only items from private residences in...

Tri-County Quits Tobacco Cessation Classes Begin Tuesday, March 5

Feb 17, 2013
The Tri-County Quits Tobacco Cessation Program is offering a three-part Fresh Start class to help participants stop smoking. The Fresh Start Program is a group-based tobacco cessation support program offered by the American Cancer Society. Classes will be held at 6:30pm on Tuesdays, March 5, 12 and 19, 2013, at the Regional Cancer Center at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare, 1676 Sunset Avenue, Utica...

Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare Medical Staff Announcement

Feb 13, 2013
January Aisha Hill, MD, has joined the Bariatric Surgery Program at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH). She is affiliated with Dr. William A. Graber’s bariatric practice in New Hartford, New York. Dr. Hill earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans, Louisiana, and her Doctor of Medicine from Texas Tech University Health...

Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare Earns American College of Radiology (ACR) Accreditation

Feb 11, 2013
Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH) has been awarded a three-year term of reaccreditation in computed tomography (CT) at the Faxton Campus as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). CT scanning — sometimes called CAT scanning — is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and plan treatments for various medical conditions. The ACR gold seal of...

After Breast Cancer Support Group Meeting at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare - Saturday, February 23

Feb 7, 2013
On Saturday, February 23, 2013, the After Breast Cancer (ABC) support group will meet at 11am in the Weaver Lounge on the first floor of the Faxton Campus of Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH) at 1676 Sunset Avenue, Utica. ABC meetings are free and open to the public. Attendees should use the Cancer Center or Bennett Street entrances. The February meeting is titled “Laughter is the BEST Medicine...

Tri-County Quits Tobacco Cessation Program Encourages Smokers to Make a Plan to Quit

Feb 6, 2013
Quitting smoking is one of the best things you can do for the health of your heart. Give yourself some extra love this Valentine’s Day and make a plan to quit. Quitting smoking is not only a loving gift for yourself but for your children and loved ones who will no longer be exposed to secondhand smoke. According to the American Heart Association, smokers have a higher risk of developing...

Midstate EMS to Offer CRP/AED Classes in Honor of Heart Health Month

Feb 5, 2013
In honor of February being Heart Health Month, Midstate EMS is holding additional classes to promote life saving techniques, including adult cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the use of automated external defibrillators (AED). Classes will be offered on Saturday, February 9, 16 and 23 from noon to 4pm, as well as on Tuesday, February 26 from 6:30pm to 10pm at the Midstate Training Center,...

Annual Children’s Miracle Network Bowl-A-Thon Raises More Than $8,400

Feb 4, 2013
The Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) of Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare’s (FSLH) Foundation held its 22nd annual Bowling for Miracles Bowl-A-Thon in January, raising more than $8,400 for Women’s and Children’s services at FSLH. The event was held at Pin-O-Rama Recreation Center in Utica, where 44 teams took to the lanes in support of CMN. In all, more than 185 bowlers participated in the Bowl-A-Thon...

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