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Jun 29, 2016
UTICA, N.Y. – Effective Friday, July 1, 2016, the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) is consolidating inpatient pediatric care to its St. Luke’s Campus. “One of the goals of our hospital affiliation is to centralize services and care whenever possible, building on our expertise, and making the best use of our resources,” stated Scott H. Perra, FACHE, president and CEO of MVHS. “This...
Jun 28, 2016
UTICA, N.Y. – A Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) employee, Tara Millson, MSN, RN, CIC, recently received her certification in Infection Prevention from the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology (CBIC). Certification represents the commitment of an infection preventionist and an institution to the continued improvement of infection prevention and control functions as well...
Jun 28, 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, July 12, 2016, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Weaver Lounge at the Faxton Campus, 1676 Sunset Avenue, Utica. Registration is required as seating is limited. Contact Cindy Christian, RN, BSN, CDN, CKD...
Jun 27, 2016
UTICA, N.Y. –Cindy Christian, RN, BSN, has been named nurse manager of the Dialysis Center at Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS). In this position, Christian maintains nursing operations to include both clinical and administrative responsibilities for all Dialysis units and she serves as coordinator of the Chronic Kidney Disease Program. Christian has been an employee at Faxton St. Luke’s...
Jun 24, 2016
UTICA, N.Y. – Juleen Qandah, DO, has joined the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Faxton Urgent Care and has privileges at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare. Prior to joining the MVHS Medical Group, Dr. Qandah was affiliated with Emergency Medical Associates at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany, New York, as an Emergency Medicine physician. She held the same role at the Carilion Clinic at Roanoke...
Jun 23, 2016
UTICA, N.Y. – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) will host a two-day medical camp in July at the St. Luke’s Campus for teens ages 15 through 18. MediCamp demonstrates to teens how a hospital operates and provides them with the opportunity to explore different departments for potential career endeavors. This year’s camp will operate July 20 and 21 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Program...
Jun 23, 2016
UTICA, N.Y. – Trudy Venette, MPA, NHA, SPHR, has been named executive director of St. Luke’s Home for the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS). Prior to joining MVHS, Venette began as a nursing assistant, working her way up to administrator and chief executive officer at long-term care corporations. She has Nursing Home Administrator Licenses in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Florida,...
Jun 22, 2016
UTICA, N.Y. – On Sunday, June 5, 2016, cancer survivors from the Mohawk Valley as well as their family and friends gathered with employees, medical staff and volunteers from Mohawk Valley Health System’s (MVHS) Cancer Center at the 29th annual National Cancer Survivors Day. More than 350 people were in attendance. The breakfast, sponsored annually by MVHS at Hart’s Hill Inn in Whitesboro, New...
Jun 16, 2016
UTICA, N.Y. – David Briggs has been named director of Risk Management for the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS). The Risk Management Department was recently combined with MVHS Legal and Compliance Services. Briggs has been an employee at St. Elizabeth Medical Center (SEMC) since 2005, most recently serving as director of Operational System Improvement for MVHS since 2014. Prior to that, he...
Jun 14, 2016
UTICA, N.Y. – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) will host the Greater Utica Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours on Wednesday, June 22, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the MVHS Cancer Center, located at the Faxton Campus, 1676 Sunset Avenue, Utica. The Cancer Center Lobby is on Newell Street. Join MVHS as it celebrates the newly-renovated Radiation Oncology Unit and its latest addition of...

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