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Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare Kicks Off New Safe Patient/Resident Handling Program

Sep 5, 2013
On Tuesday, September 3, 2013, Faxton St. Luke's Healthcare (FSLH) initiated the Handle with Care program to increase patient and resident quality of care. The new safety program will also increase patient and resident’s quality of life, reduce falls, skin ulcers and shearing, and increase the ease of mobility for patients, residents and employees. FSLH...

Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare Medical Staff Announcement

Sep 5, 2013
Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare’s (FSLH) Adirondack Community Physicians (ACP) is pleased to make the following medical staff announcement. Sherry A. Looman, PA-C, has joined Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare’s Adirondack Community Physicians (ACP) Waterville Medical Office as a physician assistant. Looman earned her Associate of Applied Science in Science from Tompkins-Cortland Community College...

FSLH to Offer “Becoming More Confident with Wound Care - Part III”

Sep 4, 2013
On Thursday, September 19, 2013, Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare’s (FSLH) Regional Rehabilitation Center offers “Becoming More Confident with Wound Care – Part III,” an educational course for physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech-language pathologists and students in related fields. It will take place at 5pm in the Community Room at St. Luke’s Home in the Center for Rehabilitation...

FSLH's Wellness Center Fall Membership Specials

Sep 3, 2013
The Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH) Wellness Center is offering fall membership specials to help you improve your lifestyle. Anyone who purchases a three month gold, silver or bronze level membership or an exercise card during the month of September will receive a 10 percent discount. Gold level memberships include unlimited aquatic exercise, open pool and gym times for a discounted cost...

Central New York Diabetes Education Program Hosts “Trading Up”

Aug 30, 2013
The Central New York (CNY) Diabetes Education Program’s new adult support group for those with diabetes and pre-diabetes, “Trading Up,” will host the third meeting of the year on Wednesday, September 18, 2013, at 6:30pm in the Soggs Room at St. Luke’s Home in the Center for Rehabilitation and Continuing Care Services, 1650 Champlin Avenue, Utica. The group provides an outlet for people to give...

Donate Life Garden Dedicated at FSLH

Aug 30, 2013
On Monday, August 26, 2013, Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH) dedicated a new garden in honor of loved ones who were organ, tissue and cornea donors. The garden is located outside of the Allen-Calder entrance at the St. Luke’s Campus, 1656 Champlin Avenue, Utica. The Donate Life Garden seeks to raise awareness of organ, tissue and cornea donation in an effort to help the more than 100,000...

Central New York Diabetes Education Program Offers Free Foot Clinic

Aug 28, 2013
At noon on Friday, September 6, 2013, Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare’s (FSLH) Central New York (CNY) Diabetes Education Program is offering a free "Knock Your Socks Off!" foot (podiatry) clinic for people with diabetes. The event will take place at the CNY Diabetes Education Program office located on the 4th floor of the Faxton Campus of FSLH, 1676 Sunset Avenue, Utica. An area...

John Gaetano Named Emerging Regional Leader by the American Society for Healthcare Engineering

Aug 23, 2013
John A. Gaetano, director of Facilities Management at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH), received the ASHE Emerging Regional Leader award during the 50th ASHE annual conference in July 2013. The American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) of the American Hospital Association (AHA) recognizes members for their dedication to improving the health care physical environment. "This award...

Stroke Support Group Meeting - Wednesday, Sept. 4

Aug 21, 2013
On Wednesday, September 4, 2013, Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH) will host a free stroke support group presentation at 6pm in the Soggs Room at St. Luke’s Home in the Center for Rehabilitation and Continuing Care Services, 1650 Champlin Avenue, Utica. The presentation will be lead by Kathleen Rutishauser, owner of Daughter for Hire, LLC, who will discuss assistive services available for...

Home Care Nursing – More Than Just a Career

Aug 20, 2013
If you ask Tony Burnett, a home care nurse with the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Utica and Oneida County, about nursing he’ll say ‘it’s more than just a career.’ While every nurse needs to have the knowledge and skill set to care for patients, it’s their care, commitment and compassion that guide them. This is especially evident in home care.  Today’s home care nurses bring...

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