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Local Society Donates $12,000 to Regional Dialysis Center at FSLH

May 31, 2012
For patients receiving dialysis treatment at the Regional Dialysis Center at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH), comfort is a prime concern. The average patient receives three treatments per week that last approximately four hours each. Providing patients a comfortable place to sit while receiving treatment helps the hours pass more quickly. June Moylan, president of the Kidney Society of...

The Birthplace at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare Changes Visiting Hours

May 31, 2012
Effective immediately, visiting hours for The Birthplace at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH) have changed. The visiting hours have been adjusted to help promote a more family friendly environment and to align the quiet time with the rest of the hospital. The new visiting hours are as follows: Maternity Unit Newborn’s father, or a designee, may stay with mom at all times if the mother...

Child Brings Hope and Comfort to Patients at FSLH

May 29, 2012
John Santiago receives treatment three times a week at the Rome Dialysis Center of Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH). To bring him greater comfort, a nurse recommended he bring in a pillow to rest his arm on while receiving treatment. Santiago struggled to find a pillow that was the appropriate size, a problem his 9-year-old granddaughter set out to remedy. After learning more about the...

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

May 29, 2012
On Monday, June 4, 2012, 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 6pm at Hannaford Supermarket located at 4593 Commercial Drive in New...

Midstate Regional Emergency Medical Services Council Celebrates Local Providers and Organizations

May 24, 2012
Midstate Regional Emergency Medical Services Council honored 14 local providers and agencies on Friday, May 18, 2012, at their annual awards ceremony. The event, held at Vernon Downs Hotel and Casino, was attended by emergency medical services (EMS) representatives from Oneida, Herkimer and Madison counties. Awards were presented in the following categories: Physician of Excellence Asfur...

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Telethon Friday, June 1, 2012

May 23, 2012
The 21st Annual Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH) Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals Telethon will air Friday, June 1, 2012, on WKTV NewsChannel 2. Broadcast live from Gilroy Kernan...

St. Luke’s Home Resident Crochets “Threads of Love”

May 22, 2012
Although Helen Savicki is legally blind, the St. Luke’s Home (SLH) resident continues to crochet blankets for premature and sick infants. Over the past 15 years, Savicki has crocheted more than 700 blankets for the Threads of Love Foundation, a national organization that distributes clothing, blankets and handmade articles to hospitals throughout the country. Using donated yarn, Savicki...

St. Luke’s Home Residents Win Medals at Annual Senior Olympics

May 20, 2012
Three St. Luke’s Home (SLH) residents received medals at the 32nd annual Senior Olympics held at the Masonic Care Community on May 2. Maise Sebergandio won bronze in the bean bag toss and Beverly Goux received a silver medal in the ring toss. SLH’s gold medal winner, Melvin Miller, scored an impressive 18 points to podium in shuffle board. Five other residents also competed in the event....

FSLH Dinner Presentation on Thursday, May 24 Postponed Until Further Notice

May 20, 2012
The dinner presentation, “Shed or You’re Dead! How to Stay Alive and Thrive in the Midst of Turbulent Healthcare Change,” has been postponed due to an illness in the speaker’s family. The event was originally scheduled to take place on Thursday, May 24, 2012, at 4:30pm at the Radisson Hotel – Utica Centre on Genesee Street in Utica. Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare will reschedule the event and...

Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare Medical Staff Announcement

May 17, 2012
Stephen Wade, MD, has been named medical director of the Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH). Dr. Wade earned his Bachelor of Arts in Biology from New Jersey City University in Jersey City, New Jersey, and his Doctor of Medicine from Our Lady of Fatima in Valenzuela City, Philippines. He completed an internship in Surgery at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center in...

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