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Chronic Kidney Disease Program - February 10

Jan 27, 2015
The Dialysis Center at 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, February 10, 2015, from 1pm to 3:30pm in Weaver Lounge at the Faxton Campus, 1676 Sunset Avenue, Utica. Registration is required as seating is limited. Contact Cindy Christian, RN, CKD Program coordinator,...

Sauquoit Girl Scout Troop # 20007 Donates “Jared Boxes” to Pediatric Department at FSLH

Jan 26, 2015
On Monday, January 19, 2015, the Sauquoit Girl Scout Troop #20007 donated Jared Boxes to children in the Pediatric Department at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH). Each year, the Sauquoit Girl Scout Troop #20007 strives to participate in service projects that benefit the community. This year they decided they wanted to help local children and their families. Kim Sacco, one of the troop’s co-...

Mohawk Valley Health System Launches New Brand

Jan 23, 2015
The affiliation of Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH) and St. Elizabeth Medical Center (SEMC) to form the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) was completed in March 2014. After a comprehensive research and planning process, MVHS is proud to announce a new brand campaign that highlights the integrated services and continuum of care being offered to patients and residents as a result of the...

MVHS Names Medical Director of Rehabilitation Services

Jan 22, 2015
UTICA – John D. Thomas II, MD has been named medical director of Rehabilitation Services for Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS). Dr. Thomas has served as medical director for Rehabilitation Services at St. Elizabeth Medical Center (SEMC) since 1998. In this role, he consults to several national companies and performs independent evaluations and disability reviews. In addition, Dr. Thomas...

FSLH Stroke Support Group Presents “Game Day”

Jan 16, 2015
On Sunday, February 1, 2015, Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH) will host a free stroke support group presentation at noon in the Soggs Room at St. Luke’s Home in the Center for Rehabilitation and Continuing Care Services, 1650 Champlin Avenue, Utica. Since it’s Super Bowl Sunday, the group will have their own game day! Card games, board games and puzzles may seem like child’s play, but they...

Rita Popeo Appointed to CNYONEL and NYONEL

Jan 15, 2015
Rita Popeo, MS, RN, NEA-BC, assistant vice president of Nursing for the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS), has been appointed president elect of the Central New York Organization of Nurse Executives and Leaders (CNYONEL) and to the Board of the New York Organization of Nurse Executives and Leaders (NYONEL). Popeo oversees Medical-Surgical Services and the Intensive Rehabilitation Unit....

Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare Receives SIS Perioperative Leadership Award

Jan 14, 2015
In December 2014, Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH) received the Perioperative Leader of the Year award from Surgical Information Systems (SIS). The award was given as part of the annual SIS Perioperative Leadership Awards. “I want to congratulate the Perioperative Services team for receiving this award and thank SIS for the recognition,” said Chuck Williams, BSHA, director of Operations for...

After Breast Cancer Support Group - Saturday, January 17

Jan 12, 2015
On Saturday, January 17, 2015, the After Breast Cancer (ABC) Support Group will meet at 11am in the Community Room at the Center for Rehabilitation and Continuing Care Services on the St. Luke’s Campus, 1650 Champlin Avenue, Utica. Joanne Joseph, PhD, a professor of Psychology and member of the Community and Behavioral Health Department at SUNYIT Utica/Rome, will lead the discussion about life...

Mohawk Valley Health System Names Rehabilitation Leader

Jan 8, 2015
UTICA -- Jan Simpson, PT, DPT, MS has been named director of Rehabilitation Services for Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS). In this position, Simpson oversees all rehabilitation services, including audiology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy and wellness in acute care, acute rehabilitation, sub-acute rehabilitation and outpatient settings. Simpson has been an employee at...

Herkimer Central School District’s Seventh Grade “Pays it Forward” to Pediatrics Department at FSLH

Jan 8, 2015
In October 2014, Julie “Lynn” Snyder of Oriskany became the 18th winner of the Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) $100,000 Miracle Home Makeover. Snyder is a seventh grade Social Studies teacher for the Herkimer Central School District and after her win, wanted to “pay it forward.” She enlisted the help of the seventh grade class at Herkimer Central to make blankets to donate to the Pediatrics...

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