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Aug 16, 2016
UTICA, N.Y. – Heather Bernard, DNP, RN, CIC, director of Infection Prevention for the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS), recently earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) with a focus on Infection Prevention and Environmental Safety from Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois. She is one of five people in the United States to receive this degree. Bernard has worked as an infection...
Aug 15, 2016
UTICA, NY – On Wednesday, August 17, 2016, tickets for the 20th annual $100,000 Miracle Home Makeover to benefit our local Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospital at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH) will be available to purchase at First Source Federal Credit Union, 4451 Commercial Drive, New Hartford, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. A ticket sales area will be set up outside the credit union. Tickets...
Aug 15, 2016
UTICA, N.Y. – A two-hour seminar on sports medicine injury care is planned on Thursday, August 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Soggs Conference Room in the Center for Rehabilitation and Continuing Care Services on the St. Luke’s Campus of the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS). Speakers and their topics include: Common fall sports injuries - Meira Yeger-McKeever, MD, of the MVHS Orthopedic Group...
Aug 11, 2016
UTICA, NY – On Thursday, July 28, the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) hosted a Child Passenger Safety Program, sponsored by the New Hartford Police Department, at the St. Luke’s Campus. The MVHS Security Team worked in conjunction with the New Hartford Police Department to inspect 20 cars free of charge to make sure car seats were properly installed in the vehicles. If a child car seat...
Aug 8, 2016
UTICA, N.Y. – Lisa Rocci, RN, has been named manager for the nursing supervisors and the Transfer Center for the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS). In this position Rocci maintains nursing operations to include both clinical and administrative responsibilities for the nursing supervisors. Future plans for the department include increased cooperation and collaboration among the nursing...
Aug 4, 2016
UTICA, N.Y. – Colleen Smith, FNP-C, has joined the MVHS Medical Group as a nurse practitioner. In this position, Smith provides nursing assessment and treatment to patients at various sites in the medical group. Prior to joining MVHS, Smith was employed at the obstetrical/gynecological practice of Aloysius Freeman, MD, PC, in Utica, New York, at Adirondack Community Physicians in Ilion, New...
Aug 1, 2016
UTICA, N.Y. – Don’s Subaru of Utica, New York, joined with Subaru of America and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to donate 60 blankets to patients fighting cancer at the Mohawk Valley Health System’s Cancer Center. Subaru retailers across the country came together as a part of their “Subaru Loves to Care” campaign to provide warm blankets and messages of hope to patients undergoing cancer...
Jul 28, 2016
UTICA, N.Y. -- Christy Rice, RN, BSN, has been named the assistant clinical coordinator for the Stroke Program at the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS). Prior to serving in this position, Rice was employed at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare as a staff RN at the St. Luke’s Campus and as a care attendant at Mohawk Valley Nursing Home in Ilion, New York. Rice received an associate in Nursing...
Jul 27, 2016
UTICA, N.Y. – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) hosted a medical camp for teens ages 15 through 18 in July at the St. Luke’s Campus. MediCamp demonstrates to teens how a hospital operates and provides them with the opportunity to explore different departments for potential career endeavors. Fifteen teens participated in the camp, which included tours of the Operating Rooms, Nursery and...
Jul 26, 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, August 9, 2016, from 12 to 2:30 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 Program...

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