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Dec 28, 2015
UTICA, N.Y. – On Wednesday, December 23, 2015, the New York State Department of Health presented Maternal Child Services at the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) with an award for their work to prevent perinatal Hepatitis B virus (HBV) transmission.  Maternal Child Services had 100 percent compliance with recording the Hepatitis B status of pregnant women in both the maternal and infant...
Dec 23, 2015
The Faxton St. Luke’s Volunteer Association recently announced the 2016 officers for its Board of Directors. Jane Gwise has been named president of the Volunteer Association. Gwise began volunteering more than 30 years ago at Faxton Hospital serving on the Faxton Council. She currently volunteers in the Outpatient Infusion Unit in the Cancer Center at the Faxton Campus. Elise Hereth has...
Dec 22, 2015
Michelle Perkins, PT, DPT, WCC, a physical therapist for the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS), recently received her certification for Wound Care, which involves working to heal chronic or traumatic open wounds that show no signs of healing. These wounds may include diabetic or neuropathic foot ulcers, pressure ulcers, venous stasis ulcers and vascular ulcers. Perkins earned her bachelor’s...
Dec 18, 2015
Education channels have been added to the patient televisions at the St. Luke’s Campus and the Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit at the Center for Rehabilitation and Continuing Care Services thanks to funding from the Faxton St. Luke’s Volunteer Association. The free channels include topics on patient safety, healthy living, specific diagnosis information and mother/baby care. The methods in which...
Dec 17, 2015
This summer, the Mohawk Valley Health System’s Breast Care Center was presented with a $4,000 donation in memory of Brenda Roller and Maggie Sadallah. Paragon Athletic Club and Daylight Donuts sponsored a tennis tournament where Paragon members played tennis and raised money in honor of Brenda and Maggie. The money raised will be used to assist patients that require financial assistance related...
Dec 17, 2015
UTICA, N.Y. – Ankur Chawla, MD, a specialist in Vascular Surgery, has joined the MVHS Medical Group’s new Vascular Surgery Group office and has admitting privileges at St. Elizabeth Medical Center and Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare. Prior to joining the MVHS Medical Group, Dr. Chawla most recently was affiliated with New York Hospital of Queens in Flushing, New York. Dr. Chawla earned his...
Dec 10, 2015
UTICA, N.Y. – On Thursday, December 17, 2015, Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH) will hold a remembrance service in memory of all FSLH patients who passed away in 2015. Families, friends and caregivers are invited to attend the service that begins at 7 p.m. in the Chapel at St. Luke’s Home in the Center for Rehabilitation and Continuing Care Services, 1650 Champlin Avenue, Utica.   The...
Dec 10, 2015
UTICA, N.Y. – In November 2015, the Maronite Young Adult Group (MYA) from the St. Louis Gonzaga Church in Utica made a generous $2,000 donation to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN) at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare. MYA hosted a Fall Social Hour with proceeds benefiting CMN. The event took place at Aqua Vino Restaurant and Banquets where there were prize drawings and live...
Dec 8, 2015
UTICA, N.Y. – Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH), an affiliate of the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS), has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll Elite Plus. The award recognizes FSLH’s commitment and success ensuring that stroke patients receive the most...
Dec 8, 2015
UTICA, N.Y. – Laura J. Borgos, MD, FACS, has joined the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) as a breast surgeon. Before joining MVHS, Dr. Borgos worked as a breast surgeon and director of the Breast Program for Easton Hospital in Easton, Pennsylvania. She also established the Breast Care Program and performed breast surgeries at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center in Wilkes-Barre,...

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