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Dec 28, 2016
UTICA, N.Y. – This holiday season, the Cub Scouts from Pack 21 in West Winfield presented toys to the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Pediatric Department’s staff to give children who have to stay at the St. Luke’s Campus over the holidays. Nine-year-old Cub Scout James Simon was a patient in the Emergency Department two years ago on Christmas and received a toy. "The toy made such a...
Dec 28, 2016
UTICA, N.Y. – David Volz, RN, BSN, has been named assistant nurse manager of the Dialysis Center at the Mohawk Valley Health System. In this position, Volz assists the nurse manager in maintaining nursing operations in both clinical and administrative areas for all Dialysis units. Volz has been an employee at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare since 2014, serving as an inpatient dialysis nurse in...
Dec 28, 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, January 10, 2017, 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...
Dec 28, 2016
Support Forum for Patients and Cancer Survivors The Mohawk Valley Health System’s Cancer Center’s monthly support forum for patients and cancer survivors will be held on Monday, January 9, 2017, at 6 p.m. The cancer support forum meets the second Monday of every month at 6 p.m. in the Cancer Center’s Fireplace Lounge on the main floor of Faxton Campus, 1676 Sunset Avenue, Utica. The forum,...
Dec 23, 2016
UTICA, N.Y. – Leonard M. Copertino, MD, has joined the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Surgical Group and has privileges at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare. He has an interest in a broad range of general surgery procedures. Prior to joining the MVHS Surgical Group, Dr. Copertino was affiliated with Northport Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Northport, New York, as an attending physician in...
Dec 22, 2016
NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home™ standards emphasize enhanced care through patient-clinician partnership WASHINGTON, DC— The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) announced this month that all seven Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Medical Group primary care offices affiliated with Faxton St. Luke's Healthcare have received Level 3 recognition under the 2014 Standards....
Dec 20, 2016
Successful opening week starts effort off strong UTICA, N.Y. — SUBWAY® Restaurants, in partnership with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN), launched their annual fundraising effort in New York in December. Twelve other northeastern markets are also running a month-long campaign that ends December 31. The initial returns have exceeded projections by 24 percent. Funds are being raised...
Dec 15, 2016
UTICA, N.Y. – In September, the Center State Conference (CSC) Girls Tennis teams raised $450 to benefit local patients receiving care at the Mohawk Valley Health System’s Breast Care Center. Teams from local high schools – Sauquoit Valley, Waterville, Westmoreland, Little Falls, Holland Patent, Herkimer, Clinton, and Canastota – competed in the CSC Girls Tennis Kick Out Cancer Tournament,...
Dec 15, 2016
UTICA, N.Y. – Kyle Graves has been appointed Payroll manager for the Mohawk Valley Health System. Prior to this position, Graves was employed at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare as senior payroll clerk and also served as assistant manager of Capital District Off-Track Betting Corp., both in Utica, New York. Graves earned his associate degree in Accounting at Mohawk Valley Community College and...
Dec 13, 2016
UTICA, N.Y. – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Patient and Family Engagement Council is seeking new members. The Council acts as an advisory resource to the leadership and staff at MVHS as the organization strives to continuously improve patient care. The Council consists of several members of the community who have recently experienced the healthcare system either as patients or family...

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