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Feb 25, 2016
UTICA, N.Y. – This past fall, members of the Church of the Annunciation in Clark Mills raised $250 for the Breast Care Center at the Mohawk Valley Health System. Money was raised during several fundraisers to benefit the community including a fall ham dinner, winter pork dinner and a Palm Sunday breakfast. "We try to give to several charities a year to support our community and a number of our...
Feb 23, 2016
The Mohawk Valley Health System Wellness Center is beginning a new session of specialty classes. Classes run in either six or eight-week sessions and begin the week of Monday, March 7, 2016. Space is limited and registration is on a first come, first serve basis. Participants must register and pay for the entire six or eight-week session of a class or purchase a pre-paid punch card for per-class...
Feb 23, 2016
UTICA, N.Y. – 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, March 8, 2016, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Weaver Lounge at the Faxton Campus, 1676 Sunset Avenue, Utica. Registration is required as seating is limited. Contact Cindy Christian, RN, CKD...
Feb 22, 2016
UTICA, N.Y. – This past fall, Utica Curling Club members raised $335 for the Breast Care Center at the Mohawk Valley Health System. Money was raised during “Pink Drink Week,” where members could purchase pink drink specials and donations were also accepted. The donation will be used toward new technology to help diagnosis patients in the Breast Care Center. "So many of us at the Curling Club...
Feb 11, 2016
UTICA, N.Y. – This past month, Sauquoit Valley High School athletes raised $1,500 to benefit local patients and their families receiving care at the Mohawk Valley Health System’s Breast Care Center. The Girls JV and Varsity volleyball programs hosted their 8th annual “Think Pink” game on Friday, January 22, 2016, at Sauquoit Valley Middle School. The event featured a special presentation to...
Feb 10, 2016
The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) has been recognized as a Gold-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association for helping employees move more, eat better and provide greater access to opportunities to improve lifestyle. “Employee wellness and physical activity are important at the Mohawk Valley Health System,”said Regina Rybka-Lagattuta, PHR, assistant vice president of...
Feb 10, 2016
Utica, N.Y. - Mary Cross of Ilion, New York, knit 219 little red hats, in memory of her grandson, to raise awareness for infants with heart diseases, conditions or birth defects. Cross’s grandson, Matteo, was born on August 19, 2015 and he passed away one month later, from a congenital heart defect. In January, Mary Cross and Kayla Cross, Matteo’s grandmother and mother, delivered the red hats...
Feb 8, 2016
UTICA, N.Y. – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) has made the following staff announcements. Dianna Scranton, RN, BSN, has been named nurse manager for Emergency Services at MVHS. Prior to this position, she served as assistant nurse manager of the St. Elizabeth Medical Center (SEMC) Emergency Department (ED). Scranton has also held positions at SEMC as a nursing supervisor, ED assistant...
Feb 2, 2016
UTICA, N.Y. – Anne Mathews, MD, has been named medical director of Inpatient Rehabilitation at the Center for Rehabilitation and Continuing Care Services of Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS). The 24-bed unit is dedicated to the rehabilitation of people with disabilities from stroke, head injuries, amputation, spinal cord injury, multiple traumas and other disabling conditions. The unit is...
Jan 29, 2016
Have you ever heard of someone having surgery without a knife or incision? Now cancer patients in the Mohawk Valley have this treatment option thanks to the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Cancer Center’s latest addition of non-invasive cancer treatment technology, the Varian® Edge™ Linear Accelerator. The new linear accelerator in the Radiation Oncology Department at the Faxton Campus,...

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