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Jan 19, 2016
UTICA, N.Y. – Daniel Welchons, MD, has joined the Associated Medical Professionals (AMP) Urology practice in New Hartford, New York, and has admitting privileges at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare and St. Elizabeth Medical Center. Dr. Welchons earned his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He completed his residency in urology and...
Jan 19, 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, February 2, 2016, from 1 p.m. to 3:30 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 Program...
Jan 13, 2016
UTICA, N.Y. – Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) offers the Household Sharps Disposal Program for community members to properly dispose of their medical waste. Items such as syringes and lancets may be dropped off any day of the week from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH) Energy Center located on the St. Luke’s Campus, 1656 Champlin Avenue, New Hartford, or at the Center...
Jan 8, 2016
UTICA, N.Y. – Patients seeking surgical treatment for severe obesity and its related conditions have a high-quality choice for receiving treatment at a nationally accredited program that meets the highest standards for patient safety and quality of care in the greater Mohawk Valley area. The Bariatric Surgery Program at Faxton St. Luke's Healthcare, an affiliate of the Mohawk Valley Health...
Jan 7, 2016
UTICA, N.Y. – Three Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) employees recently received certification in Infection Prevention from the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology (CBIC) – Sarah Deming, RN, CIC; Earlena Rood, BS, RN, CIC; and Joseph Scarafile, BSN, RN, CIC. Certification represents the commitment of an infection preventionist and an institution to the continued...
Jan 6, 2016
UTICA, N.Y. – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) is consolidating all urgent care services to Faxton Urgent Care, located at 1676 Sunset Avenue, Utica. Genesee Urgent Care, located at 1904 Genesee Street, Utica, will relocate and combine with Faxton Urgent Care on Friday, January 15, 2016. The consolidation will help MVHS to make better use of resources, avoid duplication of services and...
Jan 6, 2016
UTICA, N.Y. – Andrea Finocchiaro, DO, a specialist in Family Medicine, has joined the MVHS Medical Group’s New Hartford Medical Office – Crossroads Plaza. She has privileges at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare. Dr. Finocchiaro received her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, Pennsylvania, and her Bachelor of Arts in Biology with honors from Utica...
Dec 31, 2015
UTICA, N.Y. – In December 2015, 8-year-old Jaden Roback donated 109 books to the Pediatric Department at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH), an affiliate of the Mohawk Valley Health System. Roback, a third-grade student at the New York State School for the Deaf in Rome, spent the past year collecting loose change from family and friends while also saving his own. At the end of the year he had...
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...

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