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Jan 26, 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, February 8, 2016, 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...
Jan 21, 2016
UTICA, N.Y. – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Medical Group has welcomed Shazia Chaudhry, MD, to the North Utica Medical Office – Trenton Road. She has privileges at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare and St. Elizabeth Medical Center. Dr. Chaudhry received her Doctor of Medicine from Spartan Health Sciences University in St. Lucia, West Indies, after also attending Ross University School of...
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 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 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...

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