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August 9, 2018
OLD FORGE, N.Y. – Julie Perlanski, MD, ABIHM, will be seeing patients of all ages at the Town of Webb Health Center on Mondays starting Monday, August 13, 2018 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., including walk-in patients. Perlanski is a Family Medicine physician who regularly practices through the MVHS Medical Group’s Little Falls Medical Office.  Dr. Perlanski earned her medical degree from McMaster... continue
July 31, 2018
UTICA, NY – On Tuesday, August 7, 2018 Mohawk Valley Health System will host a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Allen-Calder Conference Rooms 1 and 2 at the St. Luke’s Campus, 1656 Champlin Avenue, Utica. Please enter through Allen-Calder Entrance 7 at the back of the campus.More than 38,000 blood donations are needed each day in the United States, but only 38 percent of the population is... continue
July 30, 2018
UTICA, N.Y. – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Medical Group has opened a new Oneida Medical Office and welcomes Andrea Finocchiaro, DO, and Kristy Russ, MS, NP, to that site. Both Dr. Finocchiaro and Russ transferred to the Oneida practice from the MVHS New Hartford Medical Office – Crossroads Plaza. A St. Elizabeth Lab – Patient Service Center is located at the site, with MVHS Dialysis... continue
July 24, 2018
UTICA, NY – 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, August 7, 2018, from noon to 2:30 p.m. in the Weaver Lounge at the Faxton Campus, 1676 Sunset Avenue, Utica.Registration is required as seating is limited. Contact Cindy Christian, RN, BSN, CDN... continue
July 23, 2018
UTICA, NY – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) will host a two-day medical camp at the St. Elizabeth and St. Luke’s Campuses for teens ages 15 through 18. MediCamp demonstrates how a hospital operates and provides the opportunity to explore different departments for potential career endeavors. This year’s camp will take place on, Thursday, August 16, in the Sister Regina Conference Room at... continue
July 20, 2018
UTICA, NY – Penny Seymour has been named talent acquisition specialist for the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS). In this position, Seymour is responsible for the full life cycle of talent acquisition activities, including relationship building with the local resource pool and community, hiring managers and candidates. Prior to joining MVHS, Seymour held various positions at Upstate Cerebral... continue
July 19, 2018
UTICA, N.Y. – For the third consecutive year, Carbone Subaru of Utica joined with Subaru of America, Inc., and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) to donate blankets, messages of hope and arts-and-craft kits to patients fighting cancer at the Cancer Center at Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS). “In 2017, our Outpatient Infusion Unit provided more than 5,700 treatments to members of our... continue
July 19, 2018
UTICA, N.Y. – Ten doctors graduated from St. Elizabeth Medical Center’s (SEMC’s) Family Medicine Residency on Friday, June 29, 2018, bringing the total number of family physicians completing the nationally accredited, three-year, postdoctoral training program to 288. The program is an affiliate of Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS). Family Medicine Residency Program Director, Mark Warfel, DO,... continue
July 16, 2018
UTICA, N.Y. – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Medical Group has been awarded recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Program at 15 of its community sites. This recognition results from using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long‐term relationships with patients and family... continue
July 10, 2018
UTICA, NY – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Foundations recently received a donation from GPO Federal Credit Union to purchase a new van to be used for patient transport. The van will offer complimentary transportation to and from medical appointments for individuals in the community who are supported by Senior Network Health Services. The van will shuttle patients to and from appointments... continue
July 9, 2018
UTICA, NY – On Friday, June 15, 2018, the Faxton St. Luke’s Volunteer Association and The Guild of St. Elizabeth Medical Center held their annual Strawberry Social and first joint business meeting at Hart’s Hill Inn in Whitesboro. The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) volunteers gifted $14,000 to support services and equipment at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH) and St. Elizabeth Medical... continue
July 6, 2018
UTICA, N.Y. – Morgan Gualtieri, PA, has joined the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Medical Group at the East Utica Medical Office and has privileges at St. Elizabeth Medical Center. Prior to joining MVHS, Gualtieri was employed as an Emergency Department technician at Oswego Health in Oswego, New York. Gualtieri earned a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from State University of... continue
June 26, 2018
UTICA, NY – The St. Elizabeth Laboratory, an affiliate of the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS), is excited to announce the expansion of the outpatient laboratory services testing at the St. Elizabeth Campus at 2209 Genesee Street in Utica. A ribbon cutting and open house to celebrate the expansion will be held in collaboration with the Utica Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 from 4:... continue
June 20, 2018
UTICA, NY – Kathy Wengert has been named director of Patient Accounting for the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS). In this position, Wengert is responsible for managing the activities of the Accounts Receivable and Collection staff including posting, billing and collection.Wengert has been employed by MVHS for 16 years and throughout her career she has most recently served as the applications... continue
June 19, 2018
UTICA, NY – Nicholas Spudie has been named IT Security Analyst I of the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS). In this position, Spudie is responsible for planning and implementing security measures to protect computer systems, networks and data. He is also responsible for staying up-to-date on the latest HIPAA and HITECH regulations, intelligence and hackers’ methodologies, in order to anticipate... continue
June 18, 2018
UTICA, N.Y. - The Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH) Foundation is excited to announce a change in the New York State (NYS) Guidelines for Conducting Raffles. Credit cards may now be used online as an accepted form of payment for tickets to the $100,000 Miracle Drawing. The change to the raffle guidelines became effective on Monday, June 18, 2018.   “This is an exciting and very important change... continue
June 15, 2018
UTICA, NY – Meghan Nolan, BSN, RN, has been named nurse manager of AC 1 at the St. Luke’s Campus of the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS). In this position, Nolan is responsible for nursing operations including clinical and administrative responsibilities for AC 1, an adult inpatient medical surgical unit with a focus on the bariatric and orthopedic patient populations.Prior to this position,... continue
June 13, 2018
UTICA, NY - The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) has received the Center for Donation and Transplant (CDT) Outstanding Hospital Outreach award for going above and beyond to support a culture of organ donation within the community.This award acknowledges the staff at MVHS for its efforts to promote organ donation, educate the community about donation and its continuous support of CDT outreach... continue
June 8, 2018
UTICA, NY – Anthony Dischiavi, BS, RT (R) (CT), has been named director of Medical Imaging at the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS). In this position, Dischiavi is responsible for directing and coordinating all activities of the Medical Imaging department at MVHS. He is also responsible for operational supervision and strategic leadership while providing oversight to all functional, clinical and... continue
June 6, 2018
UTICA, NY – 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. The award recognizes FSLH’s commitment and success ensuring that stroke patients receive the most appropriate... continue