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Press Releases

September 7, 2018
UTICA, NY – The St. Elizabeth Laboratory at the Marian Medical Professional Building, located on the St. Elizabeth Campus of the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS), is scheduled to close for renovations from Monday, September 10, 2018 to Friday, September 21, 2018.Patients in need of laboratory services can visit any of the St. Elizabeth Patient Service Centers. A list of all St. Elizabeth... continue
August 31, 2018
UTICA, NY – An open house and panel discussion on public speaking and leadership, How to Conquer Public Speaking and Lead Successfully, will be held Wednesday, September 19, 2018, at 4 p.m. at the St. Luke’s Campus of Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS). Robert Scholefield, MVHS executive vice president/chief operating officer, will be the keynote speaker for the hour-long event to be held at the... continue
August 31, 2018
UTICA, NY – On Friday, September 14, 2018, at noon, the Mohawk Valley Health System’s Central New York Diabetes Education Program (CNY Diabetes) is offering a free "Knock Your Socks Off!" foot (podiatry) clinic for people with diabetes. The event will take place at the CNY Diabetes Education Program office located on the 4th floor of the Faxton St Luke’s Campus, 1676 Sunset Avenue, Utica.An area... continue
August 29, 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, September 11 2018, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 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... continue
August 24, 2018
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 Monday through Friday 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... continue
August 24, 2018
UTICA, NY – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Pulmonary Rehabilitation program has met strict standards of practice and has been awarded certification through the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). For patients with chronic respiratory problems, pulmonary rehabilitation can help increase endurance and decrease shortness of breath. The Pulmonary... continue
August 24, 2018
UTICA, N.Y. – The Oneida County Health Department, in collaboration with the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS), is offering a free, three-week series of Freshstart Smoking Cessation classes. Freshstart is an evidence-based program created by the American Cancer Society. The classes will be held from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, September 12, 19 and 26, 2018, in the Second Floor Conference... continue
August 23, 2018
UTICA, N.Y. – Excellus BlueCross BlueShield has selected St. Elizabeth Medical Center, an affiliate of the Mohawk Valley Health System, as a Blue Distinction Center+ for Knee and Hip Replacement, part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated healthcare facilities shown to deliver improved patient safety and better health outcomes, based on... continue
August 23, 2018
UTICA, NY – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) has signed an agreement with Epic for a new, system-wide electronic health record (EHR). Currently, MVHS uses five different systems in its facilities: Allscripts, Paragon, Intergy, Centricity and Series Revenue Cycle. This is a significant step in improving and supporting patient clinical quality and outcomes at MVHS. Epic is the most widely-... continue
August 21, 2018
UTICA, NY – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) recently launched a public campaign to solicit community involvement in helping improve the delivery of care. Throughout the nation, healthcare providers and organizations are exploring ways to reduce the risk of harm by engaging communities in a more direct way with the delivery of their care. MVHS began the Medication Reconciliation Campaign in... continue
August 21, 2018
UTICA, N.Y. – Heidi Cannan, FNP-C, has joined the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Medical Group Barneveld Office as a family nurse practitioner.Prior to joining the MVHS Medical Group, Cannan was employed as a registered nurse and registered cardiac sonographer in the Non-Invasive Cardiac Testing Department at the MVHS St. Elizabeth Campus in Utica, New York. She has also worked as a nurse at... continue
August 21, 2018
UTICA, NY – On Tuesday, September 4, 2018, people with diabetes, pre-diabetes and their family members are invited to grocery shop with a registered dietitian and learn more about their food choices. The grocery store tour, hosted by the Mohawk Valley Health System’s Central New York Diabetes Education Program (CNY Diabetes), will run from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Hannaford Supermarket located at... continue
August 14, 2018
UTICA, NY – The Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals’ $100,000 Miracle Drawing will hold a ticket blitz on Wednesday, August 15, 2018. Visit Jay-K Lumber Inc. from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. or Remington Federal Credit Union from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. to purchase tickets with cash or check. Tickets can also be purchased on with a credit card or by stopping in to one... continue
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 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 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