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March 19, 2018
UTICA, NY - Angelica Pascone, PA-C, has joined the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Sleep Disorders Center as a physician assistant. In this position, Pascone will diagnose and treat a number of sleep-related conditions, including excessive snoring, sleep apnea (obstructive sleep apnea, OSA), insomnia (inability to sleep or sleep well), narcolepsy (chronic, uncontrollable daytime sleepiness)... continue
March 16, 2018
UTICA, N.Y. – Four Hamilton College students interested in health careers spent this week shadowing physicians in the St. Elizabeth Family Medicine Residency Program. This is the thirteenth consecutive year for the program entitled “A Week in the Life of a Family Medicine Resident.” Students participating were Aspacelia Geranios '19, Hana Lindsey '20, Joana Mora '18 and Choiwing Yeung '19.The... continue
March 15, 2018
UTICA, N.Y. – Linda Baird has been named Policy Management coordinator for the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS). In this new position, she trains policy owners and approvers in utilization of the PolicyStat system while assisting them and their department staff in maintaining organizational policies and procedures.Prior to joining MVHS, Baird was employed by Sodexo, where she most recently... continue
March 9, 2018
UTICA, NY – Caitlin McCann has been named Marketing and Communications manager for the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS). In this role, McCann provides development and refinement of marketing goals, pricing strategies, promotional activities and branding in consultation with marketing staff and MVHS departments. Prior to her role as manager, McCann was a communications specialist for MVHS where... continue
March 9, 2018
UTICA, N.Y. – Katherine Warden, Ph.D, has been named director of Behavioral Medicine for the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) and has privileges at St. Elizabeth Medical Center (SEMC).Prior to joining MVHS, Dr. Warden worked as a licensed psychologist at Hutchings Psychiatric Center in Syracuse, New York, and at the Central New York Psychiatric Center in Marcy, New York. She has experience... continue
March 8, 2018
Utica, NY – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) is consolidating outpatient imaging services and centralizing them at other locations within the system. The change supports improved delivery of care for the patients and improved efficiency for the care team. MVHS is relocating the Outpatient Medical Imaging Services at the MVHS Medical Arts building on Middle Settlement Road in New Hartford.... continue
March 8, 2018
UTICA, NY – John M. Forbes has been named vice president of Philanthropy for the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS). In this role, Forbes provides leadership to support and sustain our philanthropic efforts with our community, medical staff and healthcare family. Along with additional Senior Team members, MVHS and Foundation Board of Directors and the Foundation team members, Forbes will develop... continue
March 6, 2018
UTICA, NY – On Wednesday, February 14, 2018, individuals from Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton New Hartford and Homewood Suites by Hilton New Hartford presented a check for over $2000 to Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Cancer Services.“The Cancer Program is very appreciative of this generous donation from Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton New Hartford and Homewood Suites by Hilton New... continue
March 5, 2018
UTICA, NY – Jennifer Hurd, RN, has been named stroke outreach nurse for the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS). In this position, Hurd is responsible for ongoing needs assessment and planning, development and implementation of community education outreach initiatives designed to increase knowledge in the community about the causes, signs and symptoms and risk factors for stroke. She will also... continue
March 2, 2018
UTICA, N.Y. - The Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program has selected the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) as its beneficiary for the month of March. The Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program launched in October 2015 and is designed to support local non-profits through the sale of the reusable Community Bags.For every reusable Community Bag purchased in March at the Hannaford located on 4593... continue
March 1, 2018
UTICA, NY - The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Cancer Program received a three-year certificate of accreditation from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC).CoC accreditation is the trademark of excellence and awarded to cancer care programs that have made a commitment to providing high quality, comprehensive, multidisciplinary, patient-centered care as demonstrated... continue
February 28, 2018
Utica, NY – To help property owners affected by Downtown Utica’s regional healthcare campus project take into account relocation assistance and other recent developments, Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) has announced an extension of the deadline for responding to purchase option agreements. MVHS, working through Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC (BSK), the law firm handling the property... continue
February 26, 2018
UTICA, NY – Cori Grubner has been named talent acquisition specialist for the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS). In this position, Grubner 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, Grubner worked for Upstate Cerebral Palsy (UCP) in... continue
February 15, 2018
UTICA, NY – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) recently announced four new members of its Board of Directors: Waleed Albert, MD, Catherine Brownell, PhD, Alicia Marie DeTraglia, MD, FACP, and Karen Leach, MBA.Waleed Albert, MD, is a board-certified physician and the chairman of the Antibiotic Stewardship committee for MVHS. Dr. Albert earned his medical degree from the Faculty of Medicine of... continue
February 15, 2018
UTICA, NY – Lisa Perry, RN, CEN, has been named vascular coordinator for Interventional Radiology and Neuroendovascular Services for the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS). In this role, Perry is responsible for day-to-day operations of Interventional Radiology and Neuroendovascular Services, patient care coordination and staff development.Prior to this position, Perry has served as a staff... continue
February 15, 2018
UTICA, NY – Audrey Cross has been named project manager of Support Services for the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS). In this role, Cross is responsible for the management of construction, renovations and other Support Services projects. Prior to joining MVHS, Cross was employed at Excellus BlueCross Blue Shield in Utica, New York, as facilities manager and she was also employed as project... continue
February 12, 2018
UTICA, N.Y. – Allen Hurd has been named Facilities field supervisor for the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS). In this position, Hurd will supervise the facilities staff at the Faxton Campus and oversee facilities of the MVHS Medical Group Medical Offices.Prior to joining MVHS, Hurd was the maintenance and facilities manager for TECT Corp. in Whitesboro, New York.Hurd attended the Residential,... continue
February 12, 2018
UTICA, NY – Excellus BlueCross BlueShield has recognized the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) with a Blue Distinction® Center+ for Bariatric Surgery designation as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated healthcare facilities that show expertise in delivering improved patient safety and better health outcomes, based on objective... continue
February 12, 2018
UTICA, NY - The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Foundations and F.X. Matt Brewery will hold the 10th annual Prohibition Party on Friday, April 13, 2018, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the historic F.X. Matt Brewing Co., 830 Varick Street, Utica. The event is sponsored by Theresa Flemma, CFP®, senior vice president of Flemma ~ Gornick Financial Group and M. Griffith Investment Services, Inc.  Tickets... continue
February 9, 2018
UTICA, N.Y. - For the 13th consecutive year, IHOP restaurants nationwide will offer each guest a free short stack of their famous buttermilk pancakes on National Pancake Day, Tuesday, February 27, 2018. Our area’s IHOP, located at 535 French Road, New Hartford, participates in National Pancake Day each year to raise awareness and funds for our local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN) at... continue