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About the Mohawk Valley Health System

Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH) and St. Elizabeth Medical Center (SEMC) affiliated as the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) in March 2014. MVHS is governed by a single, 18-member board of directors, with nine members from FSLH’s board and nine from SEMC’s board. The system is operated by a single management team.

MVHS serves the geographic area of Oneida, Herkimer and Madison counties and is an integrated delivery system with 4,200 full-time equivalent employees and a combined operating budget of $566 million.

The MVHS Medical Group has 19 primary care locations, a Children’s Health Center, a Women’s Health Center, general, orthopedic and neurological surgeons, a Breast Care Center and two Urgent Cares to serve our community’s healthcare needs.

Both hospitals accept all major insurances and have designated charity care programs to help provide for individuals without insurance.

The affiliation helps to enhance services for the residents of the Mohawk Valley through greater collaboration and improved clinical quality for patient and resident care. As a large system, MVHS has much to offer when recruiting new physicians.

Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare

FSLH includes two campuses with 370 acute care beds and 202 long-term care beds:

St. Luke’s Campus – 1656 Champlin Avenue, Utica, NY (Main Campus)
Faxton Campus – 1676 Sunset Avenue, Utica, NY

A not-for-profit healthcare organization, FSLH includes St. Luke’s Home, Senior Network Health, Mohawk Valley Home Care and Visiting Nurse Association of Utica and Oneida County.

Center for Rehabilitation and Continuing Care Services

  • Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit
  • Adult Day Health Care Service
  • Outpatient Dialysis Center
  • St. Luke’s Home
  • Senior Network Health
  • Visiting Nurse Association of Utica and Oneida County

Faxton Campus

  • Ambulatory Surgical Center 
  • Cancer Center
  • Dialysis Center
  • Outpatient Rehabilitation Center
  • Urgent Care

St. Luke’s Campus

  • Bariatric Surgery Program
  • Maternal Child Services
  • Mohawk Valley Heart Institute
  • Mohawk Valley Vascular Center
  • Stroke Center
  • Surgical and Ambulatory Services
  • Total Joint Orthopedic Program

St. Elizabeth Medical Center

SEMC includes two campuses with 201 acute care beds:

2209 Genesee Street, Utica, NY (Main Campus)
St. Elizabeth Medical Arts – 4401 Middle Settlement Road, New Hartford, NY

SEMC also includes the Sister Rose Vincent Elizabeth Family Medicine Center which provides patient care services for the whole family and is also a teaching facility for new physicians. St. Elizabeth Home Care serves patients in their homes and St. Elizabeth Health Support Services offers respiratory services and durable medical equipment to patients in their homes.

SEMC Main Campus:

  • Ambulatory Surgical Center
  • Area Trauma Center
  • Fellowship in Gynecologic Endoscopy
  • Fellowship in Hospital Medicine
  • Marian Medical Professional Building
  • Mohawk Valley Heart Institute
  • Sleep Disorders Center
  • St. Elizabeth College of Nursing
  • St. Elizabeth Family Medicine Residency Program

Medical Arts Campus:

  • Advanced Wound Care
  • Imaging at St. Elizabeth Medical Arts
  • MVHS Medical Group New Hartford Medical Office
  • Outpatient Laboratory Draw Site
  • Outpatient Rehabilitation Services

SEMC is a Catholic hospital and is affiliated with the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities and the Syracuse Dioceses.

2017 System Highlights

  • The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) has opened a new service that provides advanced NeuroEndovascular care that treats complex vascular conditions of the brain including stroke, carotid stenosis, dissections, brain aneurysms, brain and spine arteriovenous malformations and more.
  • Forbes Magazine ranked St. Elizabeth College of Nursing (SECON) on its list of the country’s top two-year trade schools. SECON was ranked third of the list’s 30 schools based upon students’ post-graduate earnings, along with the schools’ affordability and quality.
  • MVHS acquired the da Vinci Si Surgical System. Surgeons at MVHS are currently using the system for urological surgery, with plans to expand to include surgeries in the areas of gynecologic, thoracic, cardiac and general surgery in the future.
  • MVHS received the Mission: Lifeline® Bronze Receiving Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks.
  • St. Elizabeth Medical Center’s (SEMC) Trauma Center was verified as a Level III Trauma Center by the Verification Review Committee, an ad hoc committee of the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons. This achievement recognizes the Trauma Center’s dedication to providing optimal care for injured patients.
  • Continuing its renovation project, Faxton Urgent Care recently added hand-painted murals to two exams rooms to help ease children’s anxiety during visits. Artist Amy Eckler of Utica designed the wall-length murals with whimsical characters to please children and provide a pleasant distraction from their injury or illness.
  • Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH), an affiliate of MVHS, 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 Plus. The award recognizes FSLH’s commitment and success ensuring that stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment.
  • The MVHS Sleep Disorders Center received its five-year reaccreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). It was the first sleep center in the Greater Utica-Mohawk Valley area to earn this distinction, dating back to 1997.
  • MVHS’s Prevent T2 diabetes prevention program, part of the Central New York Diabetes Education Program (CNY Diabetes), was awarded full recognition from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Diabetes Prevention Recognition Program (DPRP) for the second year in a row. The program became the first in Oneida County to receive full recognition in November 2016.
  • Elizabeth Kosakowski, BS, CCS, CTR, CCDS, AHIMA Certified ICD-10 Trainer, director of Health Information Management for MVHS, received an award for Clinical Preceptor of the Year from the New York State Health Information Management Association (NYHIMA). She is one of 11 award recipients from across New York State.
  • In April 2017, it was announced that MVHS has been awarded the $300 million Health Care Facility Transformation grant to create an integrated healthcare delivery system in Oneida County. In November 2017, MVHS revealed the site plan and outline of its new regional healthcare campus in mid-November. The result of the months of planning and work is an integrated healthcare campus with a 373-bed, 672,000-square-foot facility and 1,550-car parking structure on 25 acres in downtown Utica. In collaboration with the MVHS outreach team, architects have advanced the site plan and design and engaged more than 2,000 individuals throughout the community to obtain feedback and guidance regarding the design of the new hospital and its integration with the surrounding downtown area. Members of the public will discuss the site plan at a community forum in December at the Radisson Hotel-Utica Centre.