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October 6, 2017
UTICA, N.Y. – As of Friday, October 6, 2017, all 4,300 tickets for the $100,000 Drawing have been sold. Proceeds benefit our local Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospital at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH). One lucky person will win a $100,000 in cash. Eight bonus prize packages will also be given away to ticket holders after the grand prize drawing.The drawing for the $100,000 Miracle... continue
October 4, 2017
UTICA, N.Y. – The Laryngectomy Support Group will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 12 p.m. The meeting will take place in the Sister Regina Conference Room on the first floor of the St. Elizabeth Medical Center (SEMC) hospital building, 2209 Genesee Street, Utica. The support group is sponsored by SEMC.A laryngectomy is the procedure to remove a person’s larynx and... continue
October 4, 2017
UTICA N.Y.- Sascha Qian, MD, has joined the staff of Advanced Physical Medicine and Rehab- Spinal & Skeletal Pain Medicine in Utica, New York, and has privileges at both Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare and St. Elizabeth Medical Center. In this position, Dr. Qian provides a wide range of services, including ultrasound and fluoroscopically guided injections, spinal cord stimulation, vertebral... continue
October 4, 2017
UTICA N.Y.- Lesa Steele, BSN, RN, has been named nurse manager for Maternal Child Services at MVHS. In this position, Steele will oversee the Maternity Department, Well Baby Nursery, Level II Labor, Special Care Nursery, Pediatrics and the Obstetrical (OB) Care Center.Steele earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Utica College in Utica, New York, and an associate degree in Nursing from St... continue
September 29, 2017
UTICA, N.Y. – Donish Siddiqi, MD, has joined the St. Elizabeth Family Medicine Residency Program as a core faculty member and has privileges at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare and St. Elizabeth Medical Center (SEMC). The Residency Program is an affiliate of SEMC and the Mohawk Valley Health System.Dr. Siddiqi earned his medical degree from the American University of Antigua College of Medicine in St... continue
September 27, 2017
UTICA N.Y. – The 2017 Real Men Wear Pink campaign is focusing on the prevention and treatment of breast cancer. The American Cancer Society research has helped develop better therapies, greater understanding of possible ways to stop the spread of breast cancer to other areas and improved quality of life for patients and their families.This year, Real Men Wear Pink aims to raise $1.5 million.... continue
September 26, 2017
UTICA, N.Y. – 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, October 10, 2017, 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,... continue
September 25, 2017
UTICA, N.Y. – On Saturday, September 30, 2017, St. Luke’s Home and the Road Knights of Central New York will host a free antique and classic car show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Luke’s Home in Parking Lot Q, 1650 Champlin Avenue, Utica.Antique and classic cars will be on display for the community to view. St. Luke’s Home will also sell hot dogs between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to raise funds for... continue
September 22, 2017
UTICA, N.Y. – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Medical Group has changed roles for two of its leaders and welcomed two others to the group.Mark Testa has been named its director of Operations. In this position, Testa oversees the daily operations of all of the Medical Group locations.Testa has been an employee of Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH) since 2011, most recently as the assistant... continue
September 21, 2017
Utica N.Y. – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) was alerted that individuals in the community have been receiving calls offering a St. Elizabeth credit card. The caller claims to be calling from St. Elizabeth Medical Center advising that you can now apply for a credit card to help pay for any medical expenses that you may incur.There is no St. Elizabeth credit card. The callers are not... continue
September 19, 2017
UTICA, N.Y. – On Monday, October 2, 2017, 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 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Hannaford Supermarket located at 4593... continue
September 15, 2017
Two Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) employees have become United States citizens and have recently shared their amazing stories of perseverance and overcoming years of hardship to reach their goals of achieving a better life in America. Mohammad Alsaad was born in Iraq and immigrated to the United States in 2010 after five years of living in a tent and struggling to protect his family in an... continue
September 13, 2017
UTICA N.Y. - The Mohawk Valley Health System is hosting a seven-week program with Alexandra Battista, LMSW, Oncology Social Worker, dedicated to helping support caregivers. The program will run from Wednesday, October 4, 2017, to Wednesday, November 15, 2017, at the Faxton Campus, 1676 Sunset Avenue, Utica in the Cancer Center’s TV Lounge on the main floor. Each session will run from 6 p.m. to 7... continue
September 13, 2017
UTICA, N.Y. – Susan Rosato, FNP-C, has joined the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Medical Group’s Clinton Medical Office as a family nurse practitioner. Prior to joining MVHS, Rosato was employed by the Family Health Network in Cincinnatus, New York, and by Cortland Convenient Care in Cortland, New York.Rosato earned her Master of Science in Family Nurse Practitioner Studies from the State... continue
September 12, 2017
UTICA, N.Y. – Hamerton Jeanty, MD, has joined the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Medical Group as a hospitalist and the medical staffs at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare and St. Elizabeth Medical Center.Dr. Jeanty earned his Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science at Stony Brook University Medical Center in Stony Brook, New York. He earned his medical degree and completed two years of... continue
September 6, 2017
UTICA, N.Y. – The Mohawk Valley Health System’s (MVHS) 2017 Campaign For Quality (CFQ) promises to give everyone in attendance a new perspective on the ever-changing healthcare industry.This popular educational event, celebrating its 16th anniversary, features international, national and local experts presenting on current trends in healthcare, patient experiences, population health topics and... continue
August 31, 2017
UTICA, NY – Michael K. Amponsah, MD, FACC, has joined Central New York Cardiology, PC with privileges at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare and St. Elizabeth Medical Center. He specializes in cardiology and interventional cardiology, as well as peripheral vascular intervention and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR).Dr. Amponsah earned his medical degree from the University of Science and... continue
August 31, 2017
UTICA, N.Y. – Tanveer Zamani, MD, has joined the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Medical Group as a surgeon with privileges at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare and St. Elizabeth Medical Center. She specializes in trauma and critical care.Dr. Zamani earned her medical degree from Jinnah Sindh Medical University in Karachi, Pakistan. She completed her General Surgery fellowship at the Royal College... continue
August 30, 2017
UTICA, N.Y. – Alexander Carangelo, PA, has joined Dr. Nicholas Qandah at the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Neurosurgical Specialists Group and will have privileges at both Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH) and St. Elizabeth Medical Center (SEMC).Prior to joining MVHS, Carangelo served as a physician assistant at Capital Region Neurosurgery in Slingerlands, New York, and at Samaritan... continue
August 29, 2017
UTICA, N.Y. – Angelica Pascone, PA-C, has joined the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Medical Group Washington Mills Office as a physician assistant. In this position, Pascone provides diagnostic, therapeutic, preventative and health maintenance services throughout all stages of life.Prior to joining MVHS, Pascone was employed at Upstate Cerebral Palsy in Utica, New York, and at The Arc... continue