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Area non-profits receive Excellus BlueCross BlueShield awards

Health Twelve non-profit organizations in the Utica/Rome/North Country region have been chosen from among more than 40 applications to receive Excellus BlueCross BlueShield’s Fall 2017 Community Health Awards. Each award recipient will receive up to $4,000 of the $36,000 allocated by the company to help fund health and wellness programs in its 14-county Utica/Rome/North Country... 4:00pm 12/16/17

New visiting guidelines for SCN at St. Luke’s campus of MVHS

Health In order to protect patients from the flu and other illnesses, new visiting guidelines have been put in place for the Level II Special Care Nursery (SCN) at the St. Luke’s campus of the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS). Meanwhile, Rome Memorial Hospital has not issued any restriction guidelines for visitors because officials said the flu has not been prevalent. Babies in the... 4:00pm 12/15/17

Hospital ready to help smokers kick habit

Health Ready to quit smoking? Whatever your reason, Rome Memorial Hospital is here to help you succeed. Starting Thursday, Jan. 11, the hospital will begin a free three-week series of smoking cessation classes. Register now and you can earn a $20 grocery gift card when you complete the program. The program will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, starting Jan. 11 and ending on... 4:00pm 12/15/17

Oneida County November food service inspections

Health Oneida County Health Department inspectors conduct unannounced and periodic checks of food service establishments to determine if they comply with the state codes, rules and regulations. Here are health department ratings after recent inspections: Restaurant conditions were found unsatisfactory. NO. 1 CHINESE RESTAURANT NY, 1122 Mohawk St., Utica, Nov. 28. Fryers, stoves, prep... 4:00pm 12/15/17

Property acquisition process starts for new downtown Utica hospital

County The property acquisition process for the new downtown Utica hospital is moving ahead, according to an announcement by local officials involved with the project. Mohawk Valley Health System has hired the Bond, Schoeneck & King law firm to send option agreements to property owners whose appraisals have been completed and approved by the Dormitory Authority of the State of New... 4:00pm 12/11/17

Surgeon performs same-day total knee replacement at Apex

Health WESTMORELAND — Apex Surgical Center says it is the first ambulatory surgery center in the state to perform a same-day total knee replacement. Dr. Andrew Wickline performed the surgery Dec. 1. Same-day total joint replacement is defined as a patient recovering at home on the same day as the surgery. The patient went into the operating room at about 9:30 a.m. and was home in the... 4:00pm 12/11/17