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MVHS, Masonic research lab explore affiliation

County The Masonic Medical Research Laboratory and Mohawk Valley Health System are exploring a possible affiliation. It was announced Friday that the two organizations are in the early stages of exploring a partnership. One of the possible outcomes is locating a portion of the Utica-based Masonic research facility in the new hospital that’s proposed by MVHS for downtown Utica. “We... 4:00pm 01/21/17

Oneida Healthcare Center issues visitor restrictions to battle flu bug

Health ONEIDA — The Oneida Healthcare Hospital and Extended Care Facility is restricting visitor access to help prevent the spread of influenza. A maximum of two visitors per patient is being allowed at any one time. Also, children 12 years of age and younger will be restricted from visiting all inpatient areas. This is because they are more likely to have and transmit respiratory... 4:00pm 01/17/17

Family nurse practitioner joins Boonville office

Health BOONVILLE — Briana Button is now a family nurse practitioner at the MVHS Boonville Medical Office, Route 12, and is accepting new patients. Button joined the St. Elizabeth Medical Group at its East Utica Medical Office in 2012. She was previously employed at Genesee Orthopedics and Hand Surgery in Utica and at Rome Memorial Hospital. She earned her master of science in... 4:00pm 01/16/17

Child life specialist joins MVHS

Health Erin Ratajczak has been named child life specialist for the Mohawk Valley Health System, operators of St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Utica, and Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare. She is responsible for working with children in a variety of situations related to health care. Prior to joining MVHS, Ratajczak was employed at the Children’s Center of Brighton and Daystar for Medically... 4:00pm 01/16/17

Winter Living Celebration at Rogers on Jan. 21

Health Sat., Jan. 21 • 11am - 4pm Live music by Susquehanna String Band Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides Cross-Country Skiing & Snowshoeing Nature & Outdoor Living Demonstrations Crafts, Refreshments & More! While the Winter Living Celebration is free, donations are encouraged to support future operations at Rogers Center (607) 674-47332721 St. Route 80, Sherburne, NY 13460... 4:00pm 01/16/17