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UTICA – Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) has installed pharmaceutical drop-off receptacles at each of its three main campuses: Faxton Campus – Urgent Care, 1676 Sunset Ave. St. Elizabeth … more
COOPERSTOWN — Bassett Medical Center has received the New York State Perinatal Quality Collaborative (NYSPQC) Safe Sleep Project’s 2017 Quality Improvement Award in recognition of the work and … more
There will be an American Red Cross Blood Drive at St. John Lutheran Church, 502 W. Chestnut St., from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, March 22. more
The Grand Healthcare System, operator of The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing at Rome at 801 N. James St., has purchased 220-bed extended care nursing home Heritage Health Care Center on Sunset … more
NEW HARTFORD — Hospice & Palliative Care, 4277 Middle Settlement Road, will offer a number of groups and workshops this spring. • Grief After the First Year Workshop: The workshop is an … more
Families who are dealing with the problems of addiction can find help and information at a support group meeting from 6-7 p.m., Monday, March 18, in the second floor classroom at Rome Memorial … more
Mohawk Valley Endoscopy Center has achieved re-accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). Accreditation distinguishes this ambulatory surgery center … more
HAMILTON — Diane Chase, Community Memorial senior director of clinical services, presented “Best Practice Strategies to Enhance the Patient Experience” during the Quality Network Conference on … more
UTICA – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS), in partnership with Central New York (CNY) Cardiology, has officially begun offering the “Watchman” procedure to the community. Executed by both … more
HOUSTON — Two new studies point to yet more reasons to kick the tobacco habit. In one, researchers found quitting smoking is worth it for people with diabetes despite worries about … more
CAMDEN — Jessica Donaldson, RN, BSN, MS-FNP-C, has joined the staff of Camden Family Care to provide personalized care to patients in Camden, announced Rome Memorial Hospital’s Director of … more
The Eight and Forty Organization is offering scholarships to nurses and physical therapists who want to take advanced training to help children with respiratory diseases.  Applications may be … more
Applications will be accepted until Friday, May 24 for Rome Memorial Hospital’s Health Care Academy, an interactive summer camp for adolescents interested in a career in health care. Students … more
When it comes to preparing for a new baby, there is always something new to learn. Rome Memorial Hospital nurses offer a variety of classes covering new-born care, breastfeeding and childbirth. Baby … more
The American Red Cross has several opportunities to donate blood in March and reports a special need for type O blood and a promotion for donors who are also fans of “Game of Thrones.” Type O … more
A support group will be held Mondays during the month of February for anyone coping with health and wellness challenges. The gathering is offered through the collaboration of the Center for Family … more
Colon cancer is one of the most common cancers in men and women. It is also one of the most preventable with proper screenings. In recognition of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, Rome … more
HAMILTON — Community Memorial and its Five Family Health Centers are launching a new initiative, “Protect Your Bottom Line.” This is a humorous approach on the importance of screening and early … more
The Slocum-Dickson Foundation is accepting grant applications for health and medical projects that focus on education and training.  Applications should be submitted by email to … more
If anyone understands what it means to be pain free, it is Steven Michik, a cyclist and avid outdoorsman who suffered from debilitating back pain for over 12 years. Steve credits Rome Memorial … more
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