Four professionals have joined the medical staff of the Mohawk Valley Health System, the organization announced.
Alyssia Lloyd has joined the MVHS Sauquoit Medical Office as a family nurse practitioner and has privileges at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare.
Lloyd was formerly a family nurse practitioner at Allergy Care in Utica, and at Bassett Healthcare in Herkimer and Cooperstown. She has also been employed as a registered nurse at Rome Memorial Hospital and at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Utica.
Lloyd received her master’s and bachelor’s degrees in nursing from the State University of New York Polytechnic Institute in Utica. She completed her associate’s degree in nursing at St. Elizabeth College of Nursing in Utica and is board certified through the American Nurses Credentialing Center Board. Lloyd is also certified in basic life support.
Matthew Blando, a specialist in family medicine, has joined the MVHS Whitesboro Medical Office and has privileges at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare.
Dr. Blando earned his bachelor’s degree in biomedical science at University at Buffalo and earned his medical degree at the American University of Antigua in Osbourn, Antigua and Barbuda.
He completed his residency in family medicine at the St. Elizabeth Family Medicine Residency Program in Utica. Dr. Blando is board-certified in family medicine. He formerly worked as a medical assistant at Slocum Dickson Medical Group in Utica.
Claudia Bailey has joined the MVHS Whitesboro Medical Office as a family nurse practitioner and has privileges at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare.
Bailey has worked as a staff nurse at MVHS since 2014.
Prior to joining MVHS, she held positions as a charge nurse in the Rehabilitation Unit/RN supervisor for the Charles T. Sirtin Rehabilitation Center in New Hartford, as well as a registered nurse, nurse manager and supervisor for Rosewood Heights Health Care Center in Syracuse.
Bailey earned her associate’s degree in science from the Borough of Manhattan Community College in New York City and her associate’s degree in applied science from the St. Elizabeth College of Nursing in Utica.
Bailey earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the SUNY Polytechnic Institute in Utica.
Shalynn Cozza has been named nurse manager for the Neuro/Pediatric Unit, 3N, at the St. Elizabeth Campus of MVHS.
Cozza has been employed at the St. Elizabeth Campus since 2004 and has served as a psychiatric assistant, ward clerk, psychiatric social worker, Spirit of Excellence instructor, staff nurse on the Special Care Unit and clinical educator for 3A/3B nursing units.
She has most recently served as the clinical educator for Psychiatric Services, float staff and Transfer Center.
Cozza earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from SUNY Polytechnic Institute in Utica, an associate’s degree in nursing from St. Elizabeth’s College of Nursing in Utica, and a bachelor’s in nursing from Chamberlain College of Nursing in Downers Grove, Illinois.
She is a graduate of the Aspiring Leaders and Quality Academy programs through MVHS as well as a recipient of the Difference Maker Award.