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The American Heart Association, the leading global voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke, is making an unprecedented series of investments focused on enhancing … more
Despite the devastating toll of COVID-19, heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the U.S and worldwide, and the leading cause of death among women, which is why on Friday, Feb. 5, the … more
Michael C. Fegley has been named director of Materials Management at the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS). Prior to this position, Fegley held positions in Materials Management at SUNY Upstate … more
This week, all New York Kinney pharmacies will receive initial doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to administer to those age 75 and older only. Appointments will be available at all Kinney … more
Is there a link between cardiac abnormalities and autism? That’s what Dr. Maria Kontaridis, executive director and Gordon K. Moe, professor of Biomedical Research and Translational Medicine at the … more
Christopher Houle has been named director of Pharmacy at the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS). Prior to this position, Houle was a clinical pharmacy coordinator for MVHS, where he oversaw the … more
Brown fat, also known as brown adipose tissue, is a special type of fat that “turns on” (becomes activated) when you get cold, to help maintain body temperature. Importantly, brown fat is a … more
Registered Nurse Emma Ingalls, director of Infection Prevention at Rome Memorial Hospital, was named 2020 Nurse of the Year, announced Vice-president Clinical Services/Chief Nursing Officer Samantha … more
COOPERSTOWN — The Bassett Healthcare Network Cancer Institute recently earned national recognition for the quality of cancer care it provides to patients. Bassett’s radiation oncology program is … more
Mohawk Valley Community College Spring 2020 Nursing graduates achieved a 100 percent first-time pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination – Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN). The NCLEX is a … more
UTICA — Jason Denicola, RN, CRRN, has joined Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) as Clark North nurse manager at MVHS Rehabilitation and Nursing Center (RNC). In this role, Denicola will provide … more
Registered Nurse Diane Potter has joined the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) as the director of Education at MVHS Rehabilitation and Nursing Center (RNC). In this role, Potter will plan and … more
COOPERSTOWN — Bassett Healthcare Network has achieved Level 4 Medicaid Health Home status. The designation, which Bassett has maintained for six years, is critical to the health and wellbeing of … more
An estimated 30.3 million Americans (9.4% of the population) have diabetes, including 7.2 million who are unaware they are living with the disease. The percentage of adults with diabetes increases … more
COOPERSTOWN — Dr. Tommy Ibrahim, president and CEO of Bassett Healthcare Network, has announced two additional appointments to the system’s executive leadership team.  Reginald Knight, MD, MHA … more
NEW HARTFORD — Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc., 4277 Middle Settlement Road, will hold its annual workshop, “Grief & the Holidays – Helping Yourself and Others Through the Season” … more
HOLLAND PATENT — Chiari Cares, a local Chiari advocacy group, will host a Chicken Riggies drive-thru fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 7, from 3-5 p.m. at the Leon R. Roberts American Legion Post on … more
Oct. 29 is World Stroke Day, and Rome Memorial Hospital is reminding neighbors to learn the signs of stroke to help save a life. Think F.A.S.T. to survive a stroke. “Think F.A.S.T. and call 911 for … more
The American College of Cardiology (ACC) has recognized Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) for its demonstrated expertise and commitment in treating patients who use an electrophysiology lab for … more
The American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association, is hosting CycleNation to raise awareness about stroke being the nation’s No. 5 killer – and to raise the funds to … more
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