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Healthcare services and facilities in the Mohawk Valley continue to expand and are among the finest in New York State. The healthcare and social associations is 1.62 percent more than the average U.S. statistics, according to ecanned.com.

St. Elizabeth Medical Center, located in Utica, was founded in 1866 and at that time was the first hospital in central New York. St. Elizabeth Medical Center is noted for its accredited Family Medicine Residency Program, School of Radiology, and School of Nursing. The 201-bed acute care regional medical center with trauma center, heart institute, home care, and network of 18 satellite offices is operated by the Sisters of St. Francis. St. Elizabeth Medical Center provides skilled nursing services, infusion therapy, wound care, diabetic teaching, rehabilitation therapy, asthma and diabetes disease-management programs, and daily activity assistance.

Mohawk Valley Heart Institute (MVHI) based at St. Elizabeth was established in 1997 to support a heart program involving the expertise of several different hospitals. The MVHI now offers a breakthrough laser procedure that provides pain relief for patients suffering from severe coronary artery disease. MVHI has helped save lives, improved the quality of life, provided the convenience of staying close to home, and plowed tens of millions of dollars into the region’s economy.

The largest medical provider in the area is Faxton-St. Luke’s Healthcare with Centers of Excellence in Bariatric, Vascular, Cancer, and Rehabilitation. The maternity service, known as The Birthplace, delivers more than 2,100 births annually supported by a Special Care Level II Nursery. The hospital is home to the Regional Dialysis Center and provides nine Primary Care Offices to serve families in both Oneida and Herkimer Counties.

Unique to the area is The Regional Cancer Center whose technology is very impressive and includes Positron Emission Tomography (PET), High Dose Rate Brachytherapy, Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), Stereotactic Radiosurgery, and Prostate Seed Implants.

The hospital offers Senior Care Services through St. Luke’s Home, Senior Network Health, Visiting Nurse Association, and Mohawk Valley Home Care. And as a community partner, Faxton-St. Luke’s Healthcare collaborates with St. Elizabeth Medical Center to operate the Mohawk Valley Heart Institute, a cardiac surgery and rehabilitation program.

Rome Memorial Hospital, located in Rome, is a not-for-profit community hospital that provides general medical/ surgical, pediatric, intensive care, obstetric, long-term care, physical rehabilitation, and senior behavioral healthcare, as well as a full array of outpatient services, such as lab, medical imaging, physical therapy and cancer treatment.

The Bassett Healthcare network, originating in Cooperstown, has responded to the needs of the rural communities it serves by creating 25 community health centers and three hospitals within an eight county service region. Patients are provided top-quality local health care service with immediate and ready access to the resources of Bassett Healthcare in Cooperstown. In Hamilton, the facility offers family medicine, dentistry, hematology/oncology, and mental health care. Bassett Healthcare in Herkimer provides services in internal medicine, geriatrics, prenatal care, obstetrics/ gynecology, pediatrics, radiology, echocardiography, and vascular testing. Bassett Healthcare also developed their own research institute, attracting many renowned researchers that helped bring national and international attention to the facility.

In Utica, the Masonic Care Community offers “A Place for Everyone,” with a wide array of residential and healthcare services. The Masonic Care Community offers the highest quality of independent living. The Community has tailored its programs and services through its “continuum of care” to provide the most up-to-date concept of care. Acacia Village, located in the Masonic Care Community, has spacious one and two bedroom apartments. At Wiley Hall, residents with moderate healthcare needs have apartments as part of an assisted living concept. In the brand new Health Pavilion, residents receive the highest quality of skilled nursing care around-the-clock. Residents in the new Health Pavilion live in private rooms that are part of a shared living “household.”

For over 100 years, the Masonic Care Community has a strong tradition enriching the Greater Utica community by hosting many community events on its 400 acre campus. The Community employs more than 650 people and continues to play a leading role in the health and economic development of the Mohawk Valley.

Founded in 1958, the Masonic Medical Research Laboratory (MMRL) is now noted as one of the top medical research centers in the world. The MMRL has been instrumental in delineating the source of forms of cardiac arrhythmia, and is internationally known for its research in cardiology and cardiovascular disease. MMRL also has concentrated studies designed for understanding the basis and causes of sudden death in both infants (SIDS) and young adults. Dr. Brugada is the director of molecular genetics at MMRL, and is recognized for his research in this area. The MMRL is also an educational institution and resource center with close ties to Syracuse University, Utica College, the SUNY Health Science Center and other medical schools nationwide. Our healthcare community is comprehensive, progressive and provides cutting edge technology.

There are a number of social service organizations available to residents of the Mohawk Valley:

AIDS Community Resources has several offices serving the area, and works to prevent the incidence of the HIV infection and to assist those infected. Mohawk Valley chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association funds research for the disease and provides education and support.
American Cancer Society offers a variety of services and support to patients and family members. ACS strives to educate those affected by cancer and reduce the impact it has as a major health problem in today’s society.

American Diabetes Association focuses on preventing and curing the disease. It sponsors “America’s Walk for Diabetes,” “Tour de Cure” and other fundraising events. American Lung Association of Mid-New York provides assistance to people with lung disease and their families living in Oneida, Herkimer and Madison counties.

Catholic Charities represents the Diocese of Syracuse with several offices located throughout the Mohawk Valley. They provide community assistance through residential services, counseling, as well as Child and Family Development programs.

The Central Association for the Blind/Visually Impaired is a private, non-profit organization supporting the visually handicapped throughout the Mohawk Valley with comprehensive rehabilitation services, employment and training and support groups. Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties provides grants and other support to non-profit organizations through a pool of charitable capital placed in its trust.

The Neighborhood Center primarily serves the youth of the Utica area with practical help through counseling services, case management, and ancillary support for young adults making a transition to independent living.

The Mohawk Valley Community Action Agency offers various programs throughout Oneida, Herkimer and part of Madison Counties with food, emergency assistance housing, Head Start and youth services. They also sponsor an active Foster Grandparents Group.

Oneida-Lewis Chapter NYSARC, provides advocacy and services for people with disabilities and their families. It offers a full range of educational, vocational, residential, and other assistance.

United Way of Greater Utica Area is a local, independent non-profit organization dedicated to raising and distributing funds to solve the problems and address the needs of local people.

The Utica Chapter of the American Red Cross is active in disaster relief and preparing the community for emergencies. They sponsor a variety of school health and safety programs, ongoing blood drives and a strong volunteer organization.

United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) serves the Mohawk Valley community by providing quality, individualized services for children and adults with special needs.

...and many more!

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Resource Directory


AIDS Community Resources
Utica, NY 13501
(315) 793-0661
 
American Cancer Society
Utica, NY 13502
(315) 724-8125
 
American Diabetes Association
Utica, NY 13502
 
Cancer Services Program of Oneida, Herkimer and Madison Counties
Utica, NY 13501
315-798-5248
 
Chad D. Wallace DDS
Rome, NY 13441
315-339-2120
 
Cooperative Magnetic Imaging
Utica, NY 13502
315-792-4666
 
Faxton Regional Cancer Center
Rome, NY 13440
334-4805
 
Faxton St. Lukes Rome Dialysis Unit
Rome, NY 13441
315-334-4786
 
Faxton-St. Luke's Healthcare
Utica, NY 13502
(315) 624-6000
 
Griffiss Child Development Center
Rome, NY 13440
334-1372
 
Masonic Care Community
Utica, NY 13501
315-798-4850,
 
Masonic Medical Research Laboratory (MMRL)
Utica, NY 13501
1-315-735-2217
 
Mohawk Valley Community Action Agency
Rome, NY 13440
315.339.2649
 
Mohawk Valley Heart Institute (MVHI)
Utica, NY 13501
315-734-3329
 
Oneida-Lewis Chapter NYSARC
Utica, NY 13501
(315) 735-6477
 
Rome Medical Practice Billing Office
Rome, NY 13441
337-0429
 
Rome Memorial Hospital
Rome 13440
315-338-7000
 
Rome Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine
Rome, NY 13441
337-3071
 
Rome Surgical Services
Rome, NY 13441
337-0202
 
St. Elizabeth Medical Center
Utica, NY 13501
315-798-8100
 
The Bassett Healthcare network
Cooperstown, NY 13326
607.547.3456
 
The Central Association for the Blind/Visually Impaired
 
The Neighborhood Center
Utica, NY 13501
(315) 272-2760
 
The Utica Chapter of the American Red Cross
Utica, NY 13501
(315) 733- 4666
 
United Way of Greater Utica Area
Utica, NY 13502
(315) 733-4691
 
Upstate Cerebral Palsy
Rome, NY 13441
 
Upstate Urology
Rome, NY 13441
356-7390
 
Verona Beach Lighthouse Inc.
Verona Beach, NY 13162
315-687-0521