MVHS to transition laboratory services

The Mohawk Valley Health System has transitioned all laboratory services at the Faxton and St. Luke’s campuses in Utica to MVHS-operated labs.

Since 2009, laboratory services at the Faxton and St. Luke’s campuses had been provided through a services agreement with Laboratory Corporation of America.

The St. Elizabeth Campus Laboratory is already managed by MVHS.

“The transition comes from our pursuit to improve quality and patient satisfaction through increased efficiency,” said Shannon Mathewson, vice president of operations at MVHS. “It allows us to provide a faster turnaround for patients’ lab results.”

MVHS is investing more than $3 million in new equipment that will bring advanced laboratory testing to the region. MVHS Laboratory Services partners with the Mayo Clinic, one of the top health systems in the nation, to provide quick turnarounds on lab results.

Moving all lab services to MVHS will also keep 250 laboratory jobs local in the community. Those interested in applying for open positions can visit Training is provided for many positions.

To see a full listing of MVHS laboratory services locations, visit