The Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways participated in an educational Wilderness First Aid Retreat the weekend of May 20 in Old Forge, New York. As a part of their education, the Girl Scouts assembled first aid kits using supplies donated by Mohawk Valley Heath System (MVHS).

The Girl Scouts heard presentations from local EMTs and nurses to learn the importance of first aid. MVHS supplied Band-Aids, alcohol wipes, roll tape and antibiotic ointment for the Girl Scouts to create their own first aid kits. The Girl Scouts learned how they can use their first aid kits to help others and earned a merit badge.

“MVHS was happy to give back to the community and support an event that teaches safety and the importance of first aid,” said Tara Markert, the MVHS communications specialist who helped coordinate this donation.

Photo Caption: Girl Scouts learn how to use their first aid kits.

About MVHS

MVHS is an integrated, non-profit healthcare delivery system that includes St. Elizabeth Medical Center (SEMC), Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH), MVHS Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Visiting Nurse Association of Utica and Oneida County and Senior Network Health. MVHS primarily serves the geographic area of Oneida, Herkimer and Madison counties in New York State and is an integrated delivery system with more than 4,200 full-time equivalent employees.

MVHS is in the process of constructing The Wynn Hospital – a 10-story, 672,000-square-foot, 373- bed hospital located on a 25-acre parcel adjacent to the Downtown Utica business district. The campus will also include a central utility plant and the development of a parking garage, physician office building(s), support facilities and a business center. The new hospital creates a structured delivery system to reduce gaps and inefficiencies in care coordination, eliminates duplication of services and improves ease of access with ample parking and centralized entrances. It will be a modern facility with private patient rooms and the flexibility to keep pace with rapidly changing technology and delivery models.

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