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People news: Family nurse practitioner joins MVHS Children’s Health Center

By Journal Staff


Onama Tanner-Collins
Onama Tanner-Collins

UTICA, N.Y. — Onama Tanner-Collins has joined the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Children’s Health Center and has admitting privileges at St. Elizabeth Medical Center and Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare.

Tanner-Collins has been employed as a charge nurse, staff nurse, and certified cardiac care nurse with MVHS at the St. Elizabeth Campus in Utica since 2004, according to a news release from the health system. She previously worked as a disease-management nurse at Excellus BlueCross BlueShield in Utica. Tanner-Collins also worked as a long-term care nurse manager and educator at local nursing homes in Utica and with the early intervention program and clinical services with the Oneida County Health Department.

Tanner-Collins received her associate degree in nursing from the St. Elizabeth College of Nursing in Utica. She also completed her bachelor’s degree from nursing from Keuka College in Keuka Park. Tanner-Collins continued on to receive her master’s degree as a family nurse practitioner from SUNY Polytechnic Institute in Marcy.

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