Mohawk Valley Health System will no longer be offering outpatient surgical services at its Faxton Campus.

Officials cite a decrease in the number of outpatient surgeries and procedures being performed at its campus locations due to the opening of free-standing surgical centers in the area.

MVHS currently provides ambulatory surgery at its three campuses -- Faxton, St. Luke's and St. Elizabeth.

"In recent years the ambulatory surgery center at the Faxton Campus has limited its outpatient surgery schedule to just three days a week," said Robert C. Scholefield, executive vice president/chief operating officer for MVHS. "We have not needed to use the facility full-time. Even with this change we will continue to meet the surgical needs of our community by providing ongoing inpatient and outpatient surgery at our two main campuses, St. Luke's and St. Elizabeth."

The timing for the transition is expected to be between three and six months.

MVHS is working on a transition plan for the 44 full and part-time employees at the Faxton campus that will be impacted by the change.

Nearly 1,800 outpatient surgeries were performed at the Faxton Campus in 2017.