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March 12-18 marked Patient Safety Awareness Week, an annual education and awareness campaign for health care safety led by the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF). ANMC’s Quality Department worked to create awareness on campus by utilizing NPSF educational resources to educate hospital staff and patients. This year’s theme was “United for Patient Safety: Every Day is Patient Safety Day.” The focus of the campaign is to highlight and reinforce that everyone within the health care system has a role to ...


Our growth at ANMC is not only focused on improving access to care for our people, but also seeks to improve the quality and experience of the care we provide. The ANMC hospital turns 20 years old this fall and over the past several years, our Strategic Access team has been making needed improvements and expansions to the hospital. The latest project is an expansion project of ANMC’s Critical Care Unit (CCU), now underway at the ANMC hospital. The CCU ...


The ANMC Auxiliary is now accepting scholarship applications from high school seniors graduating in 2017. The scholarship application is available in the ANMC Craft Shop, Monday to Friday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., or you may request an application by calling the ANMC Volunteer Services Office at (907) 729-1120. Students may also have access to the applications through their school’s guidance counselor offices. Completed scholarship applications are due April 7. Since its inception in 1984, 318 Alaska Native high ...


Every year, nearly 1,700 babies are born at ANMC. The safety and health of every baby delivered at our hospital is important and we want to provide families who choose to deliver at ANMC with the best resources to ensure the well-being of their child. With help from a generous Rasmuson Foundation grant for ANMC’s Family Birthing Services, ANTHC’s Healthy Alaska Natives Foundation funded 1,700 HALO SleepSack Swaddle wearable blankets for the infants born here in one year. The HALO ...


Heart disease is the number one killer of people in the U.S. and affects Alaska Native and American Indian people at even higher rates than the national average. February is American Heart Month and the month brings focus to the American Heart Association’s work to save lives and beat heart disease. The death rate from heart disease in the U.S. has fallen dramatically since the 1960s; however, despite this progress, heart disease remains a leading cause of death for both ...


ANTHC partners with a variety of educational programs to bring the best professionals into our Tribal health system. In 2016, ANTHC and our Tribal health partners welcomed two physicians from the University of Washington Global and Rural Health Fellowship, a new program designed to provide clinical training and education in traditionally underserved health care systems. ANTHC’s partnership for this new program with the University of Washington (UW) began in 2015. Recognizing that physicians in internal medicine or emergency medicine rarely ...

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