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Category: Alaska Native Medical Center


The Alaska Native Medical Center Cardiology department was recently reaccredited by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in the areas of Adult Transthoracic and Adult Stress Echocardiography. ANMC Cardiology has been granted a three-year term of accreditation, which means that a panel of IAC experts performed a thorough review of the department’s operational and technical components. The IAC only grants accreditation to facilities that provide high-quality patient care and are in compliance with national standards, determined through a comprehensive application process ...


Patient Housing at ANMC has been open for more than six months now, and our people are enjoying the new accommodations and the convenience it offers. Guest satisfaction for Patient Housing remains very positive, with our overall customer satisfaction at 91.1 percent based on the 1,202 surveys returned by our guests. While ANMC has had patient accommodations on campus in the Quyana House for many years, the new Patient Housing facility was a great undertaking for ANMC, from building a ...


Last week, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price met with Tribal leaders from across the state, hosted by ANTHC. The visit marked Secretary Price’s first trip to Alaska and offered the opportunity to learn more about our Tribal health system, partnership with the Indian Health Service and health care challenges facing Alaska Native people. These vary throughout the state, but with every region represented, Secretary Price heard about the importance of federal funding for health care and aging ...


This month, multiple cases of laboratory-confirmed mumps have been reported to the Alaska Section of Epidemiology, originating in Anchorage. Alaska public health officials believe there is potential for wider community exposure, putting non-immune individuals at risk for infection. Mumps has caused several large outbreaks in the US recently. Mumps is prevented by the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine. Two doses of MMR are recommended for all children; the first dose at 12-15 months and the second dose at 4-6 ...


On July 28, ANTHC Pharmacy staff was recognized for its commitment to patient safety with a National Director’s award from the Indian Health Service (IHS). The National Director’s award of the IHS recognizes individuals or groups of employees whose special efforts and contributions, beyond regular duty requirements, have resulted in significant benefits to IHS programs, priorities, or customers and fulfillment of the IHS mission. “I couldn’t be prouder of the pharmacy staff at ANTHC and the wide array of services ...


ANMC’s Magnet nurses provide culturally appropriate, family-centered care in a unique hospital environment, and they are constantly seeking ways to improve the services and care we provide. In an effort to further recognize our nurses for their outstanding work, ANMC partnered with the DAISY Award, an international program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care given by nurses every day. Congratulations to ANMC DAISY Award recipient, Kim Tantanella, RN on ANMC’s fifth floor Medical-Surgical Unit. Tantanella ...

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