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Summer in Alaska, means making the most of time spent outdoors, especially fishing and soaking up as much of the midnight sun as we can. While enjoying the outdoors, wearing proper eyewear can help reduce the risk of suffering an eye injury. The majority of freshwater and saltwater fishing-related eye injuries seen at ANMC are preventable with ballistic protective lenses, which are designed to protect your eyes from small projectiles and fragments. Our ophthalmologists recommend protective glasses be used at ...


The single greatest risk factor for overexertion injuries among health care workers is the manual lifting, moving and repositioning of patients. Health care workers at ANMC are no exception, and we are implementing solutions to protect staff and improve patient care. Our multidisciplinary Safe Patient Handling and Mobility team works to develop effective solutions to reduce employee injuries and their associated costs. The team includes representatives from Nursing, Safety, Institutional Environmental Health, Risk Management, Security, Patient Transport, Physical Therapy, Strategic ...


The ANMC Internal Medicine Clinic offers same-day primary care services for our people while in Anchorage. We encourage our out-of-town patients to use this clinic for non-emergent primary care needs as an alternative to the Emergency Room. Services provided in the clinic include medication refills, excluding narcotic pain medications; treatment of injuries and illnesses that do not require emergent services (will be addressed within 24 hours); testing for sexually transmitted infections; and Department of Transportation physical exams. Providers are available ...


At the Alaska Native Medical Center, you can find patients and visitors enjoying a variety of traditional foods from our Alaska Native cultures. People dining in the cafeteria can order fry bread, a number of meals with salmon and reindeer, halibut, cod, and our Patient Housing Café has a wide variety of new ways to enjoy traditional foods, such as beach asparagus and fiddlehead fern pizza! The items have been wildly popular and the demand for traditional foods is high. ...


Interested in cutting-edge technology and the health and well-being of our Alaska Native people? Then a career in Health Care Technology Management at Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium may be the right fit for you. ANMC Biomedical Engineering will host an informational table Wednesday and Friday during Health Care Technology Management Week at the Alaska Native Medical Center hospital lobby by the first floor elevators. Visitors can participate in demonstrations of the intersection between human physiology and engineering technology, as ...


This week, staff and leadership celebrated and thanked our nurses during National Nurses’ Week, celebrated annually from May 6, National Nurses Day, through May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. Banners recognizing our nurses were hung throughout the hospital, nurses were treated to a special breakfast and given goody bags and nursing leadership roamed the hospital with a snack cart all week. “Our nurses share the most poignant life moments with our patients and have ...

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