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It is never easy to be away from family and friends during the holidays, and for our people facing health issues at ANMC, it can be a particularly difficult experience. That is why our employees take extra efforts to make everyone feel welcome and cared for during the holiday season. This week, ANTHC and Southcentral Foundation hosted the annual Russian Orthodox Christmas Celebration at the Anchorage Native Primary Care Center (ANPCC), the ANMC hospital and Patient Housing at ANMC. After ...


In celebration of ANTHC’s 20th year (2017-2018), we are republishing stories from our archives. A tree grows at ANMC. In fact, there are many trees that surround the Alaska Native Medical Center on Tudor Road, but one special spruce tree that began its life at the original Alaska Native Services Hospital (ANS) on 3rd Avenue in downtown Anchorage, continues to grow today on the Alaska Native Health Campus, just outside of the ANMC hospital. This wasn’t any old spruce – ...


When staying at the Alaska Native Medical Center hospital, it’s important for our children to be comfortable so they can start to feel better. Something as small as a soft, cuddly teddy bear can make a kid feel cozier in his or her hospital bed. Thanks to the Alaska Zoo and their generous visitors and donors, 50 stuffed polar teddy bears were delivered to ANMC Inpatient Pediatrics just in time for the holidays. The stuffed animals were donated through the ...


For our patients living outside of the Anchorage Service Unit, ANTHC will offer a Walk-in Clinic for non-emergent health care services for our people while visiting Anchorage. The clinic will open January 22, 2018. ANMC’s Walk-in Clinic is for patients of all ages who have an illness or injury that needs immediate care but are not experiencing a medical emergency. Here are some reasons to visit the Walk-in Clinic at ANMC: Medication refills, vaccinations, fever and dehydration, school and Dept. ...


Flu season is well upon us in Alaska and it’s time to get a flu vaccine to protect yourself and your loved ones. Getting an annual flu vaccine is the first and best way to protect yourself and your family from the flu. All across Alaska, flu vaccines are available from your local health care provider. It is important for everybody to get vaccinated for the flu to protect ourselves, as well as our family, co-workers and community. In addition, ...


The ANMC Ophthalmology Clinic recently celebrated Allied Ophthalmic Personnel (AOP) Week, which recognized our highly trained and dedicated ophthalmic technicians. The ANMC Ophthalmology Clinic currently has seven ophthalmic technicians. Six of the ophthalmic technicians are currently Certified Ophthalmic Assistants (COA), with one working on their COA credential. An additional technician is working toward their Certified Ophthalmic Technician credential. Our ophthalmic technicians play an important role in the examination process by working under the direction of board-certified ophthalmologists. Our technicians are ...

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