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Category: Alaska Native Medical Center


After years of planning and months of construction, the patient housing facility at ANMC opened on Jan. 2 for guests. This week, ANTHC hosted a grand opening celebration to bless the facility and thank those who were instrumental in making our leadership’s vision a reality. The ANTHC Board of Directors shared this special celebration with our key partners including State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services Commissioner Valerie Davidson, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western Washington and Alaska, ...


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 the brand new Patient Housing ...


Nursing professionals are invited to learn more about working at the Alaska Native Medical Center, which is Alaska’s only Magnet-recognized facility for nursing excellence. ANMC is hosting two open house events on Friday, Jan. 13 at 4000 Ambassador Drive and Saturday, Jan. 14 at ANMC at 4315 Diplomacy Drive; events are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Nurses will be able to meet nursing leadership to discuss career opportunities and tour the ANMC hospital. ANMC’s Magnet nurses provide ...


After years of planning and months of construction, the patient housing facility at ANMC is now open for guests. This new building for patient lodging officially opened on Jan. 2 with more than 100 guests in rooms on the Alaska Native Health Campus. The leadership of our health system’s Tribal governance, represented by ANTHC’s Board of Directors, recognized that providing safe lodging is an important piece of access to care for our people. Thanks to their vision, safe and convenient ...


In its second year, the Strategic Access department continued to help ANTHC increase and improve the care and services we provide. This year, we remodeled and expanded several clinics and inpatient areas, adding capacity to our hospital and helping ensure specialty clinic appointments are available when needed. Our largest projects from 2016 included the remodel of the Healthy Communities Building to accommodate 40,000 square feet of new clinic space and the opening of patient housing at ANMC mentioned above. ANTHC, ...


ANMC’s speech-language pathologists are now offering fiber-optic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES), which has become a globally recognized gold standard for evaluating patients with difficulty or abnormal swallowing and assessing swallowing function. FEES can be done with both adults and pediatric patients when appropriate. ANMC’s certified speech-language pathologists diagnose and treat adults and children with speech, language, voice and swallowing problems. This new testing procedure is conveniently performed bedside and is well tolerated by both adult and pediatric patients. Historically, ...

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