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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 ...


Is your medicine cabinet full of expired drugs or medications you no longer use? How should you dispose of them? The main ANMC hospital pharmacy now has a receptacle for you to dispose of your unused, expired or unwanted medications. This is the best option for safely disposing of your medications, ensuring they are safely disposed of and do not get into the wrong hands. Some prescription medicines may be especially harmful if taken by someone other than the person ...


The Alaska Native Medical Center Vascular Laboratory and Cardiology Department recently received a three-year reaccreditation from the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in Vascular Testing in the areas of Extracranial Cerebrovascular testing and Peripheral Venous Testing. This latest accreditation awarded to ANMC’s Vascular Laboratory and Cardiology demonstrates the ongoing commitment to providing the highest-quality patient care in vascular testing. Early detection of life threatening heart disorders, stroke and other diseases is possible through the use of vascular testing procedures within hospitals ...


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, ...

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