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To help improve the quality of care for our people, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium offers ongoing educational opportunities for providers across the state. One such opportunity was a free provider training for the care of burn patients. ANTHC, in cooperation with the University of Washington Regional Burn Center at Harborview Medical Center, hosted the Care and Management of the Alaskan Burn Patient: A learning symposium for health care providers to improve patient outcomes. The symposium was May 7-8 at ...


This year, the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS) is recognizing ANTHC Environmental Health and Engineering’s work to improve the health of Alaska Native people with four awards. The Newtok Relocation to Mertarvik Sustainable Planning Team received an Indian Health Services (IHS) Director’s Award, which recognizes efforts beyond regular duty requirements resulting in significant benefits to IHS programs, customers, or fulfillment of the IHS mission. The project is in the early stages of helping the community of Newtok ...


This story also appears in the April – June issue of the Mukluk Telegraph available online. Since 2003, the Alaska Native Medical Center has been Alaska’s only Magnet®-recognized hospital, which acknowledges high quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice. Our nurses display commitment and excellence through professional development and evidence-based practice at ANMC. In addition to their work and education, many of ANMC’s nurses participate in shared governance and the Magnet journey — ANMC is currently ...


After traumatic injury sustained in a car accident near Fairbanks, Jaime Johnson traveled to Anchorage with his mother Hilda for specialty care the Alaska Native Medical Center Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Clinic. Read Part 1 of the Johnsons story here. Dr. Amalia Steinberg, of the ANMC ENT Clinic, wanted the Johnsons to stay in Anchorage for a follow-up appointment because of the difficulty of the surgery to repair the broken bone above Jaime’s eye. They were not expecting an ...


As she arrived on the scene on Badger Road, midway between North Pole and Fairbanks, her heart raced faster than the whirling red and blue lights from the emergency vehicles. On her way home from work just a few days after Christmas, Hilda Johnson received a phone call that her son, Jamie, was in a car accident. Jamie’s girlfriend called and said he was alert and in stable condition, but that Hilda would have to come and pick him up ...


The new issue of the Mukluk Telegraph, ANTHC’s quarterly newspaper, is now available on the Alaska Native Health Campus, at our Tribal partner organizations and online at www.anthc.org. The cover story celebrates 50 years of the Community Health Aide Program. Other stories include ANTHC’s work in traditional foods during our 20 years of operations, the 2018 Luminary Award winners, recognition of ANMC nurses during National Nurses’ Week and more. Read the new Mukluk Telegraph online here. If you would like ...

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