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When Gov. Walker expanded Medicaid in Alaska last year, there was also a push to reform the program to better meet the health needs of those being served. Representatives of the Alaska Tribal Health System (ATHS) have been key partners with the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) to jointly develop a package of Tribal Medicaid Reform recommendations that both improve the quality of care and create efficiencies in costs of the program. The recommendations are driven by ...


When it comes to recovering from an injury or illness or facing a terminal illness, for many of our patients, there is more to the healing process than medicine and care received from our medical staff. Many of our patients welcome visits from clergy volunteering at the Alaska Native Medical Center. On Sept. 9, the Rev. Norman H. V. Elliott passed away in Anchorage. “Father Norman,” as we lovingly know him, was a kind, gentle man who loved the people ...


As a reminder for visitors to ANMC, the front entrance is closed and all pedestrian and vehicle traffic is being rerouted to the clinic entrance at the east side of the hospital. Informational signs and ANMC staff are available to provide directions to your destinations. We are replacing the flooring in the main entrance of the ANMC hospital and Gathering Space lobby. A temporary gathering space is available in the cafeteria courtyard, which provides tented cover from the elements. The ...


Our teams at the Alaska Native Medical Center are constantly making improvements in and around the hospital. This week, construction started in the front entrance and gathering area of the ANMC hospital, which has closed the front entrance and rerouted traffic to the east side of the hospital. Beginning this week and continuing through the end of October, a contractor will be working on the ANMC front entrance and gathering area, digging up the slate tile and replacing it with ...


Last week, staff from ANTHC’s Alaska Rural Utility Collaborative (ARUC) program hosted visitors from the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Governance Honoring Nations awards committee. ARUC has been selected as one of this year’s top six programs for the Honoring Nations award that celebrates exemplary programs in Tribal governance: Alaska Rural Utility Collaborative selected as one of six finalists for Harvard award. As one of the top finalists, ARUC staff had the pleasure of showcasing their work in ...


Opened in 1997, the Alaska Native Medical Center hospital is almost 20 years old and experiencing the expected growing pains and aging issues for a facility its age. Our teams are constantly making improvements around the Alaska Native Health Campus. As we enter the later summer and early fall season, we will see many updates in and around the hospital. Currently, ANTHC’s Strategic Access Team is working with a local contractor to rebuild our sidewalks and curbs outside the ANMC ...

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