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Less than 1 percent of Alaska Native and American Indian people are represented in the bone marrow donor registry, the largest and most diverse stem cell registry in the world. For patients diagnosed with leukemia, lymphoma and other life-threatening diseases, a bone marrow or umbilical cord stem cell transplant may be their best or only hope for a cure. However, 70 percent of patients who need a stem cell transplant do not have a matched donor in their family. A ...


Routine breast cancer screening is one of the most powerful tools health care providers have to protect our people from death from the disease. Timely access to care for breast cancer treatment is another indicator that lowers the risk of death, with a nationally recommended standard of treatment starting within 60 days following a cancer diagnosis. Knowing this, researchers from ANTHC’s Cancer Program conducted a study to look into the average time it takes Alaska Native women with breast cancer ...


Our growth at ANMC is not only focused on improving access to care for our people, but also seeks to improve the quality and experience of the care we provide. Our latest projects to expand the ANMC Internal Medicine, Podiatry and Pulmonary Clinics will help achieve these goals through the addition of 20,000 square feet of new clinic space. The third floor of the Healthy Communities Building (HCB) on the west side of the Alaska Native Health Campus was remodeled ...

ANMC Palliative Care Team wins 2016 Heroes of Healthcare Organizational award

ANMC Palliative Care Team wins 2016 Heroes of Healthcare Organizational award
April 22, 2016

ANMC’s Palliative Care Team was recognized as the winner of the Organizational Award at the 2016 The Heroes of Healthcare Awards held at Anchorage Marriott Downtown on April 16. The Organizational Award recognizes an Anchorage entity which actively promotes a healthy community and provides support through gifts of time, talent or treasure. The ANMC Palliative Care team is comprised of Dr. Chris Piromalli, DO, MPH (Palliative Care Medical Director); Rona Johnson, RN, BSN, OCN (Palliative Care Nurse); and Karen Hollar, ...


As employees at Alaska’s longtime Level II Trauma Center, ANMC staff certainly appreciates the importance of lifesaving blood and welcomes the opportunity to give back. Blood Bank of Alaska visits the Alaska Native Health Campus for several employee blood drives throughout the year. These joint blood drives play a vital role in keeping our state’s blood supply at safe levels, as community blood drives provide more than half of Alaska’s blood supply. In 2015, ANMC hosted five campus-wide blood drives ...


The Alaska Native Medical Center is constantly working to ensure we provide the best and latest innovations in care for our pediatric patients from primary and emergency care to inpatient and specialty care. This week, ANMC was recognized as a Comprehensive Pediatric Emergency Center, the highest certification in the Pediatric Facility Recognition Program. ANMC is the first and only hospital in Alaska with this recognition. The surveyors who visited the ANMC hospital this week were very impressed and spoke highly ...

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