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Flu season is upon us in Alaska and it’s time to get a flu vaccine to protect yourself and your loved ones. Getting an annual flu vaccine is the first and best way to protect yourself, your family and your community from the flu. If you live in the Anchorage area, the ANMC Anchorage Native Primary Care Center (ANPCC) is hosting a flu vaccine clinic every Saturday in October (Oct. 5, 12, 19 and 26). The ANPCC is located right ...


ANMC’s nurses provide culturally appropriate, family-centered care in a unique hospital environment, and they are constantly seeking ways to improve the services and care we provide. In an effort to further recognize our nurses for their outstanding work, ANMC partnered with the DAISY Award, an international program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care given by nurses every day. Congratulations to DAISY Award honoree, Barbara Christensen, an RN on ANMC’s Critical Care Unit, who was recognized ...


Gastric cancer, commonly known as stomach cancer, is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the lining of the stomach. Alaska Native people experience higher rates of gastric cancer than other groups in the United States. This past July, the Consortium hosted a two-day panel of Alaska Native community leaders, health care providers and gastric cancer experts from around the globe. The goal of the meeting was to identify the best methods to combat the disease Alaska Native ...


For years, Alaska Native leaders negotiated with the U.S. Department of Agriculture for permission to serve traditional foods to those who benefit from their healing and comforting effects. Healthy eating is one of the building blocks for a healthy life. ANTHC’s Tribal leadership has helped place traditional foods in a prominent place in our health care and services. ANTHC has long been at the forefront of advocating for the positive aspects of harvesting and eating traditional foods – and permission ...


The U.S. News & World Report recently recognized ANMC as the only “High Performing Hospital” in Alaska, in the area of orthopedics. The U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in hospital rankings, released the 2019-20 Best Hospitals rankings in July. This new and revised 30th edition provides an assessment on nearly every hospital nationwide that is designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to seek care. Spanning 25 adult specialties, procedures and ...


After you or a loved one return home from a visit to the Alaska Native Medical Center, you will receive a survey via mail, text or email from Press Ganey, asking you to answer some questions about your visit. You may have wondered why you received an email or text – and if you should answer. Previously, only adult inpatients received mail surveys for feedback after a hospital stay. Now, in addition to adult inpatients who were recently discharged, our ...