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The Alaska Native Medical Center is experiencing a significant increase in patients hospitalized with COVID-19. Concurrently, the rising numbers of people impacted by community spread of COVID-19 is impacting the staffing levels of essential health care workers, who must quarantine or isolate after infection or exposure. If this trend continues, our hospital will not have the physical bed space or staff available to provide the level of care our community will likely need.“The best and most efficient way to increase ...


The Fall 2020 Mukluk Telegraph newspaper is now online featuring health and wellness tips, including information about keeping your woodstove healthy, handwashing tips, how to find your COVID-19 test results and more! The Mukluk Telegraph is the official newspaper of the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium. At ANTHC, we are continuously working to protect and care for our community throughout Alaska while we address the COVID-19 pandemic and other health concerns. As of now, the Mukluk Telegraph has moved from ...


Dr. Christina Anagick Darby, ANMC Sleep Medicine Medical Director, recently received the President’s Award for Health from the Alaska Federation of Natives. The President’s Health Award is given to an Alaska Native who has improved health care for Alaska Natives. Dr. Darby is Inupiaq and Tlingit, a Tribal Member of the Native Village of Unalakleet and a shareholder of the Bering Straits Native Corporation, who nominated her for this award. Dr. Darby has worked at ANMC since 2016. She completed ...


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. Flu shots are available now at the Walk-In Clinic!The Walk-In Clinic at ANMC (located in the Healthy Communities Building: 3900 Ambassador Drive, third floor) is open 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday – Saturday and 10 ...


We are several months in to a worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. Everything looks a little different these days. People in masks out in public, Plexiglas barriers at most public places, physical distancing protocols and people practicing hand hygiene more vigilantly than ever. Now, flu season is also upon us and it’s time to take one more precautionary measure to keep ourselves and those around us healthy and safe from infection. Get your flu vaccine now. This simple thing will help protect ...


Whether it is trying to stay physically distant – while socially connected, finding ways to keep our children involved in activities and education, or businesses changing the way they reach customers, all Alaskans are impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Coping with these changes has led to responses and situations that can be characterized as critical incidents. At  ANTHC, the Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) team, comprised of trained staff and behavioral health providers, supports the mental health and well-being of ...