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For our patients living outside of the Anchorage Service Unit, ANTHC will offer a Walk-in Clinic for non-emergent health care services for our people while visiting Anchorage. The clinic will open January 22, 2018. ANMC’s Walk-in Clinic is for patients of all ages who have an illness or injury that needs immediate care but are not experiencing a medical emergency. Here are some reasons to visit the Walk-in Clinic at ANMC: Medication refills, vaccinations, fever and dehydration, school and Dept. ...


Flu season is well 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 and your family from the flu. All across Alaska, flu vaccines are available from your local health care provider. It is important for everybody to get vaccinated for the flu to protect ourselves, as well as our family, co-workers and community. In addition, ...


The ANMC Ophthalmology Clinic recently celebrated Allied Ophthalmic Personnel (AOP) Week, which recognized our highly trained and dedicated ophthalmic technicians. The ANMC Ophthalmology Clinic currently has seven ophthalmic technicians. Six of the ophthalmic technicians are currently Certified Ophthalmic Assistants (COA), with one working on their COA credential. An additional technician is working toward their Certified Ophthalmic Technician credential. Our ophthalmic technicians play an important role in the examination process by working under the direction of board-certified ophthalmologists. Our technicians are ...


Patients now have greater access to their limited health record and health care team thanks to MyHealth. MyHealth is a health management tool provided by Cerner® and a way for patients to access some of their health records online. MyHealth is Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) compliant and provides you with the ability to securely view, store, and share your health information, and conveniently communicate with your health care provider. Organizations of the Alaska Tribal Health ...


The fall season often means the return of moose stew, moose burgers and moose meat. Thanks to a generous donation by a local hunter, ANMC patients will get to enjoy these comforting foods that help in the healing process. Joe Schuster, from Sportsman’s Air Service, Alaska Professional Hunting Association Board Member, donated four moose quarters to ANMC’s Traditional Foods Program on Tuesday, Oct. 25. Executive Chef Amy Foote (left), ANMC VP of Professional and Support Services Vivian Echavarria (middle right) ...


ANMC’s Magnet 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 ANMC DAISY Award honoree, Elizabeth Hesse, RN, in ANMC’s Critical Care Unit (CCU). Hesse ...

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