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The Alaska Native Medical Center hospital recently received the Get With The Guidelines®-Resuscitation Silver Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association (AHA) for the treatment of patients who suffer cardiac arrests in the hospital. According to the AHA, more than 200,000 adults and children have an in-hospital cardiac arrest each year. The Get With The Guidelines-Resuscitation program was developed with the goal to save lives of those who experience in-hospital cardiac arrests through consistently ...


The Alaska Native Medical Center was recently verified as a Level II Pediatric Trauma Center by the Verification Review Committee (VRC), an ad hoc committee of the Committee on Trauma (COT) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). This achievement recognizes ANMC’s dedication to providing optimal care for injured pediatric patients. “Injury is the leading cause of death and disability for Alaska Native children,” said Dr. Frank Sacco, ANMC Chief of Surgery. “As a Level II Pediatric Trauma Center, ANMC ...


In just two years, the ANTHC Palliative Care Program has taken many steps to ensure that our Alaska Native people have access to resources in order to receive the care they choose. For their efforts, the program has been honored with the Indian Health Service Director’s Award for extending Advance Care Planning resources to the Alaska Tribal Health System. According to IHS, the award “recognizes service significantly advancing the IHS mission and goals through work focused on IHS priorities: People, ...


ANTHC’s pharmacists continually go above and beyond to provide the best care to our people. The ANTHC Pharmacy Team and two ANTHC pharmacists were recently recognized for their outstanding efforts by the Indian Health Service (IHS). The ANTHC Pharmacy Team won the national IHS Fostering Relationships Award for providing Nighthawk Inpatient Pharmacy Services in conjunction with Norton Sound Health Corporation (NSHC) and SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC). Through the partnership between NSHC and ANTHC pharmacies and SEARHC and ANTHC ...


May is National Critical Care Awareness and Recognition Month, which acknowledges hardworking critical care health care staff. Every day, our pediatric and adult Critical Care teams make a difference in the lives of our patients and their families. ANMC’s Inpatient Pediatrics has a Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) with 12 beds, and four dedicated beds in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), which can flex up to eight beds if needed. A pediatric hospitalist and specialized nurses care ...


This story also appears in the April – June issue of the Mukluk Telegraph available online. Since 2003, the Alaska Native Medical Center has been Alaska’s only Magnet®-recognized hospital, which acknowledges high quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice. Our nurses display commitment and excellence through professional development and evidence-based practice at ANMC. In addition to their work and education, many of ANMC’s nurses participate in shared governance and the Magnet journey — ANMC is currently ...

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