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If you have been to the ANMC hospital recently, you may have noticed a new collection of signs, graphics and maps throughout the facility. In an effort to ensure easier navigation, colored graphic zones were created to help patients and visitors locate where they need to go while visiting ANMC. The hospital is now divided by color and graphic into the Water (blue) and Mountain (purple) regions. These colors and icons align with the physical locations of nearby water, Cook ...


Read the story of Jared Hanson, who was in an ATV crash that was felt by the entire community in Helmets On part 1: Community of New Stuyahok shaken following near-fatal crash. In a vehicle or transportation crash incident, there are three types of damage: to the vehicle, to the human body and to vital internal organs. Traumatic brain injuries are caused by a blow, bump, jolt or other head injury that causes damage to the brain.  From 2012 to ...


Christmas is a cherished time to spend with our family and friends. Many of our patients who are visiting Alaska Native Medical Center for their care come from rural communities across the state and, unfortunately, are away from their loved ones during the holidays. For our patients visiting from out of town, and those in the Anchorage area who would like to join us as we celebrate, each year ANTHC hosts a number of events throughout the holiday season. We ...


New Stuyahok sits on the quiet, rolling hills above the Nushagak River in the Bristol Bay region of southwest Alaska. Like many rural areas in the state, New Stuyahok residents rely on skiffs, snowmachines and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) for their subsistence hunts and day-to-day travel within the community. There are trucks in New Stuyahok, but they are about as rare as tall trees on the tundra. As the hunting seasons change, so too do the ways residents reach these lands. ...


The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium’s largest division, the Alaska Native Medical Center (ANMC), was recently deemed “Meritorious” for outstanding quality scores in eight surgical care outcome areas. Nationwide, the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®) recognized 88 of the 592 eligible hospitals participating in the adult program this year. ANMC was the only hospital recognized in Alaska. ACS NSQIP participating hospitals are required to track the outcomes of inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures in ...


ANMC’s Anesthesia department has grown significantly, recently expanding services and access for our patients. The complexity of surgical cases being seen at ANMC called for innovation in services provided, as well as continued coordination and communication among health care providers. The ANMC Anesthesiology department has nine physician anesthesiologists and 45 Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA) – three of our anesthesiologists and two CRNAs are Tribal members. In addition to anesthesia services for surgical procedures, the department cares for obstetrics patients ...