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When Tlingit artist Benjamin Schleifman was presented with the opportunity to create murals for Chilkat, the Alaska Psychiatric Institute (API) adolescent unit, he answered yes without hesitation. “I had no idea what the scope was,” Schleifman said. “It was totally unexpected. When I found out it was for the youth wing and something that was being funded for suicide prevention – something I’ve battled with my entire life – I really just felt the need to do it.” Last year, ...


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, Matt Brown, RN on ANMC’s Inpatient Surgery Unit. Brown was ...


Being in the hospital is no fun, especially if you are a child. In order to make our youngest patients’ hospital stay as comfortable and pleasant as it can be, ANMC Inpatient Pediatrics, through the generosity of donors to the Healthy Alaska Natives Foundation (HANF), were able to install entertainment consoles in each inpatient room. The PlayStation 3 consoles are preloaded with child-appropriate games and movies to suit the needs of our inpatient children. “Minecraft is one of the really ...


Many of ANMC’s Magnet nurses go above and beyond in their nursing practices, serving as community nursing leaders in addition to their practice at ANMC. Among ANMC’s health care team, our nurses are viewed as respected partners, collaborators and leaders. Sadie Anderson, Nursing Director for ANMC’s Inpatient Surgery, Neurosurgery and Orthopedics units, recently presented at the National Alaska Native American Indian Nurses Association (NANAINA) Conference in St. Paul, Minnesota. NANAINA’s mission is to unite American Indian and Alaska Native nurses ...


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 winner, Joyce Martin, a SWAT RN in the Central Nursing Office ...


The Alaska Native Medical Center is constantly adding services and improving access to care for our people. ANMC now offers in-house hemodialysis to adult inpatients, a service previously only available to our adult patients in the Critical Care Unit (CCU). Hemodialysis for adult inpatients not admitted to the CCU is done in the Flex Unit. Patients come down for their treatments and then go back to their admitted rooms on floors four or five of the hospital. Previously, if an ...

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