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For years, Alaska Native leaders negotiated with the U.S. Department of Agriculture for permission to serve traditional foods to those who benefit from their healing and comforting effects. Healthy eating is one of the building blocks for a healthy life. ANTHC’s Tribal leadership has helped place traditional foods in a prominent place in our health care and services. ANTHC has long been at the forefront of advocating for the positive aspects of harvesting and eating traditional foods – and permission ...


The U.S. News & World Report recently recognized ANMC as the only “High Performing Hospital” in Alaska, in the area of orthopedics. The U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in hospital rankings, released the 2019-20 Best Hospitals rankings in July. This new and revised 30th edition provides an assessment on nearly every hospital nationwide that is designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to seek care. Spanning 25 adult specialties, procedures and ...


After you or a loved one return home from a visit to the Alaska Native Medical Center, you will receive a survey via mail, text or email from Press Ganey, asking you to answer some questions about your visit. You may have wondered why you received an email or text – and if you should answer. Previously, only adult inpatients received mail surveys for feedback after a hospital stay. Now, in addition to adult inpatients who were recently discharged, our ...


Bleeding is the leading cause of preventable death after injury. In an emergency, someone can bleed to death in as little as three minutes before help arrives. Due to the vast geography of our state and our penchant for outdoor activities, Alaskans tend to live pretty adventurous lives – which puts us at a higher risk for injury. Unfortunately, we also live in a world where mass shootings and terrorist attacks are real threats to us all. Why not be ...


ANMC Purchased and Referred Care (PRC) offers limited benefits to eligible Alaska Native and American Indian people to help with emergency medical care while traveling out of Alaska.  Who is eligible? Patients who meet ANMC’s eligibility criteria and residency requirements. To meet residency requirements, the individual must not have been absent from Alaska for more than 180 days; and intend to live in Alaska indefinitely. Other criteria for eligibility includes: must provide proof of Tribal enrolment or descent, legal dependents ...


Specialty services at ANMC is proud to announce the addition of ANTHC’s 36th specialty service: the Allergy and Immunology Clinic at ANMC. This new specialty service is located within the Internal Medicine Clinic, on the third floor of the Healthy Communities Building. The Allergy and Immunology Clinic will see patients of all ages. Providers can refer fora variety of allergy and immunology issues, including recurrent anaphylaxis without known etiology, chronic cough, chronic sinusitis, unstable asthma, drug allergy, angioedema, urticaria, food/environmental ...

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