Category: Alaska Native Medical Center

The health, well-being and safety of our patients, their families, and our staff is our top priority and we are working to keep our patients and staff as safe as possible. Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in our community and to reduce the risk of infection and exposure, we are limiting visitors to our inpatient units and emergency department. Effective August 2, there are no visitors permitted in the Emergency Department or to our inpatient units. The goal ...

Summer in Alaska, means making the most of time spent outdoors, especially fishing and soaking up as much of the midnight sun as we can. While enjoying the outdoors, wearing proper eyewear can help reduce the risk of suffering an eye injury. The majority of freshwater and saltwater fishing-related eye injuries seen at ANMC are preventable with ballistic protective lenses, which are designed to protect your eyes from small projectiles and fragments. Our ophthalmologists recommend protective glasses be used at ...

After being closed for more than a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ANMC Patient Housing Café reopened on June 1 for guests staying in Patient Housing and off-campus hotel accommodations. Café hours are 7 a.m.-7 p.m. seven days a week, with designated meal service times for breakfast (7-10 a.m.), lunch (11 a.m.-3 p.m.) and dinner (4-7 p.m.).  For each meal, Patient Housing guests will have two hot entrée options to choose from. Menus are posted daily in the ...

Increasing access to care for our people remains a top priority for the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC). Behavioral health services can be difficult to access throughout Alaska and ANTHC’s new clinic aims to make it easy to connect to compassionate care. In late July, ANTHC will be opening the Behavioral Health Wellness Clinic (BHWC). The BHWC will serve Alaska Native and Native American individuals and families living in Alaska. All services will be provided exclusively through telehealth, so ...

The Spring 2021 Mukluk Telegraph newspaper is now online!Featuring these stories: ANMC staff celebrates our nurses!ANMC Surgical System technologyMental Health Awareness Month activities Also, check out these health tips: ATV SafetyBoating Safety Or this recipe for bok choy with moose stir-fry and a special recap of the Healthy Alaska Natives Foundation’s Raven’s Resilience Celebration. The Mukluk Telegraph is the official newspaper of the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium. We are continuously working to protect and care for our community throughout Alaska while we address the COVID-19 pandemic and ...

The Alaska Native Medical Center recently purchased technology that allows additional capabilities in our operating room, allowing for minimally invasive surgical procedures for our patients. The da Vinci XI Surgical System, also referred to as a surgical robot, assists surgeons with laparoscopic surgery, allowing them to do more detailed, complex surgeries. When a patient has a minimally invasive surgical procedure, it often means less pain and pain medications, shorter recovery times, reduced hospital stays, and getting back to their daily ...