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When the call for nominations came out for IHS Technician of the Year, a large number of employees at the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC), thought of the same person at the same time: Jolene “JoJo” Chikigak. Chikigak is a certified pharmacy technician and currently serves as the Pharmacy Compliance Technician for Alaska Native Medical Center (ANMC), the largest IHS hospital in the nation. She is the first technician to fulfill this new role for the organization, and she ...


ANTHC’s Sleep Center was recently accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) after a site visit in February. This accreditation reflects a commitment to ensure that sleep disorder patients receive the highest quality of care and serves as an indicator to patients, referring physicians, other providers and insurers that the facility meets optimum quality of care demanded by AASM Accreditation. “The Sleep Center receiving AASM accreditation enables us to comprehensibly treat sleep disorders and provide the highest quality ...


ANMC’s 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 DAISY Award honoree, Mary Krusen, an RN on ANMC’s inpatient Medical-Surgical Oncology Unit (5 West) ...


An Alaska Pacific University tuition scholarship is now available to anyone employed in the Alaska Tribal Health System (ATHS) and their dependents. The tuition scholarship is up to 50 percent and the program is provided/funded by APU and ANTHC. ATHS employees must be admitted as a new student** in a degree-seeking program at APU to qualify for this tuition scholarship. Eligible candidates are encouraged to submit an APU application for admission and the ANTHC scholarship application as soon as possible. ...


Our pharmacists working throughout the Alaska Tribal Health System continually go above and beyond to provide the best care to our people. An ANTHC Pharmacy technician and the Inpatient and Infusion Pharmacy Optimization Team, in addition to two pharmacists from our partner Tribal facilities, were recently recognized by the Alaska Pharmacists Association for their outstanding efforts. At the recent Alaska Pharmacists Association Annual Convention, an award ceremony recognized pharmacists and technicians throughout the Alaska. This year, pharmacists and technicians working ...

ANTHC in the news

February 25, 2019

News and information from ANTHC programs are highlighted in local media recently. In case you missed them: On KTVA 11, Dr. Holly Alfrey-Van Dyk, chief medical officer at the Alaska Native Medical Center, among doctors recommending the flu vaccine if you have not received it: Flu season: Doctors urging Alaskans to get flu shots In the Anchorage Daily News, inpatients in ANTHC specialty clinics are treated to the healing power of seal soup at the Alaska Native Medical Center: At ...

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