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The American Cancer Society – Alaska Advisory Board honored the Consortium this summer, along with five fellow contributors to cancer recovery. ANTHC was the first organization in Alaska selected for the 2019 Innovator Champion Award for dedicating expertise and ingenuity to fight cancer in Alaska Native communities and beyond.  Many Alaskans experience the challenging toll of cancer. The ANMC Oncology and Hematology Clinic specializes in providing a range of services for our people. The Consortium’s Cancer Program within ANTHC Community ...


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, Barbara Christensen, an RN on ANMC’s Critical Care Unit, who was recognized ...


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 ...


Routine breast cancer screening is one of the most powerful tools health care providers have to protect our people from death from the disease. Timely access to care for breast cancer treatment is another indicator that lowers the risk of death, with a nationally recommended standard of treatment starting within 60 days following a cancer diagnosis. Knowing this, researchers from ANTHC’s Cancer Program conducted a study to look into the average time it takes Alaska Native women with breast cancer ...

ANMC Palliative Care Team wins 2016 Heroes of Healthcare Organizational award

ANMC Palliative Care Team wins 2016 Heroes of Healthcare Organizational award
April 22, 2016

ANMC’s Palliative Care Team was recognized as the winner of the Organizational Award at the 2016 The Heroes of Healthcare Awards held at Anchorage Marriott Downtown on April 16. The Organizational Award recognizes an Anchorage entity which actively promotes a healthy community and provides support through gifts of time, talent or treasure. The ANMC Palliative Care team is comprised of Dr. Chris Piromalli, DO, MPH (Palliative Care Medical Director); Rona Johnson, RN, BSN, OCN (Palliative Care Nurse); and Karen Hollar, ...


The Alaska Native Medical Center is constantly working to ensure we provide the best and latest innovations in care for our pediatric patients from primary and emergency care to inpatient and specialty care. This week, ANMC was recognized as a Comprehensive Pediatric Emergency Center, the highest certification in the Pediatric Facility Recognition Program. ANMC is the first and only hospital in Alaska with this recognition. The surveyors who visited the ANMC hospital this week were very impressed and spoke highly ...