On Monday, Jan. 17, the Consortium business offices and specialty clinics at ANMC are closed in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The drive-thru COVD-19 test site and the Walk-In Clinic at ANMC will be open 10 a.m.-6 p.m.. There is no changes to the walk-up testing site hours (10 a.m.-noon and 4-6 p.m.) The Walk-in Clinic at ANMC is located across the pond from the hospital in the Healthy Communities Building (3900 Ambassador Drive, third floor): It is ...

The 2022 Alaska Maternal Child Health (MCH) and Immunization Conference is being held virtually February 22-24. Early bird registration ends on January 21. The conference provides opportunities to learn about new and emerging issues in maternal and child health and immunization in Alaska. Rural and urban Alaska health professionals come together to learn about best practices and tools for the prevention of key and emerging maternal child and family health issues in Alaska. The Alaska MCH and Immunization Conference is ...

Effective Jan. 7, 2022, at 8 p.m., the temporary visitation policy at ANMC is changing to Level Red. Level Red is our most restrictive visitor policy, with no visitors or escorts for adult patients except in certain rare circumstances. These restrictions are being enacted to protect the health of our staff and patients due to high levels of COVID-19 cases in our community. Specialty clinic appointments, the Emergency Department and inpatient units all have limits on visitor access. Pediatric patients ...

Running water is something most of us take for granted. Turn a tap and it is there, safe and clean. In remote Alaska communities, running water is another story, one that, at its heart, belongs to the unsung master of the water treatment plant: its operator. “It takes a certain kind of person to do this job,” Brian Berube, senior program manager at ANTHC, recently said of Alaska’s small water treatment plant operators. “Water plant operators care deeply about their ...

Congratulations to Capt. Hugh Denny, Indian Health Service Alaska Area and members of the ANTHC Environmental Health and Engineering for having been selected as the 2021 Department of Energy, Federal Energy and Water Management Award winners.  Capt. Denny and members of ANTHC Environmental Health and Engineering are recognized for their collaboration and efforts that are vital to the sustainability of facilities in rural Alaska. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Indian Health Service (IHS) Alaska Area and ...

ANTHC recognized World AIDS Awareness Day on Wednesday, Dec. 1, and encouraged Alaskans to seek HIV and sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing options, such as self-testing. This service bridges the gap for many people living in remote and rural Alaska where access to HIV testing is limited or there are concerns about privacy and confidentiality. While positive results do need to be confirmed with an in-person appointment, self-tests can limit visits to the clinic and increase access to HIV and ...

Congratulations to ANMC DAISY Award winner, Liu Rachel Liu, RN in the Progressive Care Unit. DAISY Awards are considered from nominations received directly from patients and colleagues. Liu was nominated by a patient. 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 ...

Congratulations to ANMC DAISY Award winner, Megan Webb, RN in Family Birthing Services. DAISY Awards are considered from nominations received directly from patients and colleagues. Webb was nominated by a fellow nurse and colleague, Jamille Tucker. 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, ...

The 2021 ANTHC Annual Meeting was held virtually on Thursday, Dec. 2 at 1 p.m. via Zoom as a COVID-19 safety precaution. The full meeting is available online to watch if you were unable to attend. Learn more about our work, health services and ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2021. Visit our information site at anthc.org/annualmeeting to learn more and submit your questions to ANTHC leadership.

The Healthy Alaska Natives Foundation (HANF), the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium’s (ANTHC’s) charitable arm, is currently accepting nominations for the 2022 Luminary Awards. The Luminary Awards recognize individuals and organizations for their dedication and outstanding contribution to the Alaska Tribal Health System and community. This year’s categories are: President’s Legacy & Leadership Award: This award recognizes an outstanding tribal health leader and/or health care professional and expert in their field who has displayed a long-term commitment to helping improve ...