Alaska Native Medical Center does not have a confirmed Novel Coronoirus patient and there are no confirmed cases in Alaska. In case of a confirmed Novel Coronovirus patient, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Public Health would provide information to the public. ANMC is prepared to treat and control the spread of infectious disease and is continuing to prepare in the event the recommendations evolve. read more
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Safety reminder: Quantros Reporting

February 21st, 2020 by Fiona Brosnan

It is a priority to keep safety protocols in place on campus and provide a safe environment for the health of employees, patients, visitors.  If there is an incident or accident on campus , please remember that ANTHC uses the program Quantros to report the incident.  The site allows for a Guest or Anonymous reporting.  Quantros should be used in situations where a fall/slip or an unsafe environment has been identified.   If you witness an incident you can submit the report. A few …

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CANQuit Research Study

February 20th, 2020 by Zoe Merritt

ANTHC and the Mayo Clinic are conducting the CAN Quit research study to see if social media like Facebook can be used to help Alaska Native people quit smoking tobacco. To participate in the research study you must be an Alaska Native person be 19 years or older be willing to use Facebook have internet access be currently tobacco user be willing to try quitting tobacco not be in a tobacco cessation program right now The Alaska Native Tribal Health …

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ANMC Basement West Entrance Closed on Wednesday Feb. 26.

February 20th, 2020 by Isaac Williams

The ANMC Basement West Entrance will have limited access on Wednesday 2/26/2020 while ANMC Facilities contractors will be moving equipment with a crane. Employees should enter and exit through the entry next to the Quyana House on the first floor.

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Burn and Soft Tissue ECHO session: Delayed Burn Care: What to do in Austere Environments

February 19th, 2020 by Viola Samson

Burn and Soft Tissue ECHO session: Delayed Burn Care: What to do in Austere Environments on Wednesday, Feb. 26 from noon to 1 p.m. Elisha Brownson, MD will provide a short didactic on Delayed Burn Care: What to do in Austere Environments. A case presentation and discussion will follow the didactic. Burn and soft tissue care involves thermal injuries. Care for burn injured patients is often provided by a multi-disciplinary team, which may include surgical care, nursing care, psychosocial support, …

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Education Opportunity: Yup’ik Immersion Program at College Gate Elementary School accepting applications for kindergarten and first grade

February 18th, 2020 by Fiona Brosnan

Yup’ik Immersion Program at College Gate Elementary School is now accepting applications for both Kindergarten and 1st grade! For questions, contact Panika at Teeple_Panika@asdk12.org Online Applications accepted at http://lotapp.asdk12.org/apply/ Key Dates January 1, 2020- Lottery will begin accepting applications for 2020-21. March 19, 2020, 5pm- Application deadline for lottery. March 20, 2020- Date of lottery. March 27, after 5pm – Parents notification of Lottery Results. Both accepted and waitlisted families will be notified by email. Will have two school days …

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Rescheduled: APU: Early Honors Program Open House

February 18th, 2020 by Fiona Brosnan

Please join APU on our new date, March 3rd, same time same place to learn more about the amazing opportunities available through the APU Early Honors Program. If you are unable to join us let us know and you we’ll be happy to schedule an individual appointment or tour. Early Honors Students Meet high school graduation requirements. Earn up to 36 college credits a year. Learn how to navigate university life. Build confidence to embark on the next stage of …

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Retirement Celebration for Steve Weaver, ANTHC Sr. Director of Environmental Health & Engineering

February 18th, 2020 by Fiona Brosnan

All are welcome to celebrate and wish Steve Weaver, longtime Senior Director of our Environmental Health and Engineering division, well as he retires from ANTHC.  Please bring stories to share! When: Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 1 p.m. Where: COB conference rooms 1 and 2

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ANTHC Print Shop

February 18th, 2020 by Tonia McWilliams

The ANTHC Print Shop can print for your department and personal items! Please look at the attached Price Sheet. Contact the ANTHC Print Shop at akaprintshop@anthc.org or call Cathie at ext. 2983 or Tonia at ext. 3627 for any questions about your upcoming print jobs.

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Meet the Tribal partner patient advocates: THO staff available on campus to assist coordination with Tribal health partners

February 17th, 2020 by Amy Debruhl

“We’re here to help.” That’s the biggest thing a group of patient advocates and navigators want ANTHC staff to know. And they are in a unique position, because these individuals are employed by our Tribal health partners and work directly with patients on the Alaska Native Health Campus in Anchorage. They have titles such as Patient Experience Navigator, Patient Support Advocate, and Community Health Representative. Our Tribal partners have created these important positions to support patients who must travel to …

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Campus Food Bank of Alaska can food drive through March 3

February 17th, 2020 by Fiona Brosnan

ANTHC’s Environmental Health and Engineering teams are participating in the Anchorage CANstruction event again this year and need your help! Red food bins are set up around campus until March 3 to help collect supplies. Bins are located at: Diplomacy Building Education and Development Center Inuit Healthy Communities Building COB University Lake Medical Center/ASI APU Mosley Sports Complex APU Grant Hall What is CANstruction? CANstruction, Inc. is a national charity of the design and construction industry created by the Society for …

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Pain and Opioid Management ECHO session: Tips and Techniques for Motivating Behavior Change in Primary Care

February 17th, 2020 by Jenny Parker

Please join us on February 24 from 12:15 – 1:15 p.m. as Rebecca Robinson, Ph.D., Clinical-Community Psychologist at ANTHC provides a short didactic on Tips and Techniques for Motivating Behavior Change in Primary Care. A case presentation and discussion will follow the didactic. The Pain and Opioid Management ECHO provides for a virtual learning network that facilitates a multifaceted approach to chronic pain by incorporating a team of specialists that support primary care clinicians in rural communities in the management of …

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FESG Presents Nutrition, Obesity & GI Disorders, Oh My…

February 13th, 2020 by Jennifer Fielder

Obesity is a national epidemic leading to many other chronic diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Sign up to learn the importance of weight loss, medications for weight loss, nutritional strategies for weight loss, novel foods and products, diabetes standards of treatment 2020, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, and more. A number of subject content experts will share insight, tips and advise in how to improve your practice and personal outcomes. This event is being held Wednesday, March 4  at …

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Free Prenatal Educational Workshops through June: open to staff and patients!

February 11th, 2020 by Fiona Brosnan

Join ANTHC’s Tobacco Prevention Program for workshops on healthy pregnancy with educational topics on tobacco use during pregnancy, stress management, nutrition, prenatal exercise and more. Anyone who comes to the presentations and is expecting is entered to win a grand prize, like a stroller, a car seat, or an owlet heart monitor. The workshops are open to any expectant mothers, including employees and patients. Please spread the word if you know of any pregnant tobacco user who would be interested!

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No confirmed cases of Novel Coronavirus at ANMC or in Alaska

February 11th, 2020 by Fiona Brosnan

Alaska Native Medical Center does not have a confirmed Novel Coronavirus patient and there are no confirmed cases in Alaska. In case of a confirmed Novel Coronavirus patient, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Public Health would provide information to the public. ANMC is prepared to treat and control the spread of infectious disease and is continuing to prepare in the event the recommendations evolve. Other strains of Coronavirus are very common and do not cause …

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Alaska Native Health Campus Safety and Security Reminder

February 10th, 2020 by Fiona Brosnan

Workplace safety is a high priority at ANTHC. To ensure the safety of our staff, patients and campus visitors, ANTHC has a number of security measures in place.   Security cameras are installed in almost every parking lot on campus, and are monitored by our campus Security Dispatch Center who work closely with our security officers to address issues the moment they see them. Blue light emergency phone stations are distributed throughout parking lots across campus that connect callers directly …

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Our exceptional workforce: February employee anniversaries

February 10th, 2020 by Fiona Brosnan

Congratulations and thank you to our exceptional employees who are celebrating 5, 10, 15 and 20 years of service at ANTHC this month. 20 Years Andrea Burnham, CT MRI Technologist II 15 Years Jon Manwaring, Advanced Nurse Practitioner 10 years Abbie Willetto, Health Research and Specimen Coordinator Lindsey Chronister, Clinical Risk Manager Gerri Mesack, PRN Program Manager Chong Park, Mechanical Engineer V Shae Aliu, Project Manager III PRN Michelle Thomas, Clinical Case Supervisor Emilyn Brooks, Registered Nurse II Ortho Inpatient …

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Raven’s Ball 2020 – Call for Volunteers

February 10th, 2020 by Roxanne Benson

The Healthy Alaska Natives Foundation will host the annual 13th annual Raven’s Ball on Saturday, March 28th at the Hotel Captain Cook in Anchorage. One of Alaska’s most elegant black-tie celebrations and vibrant fundraising events, this year we’ll continue the tradition of philanthropy to benefit the foundation. The Foundation prioritizes and focuses on the greatest health challenges Alaska Native individuals and communities face, including area of greatest need, healthy communities, patient care and Healthy Kids. This event would not be …

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Referral Management Training

February 10th, 2020 by Tamar Vartanian

Referral Management training registration is now available on HealthStream. Please sign up to learn about managing referrals in our Electronic Health Record. This is a live class for anyone who will be responsible for viewing or managing patient referrals, and is offered on a biweekly basis. Log on to HealthStream and sign up for our next class!

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ANTHC opens regional office in Sitka

February 10th, 2020 by Fiona Brosnan

Crystal Duncan, Tlingit and an enrolled member of the Sitka Tribe of Alaska, was recently hired as ANTHC’s Regional Liaison for SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC). After spending time at ANTHC’s offices in Anchorage learning about the ANTHC resources available, Duncan has returned to Sitka to support patients in her region. Duncan is located on the SEARHC campus in Sitka at 223 Tongass Drive (small house across from Mount Edgecumbe Medical Center). ANTHC’s wide range of services can make …

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APU Spring Creek Farm CSA enrollment now open!

February 6th, 2020 by Ben Swimm

Spring Creek Farm’s Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program is open for general enrollment for the year. The CSA program supports farmers when customers buy “shares” of vegetables at the beginning of the season and pick-up a weekly distribution of produce each week throughout the summer. By paying up front, CSA members support small farms, local food production, and shortens the food chain by giving people access to information about how their food is grown. There are two share sizes. A …

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Time Management: Setting Goals and Prioritizing Feb. 26

February 5th, 2020 by Trista Topkok

Join Professional Development to learn time management strategies on Wed., Feb. 26 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. in COB Conference Room 4. Personal time management skills are essential for professional success in any workplace. Those able to successfully implement time management strategies are able to control their workload rather than spend each day in a frenzy of activity reacting to crisis after crisis – stress declines and personal productivity soars! These highly effective individuals are able to focus on …

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Stop the Bleed community class: Feb. 17

February 5th, 2020 by Fiona Brosnan

Join the ANMC trauma team for an interactive course teaching basic bleeding control tactics. These are essential skills for everyone! You will learn how to identify life-threatening injuries, how to treat and pack wounds as well as proper tourniquet application. This class is open to anyone in the community and offered free of charge. You can learn how to stop major bleeding in three simple ways by taking this bleeding control course Stop the Bleed empowers the general public to …

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AK Public Health Alert Network: Update and Interim Guidance on Outbreak of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

February 4th, 2020 by Fiona Brosnan

The Alaska Section of Epidemiology (SOE) is forwarding this U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Health Update to Alaska health care providers for their situational awareness about the investigation of the outbreak of 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). There are currently NO cases of 2019-nCoV in Alaska. Health care providers should contact SOE at 907-269-8000, or 800-478-0084 after-hours to report Patients Under Investigation (PUI) as defined below and in Alaska-specific guidance, available at: http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Epi/id/SiteAssets/Pages/HumanCoV/2019-nhcov_AKHCP-info.pdf. Because this outbreak is rapidly evolving, please frequently check …

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2020 Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program application cycle open until March 12

February 3rd, 2020 by Amanda Frank

The 2020 Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program application cycle is now open! The Health Resources & Services Administration Nurse Corps loan repayment program application window is now open. Licensed registered nurses (RN), advance practice registered nurses (APRN), and nurse faculty (NF) are invited to apply until March 12, 2020. The program supports RNs, APRNs and NF by paying up to 85% of their unpaid nursing education debt. Accepted applicants work at least two years in one of the thousands of …

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Feb. Group Exercise and Fitness Schedules

February 3rd, 2020 by Amanda Frank

The gym and fitness classes are open to ANTHC employees and Commission Corps Officers. Gym hours are Monday through Friday 6:15 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.Equipment orientations are Tuesdays and Thursdays at noon and Mondays at 5 p.m.For more information call 907-729-6683Mt. Marathon Building 4201 Tudor Centre Drive

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