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CMS surveyors on campus

September 12th, 2023 by ANMC Administation

Surveyors for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) are on campus and expected to be on-site for two days. The team of surveyors will visit all clinical and non-clinical areas. You will know if a surveyor is in your area if you see an unknown individual escorted by a Vice President, followed by an individual with a tablet. If you suspect a surveyor is in your area and they are unaccompanied, ensure their badge is visible and others are …

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September is Sepsis Awareness Month: Week 2, SEP-1 Bundle

September 11th, 2023 by Che Yang

For additional information on the Sep-1 bundle visit here and for Sepsis Awareness Month Week One information visit,

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Employee Referral Pilot Program: Refer Friends. Refer Colleagues. Refer Talent.

September 6th, 2023 by HR Recruiting

We are thrilled to announce an exciting new opportunity that puts the power of growth in your hands, the Employee Referral Pilot Program at ANTHC. From September to December 2023, we’re inviting you to join us in a pilot program that will provide a bonus to ANTHC employees who recommend qualified candidates for direct hire positions within the Alaska Native Medical Center (ANMC) division. Employees are eligible for the referral bonus when their referred colleague has been employed for a …

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No Catholic Mass on Sunday, Aug. 27 at ANMC

August 25th, 2023 by Roberta Miljure

The Catholic Native Ministries volunteer staff will be on a retreat this weekend, so there will be no Catholic Mass at ANMC on Sunday, Aug. 27.  Regular Catholic Mass will resume on Sunday, Sept. 3 at 11 a.m. in Conference Room 2 inside the Alaska Native Medical Center. For any inquiries or concerns, contact Roberta Miljure, Volunteer Services Coordinator, at Thank you for your understanding.

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No Adult Speech Language Pathology Friday, Aug. 25

August 25th, 2023 by Abbey Jackson

Due to unforeseen circumstances, there will be no Adult Speech Language Pathology today, Friday, August 25. If you have any questions please contact Nicole Taniguchi, Rehabilitation Services Clinical Director, on Tiger Text or email at

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August Crafternoon Bone Bead Lanyards

August 1st, 2023 by Kari Bernard

Create a beautiful bone bead lanyard at the next Crafternoon.  Grab a coworker on Thursday, Aug. 17 and make your way to Conference Room 2, across from the coffee shop on ANMC’s first floor. Music and snacks provided.

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Hip Hip Hooray for HIPAA! Safeguards to protect PHI at your workstation

July 20th, 2023 by Ethics and Compliance

We are all expected to protect patients’ health information (PHI) in accordance with the HIPAA privacy and security rules. Here is some helpful tips from the ANTHC’s Ethics and Compliance Services team that highlight simple things you can do to protect patient health information. more about how you can securely save patient health information to your computer. If you use or store protected health information PHI at your workstation, incorporating these safeguards will minimize the risk of inappropriate disclosure: Questions? …

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May 2023 upcoming technology downtimes

May 5th, 2023 by Laci Michaud

SERVER DOWNTIMES: On Friday, May 5 at 9 p.m. to Saturday, May 6 at 9 a.m. (approximately 12 hours), there will be a planned outage from IT to work on the DEH02 file server and AKA1. On Friday, May 12 at 9 p.m. to Saturday, May 13 at 9 a.m. (approximately 12 hours), there will be a planned outage from IT to work on the AKAFILE, AKAUPS and AKAESP. For those working or if you have staff working during this …

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Campus dial plan changes effective May 14

May 5th, 2023 by Jeran Pelagio-Williams

Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) and Southcentral Foundation (SCF) IT departments are performing a dial plan change that will standardize phone communications across the Alaska Native Health Campus, Benteh Nuutah Valley Native Primary Care Center and SCF rural community locations. Effective May 14, 2023, after a eight-hour planned downtime is complete, all campus phone numbers will switch to using five-digit extensions for inter-department communication (you will need to dial 5 and then the usual four-digit extension to dial any …

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Employee Health COVID-19 procedure still active

March 7th, 2023 by Employee Health

While many COVID-19 policies and procedures were recently retired, the Employee Health COVID-19 procedure is still active. COVID-19 transmission is still active in our community. To best protect our staff and our patients, we are still following the ANTHC Employee Health COVID-19 Procedure, along with State and CDC guidance for COVID-19 illness and exposures. We encourage staff to remain home when ill, perform frequent hand hygiene, and get up to date with COVID-19 Bivalent boosters. All positive staff cases should …

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Hospital parking limited March 5-7

March 4th, 2023 by Anthc Facilities

Please be advised that parking will be limited March 5-7 in the area just outside the Emergency Department of the ANMC hospital. We’ll be closing off a section to conduct important maintenance work.We are asking patients who are able and have non-emergent appointments, please use the surrounding parking garages during this time. Staff should park in staff-designated areas to save limited parking for patients. Thank you for your patience while navigating limited parking conditions.

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Message from President/CEO: Cenirtaaq

February 8th, 2023 by Val Davidson

Dear Colleagues, As we begin the new year, I thought it would be a good time to cenirtaaq and provide an update on work we are doing together at ANTHC. In Yup’ik, “cenirtaaq” means to drop in for a visit to check in on people we care about. In mid-December I provided an update on the extensive work the Board and the Executive Leadership Team have done together to create a culture of compliance and safety in the workplace and to rebuild …

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Mock Surveyors are currently on campus

February 7th, 2023 by Adam Harris

This is a MOCK survey. It is unknown how many days they will be here at this time. The team of surveyors will visit all clinical/ non-clinical outpatient areas. The scope of the survey encompasses outpatient venues only in the hospital, Anchorage Native Primary Care Center, Healthy Communities Building, Mt. Marathon, University Lake Medical Center and Alaska Pacific Medical buildings. A large portion of the survey agenda will involve surveyors walking around, tracing the care given to patients, inquiring about the care delivery process, observing our …

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The latest Mukluk Telegraph is now available around campus

February 6th, 2023 by Laci Michaud

The latest issues of, the Mukluk Telegraph is back, redesigned and available around the Alaska Native health campus. The new Mukluk is designed to be a fun and easy read to help support patient health. The information gives patients easy health actions to take, paired with engaging photos and illustrations for all lifestyles and generations to enjoy.  The printed version of the popular quarterly publication is distributed around campus by the Marketing and Communications team, but we are asking for …

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ANMC Town Hall Meetings Feb. 1 and 2: Zoom and in-person option

January 26th, 2023 by Chelsea Wells

ANMC is implementing a town hall forum for all staff to share ideas, feedback and opportunities to improve the experience at ANMC. Town Hall dates and times: Questions? Contact Alan Vierling, Interim ANMC Administrator at Zoom attendance option is now also available for the four Town Hall meetings: ID: 926 1839 1608One tap mobile+17193594580,,92618391608# US+12532050468,,92618391608# US

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ANMC Visitation Restriction Changes

December 14th, 2022 by Chelsea Wells

As an organization, ANMC is slowly returning to pre-pandemic operations. To keep you and the patients you care for protected, we have consulted with our Infectious Disease physician, Infection Control department, and other leaders across ANMC while consulting with CDC guidelines to ensure our actions are consistent with their recommendations. We are taking our time to return to pre-pandemic levels of “open visitation” so that we can monitor any impact these changes may have on our staff and operations and …

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Update to security measures at ANMC

November 28th, 2022 by Chelsea Wells

As of this Sunday evening (November 27), the situation resulting in heightened security measures has resolved with no additional unusual activity. Please continue to remain vigilant in your individual efforts to ensure no one is allowed to enter secured areas when you “badge in” or as you leave the building. Thank you for your increased awareness during this time and continued care for our patients and for each other.

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Increased security measures at ANMC

November 26th, 2022 by ANTHC Security

Early Thursday morning, the ANMC Intensive Care Unit (ICU) staff began receiving multiple phone calls threatening violence, not directed at staff. In response, the entrance to ICU was restricted, requiring staff members inside the ICU to grant access to anyone entering the unit. ANMC staff also disabled the badge reader and a security officer was placed outside the door to ensure additional security of the unit. These measures remain in place today. Normal limited visitation procedures currently in effect for …

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Flu vaccine reminder: ANMC accredited campus employee deadline is Dec. 1

November 21st, 2022 by Chelsea Wells

Employees can visit the Employee Health office in the hospital or the HCB to get their annual influenza vaccine and the new COVID-19 bivalent booster vaccines! No appointment or registration needed and the vaccine can be given at the same time but is not required. Employee Health hours: Who is required to get an influenza vaccine?While all employees are strongly encouraged to get the influenza vaccine, employees working on the ANMC Accredited Campus are required. This requirement is slightly different than the COVID-19 …

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Campus Alert: Parking lot thefts

November 17th, 2022 by ANTHC Security

ANTHC Security has advised that they are working on an investigation of the attempted unauthorized removal of license plates in the parking lot of HCB as well as several “smash and grab” incidents. The suspects fled the ANTHC campus and APD has been contacted.  Stay alert and be aware of your surroundings. – Keep personal and valuable items (purses, garage door openers, checkbook, etc.) out of view and secure if left in vehicles. When walking outside: Report suspicious behavior to Security Dispatch: If there is active criminal activity or immediate …

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Input wanted: Sharps review

November 9th, 2022 by Employee Health

Employee Health is completing its annual sharps review and want your feedback! Ensuring staff are using the safest sharps devices is extremely important to us. We also want to hear your opinions on our current products, or any trial devices you would like to see on your units. Please take a few minutes to complete our short survey: Any questions, please reach out to Employee Health.

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New Purchased Referred Care Overview Course

October 18th, 2022 by Chelsea Wells

ANMC Purchased Referred Care (PRC) funding is integral to supporting eligible Alaska Native and American Indian beneficiaries who require medical services that are not available on the ANMC campus. Without this additional support, many of our most vulnerable patients would be left with a financial liability. PRC plays a critical role in supporting vulnerable patients successfully navigate complex care issues both in and out of the state. This Healthstream training module will improve the level of understanding for current staff, …

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New ANMC Imaging Outpatient Services opens in the ULMC

October 5th, 2022 by Brenda Lutz

We are excited to announce the opening of our new ANMC Outpatient Imaging Center, located at the University Lake Medical Center (ULMC) at 3801 University Lake Drive, Suite 102. This is the same building where the ENT, Ophthalmology and Audiology Clinics, and the Ambulatory Surgery Center are also located. The new Outpatient Imaging Center is equipped with the latest state-of-the-art imaging equipment and technology, including two MRI machines, a 3 Tesla and a 1.5 Tesla; a dual energy CT machine; …

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Please Welcome CDR Elizabeth Hosselkus, MD. Interventional and Diagnostic Radiologist

September 19th, 2022 by Pamela Compton

CDR Elizabeth Hosselkus, MD, is an interventional and diagnostic radiologist and a USPHS Commissioned Corps officer. After attending medical school at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, she completed Diagnostic Radiology residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, VA. Dr. Hosselkus practiced as a diagnostic radiologist in the Indian Health Service in Oklahoma, then continued her training at University of California San Diego Vascular/Interventional Radiology fellowship. Prior to joining ANMC, she built a rural interventional program for the Cherokee …

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New COVID-19 bivalent booster and flu vaccines arriving soon to Employee Health

September 14th, 2022 by Chelsea Wells

ANTHC Employee Health has not yet received doses of the flu and the new COVID-19 booster vaccine but expect to receive it soon. Dates and locations will be shared once they become available. The CDC recommends that everyone receive a COVID-19 vaccine booster as soon as they become available and you may choose to get both the COVID-19 booster and the flu vaccine on the same day. COVID-19 vaccine boosters are not required at ANTHC but are highly encouraged as …

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Staffing shortages at Patient Housing: non-clinical Labor Pool staff needed

September 12th, 2022 by Chelsea Wells

ANMC Incident Command is requesting support from current ANTHC employees to augment the staffing shortages at the Patient Housing department. The role and responsibilities needed are: Patient Housing Front Desk Customer service skills Computer skills Phone etiquette Lift luggage for patients The coverage hours needed are 8 am – 12 midnight, every day until September 23, 2022. These shifts can to be filled by hourly and exempt staff from your department. The ANMC Non-Clinical Labor Pool will follow the ANMC Incident Command …

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ANMC COVID-19 Testing Site Changes

August 2nd, 2022 by Chelsea Wells

As of August 1, 2022, the Drive-thru COVID-19 Testing Site at ANMC will no longer offer routine testing. The following criteria fall under the term routine: Community exposure Work/school Personal travel If you require a COVID-19 PCR test for village travel or a health care procedure, you can still get tested at the ANMC Drive-thru Testing Site. If you need a routine COVID-19 PCR test, please contact your primary care provider to order for a PCR test for you AND …

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2022-23 employee flu vaccine update: flu vaccinations available by end of September

July 27th, 2022 by Employee Health

Employees were sent an automatic email yesterday assigning the Employee Health component of FLU SHOT 2022-2023. This email was sent to prepare myHR for the upcoming flu season; however, Employee Health does NOT yet have flu vaccine for this year. It is expected that flu vaccines will be available by the end of September. We are sorry for any confusion this automatic email caused. Communications will be sent once vaccine arrives and clinics are scheduled for staff.

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Direct patient care employees: We have transitioned to contingency staffing level

July 15th, 2022 by Employee Health

Effective this week, we have transitioned from conventional to contingency level staffing for health care workers. We will reassess staffing levels again in two weeks. This change means that staff who test positive for COVID-19 may have a shorter isolation period and can return to work after 5 days of isolation, with symptom improvement and no fever. Some may continue to require longer isolation periods depending upon their health status. This change applies to all health care workers. Staff will …

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Employee Health COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic every Friday

July 12th, 2022 by Chelsea Wells

The ANTHC Employee Health COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic is returning to its Friday clinic operations and is open to all staff from 7-11 a.m. Employees can get a booster dose or a second booster dose if 50 years and older or moderately or severely immunocompromised. Learn more about booster doses here. Please register in advance at and bring your copy of your CDC vaccine card to your appointment. The clinic is located in hospital conference room 3 across from the …

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