PPE operational level continues to be GREEN/conventional: no more extended wear

Masking continues to be required in patient care areas.

Please review the PPE Hazard Assessment for COVID-19 (updated 4/6/22) for the appropriate PPE for patient care.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic next week

July 1st, 2022 by Chelsea Wells

There will be a COVID-19 Vaccine clinic next week in the Hospital in Conference Room 3. The hours will be:Monday: closed (holiday)Tuesday: 5 a.m.-5 p.m.Wednesday: 5 a.m.-5 p.m.Thursday: 5 a.m.-3 p.m.Friday 7 a.m.-11 a.m.

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2022 Annual Required Compliance Training is open!

July 1st, 2022 by Cynthia Puig

Annual Required Training due by August 31, 2022 The 2022 ANTHC Annual required compliance training is open as of Friday, July 1, via the ANTHC HealthStream Learning Center (HLC). The due date for completion is Wednesday, August 31. These training courses are mandatory for all staff with a hire date of December 31, 2021 or earlier. Employees hired or rehired in 2022, as well as non-employee members of the workforce, will not have this training assigned. As an incentive for early …

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VDC Tribal Grant Writing Workshop August 8-11

June 30th, 2022 by Annie Okpealuk

VDC Tribal Grant Writing Workshop with Jay Blackwell, MA & Elton Naswood, BA  When: August 8-11 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.Location: Alaska Native Heritage CenterCost: Free The VDC (Vision, Design, and Capacity) Grant Writing curriculum has the ability to be delivered in-person. Modules are customized to each audience, includes homework, and practical application opportunities in each workshop. The curriculum was developed to support and increase the competence of technical writers to submit successful grants. Travel Support: A limited number of reimbursements are …

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Zoom Advanced Training Wednesday, July 13

June 29th, 2022 by Antonia Lawless

Join us virtually for Zoom Advanced Training from 3-4 p.m. on Wednesday, July 13. During this training, we will cover: Advanced Meeting Setup Meeting Management Presentation Tools Participant Engagement Reports For the best training experience in Zoom, T&D recommend that you use a camera and microphone to participate. Sign up in HealthStream by searching the Catalog for Zoom Advanced Training. Click Enroll, or Choose a Class, to Register. Join Zoom Meeting https://anthc.zoom.us/j/97832587037 Space is limited to 16. Any questions please …

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Zoom Essentials Training Wednesday, July 13

June 29th, 2022 by Antonia Lawless

Join us virtually for Zoom Essentials Training from 2-2:45 p.m. on Wednesday, July 13. During this training, we will cover: Joining a Meeting Scheduling a Meeting Hosting a Meeting Introduction to Taskbar Controls Additional Features For the best training experience in Zoom, T&D recommend that you use a camera and microphone to participate. Sign up in HealthStream by searching the Catalog for Zoom Essentials Training. Click Enroll, or Choose a Class, to Register. Join Zoom Meeting https://anthc.zoom.us/j/97832587037 Space is limited …

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Professional Business Writing Training this month

June 29th, 2022 by Antonia Lawless

This training is for individuals who would like to brush up on their business writing skills. Learn to write clearly, concisely, and professionally while communicating to readers in emails, reports, and other professional documents. Professional Business Writing is a 12-hour training divided into three four-hour sessions once a week: Session 1: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 13 Session 2: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 20 Session 3: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 27 Some of the topics covered include: How …

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Time Management: Setting Goals and Prioritizing training on Tuesday, July 12

June 29th, 2022 by Antonia Lawless

Join Training and Development in Zoom (https://anthc.zoom.us/j/95348804999) for Time Management: Setting Goals and Prioritizing from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Tuesday, July 12. Time Management begins with setting goals; writing clear goals allows you to prioritize your action plan which is then broken down to tasks or calendar events. This three-hour time management training topics include: 80/20 rule Urgent/ Important matrix Being Assertive Planning Wisely The Glass Jar Chunk, Block, Tackle Ready, Fire, Aim Set and visualize goals Sign …

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Lunch time basketball at APU fall schedule

June 28th, 2022 by Chelsea Wells

All ANTHC staff are welcome to join LUNCH-TIME Ball at APU this fall! When: Monday – Friday 12 noon-1 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:30-5:30 p.m. Season runs now-December 9 It will be closed: July 4 for Independence Day September 5 for Labor Day August 15-September 26 for APU class October 7-11 for Indigenous Peoples Day October 18-21 for AFN Tournament November 24-25 for Thanksgiving Week Where:MOSELEY SPORTS CENTER (at Alaska Pacific University)4400 University Dr. Who:OPEN to ANTHC & APU.  Employees …

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Casting Call update: Alaska Native pregnant woman for vaccination PSA

June 27th, 2022 by Mariah Knox

Thank you to all who contacted us for the video and photo shoot for COVID-19 and flu vaccination messaging. We are still looking for one participant for video and photo shoot that features COVID-19 and flu vaccination messaging: a pregnant female. Participants will receive a $100 Visa gift card for their time. Talent must be vaccinated. If you or someone you know is pregnant and willing to participate, please email Mariah Knox at maknox@anthc.org and include your name, age, photo …

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Garden of Roses-Camp for Girls

June 27th, 2022 by Chelsea Wells

2022 Garden of Roses-Camp for Girls. Application deadline is July 6.

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ULMC Window Cleaning Tuesday, June 28

June 27th, 2022 by Chelsea Wells

The windows are scheduled to be cleaned at 3801 University Lake interior and exterior on Tuesday, June 28 starting at 9 a.m. For interior window cleaning, please remove items from window sills and move furniture from in front of windows to allow for clear access to window panes.

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Deadline Extended to Tuesday, July 5 at 8 a.m.: LEAD now offers Certified Manager Certification or undergraduate credits LEAD

June 27th, 2022 by Trista Topkok

The deadline to apply for the 2022-2023  Leadership Excellence Through Advancement and Determination (LEAD) cohort has been extended through the holiday weekend. Applications are due by Tuesday, July 5 at 8 a.m. New for the 2022 – 2023 program year, LEAD will have two tracks. Both tracks have the opportunity to earn CE/CME credits. Tract 1 is designed for those who want to continue their formal education by earning either graduate or undergraduate level credits from Alaska Pacific University (APU). Track …

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Angry birds: Beware of seagulls and magpies when walking around campus

June 24th, 2022 by ANTHC Facilities

The seagulls are back and have been divebombing staff who get too close to their nest (located near the west lot at the intersection of Ambassador and Tudor Centre Drive). Staff should also avoid a nest of magpies on the north side of Quyana House if possible. Facilities staff are aware and working with the appropriate organizations. If you see anything while walking around campus, please contact ANTHC Facilities at 907-729-2820.

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No overnight MRI June 23-June 25

June 23rd, 2022 by Tracy Poole

No overnight MRI (7 p.m.-7 a.m.) Thursday, Friday and Saturday June 23-25.

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Alaska Native Health Status Report 3rd Edition Published

June 22nd, 2022 by Mishelle Rose Kennedy

The Alaska Native Health Status Report 3rd Edition provides an overview of the health status of Alaska Native people living in Alaska statewide, as well as by tribal health regions. The Alaska Native Epidemiology Center has divided the state into 12 tribal health regions, which allows for the use of readily available data. In general, the tribal health regions closely align with the service areas of the regional tribal health organizations. Follow this link (http://anthctoday.org/…/Alaska-Native-Health-Status…) to view the report and …

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Campus Construction update: SCF Gottlieb Building Second Floor Renovation Begins June 20

June 16th, 2022 by Fiona Brosnan

The second floor of the SCF Gottlieb Building is getting remodeled to expand dental services at the Children’s Dental Clinic. Family dental care will be available at this new dental clinic.  Construction starts June 20 and will continue through early 2023. Please be mindful of the parking lot closures on the east parking lot shared with Mt. Ahklun Building and the northeast parking area on the west side of the Denali Parking Garage. Closure areas will be marked. These parking areas …

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Health Care Staff Survey

June 16th, 2022 by Chelsea Wells

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Join Training and Development at their Q&A session on Friday, June 24 to learn more about what they offer.

June 16th, 2022 by Antonia Lawless

On Friday, June 24 at 12 p.m., T&D will be hosting a 45-minute Q&A session via Zoom https://anthc.zoom.us/j/99824061371 to share about what they offer. Join the Training and Development team for a discussion about Education Assistance, Professional Development courses, and Leadership Development Programs. Do you have an idea of a professional development course you would like ANTHC to provide? T&D would love to hear them. Prepare any questions you have in regards to Training and Development and join them live! …

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New ANTHC employee communications tool, SnapComms, is now live!

June 14th, 2022 by Fiona Brosnan

ANTHC’s new employee communication channel SnapComms is now live! All staff should have received one of the first few alerts on their work computers, either featuring a pop-up or a ticker feed. Other tools will be introduced in the coming weeks. SnapComms is now installed on your computer. In addition to the Hub and email, SnapComms will be used throughout the year to keep employees updated and informed, to reinforce important messages that might be missed and to promote employee …

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Training and Development Offerings July-September

June 14th, 2022 by Chelsea Wells

Training and Development has a variety of trainings you can take for free each month. Register for trainings in HealthStream or email training@anthc.org.

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CAMPUS SAFETY ALERT: Bear spotted on campus

June 14th, 2022 by Fiona Brosnan

A bear was recently spotted on or near the Alaska Native Health Campus. Please be alert and aware of your surroundings while walking, biking and driving around campus. If you see a bear on or around campus, please contact ANMC Security at 729-2915. They will report the sighting to the Alaska Department of Fish & Game.  For information about bear safety and encounters, visit http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=livingwithbears.bearcountry

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Learn Microsoft OneNote on Wednesday, June 29

June 14th, 2022 by Antonia Lawless

Join Training and Development in Zoom (https://anthc.zoom.us/j/99690230007) for Microsoft OneNote from 9 – 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 29. Learn the basics of how to start using Microsoft OneNote. OneNote is a note-taking program for free-form information gathering and multi-user collaboration. It gathers user’s notes, drawings, screen clippings, and audio commentaries. Notes can be shared with other OneNote users over the Intranet or network. This two-hour training includes topics such as: Introducing you to OneNote Understanding the Notebook Interface Creating …

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Join Training and Development for Customer Service training on Tuesday, June 28

June 14th, 2022 by Antonia Lawless

Join Training and Development for Customer Service on Tuesday, June 28 from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. Gain the communication skills needed to help meet and exceed the customer’s needs and learn to provide the highest level of customer service! We will be reviewing a variety of customer service challenges and how we can better serve our customers while improving ourselves in the process. Learning Objectives: After this training, learners will be able to: Defining customer service, both internal and external …

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CHAP is seeking volunteer patients for blood draw

June 13th, 2022 by Faith Mojin

The ANTHC Community Health Aide Program Training Center is looking for volunteers who are interested in spending 15 minutes with us to help train Community Health Aides (CHAs), by giving the CHAs an opportunity to draw your blood. In appreciation, a $5.00 coffee card to Caffe D’arte will be given. We will be doing blood draws on the 2nd floor of the EDC building at 4115 Ambassador Drive. Date and Time: Friday, June 17, 2021 at 8:15 a.m. and 8:45 …

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Manufacturer’s Instructions for Use (IFUs) Requirement reminder

June 13th, 2022 by Angela Engle

Staff should be familiar with the manufacturer’s instructions for use requirement (IFUs). Joint Commission and CMS require all staff that use equipment and reusable patient care items know how to use and clean those devices. See this week’s IFU example, the Verathon Bladder Scanner. Staff must know: •How to access current IFUs•How to clean, disinfect, and/or sterilize instruments & devices used for patient care•Follow contact times and IFUs for products used•Any device in contact with blood/bodily fluids- must be disinfected …

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Conference room occupancy limits and non-clinical spaces returning to pre-COVID-19 occupancy, effective June 13

June 10th, 2022 by Fiona Brosnan

ANTHC leadership has started planning for the move into phase 5, the final phase of our safe return to campus plan and welcoming all staff back to campus. This work includes reviewing space, evaluating conference room capacity, on-campus dining options and other areas where capacity was reduced to protect the health and safety of our staff and patients. More information will be shared in the next week as those return to campus plans are finalized. Effective Monday, June 13, the following changes …

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Essential People Skills: Interpersonal Skills on Wednesday, June 22

June 10th, 2022 by Antonia Lawless

Join Training and Development for Interpersonal Skills on Wednesday, June 22 from 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. We’ve all met that dynamic, charismatic person that just has a way with others, and has a way of being remembered. This training help you work towards being that unforgettable person by providing communication skills, tips on making an impact, influencing skills, starting conversations and sharing your opinions. Learning Objectives: After this training, you will be able to: Understand the difference between hearing …

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LiverConnect Video Teleconference Tuesday, June 14

June 9th, 2022 by Chriss Homan

This teleconference features Youssef Barbour, MD with a presentation and discussion titled: Elevated Alkaline Phosphatase Workup: Case Slides Included To join the event on Zoom register here

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Please avoid hallway outside ANMC Cafeteria

June 8th, 2022 by Chelsea Wells

The section of the hallway between Central Registration and the restrooms by the conference rooms is currently closed due to a significant leak last night. The cause of the leak has been fixed, but please avoid the hallway while crews work on the clean-up process. The back hallway behind the kitchen to the elevators will be the rerouted traffic pattern for access to the coffee shop or patients that are guests at Q-House. Until we can assess the safety of the …

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SnapComms now live

June 8th, 2022 by Chelsea Wells

If you clicked here from a desktop alert, you’ve just seen your first SnapComms alert! We’re pleased to introduce you to our new communication channel – SnapComms desktop alerts. It’s another way ANTHC is responding to employee communications requests to stay up to date, engaged and informed. As an added bonus, it’ll help you combat email overload. We’ll be using SnapComms to share important company news and alerts. You’ll see these messages in dynamic pop-ups in the corner of your …

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