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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Employee benefit updates from President/CEO

April 7th, 2022 by Valerie Nurr’araaluk Davidson

Quyana (thank you) for providing the best possible care and services to the people we serve on campus and throughout Alaska. Working together is how we strive for our vision, Alaska Native people are the healthiest people in the world. We are implementing employee benefit changes to show our appreciation for your dedication, commitment, and hard work. Pay Increases: Effective March 27, we implemented salary increases of 3.1% for eligible ANTHC employees. Employees who joined our team on or before September …

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Message from Valerie Davidson, President/CEO

December 21st, 2021 by Chelsea Wells

Dear Colleagues, Quyana for your patience, as it has been a while since I’ve made time to cernirtaaq (stop by to visit). As I hear from friends and family this time of year, it’s been a good reminder that I need to do a better job of keeping in touch. As we transition from one holiday to the next, we appreciate your continued efforts to keep our families and communities safe. While the emergence of the Omicron variant was not the …

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ANTHC Staffing Updates

December 7th, 2021 by Valerie Nurr’araaluk Davidson

We’re excited to announce the following staffing updates at ANTHC.  FINANCE DEPARTMENT  Bob Petrina, serves as Special Advisor to the Chief Financial Officer and will be with us for several months, working closely with Bryce Akagi, Interim CFO on several special projects and assisting in other areas where needed. Bob is experienced in health care finance and operations, and has consulted in many hospitals, and health systems. We look forward to his assistance during our transition in Finance. He lives …

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Employee update: Crisis Standards of Care

October 1st, 2021 by Valerie Nurr’araaluk Davidson

Good afternoon, Effective yesterday afternoon, Alaska Native Medical Center’s (ANMC) Incident Command team officially activated Crisis Standards of Care (CSC), for an initial one-week operational period. This decision was made in response to a need for increased operational flexibility to ensure we can continue to deliver the care needed by our beneficiaries. We have been operating at contingency levels for a prolonged period and our staff is doing an incredible job at providing the necessary care. Activating CSC allows the …

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Message to ANTHC Employees – COVID Special Quarterly Bonus

September 9th, 2021 by Valerie Nurr’araaluk Davidson

Quyana (thank you). These mere words are not enough to commend all of you for your incredible work and the lives you have saved as an ANTHC employee during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Over the last 18 months, we have had to make a lot of difficult decisions to keep people safe and to protect our communities.  Many of us moved our work from the office to home on a moment’s notice.  We know it was not easy caring for children …

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Staff update: COVID-19 vaccination requirement

August 5th, 2021 by Valerie Nurr’araaluk Davidson 

Good afternoon ANTHC colleagues, The ANTHC COVID-19 Vaccination Policy (HR-517) requiring all ANTHC employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, has been in place since July 15, 2021. Quyana to those of you who have already received the vaccine and to those who have scheduled your appointments. This vaccine requirement applies to all members of our workforce, including non-physician interns, residents, post-graduate trainees, students, and volunteers. It also applies to individuals and business entities that have entered into contractual agreements with ANTHC (unless …

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Episode #4 of ANTHC employee podcast now available

June 29th, 2021 by Fiona Brosnan

Connect with ANTHC’s work in a new way by watching or listening to episode 4 of the new ANTHC podcast, “A day in the life”. Valerie Nurr’araaluk Davidson reflects back on her first days leading ANTHC and challenges the Alaska Tribal Health System is addressing in this final part of the conversation with Liz Medicine Crow, First Alaskans Institute CEO. (Prerecorded in April) Missed an episode? Episode 1: New podcasts and videos offer insight into ANTHC work Episode 2: Lead …

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ANTHC return to campus update: moving to phase 4B on August 2

June 28th, 2021 by Stan Bennion

ANTHC staff, Beginning August 2, we will be moving into phase 4B of the Return to Campus phasing plan to increase non-clinical building capacity to 75%.  The approved work from home agreements will remain in effect for all other employees in phase 5 until further notice (all employees who are working from home must have an approved work from home agreement on file with HR).  Please connect with your manager to confirm the phase you are to return to campus.  If you …

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Valerie Nurr’araaluk Davidson named ANTHC President

June 15th, 2021 by Chelsea Wells

The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium Board of Directors named Valerie Nurr’araaluk Davidson as President, removing interim from the title, effective Monday, June 14. Davidson has been serving as the Consortium’s Interim President since March. “For the past few months, ANTHC employees have risen to many challenges, and never lost focus on our mission of providing world-class service for Alaska’s first people. The Board is grateful to these dedicated employees and is focused on ensuring a timely and efficient leadership …

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New podcasts and videos offer insight into ANTHC work

May 26th, 2021 by Valerie Davidson

At ANTHC, we do a lot! To offer new insight on who we are and what we do, we are excited to introduce a short series of ANTHC podcasts, available in both video and audio only options as an additional way for our staff to learn about the great work being done around our organization. Each episode is intended to offer an additional connection point between ANTHC employees. In the first episodes, we meet our Interim President Valerie Nurr’araaluk Davidson, …

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ANTHC Ethics and Compliance reporting information

March 15th, 2021 by Fiona Brosnan

The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium is committed to providing a safe workplace for all employees. There are many ways to report situations that make you uncomfortable in your work environment. If you have a concern, please contact your supervisor, management, Human Resources, the Ethics and Compliance Program or the anonymous Ethics and Compliance Hotline, 1-877-772-6743, staffed by non-ANTHC employees or drop a letter off at the front desk of the Consortium Office Building (COB). You can also contact our …

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ANTHC names new Interim President, Valerie Nurr’araaluk Davidson

March 12th, 2021 by Fiona Brosnan

The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium Board of Directors has named Valerie Nurr’araaluk Davidson, Interim President, effective Monday, March 15. Ms. Davidson, who currently serves as President of Alaska Pacific University, will take a leave of absence from that role as she leads ANTHC. Garvin Federenko, who was serving as Acting President, will remain Chief Executive Officer. “Thank you, Garvin, for your service and stepping in quickly to help keep operations moving forward,” said Bernice Kaigelak, Board Chair. “Garvin’s leadership …

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