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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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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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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Tailgating Prevention – It Takes Everyone!

April 29th, 2022 by Chelsea Wells

Tailgating is one of the most widespread security breaches and has recently been identified as a common problem on our campus. One of the most frequent instances of tailgating occurs when an employee politely holds open a door for a colleague or visitor. This unintentionally creates a security breach by enabling an unauthorized user to access the building or area. Another instance where tailgating can occur is when an oblivious employee allows a door to slowly close behind them, leaving …

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April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

April 13th, 2022 by Alan Kelley

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month and Risk Management is sharing some resources to promote driving safety. The link below includes guides, webinars and other resources to learn more about driving and bicycle safety. View the toolkit

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Patient Safety Week Day 2: Disrespectful Behavior

March 15th, 2022 by Chelsea Wells

As part of Patient Safety Week, each day we will be exploring a different topic. Today’s topic is Disrespectful Behavior. Awareness of Disrespectful Behaviors in the Workplace Disrespectful Behavior encompasses a broad array of conduct from aggressive outbursts to subtle patterns of disruptive behavior. According to a study conducted by the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) almost everyone who works in healthcare today has a story to tell about disrespectful behavior. And in their most recent study from 2021, …

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Respiratory Fit Testing

March 7th, 2022 by Chelsea Wells

Respiratory Fit Testing is an annual requirement for all staff who are required to wear a respirator, due during the employee’s birth month. Regardless of your last N95 fit test. The 1804 N95 is no longer being supplied. All staff who wear a 1804 N95 will need to be fit tested for another respirator. The equivalent is the 1870+. PAPR training- all staff in the respiratory program are provided PAPR training during the annual Fit Test. If there is a …

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Campus Safety/Security Reminder

March 3rd, 2022 by Chelsea Wells

Workplace safety is a high priority at ANTHC. To ensure the safety of our staff, patients and campus visitors, the Consortium has a number of security measures in place.   Security cameras are installed in every parking lot on campus, which 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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Level red: hospital access for patients limited to front rotunda entrance and sky bridge

January 27th, 2022 by Fiona Brosnan

For patients who are coming to the hospital for care or appointment (or if staff are having any food deliveries) the only two entrances open to the public at the hospital are the front main rotunda entrance and the sky bridge entrance. Both of these are open and have a screener from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. The temporary visitation policy at ANMC remains at level red. Level Red is our most restrictive visitor policy, with no visitors or escorts for …

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Staff survey on non-motorized travel on campus: Closes Jan. 28

January 18th, 2022 by Chelsea Wells

On behalf of the Tudor Centre Trust, we invite you to participate in a survey on non-motorized travel on the Alaska Native Health Campus (ANHC). The Trust is an ANTHC/SCF partnership focused on the planning and development of the ANHC facilities and infrastructure. Recently it hired DOWL to develop a full campus traffic impact study, which will assess impacts to traffic conditions from future campus developments, like expanding the existing campus facilities and constructing new buildings and parking garages. The …

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New ANMC cleaning reminder chime: plays daily from 7 a.m.-9 p.m.

January 14th, 2022 by Carol Dunn-Hale

A new overhead reminder chime is now playing daily every two hours from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on the overhead paging system at ANMC. This plays as a reminder for hospital staff to take a safety moment for cleaning and disinfecting shared areas and other frequently touched surfaces. The chime plays daily every two hours from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. During evening quiet hours, a TigerText reminder will be sent to select staff for overnight cleaning reminders. Frequent …

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ANTHC Paid COVID-19 Sick Time and Employee Health procedures updated

January 12th, 2022 by Fiona Brosnan

The ANTHC’s Paid COVID-19 Sick Time Procedure, HR602-01 (January 11, 2022), has been updated. The CDC recently updated its guidance on when employees may return to work after a COVID-19 infection after a reduced isolation period length of 5-7 days from symptom onset or positive test. The ANTHC COVID-19 sick time procedure has been updated accordingly. Please note, if ANMC, under Incident Command, internally activates Crisis Standards of Care, this timeline may be shortened following CDC guidance to meet operational needs. The key …

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No changes to ANTHC Universal Masking policy

December 8th, 2021 by Fiona Brosnan

The Anchorage Assembly voted to end Anchorage’s mask mandate but ANTHC will not be not making any changes to our universal masking policy at this time. Masks continue to be required to be worn by all staff in all ANTHC buildings and property to protect the health and safety of our staff, patients and visitors. Reminder: face coverings continue to be required when in all ANTHC and ANMC property: Indoors in any common areas, including when entering and exiting any building, hallway, stairway, restroom, elevator, conference room, or break …

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ANTHC Ethics and Compliance reporting tools available

October 27th, 2021 by Laci Michaud

The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium is committed to providing a safe workplace for all employees. The Consortium wants to make sure everyone feels safe and heard in the workplace. There are many ways to report situations that make you uncomfortable in your work environment. Discuss concern with your immediate supervisor Discuss concern with your department manager Email ANTHC Ethics and Compliance Team at CorporateCompliance@anthc.org Call the Ethics and Compliance Anonymous Hotline at 1-877-772-6743 Drop a letter off at the …

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Stop. Act. Assist.-Promoting a culture of accountability, safety, and security on campus

October 25th, 2021 by Chelsea Wells

A common security breach on the Alaska Native Health Campus, called tailgating, is when an employee holds a door open to a secure location and allows an unauthorized individual to enter, or is simply not paying attention and does not realize that someone has followed them into a secure or restricted locations. To address this campus-wide challenge, ANTHC is raising awareness of the dangers to staff, patients, visitors and property that can occur when employees are not aware of others …

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Moose on Campus

May 27th, 2021 by Chelsea Wells

There is a moose and a new born calf at the top of University Drive leading to University Village. Please avoid this area if possible. Do not approach wildlife for any reason.

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Safety Moment: summer safety tips for you and your family

May 19th, 2021 by Fiona Brosnan

Here are some helpful tips from the ANTHC safety team for summer safety: As the state begins to reopen, more people are expected to be outdoors and on Alaska’s roads over the Memorial Day weekend, resulting in numbers of estimated injuries and fatalities be higher than usual as well. Help keep yourself, your family, and others safe by following these safety tips this Memorial Day weekend. ROAD SAFETY – Use seat belts; observe speed limits; identify a designated driver or catch …

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Campus security reminder: See something, do something – If you see any suspicious behavior, report it!

April 16th, 2021 by Campus Security

The ANTHC Security team is always available to assist our staff and patients if you feel unsafe on campus. If you have security concerns or see any suspicious behavior, please don’t hesitate to take advantage of their assistance. See something, do something – If you see any suspicious behavior, report it! Avoid confronting the person(s) behaving suspiciously. Instead, contact ANTHC Security. You can contact ANTHC Security the following ways: From any work phone, dial extension 2915. Program ANTHC Security’s phone number (907) 729-2915 …

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Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) briefings: Thursday at noon

March 17th, 2021 by Chelsea Wells

ANTHC leadership and the Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) team is hosting a Crisis Management Briefings which is open to all ANTHC staff. The meeting will contain: 1) an acknowledgment of the recent news reports of events, 2) information on common emotional reactions that folks may experience in light of these reports, and 3) review resources available to staff. Please consider joining the CISM team at this briefing. The ANTHC CISM team is available for individual and group support. They …

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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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Required training: Sexual Harassment and Respectful Workplace Training now available in HealthStream; deadline is March 22

March 8th, 2021 by Fiona Brosnan

ANTHC is committed to a safe and inclusive workplace for all employees.  As we chart a path forward, it will be an on-going, developing process. One of the first steps is launching a new online harassment training that all employees are required to complete. This training is video based, interactive and has test questions and active responses. It is live now in HealthStream and assigned to all staff. It can be found in your “to do” list. The deadline for …

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ANTHC Leadership Transition

February 26th, 2021 by Fiona Brosnan

This week the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium experienced a sudden change in leadership, but with the guidance of our Board and the dedication of our employees, we remain confident that our mission in service of our Alaska Native people will continue without interruption.  The Board of Directors moved swiftly to name interim leadership to ensure appropriate business continuity and we have great faith in the continued strength of the Consortium on the path ahead. Bernice Kaigelak, a Tribal health …

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