ANMC shares new Family Birthing Services Unit | Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

ANMC shares new Family Birthing Services Unit

March 4, 2016

ANMC’s Family Birthing Services hosted a blessing and baby shower to celebrate the newly expanded and renovated OB Triage, Labor and Delivery and Postpartum areas. The event marked the end of a multi-year remodeling project in Family Birthing Services that included adding new postpartum rooms, an expanded and improved  OB Triage area, three additional Labor and Delivery Rooms, one additional C-section operating room and an upgraded and expanded nurses’ station. The blessing and baby shower was attended by ANMC leadership, ANTHC Strategic Access staff and staff from within the unit. Lisa Dolchok, Southcentral Foundation Tribal Doctor and Elder Advisor, delivered a blessing for the new space, followed by Gilbert “Buz” Daney, Southcentral Foundation Tribal Healer, who played the drum and sang Amazing Grace in his Native language. We thanked our Strategic Access staff for planning and designing a beautiful space and our unit staff for their dedication and quality care they provide to our moms and babies every day. Last year, more than 1,600 babies were born at ANMC. This new, expanded space is much needed for providing timely access to care for our expectant mothers and babies at ANMC. “Family Birthing Services will benefit greatly from the added capacity and services which we can now offer our moms and babies,” said Shelly Inda, Director of the ANMC Family Birthing Services Unit. “I am so happy to be able to see our hard work and efforts come to life in this beautiful new space.” Visit for more information about Family Birthing Services at ANMC.

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