ANMC Laboratory wins 2021 ASHNHA Patient Safety Beacon Award Archive | Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

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The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, Alaska Native Medical Center, Southcentral Foundation, and ANMC laboratory recently received the Patient Safety “Beacon” Award from The Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association (ASHNHA). The ANMC Laboratory is operated collaboratively by the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium and Southcentral Foundation, and is led by Dr. James J. Tiesinga, Laboratory Medical Director. The Beacon Award highlights demonstrated above-and-beyond safety-related performance. This year, the awards review committee and ASHNHA staff selected Dr. Tiesinga, on ...

ANMC Purchased Referred Care (PRC) offers limited benefits to eligible Alaska Native and American Indian beneficiaries to help with emergency medical care while traveling outside of Alaska. Patients who meet ANMC’s eligibility criteria and residency requirements qualify. To meet residency requirements, the individual must not have been absent from Alaska for more than 180 days; and intend to live in Alaska indefinitely. Individuals who move back to Alaska must live in Alaska for at least 180 days, with the intent ...

Recovery is for Everyone: Every Person, Every Family, Every Community. September is National Recovery Month. Observing Recovery Month helps to increase awareness and understanding of substance use disorders, increase knowledge of recovery resources and provide support by sharing personal stories of addiction and recovery. This year’s theme for National Recovery Month is Recovery is for Everyone: Every Person, Every Family, Every Community. Substance use treatment and mental health services can support those with a mental and/or substance use disorder to ...

Important update for our ANMC Sleep Center Patients who use a Philips Respironics CPAP or BiPAP device for sleep apnea: your device may have been recalled due to possible break-down of sound-insulating foam inside these devices which may cause health problems. Please contact your Durable Medical Equipment provider (or DME, where you get your device supplies) as soon as possible to find out what you should do next about your equipment. You can call Philips at 877-907-7508 for additional help and support.You can visit their ...

Thanks to modern medicine and Tribal health advancements, many diseases that were once devastating are no longer common in the United States. However, diseases can still spread quickly if we stop vaccinating against them. The 2019 measles outbreaks are a reminder of how quickly diseases can spread when children are not vaccinated. We recognize August as National Immunization Awareness Month and an opportunity to talk about safe, effective immunizations that have saved countless lives. Immunizations for all ages are a ...

The health, well-being and safety of our patients, their families, and our staff is our top priority and we are working to keep our patients and staff as safe as possible. Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in our community and to reduce the risk of infection and exposure, we are limiting visitors to our inpatient units and emergency department. Effective August 2, there are no visitors permitted in the Emergency Department or to our inpatient units. The goal ...