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BSNC Awarded Indian Health Service Contract to Build New Nome Hospital


(Nome, AK) ––Aug. 24
Bering Straits Native Corporation (BSNC) announced today it has received notice that its joint venture with Neeser Construction, Inc., Inuit-NCI, Joint Venture (INJV), has been awarded a $90.4 million contract to build the new Norton Sound Regional Hospital in Nome, BSNC’s home office headquarters. The project is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and specifies that INJV meet Indian Preference requirements in hiring workers.

“We are honored and delighted to be selected for this extremely important project,” said Gail Schubert, BSNC’s Executive Vice President. “Our mission is to improve the quality of life of our people through economic development. This project is aligned perfectly with that goal as it will bring an improved, state-of-the-art hospital to our region while, at the same time, providing jobs for our shareholders and their families. We are particularly pleased to be bringing the first American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds to our region.”

“Neeser Construction, Inc. has extensive experience working with Alaska Native entities to provide improved health care services,” said Neeser Construction CEO Jerry Neeser. “It’s been our pleasure to work with several other health care organizations on similar facilities, including the Anchorage Native Primary Care Center Phases I and II, along with others throughout the state.”

The new 150,000 square foot facility will be a three-story, steel frame structure with 14 in-patient beds. It is expected to be completed in fall 2012. For more information, visit:
www.beringstraits.com
www.nortonsoundhealth.org
www.neeserinc.com
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