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Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital Patients Now Have Traditional Food Options

Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital Patients Now Have Traditional Food Options

As part of Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital’s (MEH) overarching goal to provide the best care possible to individuals receiving medical care at MEH, the Hospital Nutrition staff, in partnership with NMS, recently began making traditional food options available to inpatients.
Economic Outlook 2018

Economic Outlook 2018

Running theme: Alaska will recover but not without stable fiscal plan
Member of Alaska's business community weigh in on their perspectives for the coming year.
Capstone Express Takes the Hassle Out of Healthcare at Anchorage 5th Avenue Mall

Capstone Express Takes the Hassle Out of Healthcare at Anchorage 5th Avenue Mall

The telemedicine clinic is the first to offer care in Downtown Anchorage
. A new clinic that opened on Wednesday, Dec. 13 in the Anchorage 5th Avenue Mall plans to take the hassle out of healthcare by giving patrons easy access and less expensive options when it comes to simple treatments and check-ups.
Skin Deep

Skin Deep

Beneath the surface of Alaska skin conditions
When Jenny Vanderbilt was first diagnosed with eczema at the age of ten, the clinic nurse in Seward told her mother not to worry about the red, flaky patches on her beautiful daughter’s face and recommended an over-the-counter topical lotion for the dryness and itching.
Capstone Clinic announces new Capstone Express

Capstone Clinic announces new Capstone Express

Capstone Clinic announced the launch of Alaska’s first telemedicine clinic and kiosk service, Capstone Express Clinic, on Monday, December 11, 2017 in the 5th Avenue Mall in downtown Anchorage.
Premera Contributes $25 Million to Alaska Reinsurance

Premera Contributes $25 Million to Alaska Reinsurance

Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska will make a one-time only $25 million reimbursement to fund high-cost health insurance claims through the Alaska Reinsurance Program as part of a memorandum of understanding agreed to with the Alaska Division of Insurance, Premera announced today.
Getting Enough Sleep in the Land of the Midnight Sun

Getting Enough Sleep in the Land of the Midnight Sun

Not enough sun or too much sun, sleeping in Alaska can be troublesome
The rate of sleep problems is higher among residents of Alaska because of the state’s irregular daylight exposure.
Southcentral Foundation Receives Presidential Honor: 2017 Baldrige National Quality Award

Southcentral Foundation Receives Presidential Honor: 2017 Baldrige National Quality Award

Southcentral Foundation has been selected to receive the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, announced Nov. 16 by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce. SCF has become a global leader among health care organizations and recognized for its Nuka System of Care.
Anchorage’s Midnight Sun Home Care among the fastest-growing inner city businesses in America

Anchorage’s Midnight Sun Home Care among the fastest-growing inner city businesses in America

The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) and Fortune announced yesterday Midnight Sun Home Care (MSHC) made the 2017 Inner City 100 list. The list, revealed at the 19th Annual Awards and Conference in Boston on October 3rd, ranks the fastest-growing inner city businesses in America by revenue growth. MSHC ranks 96, reporting a five-year growth rate of 61 percent from 2012-2016. MSHC’s feature and the full list is available on Fortune’s website.
Midnight Sun Home Care Wins Silver in 2017 National Mature Media Awards

Midnight Sun Home Care Wins Silver in 2017 National Mature Media Awards

Anchorage Home Care Provider Honored for Digital Resources
Midnight Sun Home Care is excited to announce the honor of receiving a silver National Mature Media Award for their new website. In its 26th year, the National Mature Media Awards (NMMA) program is the largest awards program in the United States that recognizes the best marketing, communications, websites, and educational materials targeted to the 50+ age demographic. It’s well known in the senior care industry as the most prestigious awards program of its kind.
SEARHC Diabetes Self-Management Program Helps Patients’ Confidence

SEARHC Diabetes Self-Management Program Helps Patients’ Confidence

SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) will introduce a Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSMP) in Sitka beginning in February 2018. The program is available at no cost to all Sitka community members with type 2 diabetes.
ANTHC Starts New Behavioral Health Aide Apprenticeship Program

ANTHC Starts New Behavioral Health Aide Apprenticeship Program

Alaska Labor Commissioner Heidi Drygas and U.S. Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship Alaska director John Hakala joined Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) Chief Executive Officer Roald Helgesen to sign standards of apprenticeship for the Behavioral Health Aide (BHA) occupation. ANTHC, the State of Alaska, and the U.S. Department of Labor have worked together for two years to build the curriculum and coordinate with regional Tribal health providers to establish this new Registered Apprenticeship.
SEARHC Children’s Dental Clinic now offers state-of-the-art LightScalpel procedures

SEARHC Children’s Dental Clinic now offers state-of-the-art LightScalpel procedures

The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) Children’s Dental Clinic now provides state-of-the-art laser surgery using the LightScalpel CO2 laser for oral surgery procedures. The laser replaces instruments that would have bruised or crushed tissue causing lengthy, uncomfortable recovery periods as well as scarring.
Sitka Health Summit chooses two community wellness projects

Sitka Health Summit chooses two community wellness projects

Starting a series of trauma-informed community conversations and reducing Sitka’s carbon emissions were the theme as Sitka residents gathered to choose two community wellness projects to pursue in 2017-18 at the 11th annual Sitka Health Summit Oct. 11-13, at the University of Alaska Southeast Sitka Campus.
SEARHC WIC Staff Receives Perfect Evaluation by the State of Alaska

SEARHC WIC Staff Receives Perfect Evaluation by the State of Alaska

At the WIC Coordinators Conference held earlier this month, SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) was awarded a “Certificate of Appreciation” for having zero findings during their most recent biennial State of Alaska Management Evaluation. Zero, in this case, means no errors.
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