At the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce “Make It Monday” Forum, Marathon Petroleum Corporation announced a significant new donation to the American Red Cross of Alaska for the construction and delivery of an Alaska-specific next generation Emergency Response Vehicle (ERV).
SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) announces that Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital (MEH) was awarded international recognition as a designated “Baby-Friendly” birth facility.
During their regular meeting on November 14, 2018, the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority board of trustees directed $4.8M in funds to program related services in Alaska. Trustees approved $1.1M to expand and improve the women’s mental health unit at Hiland Mountain Correctional Center and allocated an additional $3.7M for other program investments supporting Trust beneficiaries.
Alaska USA Foundation has donated $10,000 to the Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation.
The US Department of Labor awarded $3.35 million dollars to the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development in Trade and Economic Transition Dislocated Worker Grants (DWGs).
August employment was down by an estimated 0.6 percent, or 2,000 jobs, compared to August 2017. Retail had the biggest loss at 1,000 jobs. Professional and business services lost 400 jobs over the year, and so did oil and gas.
Governor Bill Walker offered a statement on the US Department of Health and Human Services’ announcement of $10.4 million in funding to help Alaska to combat opioid abuse:
The Anchorage Chamber of Commerce announced that new member, Baxter Senior Living, will be breaking ground on their new construction project at 4308 Baxter Road at 10:30 am on Tuesday, September 11, 2018.
A landmark piece of legislation to empower local pharmacies in Alaska was signed into law by Alaska Governor Bill Walker during a ceremony at a small pharmacy in Juneau.