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Southcentral Foundation Receives Presidential Honor: 2017 Baldrige National Quality Award None 

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 None 

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 None 

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

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 None 

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 None 

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 None 

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 None 

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 None 

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.

Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority Hires New CEO None 

Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority Hires New CEO

The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority board of trustees announced today the hiring of Mike Abbott as Chief Executive Officer. Abbot is currently the Municipality of Anchorage Municipal Manager. Abbott is a long-time Alaskan and has a distinguished career in public service. He will begin at the Trust on November 1.

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Anchorage Bariatrics welcomes new bariatric surgeon to its team

Anchorage Bariatrics, the state’s leading bariatric practice, has expanded its team with the addition of partner Dr. Sean Lee. Dr. Lee joins Anchorage Bariatrics from the Center for Obesity and Metabolism at Augusta University in Georgia, where he led and facilitated the bariatric surgery program as a nationally recognized bariatric surgery Center of Excellence.