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Free 3D mammograms at Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital in October promote breast cancer awareness None 

Free 3D mammograms at Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital in October promote breast cancer awareness

In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital (MEH) is offering free 3D mammogram screening to women who make an appointment in October. 3D mammography is the latest breakthrough in early breast cancer detection and is only available in Sitka at Mount Edgecumbe Hospital.

The Alaska Heart & Vascular Institute Welcomes Well-Known Surgeon 9-14-2017 None 

The Alaska Heart & Vascular Institute Welcomes Well-Known Surgeon 9-14-2017

The Alaska Heart & Vascular Institute is proud to welcome Mark M. Levin, M.D., M.S. Dr. Levin will join the AHVI team on September 18.

SEARHC awarded $1.7M grants for women’s health screenings and preventive care None 

SEARHC awarded $1.7M grants for women’s health screenings and preventive care

SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) was recently awarded a $927,871 grant for breast and cervical cancer screening and diagnostic services from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as part of the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP). The annual grant supports breast cancer screenings (mammograms), cervical cancer screenings (Pap tests), diagnosis, and case management at SEARHC facilities throughout Southeast Alaska for five years, potentially bringing more than 4.6 million dollars to the region to help patients. This funding includes support for the mobile mammogram vehicle that travels by ferry to multiple rural Southeast Alaska communities without access to mammography.

The Walk to Remember None 

The Walk to Remember

The Walk to Remember event will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, in the day surgery gallery in Providence Alaska Medical Center and continue to University Lake and back to Providence.

The Surgery Center Of Fairbanks Awarded The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal Of Approval None 

The Surgery Center Of Fairbanks Awarded The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal Of Approval

The Surgery Center of Fairbanks announced today that it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval®. Mark Wade, MD, President, said, “The Center earned the Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s nationally recognized standards.” The Gold Seal of Approval is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe, effective patient care.

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AeHN Selects Interim Executive Director

The Alaska eHealth Network (AeHN) Board of Directors unanimously selected Laura Young to be the organization’s Interim Executive Director, effective July 31, 2017. Ms. Young joins AeHN through a contract with CedarBridge Group LLC, an Oregon-based consulting firm.

Dairy Queen ‘Miracle Treat Day’ benefits  The Children’s Hospital at Providence None 

Dairy Queen ‘Miracle Treat Day’ benefits The Children’s Hospital at Providence

Anchorage area Dairy Queen restaurants will provide a $1 (or more) donation with every blizzard purchased to The Children’s Hospital at Providence, a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, as part of “Miracle Treat Day” on Thursday, July 27.

HRSA Gives SEARHC a Perfect Score None 

HRSA Gives SEARHC a Perfect Score

Last week, SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) completed its latest Operational Site Visit conducted by the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA), the agency that provides grant funding dedicated to the operation of our primary care clinics outside of Juneau and Sitka. The visit was extremely successful with the preliminary HRSA report showing SEARHC met 100% of the 19 measured criteria.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and The U.S. Department of Treasury HHS and Department of Treasury and approve Alaska’s 1332 State Innovation Waiver Application None 

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and The U.S. Department of Treasury HHS and Department of Treasury and approve Alaska’s 1332 State Innovation Waiver Application

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the United States Department of the Treasury announced the approval of Alaska’s 1332 State Innovation Waiver application. Alaska sought a 1332 waiver to implement the Alaska Reinsurance Program (ARP) for 2018 and future years in an effort to stabilize the individual healthcare market.

Health Insurance Exchanges State Innovation Announcement None 

Health Insurance Exchanges State Innovation Announcement

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will make an important announcement related to state innovation within the Health Insurance Exchanges.