Construction contract awarded for ANMC Patient Housing project
Illustration of the exterior of the new Alaska Native Medical Center Patient Housing facility with skybridge and parking garage, which is already under construction. Rendering by kpb architects
(Anchorage, Alaska) – March 3, 2015 – On February 23, 2015, the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) awarded Neeser Construction Inc. a contract to build the new Alaska Native Medical Center (ANMC) Patient Housing facility on the Alaska Native Health Campus in Anchorage. The building will house patients and their families travelling to ANMC for medical care. ANMC serves more than 147, 000 Alaska Natives and American Indians living across Alaska. ANMC is a Level II Trauma Center.
“Nearly 60 percent of ANMC’s patients travel to Anchorage for care and services. Providing suitable housing eliminates one of the barriers for our people to access needed health care,” said Andy Teuber, ANTHC’s Chairman and President. “Neeser Construction has the experience and track record in Alaska to successfully complete this project to ensure that we make a measureable difference for our people.”
Construction will start in March 2015 and the facility will be ready for occupancy in Summer 2016. The facility will have 202 private rooms and six floors with a dedicated floor for new families. It will have gathering areas, a separate dining facility, communal kitchens and a business center. The facility will connect to ANMC by a sky-bridge and will be adjacent to the parking garage currently under construction.
Lobby. kpb architects
This facility will improve access and expand services for patients and families and enhance the continuity of care for ANMC patients. Clients will include expectant mothers with high-risk pregnancies for the 4 to 6 weeks before delivery, cancer patients needing infusion and radiation therapy, patients needing outpatient specialty medical care, children and elders, and others.
Playroom. kpb architects
This project is a result of the successful partnership between ANTHC, Alaska Native Tribal leaders, the Alaska Legislature, the Indian Health Service, the Alaska Congressional Delegation, the Alaska Department of Revenue and the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services. In 2013, Alaska Senate Bill 88 authorized $35 Million in state Certificates of Participation, which were sold in September 2014, to fund construction of the Patient Housing facility.
Dining Room. kpb architects
Sponsorship opportunities are available for this project. Please contact the Healthy Alaska Natives Foundation, (907) 729-5652.
Aerial overview. kpb architects
About the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium is a not-for-profit Tribal health organization managed by Alaska Native Tribal governments and their regional health organizations. ANTHC provides statewide services in specialty medical care; construction of water, sanitation and health facilities; community health and research; telehealth and information technology.