Healthcare is one of Alaska’s fastest growing industries. Because of the state’s lack of infrastructure and its rural nature Alaska’s healthcare systems have found innovative solutions to some of these challenges including telemedicine, healthcare exchanges, traveling healthcare professionals, and mobile clinics. It’s widely acknowledged that healthcare costs are high in Alaska and the state’s key stakeholders continue to explore methods to lower healthcare costs.
Latest Healthcare News
Mental Health Trust Grants $1.5M to Partners
The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority board of trustees recently approved several large grants totaling close to $1.5 million to partner organizations across the state.
APU Receives Accreditation for Licensed Practical Nurse Certificate
Alaska Pacific University now has the state’s only accredited program for a Licensed Practical Nursing certificate, receiving approval in early May, just after five new nurses graduated in Bethel.
Interim ANMC Administrator Selected for Permanent Role
Alan Vierling, who has been interim Administrator at Alaska Native Medical Center, can keep the job for the long term.
Providence Exec Tapped as North Star Behavioral Health CEO
The new CEO and Managing Director of North Star Behavioral Health System is Providence Alaska Medical Center COO William “Ross” Newcombe.
Mental Health Trust Grants $1.6M to Providence for Crisis Stabilization Center
The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority awarded $1,554,000 to Providence Alaska for a new Crisis Stabilization Center for individuals experiencing a behavioral health crisis in Anchorage.
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This year the Alaska Railroad is celebrating 100 years of transportation people and cargo around Alaska. While the railroad is one of the states oldest transporters, it certainly isn’t the only one, and in this issue of Alaska Business we also check in on the Marine Highway, Span Alaska, and the White Pass & Yukon Route. For those interested in Southeast, our focus on that region provides updates on Kensington Mine, Tongass FCU, the troll fishery, and Juneau’s growing landfill.