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.
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The bimodal nature of our state’s healthcare system, pressure on pediatric specialists, and the rugged nature of the state are all challenges facing pediatricians who practice in Alaska.
According to the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, which administers the state plan, Alaska’s Medicaid program covers more than 200,000 men, women, and children, providing access to healthcare services they couldn’t otherwise afford.
LifeMed Alaska Maintains Accreditation with Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems
LifeMed Alaska has maintained accreditation with the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems or CAMTS.
Prestige Care and Rehabilitation Center of Anchorage was recently awarded the Quality Excellence Award from Mountain-Pacific Quality Health through its Nursing Home Quality Awards program, which recognizes long-term care centers that demonstrate an ongoing commitment to patient safety, satisfaction and health care services.
The University of Alaska Fairbanks has received a five-year, $16 million grant to increase the diversity and research capacity of undergraduate students in its biomedical programs.
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Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska (Tlingit & Haida) is pleased to welcome the new Tribal Child Support Attorney Brent Mulvaney.
TDX Corporation, announced that Tina Woods, PhD, has been appointed as Chief Administrative Officer. In her new role, Woods will be responsible for overall leadership of the TDX Support Services Center.
Cook Inlet Tribal Council (CITC) is proud to announce the appointment of its new Chief Technology Innovation Officer (CTIO), Hans Roeterink of Seattle.
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The Marx Bros. Café
Jack Amon and Richard “Van” Hale opened the doors of the Marx Bros. Café on October 18, 1979; however, the two had already been partners in cuisine for some time, having created the Wednesday Night Gourmet Wine Tasting Society and Volleyball Team Which Now Meets on Sunday, a weekly evening of food and wine. It was actually the end of the weekly event that spurred the name of the restaurant: hours after its final service, Amon and Hale were hauling equipment and furnishings out of their old location and to their now-iconic building on Third Street, all while managing arguments about equipment ownership, a visit from the police, and quite a bit of wine. “If you’ve ever seen the movie ‘A Night at the Opera” starring the Marx Brothers, that’s what it was like,” Hale explains.