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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Visit Healthcare has administered weekly tests at all five of RurAL CAP’s Supportive Housing facilities and has coordinated with RurAL CAP’s Outreach Specialists to test unsheltered individuals in Anchorage.
Nearly one-in-three Alaskans (253,240 people) have received their first shot while more than one-in-five (177,827 people) are fully vaccinated.
Alaska is the first state in the nation to remove eligibility requirements.
“Providing transparency in Alaska’s healthcare system is the first step towards stabilizing and reducing the cost of healthcare in Alaska,” says Dunleavy.
Those previously eligible—people 65 years and above and most healthcare workers—will still be able to get vaccinated if they have not already done so.
Northrim Bank is looking for nominations of healthcare and wellness professional who are propelling their industry forward and going the extra mile in their work and in their communities.
Click here to nominate the doctors, nurses, dentists, chiropractors, personal trainers, mental health professionals, naturopaths, PE teacher, physicians, and more that are making a difference to you and your family.
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The Corporate 100
Alaska Business has been celebrating the corporations that have a significant impact on Alaska’s economy since 1993. At the time, the corporations weren’t ranked as the list didn’t have specific ranking criteria. Instead, the Alaska Business editorial team held long, detailed, and occasionally passionate discussions about which organizations around the state were providing jobs, owned or leased property, used local vendors, demonstrated a high level of community engagement, and in general enriched Alaska.