Whooping cough (pertussis) is a contagious disease that causes long periods of coughing. While this disease affects everyone, it is a severe health risk for babies and and can cause them to stop breathing.
Larry Fancyboy II joined the world at 3:30 a.m., less than four hours after YKHC launched its electronic health record system, RAVEN, at the stroke of midnight on January 28, 2013.
Similar to ‘First Aid’ and CPR, ‘Mental Health First Aid’ teaches you how to help those experiencing mental health problems until professional is available. The training is sponsored by Trust Training Cooperative (TTC).
On Tuesday, December 11th, 2012, the City of Bethel became the first community in Western Alaska to pass a local levy on tobacco products. The ordinance will raise the tariff on a pack of cigarettes by $2.21 and other tobacco products by 45 percent wholesale. The ordinance will take effect in 60 days to give… Read More »
YKHC’s Behavioral Health and Department of Prevention Services hosted a community-wide training this week at the Longhouse focusing on historical trauma, traditional healing and strategies to work in collaboration with over 80 participants representing numerous communities in the Y-K delta. The emphasis and focus of this training, was largely coordinated under the direction of YKHC’s… Read More »
Did you know that YKHC’s Information Technology department employs an Alaska Native Visionary? Meet Michael McIntyre, age 28, the recipient of a 2012 Alaska Native Visionary award.
As you may have heard, the Blood Bank of Alaska is returning to Bethel for a second blood drive. Donating blood does save lives, but before you sign up to donate, you may have some questions.
Did you know it takes upwards of $150,000 worth of training and supervision to credential a DHAT over the course of two years?
The Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation’s administration, village clinics, and patients have benefited greatly from our dental clinic being fully staffed over the last three years. Looking into the fall and winter of 2012/2013, there will be a shortage of dental staff.
Congratulations to the Bethel and Subregional Clinic Laboratories! The College of American Pathologists recently surveyed each of YKHC’s lab sites and each site passed with flying colors.