More than 60 employees representing a cross-section of the corporation participated in the Journey To High Reliability workshop Thursday Oct. 29, held at the ONC Multi Purpose Building.
Low interest $165 million loan committment secures major financing component for hospital renovation and clinic expansion portion of Paul John Calicaraq patient care improvement initiative.
YKHC’s Pharmacy Director came to Bethel for a site visit in 1999 and was back here working as a pharmacist the following year. She was a commission corps officer with the Indian Health Service and it was her first job with a brand new Doctorate in Pharmacy (PharmD) from Howard University in Washington, DC.
On September 16, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed legislation to transfer 23 acres of federal lands in Bethel to YKHC for the expansion and renovation of existing health programs and facilities.
Architects and designers visited in mid-August to meet with Board Members, Senior Leadership and key staff members—and take a trip upriver—as part of their focus on incorporating local/regional culture and values into the design of the hospital expansion and renovation project.
About a year ago, YKHC was in the middle of re-assessing the change from ICD-9 to ICD-10. Now we are looking forward to transition this fall on October 1.
On August 13 the YK Elders Home was inspected by the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). The Elders Home achieved a perfect score on the assessment and the inspector had no recommendations for improvement.
On Saturday, August 29th, Diabetes Prevention and Control hosted the Family Fun Day and Spawn of the Dead: Zombie Run at the YK Fitness Center.
YKHC’s Electronic Health Record, “RAVEN”, is secure. After a former technology dept. employee was arrested for child pornography, YKHC worked with law enforcement and also conducted our own internal investigation. We have confirmed that RAVEN was not compromised.
Recently, a press release from the State of Alaska Department of Law was issued regarding former YKHC employee Gene Geisler, who has been indicted by the Grand Jury in Anchorage based on allegations of child pornography and sexual exploitation. He has not worked for YKHC for nearly a year.