Bethel Land Conveyance Legislation Heads to President’s Desk

Published on September 16, 2015

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.

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Architects gather cultural lore for hospital expansion project

Published on September 15, 2015

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.

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ICD-10 transition coming right up 

Published on September 15, 2015

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.

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YK Elder’s Home passes Health Inspection with Flair

Published on September 15, 2015

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.

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Family Fun Day & Spawn of the Dead: Bethel Zombie Run

Published on September 8, 2015

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.

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Open Letter to the Residents of the YK Delta

Published on August 20, 2015

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.

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Press Release regarding Geisler Investigation

Published on August 12, 2015

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.

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Meet Dr. David Compton YKHC’s OB/GYN

Published on July 22, 2015

David Compton grew up in the Baltimore area where his early interest in science prompted enough people to say he ought to be a doctor that the idea took root.

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McCann Youth help fish kings for upriver villages

Published on July 22, 2015

During the month of June, the youth at McCann Treatment Center were allowed to catch Kings for McGrath, Red Devil, and Nicolai.

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YKHC Policy Requires Proof of CIB or Tribal Card

Published on July 22, 2015

Starting August 1, 2015, YKHC will be implementing a policy where patients who do not have their CIB or tribal card on file may receive a bill, charging them for direct care expenses at YKHC.

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