Flying 500 feet above the ground preparing to land, I peered down to see the three square miles of land that make up the small island where Stony River is located near the confluence of the Kuskokwim River and the mouth of Stony River.
The Community Partner Satisfaction FY14 goal was to reach 2,600 reported volunteer hours by our workforce. The great news is that the team has achieved this goal already at the half-year mark.
Atmautluak celebrated the opening of its new clinic May 9, with YKHC leadership, board members and well-wishers attending the ribbon-cutting ceremonies.
YKHC is currently facing a large budget shortfall. We were projecting a $7.3 million loss by year’s end, which is 13% over budget. According to our audited financials, budget performance in 2013 was also poor as operations experienced its largest loss in company history, $11.7 million.
Tribal Delegates list sanitation, staffing, cancer screening among top priorities
YKHC’s skilled nursing and long term care facility, the Yukon Kuskokwim Elder’s Home, received a visit from the State of Alaska’s surveyor on April 10, 2014 and passed all remaining requirements.
A class of 10 Community Health Aides recently completed their Session 3 training in Bethel.
Not only is she an on-call emergency OB physician, she is a family medicine doctor and to top that off, she is YKHC’s Chief of Staff for all of the hospital’s medical providers.
In response to Tribal Gathering priority concerns, YKHC’s Patient Centered Excellence Goal Team rolled out a real-time patient satisfaction survey in the Emergency Room in February.
YKHC will hold its annual Tribal Unity Gathering April 8–9, 2014 in Bethel at the Yupiit Piciryarait Cultural Center.