Diabetes is a disease in which blood glucose (sugar) levels are above normal. Diabetes can cause serious health complications including heart disease, blindness, kidney failure, and lower-extremity amputations. Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. The YK Delta is seeing an increase of Type 2 diabetes.
Registration for Tribal Unity Gathering XX is now closed! Posted is the updated agenda draft.
THIS IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR ANYONE INTERESTED IN ALL ASPECTS OF CARING FOR PERSONAL WITH DEMENTIA! Course Location: Kuskokwim Campus Room 118 in Bethel, Alaska March 15, 2013 please call or e-mail Marilyn McKay at 1-800-478-1080 Topics include: Re-examining practices that undermine quality care. Refining understanding of Alzheimer’s disease Recognizing strengths within cognitive change… Read More »
7 Days of Recognition, 365 Days Committed to Safe Care. Patient Safety Awareness Week is a national education and awareness campaign led by National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF), for improving patient safety at the local level.
The Executive Board from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, based in Maryland, voted unanimously to present the ACOG William H.J. Haffner Award to YKHC’s Ann Glasheen in recognizing her contributions to the discipline of obstetrics and gynecology and “improving prenatal care for American Indian/Alaska Native women in the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta.” In a… Read More »
YKHC’s Diabetes Prevention & Control Program is inviting all city and tribal government and other non-profit agencies in the YK Delta to apply for our 2013 Community Activity and Garden Award funds.
Theresa Twitchell, CHA II in Kasigluk, became a Community Health Aide in November, 2011. Since I’ve hired and known her, her skills as a CHA show that she works and cares for her patients. She is also friendly, understanding, and asks questions when in doubt. She has children and is busy at home as well…. Read More »
Congratulations to Joan Waska on her successful completion of the 6 months Breastfeeding Peer Counseling Training Program with UAA
YKHC’s Medical Director Dr. Joseph Klejka says “sliding doors” led him to a medical career.
Things went incredibly well as we “turned on” RAVEN, our Electronic Health Record system: Records And Verification Electronic Network on January 28, 2013.