Kotlik, Newtok, and Mt. Village each held three-day community gatherings this Spring. YKHC’s Preventative Services Calricaraq-Yuuluaqauciq program was invited to participate.
Staff recruitment, training, and program planning is underway as the construction of Bethel’s new long term care facility enters the final stage. The ribbon cutting ceremony and open house is planned for September 27.
Over the last year, the Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation’s Board of Directors and Senior Leadership Team have been actively monitoring the Federal government’s budget sequester and how it will impact our services and workforce.
Thanks to more than $600,000 grant made available through HUD/Indian Community Development Block grant and additional funds from the Denali Commission, Chevak will be able to provide health care services at a new clinic.
Intrigued by the way health care is provided in the YK Delta, Dr Mondesir accepted a job as a pediatrician at the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta Regional Hospital in 2008.
In September, YKHC and the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) will graduate their first predoctoral intern, Xiomara Owens M.S.
YKHC has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the Rasmuson Foundation to study the possible correlation between vitamin D deficiency and mental illness, including depression and suicide.
With the beginning of the State of Alaska fiscal year in July comes the annual grant funding that helps YKHC provide services throughout the region.
Funding is now in place for the new Chevak Health Clinic, The Denali Commission and YKHC announced July 10. The ability to fund the Chevak Health Clinic at this time was realized from cost savings on previously constructed YKHC clinics.
Congratulations to the Diagnostic Imaging Department, Mammographers and Mammography program for passing their annual FDA/MQSA inspection in March of this year.