VA Rural Health is recruiting 15 veterans—or those willing to help veterans in the YK region—to attend Tribal Veteran Representative (TVR) training March 26th in Bethel. Deadline to sign up is noon on March 1.
Alaska EMS regional coordinators and directors gathered from the seven EMS regions across the state, meeting in Juneau, the week of Feb. 2-6 to collaboratively work on statewide EMS issues.
Governor Bill Walker was joined Friday, Feb. 6 by Department of Health and Social Services Commissioner Valerie Davidson to present the plan for Medicaid expansion and reform.
YKHC President/CEO Dan Winkelman is visiting with the Alaska Legislature this week to advocate for YKHC and Tribal health initiatives that will be under discussion during the session.
During the weekend of Jan. 31–Feb. 1, the YKHC Community Health Services Building or “New YK” administration building was broken into and approximately a dozen valuable artifacts and Alaska Native artwork items were stolen. A $1,000 reward is being offered.
The collaborative planning effort that began in 2013 between the Chevak Traditional Council, the Denali Commission and Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation (YKHC) has resulted in a new health clinic that opens today during a special ribbon cutting ceremony beginning at 12:30 p.m.
Last summer and fall, YKHC submitted a Joint Venture Construction Program (JVCP) proposal to the IHS to construct a new outpatient clinic and renovate the Bethel hospital. Recently, YKHC was notified by IHS that the application was rated number one out of the 37 IHS received from across the United States.
Meet Mary Jacob Devlin, RN. Daughter of Marie and Ignati Jacob, wife to Vincent Devlin and mother of daughters Karlene (18) and Natalia (15).
Welcome to the World, Rayann Lisa Martin, daughter of Lorena Martin of Kipnuk
Lon Putnam has spent most of his 15-plus years at YKHC working as a field clinical instructor for the Community Health Aide Program. He has traveled to every village in the YK Delta and beyond.