YKHC’s new residential skilled nursing and long term care facility, the Yukon Kuskokwim Elder’s Home, hosted an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony Friday afternoon, September 27.
Approximately 30 Home Care employees were affected by layoffs and an additional 15 positions in various YKHC departments were also eliminated as a result of the Congressional mandate, known as sequester, for compliance with the Balanced Budget Act of 2012.
Beginning January 1, 2014, every American must demonstrate health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Alaska Native and American Indian people are exempt from the requirement to purchase insurance if they can show evidence of their Tribal status.
Meet YKHC’s Optometry doctor, Wesley Charlton.
Every fall, YKHC’collaborates with the State of Alaska Public Health Nursing in attempting to get as many flu vaccines as possible and encourages everyone to get the vaccine.
The Employee Appreciation ROUND-UP was a fantastic event! It could not have happened without tremendous collaboration across numerous YKHC departments.
The 2013 Annual Rasmuson Education Tour visited Bethel and Napaskiak in August. Every year the Rasmuson Foundation hosts the grant makers tour as a way to explore the rich cultural history and unique challenges rural Alaska faces
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.