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.
Lois Rockcastle RN, MS, FNP-BC, who has been a nurse practitioner with YKHC for over 20 years, was recently appointed the Alaska State Representative to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.
Congratulations and thank you to Gwendolyn Evan, CHA I in Kongiganak and Jorian Hamilton, CHA III in Grayling, Health Aides of the Month for March and April.
Six inpatient nurses and one OB nurse recently gained their PEARS (Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization) certification through the American Heart Association.
YKHC’s Dental Prevention Program is working diligently on preventing tooth decay in many different ways. Read more about our Dental Health Aide training and Smile Alaska Style.