RAVEN, The Next Big Wave

Published on September 13, 2012

RAVEN is Electronic Health Records. This will change and improve how we provide care for the people in our YK Delta communities.

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Meet Dr. Grace Sy

Published on September 12, 2012

Dr. Grace Sy arrived in Bethel in 2011 and quickly found warm hearts in a cold climate. She is originally from the Philippines and spent the last several years practicing family medicine in rural Kentucky.

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Dr Sy: In Her Own Words

Published on September 12, 2012

Dr. Gracy Sy tells the story of how she and her husband made their way to Bethel and some of the “firsts” she experienced here–in her own words…

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Not Just a Summer Job

Published on September 12, 2012

Eight-year-old Ashton Lieb, who was born with several challenging congenital conditions, caught the heart and attention of YKHC summer hire Jazlyn Samuelson, a 2010 Mt. Edgecumbe graduate who is currently studying early childhood education at UAA.

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Get With The Program — in 3 Easy Steps

Published on September 12, 2012

Have you made the decision to quit tobacco or you are just thinking about it? Either way, here’s how to get started.

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Arctic Ingenuity: Fixing the Pipes

Published on September 12, 2012

Fixing broken pipes in an arctic environment requires innovation. Factor in time, cost, expense, collaborations with tribal partners, ANTHC and Village Safe Water initiatives, as well as identifying emergency funding measures and it all feels like a pile of lemons.

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What’s in a Name? Part Two

Published on September 12, 2012

In the last Messenger issue we featured explanations for some of the numerous acronyms and credentials that may follow the name of our services providers. In this issue, we will focus on our Behavioral Health Services and Wellness Department programs.

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Annual Employee Appreciation Picnic

Published on September 12, 2012

YKHC held the annual Employee Appreciation Picnic on August 17. This year’s theme was RAVEN—introducing and raising awareness about our system-wide transition to Electronic Health Records.

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Napartet: Community and Partner Satisfaction

Published on September 12, 2012

YKHC employees are big supporters of Dr. Jill Seaman’s medical clinic project in South Sudan. The 5th Annual Sudan Gala fundraising event was held in Bethel on Aug. 14. $15,000 was raised for the Sudan Medical Relief project in Old Fangak, South Sudan.

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Free Health Care? Not Quite

Published on September 12, 2012

It’s crunch time at YKHC clinics. School is getting ready to start. Children, accompanied by their parents, are waiting for their free vaccinations. An older man watches as his wife gets her daily free blood pressure check; his turn comes next. How can YKHC afford to serve all these people?

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