Provider Profile: Rital Kalistook, CHAP Training Instructor

Published on January 13, 2014

YKHC’s Rita Kalistook was named Distinguished Nurse of the Year at the annual March of Dimes banquet held recently in Anchorage. The award goes to nurses who have demonstrated leadership and expertise throughout their careers.

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A Look at YKHC’s 2013 Milestones

Published on January 13, 2014

2013 began with a huge change in healthcare delivery with the implementation of RAVEN, the Electronic Health Record. RAVEN, an acronym for Records And Verification Electronic Network, went live on Jan. 28 after two years of preparation and $12 million invested.

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President/CEO Announces Retirement

Published on January 3, 2014

President/CEO Gene Peltola announced his retirement to the YKHC Board of Directors last month, indicating his final day will be April 30, 2014.

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Flu shot dispensing exercise tests emergency preparedness

Published on December 30, 2013

Community partners including YKHC, Public Health Nursing, University of Alaska Anchorage Nursing Program, the Lower Kuskokwim School District, and other community members gathered to plan and activate an Incident Command Structure (ICS)-based Mass Dispensing Exercise December 7.

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Hospital Improves Patient Readmission Rates

Published on December 27, 2013

Bethel’s YK Delta Regional Hospital is 6th in the Nation in improving patient readmission rates according to recent CMS Quality Improvement report.

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Affordable Care Act – Tribal Member Exemptions

Published on December 23, 2013

Starting in 2014, individuals must have health coverage or pay a tax penalty. In some cases, individuals, including American Indians and Alaska Natives who are eligible to receive services from an Indian Health Care Provider, may be able to receive an exemption from this fee.

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