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.
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.
President/CEO Gene Peltola announced his retirement to the YKHC Board of Directors last month, indicating his final day will be April 30, 2014.
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.
Bethel’s YK Delta Regional Hospital is 6th in the Nation in improving patient readmission rates according to recent CMS Quality Improvement report.
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.