Meet Dr. Kathleen Pelkan, originally from Napa, California, and described by colleagues as an incredible asset to the YKHC medical team.
Behavioral Health Aide Lavonne Heckman works from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. five days a week, working with drug, alcohol and anger management both individually and in groups. It can be quite a heavy workload—dealing with clients and the amount of paperwork that follows.
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.
YKHC’s Medical Director Dr. Joseph Klejka says “sliding doors” led him to a medical career.
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.
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…
Jolene John, of Toksook Bay, is YKHC’s new Village Operations Deputy Administrator. She was formerly Operations Manager for the Toksook Bay Subregional Clinic.