YKHC and Indian Health Service Sign Historic Joint Venture Agreement

Published on April 1, 2016

The Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation (YKHC) signed a Joint Venture Agreement with the Indian Health Service (IHS) Tuesday, March 29, securing increased funding to hire additional providers and paving the way for YKHC to build a new primary care clinic, remodel the existing hospital in Bethel and build staff housing.

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March Messenger

Published on March 9, 2016

YKHC’s Messenger newsletter for March, 2016, has been mailed and is now arriving in the post office boxes of YK Delta residents and subscribers. Or you can download the pdf version here on our website.

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Smokeless is NOT Harmless

Published on February 10, 2016

Tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in Alaska…

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Return of the Monthly Messenger

Published on February 8, 2016

YKHC will again be printing and publishing the Messenger newsletter on a monthly basis, bringing you news of our projects, programs, services and people. It will also be available for download on our website.

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Staff and Leadership on the Journey to High Reliability

Published on November 2, 2015

More than 60 employees representing a cross-section of the corporation participated in the Journey To High Reliability workshop Thursday Oct. 29, held at the ONC Multi Purpose Building.

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USDA loan advances YKHC health care improvement project

Published on October 22, 2015

Low interest $165 million loan committment secures major financing component for hospital renovation and clinic expansion portion of Paul John Calicaraq patient care improvement initiative.

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Provider Profile: Meet Melanie Gibson, Pharmacy Director

Published on September 22, 2015

YKHC’s Pharmacy Director came to Bethel for a site visit in 1999 and was back here working as a pharmacist the following year. She was a commission corps officer with the Indian Health Service and it was her first job with a brand new Doctorate in Pharmacy (PharmD) from Howard University in Washington, DC.

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Bethel Land Conveyance Legislation Heads to President’s Desk

Published on September 16, 2015

On September 16, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed legislation to transfer 23 acres of federal lands in Bethel to YKHC for the expansion and renovation of existing health programs and facilities.

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Architects gather cultural lore for hospital expansion project

Published on September 15, 2015

Architects and designers visited in mid-August to meet with Board Members, Senior Leadership and key staff members—and take a trip upriver—as part of their focus on incorporating local/regional culture and values into the design of the hospital expansion and renovation project.

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ICD-10 transition coming right up 

Published on September 15, 2015

About a year ago, YKHC was in the middle of re-assessing the change from ICD-9 to ICD-10. Now we are looking forward to transition this fall on October 1.

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