At the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation we administer a comprehensive healthcare system throughout 58 rural communities with a mission of Working Together to Achieve Excellent Health.
Each Tribe in our service area has authorized YKHC to act on its behalf in negotiating with the federal Indian Health Service to provide health services under Title III of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act of 1975. Because of this unique relationship, we are able to work toward our vision of Through Native Self-Determination and Culturally Relevant Health Systems, we strive to be the healthiest people.
YKHC, along with 12 other Tribal Organizations, is a co-signer to the Alaska Tribal Health Compact, a consortium which negotiates annual funding agreements with the IHS for federal money designated for health care services to Alaska Natives and Native Americans throughout the state.
Our corporate vision and mission is guided by our values of Optimism, Compassion, Pursuit of Excellence, Personal Growth, Importance of Family, Trust, and Elder Knowledge.
Our Service Area
YKHC serves 58 federally-recognized Tribes and operates 41 Village Clinics. Our five larger communities are served by five Sub-Regional Clinics. All communities in our service area are served by the regional hospital in Bethel.
Board of Directors
Elected by the Tribal Councils of each of the 58 federally recognized Tribes in the YKHC service area, the Board of Directors is the chief policy-making body of the organization, exercising all control, management and supervision.
Bonnie "Aloysius" Persson
Michael "Mike" Williams, Sr.
Stanley “Stosh” Hoffman, Jr.
Board chair Bethel
Sam N Tinker, Sr.
John Uttereyuk Scammon bay
Honorary Board Member
James Charlie, Sr.
Senior Leadership Team
YKHC’s Senior Leadership Team, led by our President & CEO, is comprised of several division Vice Presidents. The Senior Leadership Team is responsible for the executive administration of the organization, as well as the tone for the “Corporate Culture” at YKHC.
President & ceo
Vice president of Legal & Workforce Development
Joseph Klejka, MD
vice President of Quality
Vice president of support services
Vice president of hospital services
Vice President of Outpatient Care & Village Services
In order to ensure we offer timely appointments to all of our patients, we ask customers to register 30 minutes before your scheduled appointment time. If you are unable to keep or make your appointment, please call YKHC Scheduling to cancel or reschedule.
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