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What They're Watching: Dr. Ryan McGhan

DJ Wilson | May 23, 2017 | Alaska

Alaska Receives $2 Million Federal Grant to Combat Opioid Abuse

| Apr 20, 2017 | Alaska

Governor Bill Walker announced today the next steps in building a safer Alaska: the state will receive a $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to combat heroin and opioid addiction. The funds come from the two-year State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis...[ Read More ]

Governor's race | Becky Hultberg | Budget

| Apr 19, 2017 | Alaska

We've got a little health policy on our list this month, but April's newsletter is more about the content happening around the policy talk. We are tracking the idea of "re-building trust," the comings and goings of folks in the system, and some interesting collaborations. Next month, we host our...[ Read More ]

Time to Rebuild the Public Trust: A Q&A with Becky Hultberg, CEO of ASHNHA

DJ Wilson | Apr 17, 2017 | Alaska

Becky Hultberg is the CEO of ASHNHA, one of the state's largest and most important stakeholder voices in health policy.  We conducted this Q&A following a recent MGMA meeting in Anchorage regarding the importance of the health care sector re-building the trust with the public. -------------------------------- DJ: At the Alaska...[ Read More ]

PeaceHealth Names Richard DeCarlo as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

| Apr 13, 2017 | Alaska, Oregon, Washington

Richard DeCarlo has been named executive vice president and chief operating officer of PeaceHealth, a not-for-profit health system with nearly 16,000 caregivers and more than 900 providers serving communities in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. DeCarlo has more than 25 years of progressive, not-for-profit, mission-based healthcare leadership experience in hospital operations...[ Read More ]

Six observations from Hochman's statement on Delashaw

DJ Wilson | Mar 28, 2017 | Alaska, California, Oregon, Washington

The Seattle Times recently released an internal email sent on behalf of Rod Hochman to Swedish employees.  You can read it in full here. In short, this was an uncommonly good level of communication from an organization that has sometimes missed opportunities to manage its system-level brand.  As a consequence,...[ Read More ]

Sen. Murkowski on the AHCA: “This is a flawed replacement.”

| Mar 23, 2017 | Alaska

Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski hosted a virtual town hall about healthcare today. The town hall began shortly after the House announced that it would not be voting on the AHCA tonight. Sen. Murkowski reiterated her concerns about the bill in its current form and reform in general. “First off, I...[ Read More ]