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5 Things Alaska: Health policy preview, Keynote video w/ Dr. Anne Zink, Adult ICU closures

| Sep 23, 2021 | Alaska

You may have seen my note yesterday about our news that State of Reform is now part of the HMA family of companies. It's a smart, mission-driven group of folks at work to improve the health care systems for the communities they serve. So, there is strong cultural alignment with us,...[ Read More ]

Video: How value driven systems of care are evolving in Alaska

| Sep 21, 2021 | Alaska

Sheldon Fisher, chief strategy officer with Providence Health and Services, Rhonda Prowell-Kitter, chief financial officer at Public Education Health Trust, and Dr. Rob Lada, a physician at Peak Neurology, discussed value driven systems of care at the 2021 Alaska State of Reform Health Policy Conference.     The three presenters...[ Read More ]

Legislative Democrats and Republicans discuss health care now and in the future

| Sep 20, 2021 | Alaska

Six Alaska legislators sat down last week to discuss their observations on health care in Alaska for 2021, how the pandemic will impact health care legislation in 2022, and their visions for the future.     Sen. Shelley Hughes, Majority Leader in the Alaska State Senate, and Reps. Ken McCarty...[ Read More ]

Afternoon keynote: Addressing the impact of the Delta variant

| Sep 17, 2021 | Alaska

Jared Kosin, CEO of the Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association, and Dr. Anne Zink, Chief Medical Officer of the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, delivered the afternoon keynote at the 2021 Alaska State of Reform Health Policy Conference.      During the keynote, both Kosin and...[ Read More ]

The economic impact of Alaska’s Delta surge

| Sep 16, 2021 | Alaska

Across the country, cities are dealing with a wide range of impacts from the pandemic and the surge in COVID cases thanks to the delta variant.      In states like Alaska, the pandemic has implications in a range of areas, many of which are economic.  Health experts recently expressed...[ Read More ]

Providence now "rationing medical care and treatments" amidst COVID surge

| Sep 15, 2021 | Alaska

On Tuesday night, Providence Alaska Medical Center’s Medical Executive Committee released a letter stating that they’re now having to ration care. The letter comes amidst one of the worst COVID-19 surges in the state.  The Committee says physicians and medical staff are “no longer able to provide the standard of...[ Read More ]

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