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The latest on COVID-19 related job losses in Alaska

Emily Boerger | Jun 26, 2020 | Alaska

Q&A: Jared Kosin, President & CEO of ASHNHA

Emily Boerger | Jun 8, 2020 | Alaska

Jared Kosin is the President and CEO of the Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association (ASHNHA). ASHNHA represents over 65 hospitals, nursing homes, and health care organizations across the state.  Kosin joins us in this Q&A to discuss Alaska’s response to COVID-19, lessons learned during the pandemic, unique challenges...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Steve Williams

Emily Boerger | Jun 8, 2020 | Alaska

Steve Williams is the Chief Operating Officer of the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority. He joins us in this edition of “What They’re Watching” to discuss the psychiatric crisis continuum of care.     “We’re really concerned about the psychiatric crisis continuum of care. Everything from trying to prevent people...[ Read More ]

Providence Health & Services announces latest round of pay cuts

Emily Boerger | Jun 8, 2020 | Alaska, Oregon, Washington

Providence Health & Services announced a new round of temporary pay cuts for doctors and employees last week in response to economic hardships from COVID-19. The new pay cuts will impact 1,200 employees and will range from 10% to 17.5% depending on compensation level. The cuts will primarily impact doctors...[ Read More ]

Mat-Su Health Foundation's Amy Gorn named 2020 Terrance Keenan Institute fellow

| Jun 3, 2020 | Alaska

Mat-Su Health Foundation (MSHF) employee Amy Gorn has been selected for a fellowship in the Terrance Keenan Institute for Emerging Leaders in Health Philanthropy. The institute is conducted by Grantmakers In Health (GIH) to nurture the next generation of health grantmaking leaders and further their professional development. Gorn serves as...[ Read More ]

Comparing Alaska and Hawaii on two key COVID metrics

DJ Wilson | May 27, 2020 | Alaska, Hawaii

An interesting table caught my eye today that turned my view of the COVID epidemic in the 49th (Alaska) and 50th (Hawaii) states in the Union on it's head. Let me explain.     First, both Alaska and Hawaii are at the bottom of US states in their numbers of...[ Read More ]

5 Things Alaska: 5 Slides, Economic impacts of COVID, Dr. Jeanene Smith

| May 21, 2020 | Alaska

It's good news that Alaska's economy is re-opening. But, when will things actually return to normal? Cruises and tourism will likely miss a season. Oil prices remain low. Seafood processors won't be able to staff up (below). If you go out in a mask now, you're probably going to keep...[ Read More ]

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