COVID-Alaska

COVID news and insights from Alaska

  • COVID-19 Surgery Requirements

    COVID-19 testing is required for all surgery patients within two days (48 hours) prior to surgery, even if you've been vaccinated against COVID-19

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  • Celebrating Our Nurses: WHO Year of the Nurse & Midwife

    Celebrating Our Nurses: WHO Year of the Nurse & Midwife

    The World Health Organization extended the Year of the Nurse and Midwife through 2021. Here in the Providence Alaska Region, we’re celebrating our nurses through a series of stories.

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  • Providence provides support to Seward community organizations

    Providence provides support to Seward community organizations

    Providence Health & Services Alaska’s Region Executive Council and Providence Seward Medical & Care Center’s Health Advisory Council (HAC) has awarded $200,000 in grants to six local organizations.

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  • March 10 update: People age 16+ now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

    March 10 update: People age 16+ now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

    Last week the Alaska Department of Health & Social Services (DHSS) announced the next tier of Alaskans who are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.

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  • Providence Alaska Medical Center Visitation Guidelines

    Providence Alaska Medical Center Visitation Guidelines

    Beginning Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022, Providence Alaska Medical Center implemented a new patient visitation policy focused on expanding visitation in all care areas.

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  • Providence Family Medicine Center recognized for high-quality care

    Providence Family Medicine Center recognized for high-quality care

    Providence Family Medicine Center has received the Distinction in Behavioral Health Integration from the National Committee for Quality Assurance.

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  • Kodiak KINDNESS to begin operations as an independent provider

    Kodiak KINDNESS to begin operations as an independent provider

    Kodiak KINDNESS is set to begin operating as an independent provider and no longer be part of Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center (PKIMC), effective March 1, 2021.

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  • Alaska CARES earns reaccreditation from National Children’s Alliance

    Alaska CARES earns reaccreditation from National Children’s Alliance

    Alaska CARES has been awarded reaccreditation by the National Children’s Alliance (NCA), which evaluates Child Advocacy Centers.

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  • Your safety is our number one priority

    Your safety is our number one priority

    We take your health and safety seriously. Learn about the steps we're taking to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

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  • Providence Alaska fundraising campaign aims to help local food banks

    Providence Alaska fundraising campaign aims to help local food banks

    Providence Health & Services Alaska (PH&SA) caregivers are taking part in a fundraising campaign to help local food banks.

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  • Providence Alaska Medical Center honored as top health care provider in Alaska

    Providence Alaska Medical Center honored as top health care provider in Alaska

    Providence Alaska Medical Center has once again been recognized as the top health care provider in Alaska in the U.S. News & World Report 2020-21 Best Hospitals and Healthgrades quality ratings.

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  • Visitation policy seeks to balance compassion and safety for patients, clinicians

    Visitation policy seeks to balance compassion and safety for patients, clinicians

    We understand and empathize with families unable to be with loved ones. However, we must place the safety of our patients and caregivers first when the risks are so great during this unusual time.

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  • Alaska Track awarded with 2020 Outstanding Teaching Award

    Alaska Track awarded with 2020 Outstanding Teaching Award

    The University of Washington Pediatric Residency Alaska Track, of which Providence is the principle coordinating site, has been recognized with the 2020 Outstanding Teaching Award.

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  • Drive-through testing site to continue operations

    Drive-through testing site to continue operations

    The drive-through COVID-19 testing site at 4115 Lake Otis Parkway will continue operations.

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  • Providence Seward thanks local community for PPE donations

    Providence Seward thanks local community for PPE donations

    On behalf of Providence Seward Medical & Care Center caregivers, we would like to acknowledge our community members who worked so hard on producing personal protective equipment (PPE).

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  • Free immunization clinics for children at The Children's Hospital at Providence

    Free immunization clinics for children at The Children's Hospital at Providence

    The Children’s Hospital at Providence will provide a free immunization clinic for children 10 a.m.-1 p.m. the first Saturday of each month in Providence Alaska Medical Center Suite A351 (A Tower).

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  • Drive-through testing site scheduled to close June 12

    Drive-through testing site scheduled to close June 12

    The free drive-through COVID-19 testing site at 4115 Lake Otis Parkway scheduled to demobilize at 6 p.m. June 12, 2020.

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  • Fifteen new cases of COVID-19 in the Municipality of Anchorage

    Fifteen new cases of COVID-19 in the Municipality of Anchorage

    The Municipality of Anchorage Emergency Operations Center (EOC) was informed of 15 new cases of COVID-19 today, the second-largest number reported in the Municipality in a single day.

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  • Masks required at all Providence Alaska facilities

    Masks required at all Providence Alaska facilities

    To ensure the protection of patients, visitors, and caregivers, everyone entering one of our Providence Alaska facilities must wear a face mask.

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  • Safety is our top priority as services resume

    Safety is our top priority as services resume

    Alaskans have answered the call to stay home to avoid spreading COVID-19 and flatten the curve.

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