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  • Norton Sound Health Corporation
    Program Join NSHC Vacancy List Applying to NSHC Life in Nome Employee Benefits Benefits by Employee Type Contact Us Administration Community Health Services Hospital Services Quyanna Care Center Village Health Services Patient Compliance Concern HOTLINE 855 451 4193 Welcome to the website of Norton Sound Health Corporation NSHC a tribally owned and operated independent not for profit health care organization NSHC operates the Norton Sound Regional Hospital in Nome and clinics in the 15 villages within the 44 000 square miles that comprise the Bering Strait region NSHC was established in 1970 to meet the health care needs of the Bering Strait region s Inupiaq Siberian Yupik and Yup ik people Its mission is to provide quality health services and promote wellness within our people and environment Recipe of the Month Caribou Stir Fry NSHC Recognizes Work of Village Based Counselors this BHA Celebration Month Governor Walker proclaims November 2015 as Behavioral Health Aide Celebration Month NSHC Implements New Safe Drug Disposal Unit MedSafe presents a more secure and environmentally friendly way to get rid of unwanted medications News Events Medical News Today Concussion triples or quadruples risk of suicide 2 8 2016 9 00 AM PST Medical News Today

    Original URL path: http://www.nshcorp.org/Norton-Sound-Health-Corporation (2016-02-09)
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  • For Employees
    Patient Resources Medical Care Process Information Patient Records Patient Education Medical Staff Finance Wellness Prevention Maternal and Child Health Behavioral Health Services Rainbow Services Office of Environmental Health Tribal Healer Program CAMP Healthy Start Women Infants and Children Infant Learning Program Join NSHC Vacancy List Applying to NSHC Life in Nome Employee Benefits Benefits by Employee Type Contact Us For Employees Administration Community Health Services Hospital Services Quyanna Care Center

    Original URL path: http://www.nshcorp.org/Norton-Sound-Health-Corporation/For-Employees (2016-02-09)
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  • For Physicians
    Hospital Village Clinics Patient Resources Medical Care Process Information Patient Records Patient Education Medical Staff Finance Wellness Prevention Maternal and Child Health Behavioral Health Services Rainbow Services Office of Environmental Health Tribal Healer Program CAMP Healthy Start Women Infants and Children Infant Learning Program Join NSHC Vacancy List Applying to NSHC Life in Nome Employee Benefits Benefits by Employee Type Contact Us For Physicians Administration Community Health Services Hospital Services

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  • About Us
    Care Center Village Health Services Patient Compliance Concern HOTLINE 855 451 4193 Norton Sound Health Corporation NSHC is a tribally owned and operated independent not for profit health care organization founded in 1970 to meet the health care needs of the Inupiat Siberian Yup ik and Yu pik people of the Being Strait region NSHC is governed by a 24 member board of directors who represent all communities and areas of the Bering Strait region a 44 000 square mile section of northwestern Alaska Norton Sound Health Corporation puts the patient first This principle applies equally at the new Norton Sound Regional Hospital and at the 15 village clinics managed by NSHC Every day NSHC s approximately 500 employees about 72 of them Alaska Native demonstrate their commitment to our mission providing quality health services and promoting wellness within our people and environment Ambitious work lies ahead for Norton Sound Health Corporation The top priority in our 2013 legislative agenda is to obtain full funding for the Sobering and Wellness Center a vitally important project to help people free themselves of addiction and substance abuse Our partners in this initiative include the Denali Commission Foraker Group and the Rasmuson Foundation

    Original URL path: http://www.nshcorp.org/Norton-Sound-Health-Corporation/About-Us (2016-02-09)
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  • Mission, Vision and Values
    Services Hospital Services Quyanna Care Center Village Health Services Patient Compliance Concern HOTLINE 855 451 4193 Our purpose core values and vision for the future are built on our commitment to providing the Native people of the Norton Sound region with the highest quality health care possible Our mission Providing quality health services and promoting wellness within our people and environment Our core values Integrity Cultural sensitivity and respect for traditional values Always learning and improving Compassion Teamwork Pride Our vision for the future We will ensure that all patients receive quality and respectful health care We will educate our patients and communities to be proactive in caring for themselves and promoting wellness We will listen to honor and respect our elders preserve their right to speak and ensure they receive the best care in gratitude for their leadership We will increase wellness efforts to reduce addictive behaviors and to raise the quality of life among our people and communities We will advocate that our environment air land and water will be clean and our water and waste disposal systems are safe and affordable in order to ensure our subsistence way of life We will assert and implement tribal self

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  • History
    launched was the health aide program established in 1971 While health aides continue to be the backbone of the NSHC organization today more than 40 years later NSHC s services have expanded to include clinic travel clerks village based counselors patient benefit coordinators dental health therapists and nurse practitioners in all the villages served At its first meeting in November 1970 the NSHC Board of Directors established its highest goal provide a comprehensive and quality inpatient facility in Nome That year NSHC opened its first office in the basement of Maynard McDougall Memorial Hospital in Nome with a budget of 143 000 Six years later NSHC purchased the hospital and in 1978 Norton Sound Regional Hospital opened in Nome It was quickly followed by Unalakleet s sub regional health clinic staffed by a physician assistant and community health aides serving four villages In 1975 NSHC became the first Native health corporation to become independent of AFN and contract directly with the Indian Health Service The following year the board assumed responsibility for regional environmental health services through assignment of a federal Public Health Service sanitarian Over the years NSHC s board focused on expanding patient care in the Bering Strait region of Alaska adding basic services in 40 villages throughout the Norton Sound area as well as specialty clinics in Nome Areas of specialty care include the Infant Learning Program Rainbow Services for patients with developmental disabilities the Injury Prevention Program WIC the Waiting Place home for expectant mothers and the Chronic Care Active Management and Prevention Program CAMP established to focus on lifestyle changes including diabetes prevention and smoking cessation The board s hard work has resulted in milestones such as the purchase and installation of a CT scanner and cancer treatment chair both of which have reduced the

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  • Organization
    Benefits Benefits by Employee Type Contact Us Organization Administration Community Health Services Hospital Services Quyanna Care Center Village Health Services Patient Compliance Concern HOTLINE 855 451 4193 Norton Sound Health Corporation is organized in four sections Community Health Services Hospital Services Human Resources and Finance The President CEO as well as General Counsel report directly to the Board of Directors Direct reports to the President CEO include the Chief Operations Officer Vice President Community Health Services Vice President Hospital Services Chief Financial Officer Human Resources Director Patient Advocacy and Self Governance The departments under Community Health Services are the Patient Hostel GOCODAN Prematernal Home Public Health Nursing Rainbow Services Women Infants and Children Environmental Health Village Health Services Health Aide Training Center Injury Prevention Program Infant Learning Program Tribal Healer Program and Behavioral Health Services Village Based Counseling and Kusqi House are within Behavioral Health Services Hospital Services include Medical Staff Laboratory Social Services Maintenance Dental Nutrition Services Physical Therapy Maintenance Audiology Eye Care Radiology CAMP Emergency Medical Services Pharmacy Environmental Services Respiratory Therapy and Nursing Administration Within Nursing Administration are Inpatient Unit Quyanna Care Center Employee Health Infection Control and Outpatient Clinic Maternal Child Health is managed by the

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  • Legislative Priorities
    Hospital Services Quyanna Care Center Village Health Services Patient Compliance Concern HOTLINE 855 451 4193 When it was established in 1970 Norton Sound Health Corporation was one of the first Native health organizations in the country to assume complete responsibility for the medical care of the people it serves In the more than four decades that have passed since NSHC has never lost sight of its commitment to caring for

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