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  • News & Events
    training for certification requirements BHAs from across the state were honored for their outstanding service Emma Olanna a recently retired NSHC village based counselor from Brevig Mission received the In Appreciation award Olanna who has a bachelor s degree in social work worked for six years and achieved a training level of Behavioral Health Aide Practitioner She was also a chemical dependency counselor and the co chair of the Liitfik Cultural Committee a group tasked with planning for a wellness and treatment center for the Norton Sound Teresa Perry a NSHC village based counselor who unexpectedly passed away this summer was honored with the In Memoriam award Perry s family received the award presented by fellow NSHC BHAs who said Perry was a mentor known for supporting and motivating her colleagues Perry worked for NSHC for more than 18 years Gov Walker s proclamation noted the work behavioral health aides do as counselors educators and advocates to help address substance abuse and mental health challenges He encouraged Alaskans to celebrate BHAs whose work promotes health and healing across the state We are so pleased to see Governor Walker recognize the hard work of behavioral health aides said Lucy Apatiki vice president of NSHC s Community Health Services NSHC s Village Based Counselors work behind the scenes as the first responders of their communities behavioral health and truly are unsung heroes Apatiki said NSHC s village based counselors demonstrate a commitment to community health with their longevity of service and integrity NSHC Implements New Safe Drug Disposal Unit 10 13 2015 NSHC Implements MedSafe at Hospital for Safe Used Medication Disposal Easy drug disposal unit creates safer environment Nome Alaska If you have been near the Pharmacy lately you may have noticed a new addition It s blue boxy and hard to miss NSHC s MedSafe is a medication disposal tool Much like a post office collection box people can drop their medications into a door to deposit Once the door is shut people are unable to retrieve the medications A MedSafe is intended to collect unused and unwanted consumer medications including legally held controlled substances It provides a convenient method of disposal and rids homes and medicine cabinets of potentially harmful drugs Inside the MedSafe is a liner which holds all the disposed drugs When full the liner is shipped out for proper disposal The medications are ultimately incinerated which is the Drug Enforcement Administration s preferred method for drug disposal This technique prevents unused medications from cycling back into the water system If you have extra medications lying around stop by the Norton Sound Regional Hospital to deposit them in the MedSafe It is located on the first floor right across from the Pharmacy Here s how it works Place all unused medications including legally held controlled substances including narcotics Schedules II V into the MedSafe Collection Receptacle using the top medicine drop door No illegal drugs allowed Schedule I Leave medications in original packaging containers when possible No

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  • Awards & Recognition
    Infant Learning Program Join NSHC Vacancy List Applying to NSHC Life in Nome Employee Benefits Benefits by Employee Type Contact Us Awards Recognition Administration Community Health Services Hospital Services Quyanna Care Center Village Health Services Patient Compliance Concern HOTLINE 855 451 4193 Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year award from the American Dietetic Association 4 10 2013 2008 Kelly Keyes RD LD CDE received the Recognized Young Dietitian of the

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  • Research
    451 4193 The Norton Sound Health Corporation has been involved in a number of research activities throughout the years On this page you will find information about those activities and the results of some projects Genetics of Coronary Artery Disease in Alaska Natives GOCADAN Study Publications C Reactive Protein Insulin Resistance and Metabolic Syndrome in a Population With a High Burden of Subclinical Infection December 2008 Genetic variation in APOJ LPL and TNFRSF10B affects plasma fatty acid distribution in Alaskan Eskimos 2010 Variants in CPT1A FADS1 and FADS2 are associated with higher levels of estimated plasma and erythrocyte delta 5 desaturases in Alaskan Eskimos June 2012 Heart rate is associated with markers of fatty acid desaturation the GOCADAN study 2012 Albuminuria among Alaska Natives Findings from the Genetics of Coronary Artery Disease in Alaska Natives GOCADAN Study July 2009 Heart Rate is Associated with Red Blood Cell Fatty Acid Concentration the GOCADAN Study June 2011 Uric Acid Hypertension and CKD among Alaska Eskimos the Genetics of Coronary Artery Disease in Alaska Natives GOCADAN Study February 2012 Individual saturated fatty acids are associated with different components of insulin resistance and glucose metabolism the GOCADAN study September 2010 A QTL for genotype

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  • Locations
    Locations Administration Community Health Services Hospital Services Quyanna Care Center Village Health Services Patient Compliance Concern HOTLINE 855 451 4193 The health care centers that make up the Norton Sound Health Corporation are located in the Bering Strait region a 44 000 square mile section of northwestern Alaska The Bering Strait region has 9 492 residents according to 2010 US Census Bureau report About 81 percent are Alaska Native and

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  • Regional Map
    Population 677 Gambell is located 36 miles from Siberia on St Lawrence Island which was once home to 35 villages and more than 4 000 people The village s population was decimated by famine between 1878 and 1880 Golovin Population 171 Once a trading post that provided a prospecting center for the Seward Peninsula s 19th century gold rush Golovin is named for Captain Vasily Golovnin of the Russian Navy A former gold field supply point and reindeer herding center today Golovin is a subsistence community where residents also participate in commercial fishing Koyuk Population 347 Koyuk is located just north of Cape Denbigh where researchers have found evidence of human settlements established as much as 8 000 years ago The Koyuk are became a supply center for gold and coal mining in the 19th century Nome Population 3 695 The hub of the Bering Strait region Nome is the center of operations for Norton Sound Health Corporation The city is Alaska s 16th most populous and is famous as a gold development area and the finish line of the world famous Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race the longest sled dog race in the world Savoonga Population 704 Situated 39 miles southeast of Gambell on St Lawrence Island Savoonga is a bilingual community known as the Walrus Capital of the World Shaktoolik Population 258 The first and southernmost Malemiut settlement on Norton Sound Shaktoolik has been relocated twice once in 1933 from its original location six miles upriver to the mouth of the Shaktoolik River and again in 1967 due to wind and storms at the second site Shishmaref Population 573 Originally called Kigiktaq in 1816 Shishmaref was renamed after a member of Lt Otto Von Kotzebue s crew Today the village experiences dramatic coastal erosion at a rate of

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  • Norton Sound Regional Hospital
    Benefits Benefits by Employee Type Contact Us Norton Sound Regional Hospital Administration Community Health Services Hospital Services Quyanna Care Center Village Health Services Patient Compliance Concern HOTLINE 855 451 4193 Norton Sound Health Corporation operates Norton Sound Regional Hospital in Nome which serves Nome and the surrounding villages of the Bering Strait region The new Norton Sound Regional Hospital is three times the size of the old building with all

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  • Village Clinics
    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 Village Clinics Administration Community Health Services Hospital Services Quyanna Care Center Village Health Services Patient Compliance Concern HOTLINE 855 451 4193 Village Clinics While the majority of NSHC s 500 employees are based in Nome many staff members regularly travel to villages to treat patients Fifteen villages ranging in size from 150 to 750 residents are scattered along the Bering Sea coast and on islands of the region Each village has a clinic staffed by local residents trained as community health aides These front line primary care providers are a critical link between patients and medical staff in Nome In larger villages NSHC stations a physician assistant or nurse practitioner In addition the clinics in Shishmaref and Unalakleet also have dental health aide therapists Village patients requiring the next level of care are brought to Nome In an emergency staff fly to a village to transport the patient back to Nome or on to Anchorage for care above the

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  • Patient Resources
    Children Infant Learning Program Join NSHC Vacancy List Applying to NSHC Life in Nome Employee Benefits Benefits by Employee Type Contact Us Patient Resources Administration Community Health Services Hospital Services Quyanna Care Center Village Health Services Patient Compliance Concern HOTLINE 855 451 4193 Norton Sound Health Corporation is committed to providing patients and their families with information to help them navigate the world of health and medical services We can

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