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  • Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel Visits NSHC
    modern communications According to Commissioner Rosenworcel one in five Alaska homes does not have access to broadband She believes that better communications will enable rural schools and health care facilities to provide more and better services to their communities The commissioner was accompanied on the regional tour by her staff a member of TelAlaska and staff members of two Alaska representatives Andrea Sanders legislative assistant for Alaska Native rural and telecommunications issues in Senator Begich s office Ms Sanders was born and raised in Bethel graduated from Georgetown University and now works in Washington D C Jason Suslavich senior policy advisor for budget defense and telecommunications issues in Congressman Don Young s office Mr Suslavich graduated from Johns Hopkins University and has handled telecommunications issues for the congressman for nearly five years The group started with a visit to a clinic in Unalakleet where they saw a demonstration of the NSHC telehealth program They then traveled to Nome where Commissioner Rosenworcel was given a tour of the new hospital by NSHC Vice President of Hospital Services Angie Gorn NSHC New Hospital Project Engineer Randy Romenesko NSHC COO Chris Bolten and public relations specialist Monica Watchman Also on the hospital tour

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  • The August 14 Staff Picnic was a Major Sucess!
    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 The August 14 Staff Picnic was a Major Sucess Administration Community Health Services Hospital Services Quyanna Care Center Village Health Services Patient Compliance Concern HOTLINE 855 451 4193 We enjoyed delicious hamburgers hotdogs pasta salads beautiful cakes and a variety of foods donated by employees for the potlatch theme Children of NSHC employees gathered at the bouncy house face painting bag decorating back pack raffle and relay races Angie Gorn gave everyone a special welcome and Lance Johnson was the MC A special thank you goes out to Interim Vice President of Community Services Patti Lillie who orchestrated the entire event from scheduling planning the menu purchasing food soliciting donations for employee door prizes and even clean up Way to go Patti We want to hear from you What did you enjoy at the picnic Or what did you miss Thanks to everyone who helped out See you next year Recipe of the Month The Affordable Care Act and Alaska Native People Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel Visits NSHC The

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  • NSRH Receives Top Quality Award
    Services Quyanna Care Center Village Health Services Patient Compliance Concern HOTLINE 855 451 4193 Norton Sound Regional Hospital was one of only four Alaska hospitals to receive the top honor in the 2012 Mountain Pacific Quality Health Hospital Quality Awards The awards recognize Alaska hospitals for their dedication to ensuring that patients receive high quality care in the areas of heart attack heart failure pneumonia and prevention of surgical infection

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  • NSHC Receives $1 Million Grant
    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 NSHC Receives 1 Million Grant Administration Community Health Services Hospital Services Quyanna Care Center Village Health Services Patient Compliance Concern HOTLINE 855 451 4193 The Health Resource Services Administration HRSA has awarded a grant of 1 million 250 000 per year for four years to NSHC so that we can launch a comprehensive telemedicine program linking Nome and our constituent villages The grant process was very competitive and we only had four days to complete the application We want to recognize Angie Gorn Patti Liliie and everyone who helped us meet the submission deadline Your hard work and support are greatly appreciated This will be a terrific program that helps our physicians and nurses here in Nome provide more responsive more immediate care to patients living in other villages Recipe of the Month The Affordable Care Act and Alaska Native People Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel Visits NSHC The August 14 Staff Picnic was a Major Sucess NSHC Receives 1

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  • Success! NSRH Passes Joint Commission Survey
    successfully passed a recent Joint Commission Accreditation Survey Accreditation by the Joint Commission is required by both state of Alaska and the federal government for many programs including Medicare Three Joint Commission surveyors visited the hospital Two focused on clinical aspects of care and one focused on the facility life safety code and environment of care The Joint Commission Critical Access Hospital and Long Term Care Standards are comprehensive Some of the core areas the surveyors reviewed were Emergency management Environment of care Human resources Infection prevention and control Information management Leadership Medication management National patient safety goals Performance improvement Provision of care treatment and services Record of care treatment and services Rights and responsibilities of the individual Medical staff Nursing After they d gotten a good look at our hospital the surveyors complimented NSRH staff saying You do very well for the many challenges you face in a remote setting They acknowledged that staffing can be a challenge in rural areas and utilizing contract staff requires additional work to ensure that clinical competencies paperwork and site specific training are in place The surveyors were impressed with our ability to deliver quality care given these ongoing constraints They even complimented our laundry staff for doing a great job However though our hospital received an excellent score we do have improvements to make Some deficiencies were corrected immediately during the survey but others will require policy changes In addition there are new Joint Commission standards that we need to implement in our processes We welcome the opportunity to improve the already great care we provide to our region Remember that one of our values is Always learning and improving Keep in mind that we will be surveyed again shortly after we move into the new facility It will be a busy

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  • It's Flu Season. Should you get a Shot?
    a Shot Administration Community Health Services Hospital Services Quyanna Care Center Village Health Services Patient Compliance Concern HOTLINE 855 451 4193 Short answer yes Influenza a k a the flu is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and even death The regular seasonal flu shot has been used for decades and is approved for use in people aged six months and older A seasonal flu shot protects against three influenza viruses that are most common influenza B influenza A H1N1 and influenza A H3N2 The flu shot is an inactivated vaccine containing killed virus that is given with a needle usually in the arm There are two types of flu shots regular and high dose for people aged 65 and older Regular flu shots make up the bulk of the vaccine supply produced for the United States Everyone older than six months should get a flu shot But it s especially important for pregnant women people over age 65 and people who are at high risk of developing complications like pneumonia to get vaccinated This last group includes people who have certain medical conditions including asthma diabetes and chronic lung disease It is also important for people who live with or care for others who are at high risk of developing serious complications to get the flu shot This includes household contacts and caregivers of people with certain medical conditions including asthma diabetes and chronic lung disease All hospital caregivers and people who come into contact with persons who require medical care should get a flu shot The bottom line is unless you re a newborn baby You should get a flu shot Protect yourself Protect others The Flu shot is available in Employee Health Some of the information in this article was taken from the Centers for

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  • Self-awareness for Health and Wellness in Native Alaskans
    rely on supermarkets for their food What is different to the native Alaskan however along with other peoples who live in the areas they inhabit is that the means of acquiring fresh fruit and vegetables is mitigated by their polar tundra or sub polar climate Naturally the climate is not overtly conducive to the cultivation of foods high in certain nutrients such as vitamin C whereas due to their diet vitamins such as vitamin A and iron are naturally abundant to the red meat and fish intake Indeed vitamin A something that is often found to be lacking in the diet of other Americans is high in the Alaskan population sometimes to the extent of causing hyper vitamin A poisoning that can cause liver and renal damage extended periods of time Pharmaceuticals The other major challenge faced by Native Alaskans is one that sadly seems to effect the majority of the indigenous North American peoples and that is pharmaceutical and drug abuse Though the rate of abuse and addiction is very low the impact on the community as a whole is amplified particular for close knit communities common in the Alaskan Native social structure The use of non traditional drugs alcohol and pharmaceuticals in the Native American native Alaskan and native Pacific Islander Hawaiian peoples has been an issue since their mainstream introduction to these populations Extensive research on the dependence on substances with negative consequences has been carried out with even the Whitehouse acknowledging the fact that drug abuse exacts a heavy toll among Native Americans and Alaskan Natives in the United States The means of preventing or limiting this impact are twofold One awareness and action in policy making in local as well as state and federal government is required Secondly and perhaps more important is the prevention from within the Native Alaskan population Being on the lookout for such abuse of drugs alcohol and pharmaceuticals is something that must be taken up by the community and public awareness campaigns on the matter must be supported by conscious decision and action on behalf of those they are aimed at Consultation of appropriate literature and web research for those who suspect or others suspect may be addicted are reliant on prescription drugs should be taken up As should conversations on the matter between member s of the community and regular health canter visits for those who believe they have a problem to help them solve the issue Location and proximity to health services Due to the remote nature of a majority of native Alaskans living in Alaska the impact of trauma and serious injury upon its members is of higher and more acute concern than that of the rest of the population of the USA Due to the sparse population the response time and the means of applying emergency care on scene is limited comparatively to higher populated areas Furthermore the likelihood of taking a patient to an emergency ward in time to reduce or improve patient care post

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  • The Affordable Care Act and Alaska Native People
    to NSHC Life in Nome Employee Benefits Benefits by Employee Type Contact Us The Affordable Care Act and Alaska Native People Administration Community Health Services Hospital Services Quyanna Care Center Village Health Services Patient Compliance Concern HOTLINE 855 451 4193 Beginning January 1 2014 every American must demonstrate health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act Alaska Native American Indian people are exempt from the requirement to purchase insurance Read

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