Providence Family Medicine Center
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
Providence Family Medicine Center (PFMC) is the continuity clinic for our residents. We are proud to be a level 3 NCQA certified patient-centered medical home. We serve our community as part of the health care safety net for a richly diverse patient population. At PFMC we utilize intensive patient and population data to prospectively manage chronic diseases, analyze and improve our practice, and ensure patient safety. Our advanced access scheduling, electronic patient portal, RN case management, transitions coordination, and patient data collection allow us to constantly improve our patients’ experience.
We provide our residents with a safe, supportive, and innovative learning environment in which to develop the skills to practice full scope Family Medicine. Residents learn how to work as the leaders of a multidisciplinary teams to provide high quality, low cost care to our patients in the context of our rapidly changing health care system. PFMC provides comprehensive family oriented care and offers a sliding fee scale in accordance with the mission of Providence.
The majority of inpatient rotations are at Providence Alaska Medical Center (PAMC), the largest hospital and primary medical referral center in Alaska. JCAHO-accredited, the 341-bed modern hospital offers the full range of tertiary medical services with physicians representing every medical specialty except some pediatric subspecialties and transplant surgery. It is extensively involved in the community and remains the only hospital safety net for the uninsured of Anchorage. The hospital is part of the sisters of Providence Health System, which owns and operates a comprehensive array of health related services in California, Oregon, Washington and Alaska. The Sisters of Providence have been in Alaska since 1902 when they brought health care to Nome, Alaska. They also operate smaller hospitals in Kodiak and Seward, Alaska.
PAMC Specialty Centers
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
Providence Alaska Medical Center provides quality health care through a number of specialty centers, including:
- 24-hour Emergency Department and trauma center with LifeGuard Air Ambulance
- Heart Center
- Children’s Hospital at Providence encompassing Family Maternity Center with perinatal and neonatal services for high-risk births
- Level 3 Newborn Intensive Care Unit, Pediatrics Intensive Care Unit and a pediatric specialty clinic
- Cancer Therapy Center
- Mental Health Services offering chemical dependency recovery services, adult and adolescent mental health units
- Rehabilitation services
- Sleep Disorders Center
- Diagnostic and intervention radiology department
Alaska Native Medical Center
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
Inpatient and outpatient rotations also occur at the Alaska Native Medical Center (ANMC) in Anchorage, a 150-bed inpatient and outpatient facility. ANMC has become the national “flagship” of the 44 Indian Health Service hospitals under the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. It has Alaska’s only Level 2 trauma center and is a referral center for all native hospitals and clinics in the state. Facilities include an OR, ER, Labor and Delivery, Inpatient Medicine and Pediatrics facilities including their corresponding intensive care units. The adjacent new Primary Care Center was constructed to provide primary care services to the growing native population in the Anchorage area. Approximately 50% of all Native Alaskans are now living in the Anchorage catchment area. Pediatrics, Family Medicine, and Ob/GYN are all found in the Primary Care Center. Alaska’s Center for Disease Control and the Alaska Native Health Board are also located on the campus.
Many residents spend six weeks in the second-year in Bethel, a town of just over 6,000 at the center of a growing population of over 22,000 scattered across 75,000 square miles of the Yukon National Wildlife Refuge. It is accessible only by airplane or boat and is surrounded by wetland and tundra. The population of the entire delta is 89 percent Alaska Native, primarily Yup’ik, Chup’ik, and Inupiaq Eskimo as well as Athabascan. The Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation (YKHC) manages the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Delta Regional Hospital, a JCAHO-accredited facility. It is fully equipped for primary acute care medical services and has air transportation links to Anchorage hospitals. Inpatient facilities include a 20-bed combined medical-surgical-pediatric unit and a 7-bed obstetric unit. In addition to a busy outpatient clinic and a full-service emergency room run by family medicine, the outpatient services include dental, eye, and specialty clinics. It has approximately 20 primary care physicians most of whom are family physicians.
A site for R2 rural rotations, Kanakanak Hospital is located in Dillingham, Alaska, and run by the Bristol Bay Area Health Coorporation. Kanakanak Hospital is a 16-bed facility providing 24-hour medical, pediatric and obstetrical care. The hospital is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals (JCAHO). Offices for a number of BBAHC’s ancillary departments – Alcohol & Drug Abuse, Community Health Aide Program, Emergency Medical Services – adjoin the hospital. Aanamta (“Our Mother’s”) House, a pre-natal boarding home, is also located on hospital grounds. Dillingham is located on the northern edge of Bristol Bay, and has a population of approximately 2,500. The hospital serves a large regional area, including approximately 35 towns and villages.
Several first year residents will have an opportunity to rotate through the ER in Soldotna as part of the Emergency Medicine rotation. Central Peninsula General Hospital is a JCAHO accredited, Borough-owned, non-profit facility. The Hospital is administered by CPGH, Inc. and operates through an Agreement with the Kenai Peninsula Borough. The hospital serves the communities on the Kenai Peninsula from Cooper Landing to Ninilchick, and beyond. The Hospital features a busy, small town ER with a great team of ER physicians, Family Physicians, and highly skilled nurses. Soldotna is located near the Kenai and Russian Rivers, and is a major salmon fishing center in Alaska. A wide variety of medical, surgical, and trauma emergencies present to the residents in Soldotna. Lifeguard emergency flight service has a helicopter in Soldotna, and residents may have the opportunity to be involved with medivacs. In the summertime, the ER has record high numbers for fish hook removals.