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Alaska Native Medical Center begins expansion of emergency department amid growing pains

Posted on AllSides April 7th, 2024
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The Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage has begun construction on a $257 million expansion that will add rooms, beds and space to an emergency department that has long felt cramped. The expansion was authorized by the board of the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium — which operates federally owned ANMC — earlier this year in response to significant capacity challenges the facility is facing, said Valerie Nurr’araluk Davidson, president and CEO of ANTHC. Those challenges include having not enough rooms or beds for a population that is living longer...

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