Commissioned Corps officer Kim Pitts was a SCF dental hygienist from 2005 until she passed away from a pulmonary embolism in January 2006. During her short time at SCF Dental, Kim became interested in the SCF Elder Program food drive, which collects food donations from employees across the organization and distributes to Elders during the Thanksgiving holiday.
For far too long, Alaska has ranked the highest in the nation in rates of child abuse and sexual assault. This April, thanks to Southcentral Foundation’s Family Wellness Warriors Initiative, hundreds of Alaskans took part in awareness, education, and action in an effort to end the violence.
From June 18 – 22, Southcentral Foundation will host the 8th Annual Nuka System of Care Conference. The conference provides SCF the opportunity to share the successes of our customer-owner driven health care system.
Southcentral Foundation is committed to providing the very best health care to the Alaska Native Community. From state-of-the-art facilities, to the finest integrated care teams, SCF has invested heavily in the Alaska Native Medical Health Campus.
Employees from Southcentral Foundation attended the 30th Annual Quest for Excellence Conference in Baltimore, Maryland.
Are you a veteran or first responder and looking for resources to help overcome feeling overwhelmed or stressed? No cost help is a phone call away.
Southcentral Foundation is holding a week long Soldier’s Heart Training. This five-day educational training is designed for veterans and first responders who have experienced post-traumatic stress. It aims to reduce the symptoms of post-traumatic stress, provide community to talk about shared experiences, and re-categorize post-traumatic stress as a normal response to extreme events. This training is named Soldier’s Heart in honor of a common title used by physicians during the Civil War.
The next Southcentral Foundation Soldier’s Heart Training is scheduled for July 26 to Aug. 1. The application deadline for this no cost training is June 29.
Held at SCF’s Lark Street location, housing and meals will be provided. Aftercare is available in Anchorage and the Matanuska-Susitna Borough through learning circles. This innovative and comprehensive training program teaches participants tools to help reduce the symptoms of post-traumatic stress among veterans, first responders, and their families. It is not a medical or diagnostic program. Some of the topics include survival guilt and shame, trauma triggers, finding meaning and forgiveness.
If you are interested in a future training, contact the SCF Soldier’s Heart Training at (907) 729-6671, email us at soldiersheart@Southcentralfoundation.com or visit southcentralfoundation.com/services/soldiers-heart/
Indian Health Service recognized Ileen Sylvester during the National Director’s Award Ceremony in Rockville, Maryland on June 1.
She was recognized for her innovation and exceptional performance and exemplary actions resulting in quality service to customer-owners and their families,
Jesse Lynn Merculief’s cancer survivor story began at 18 — with an abnormal pap smear. Jesse contracted HPV. The Center for Disease Control states HPV is so common that, “…nearly all sexually active men and women,” get it in their lifetime; some strains are even asymptomatic. Unfortunately, Jesse was exposed to a cancerous strain and was diagnosed with cervical cancer.
One of the most important services in any health care organization is that of the pharmacy.
In rural Alaska communities, pharmacy services are especially important as approximately 10,000 customer-owners reside in the Rural Anchorage Service Unit.
Your Care, Your Choices, the advanced care planning initiative created by Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium and Southcentral Foundation, was awarded an Indian Health Services Director’s Award for 2017. A team of 39 professionals, with representatives from the medical as well as business side of both ANTHC and SCF, developed this unique program.