The first baby born in Alaska this New Year was delivered at the Alaska Native Medical Center shortly after midnight on New Year’s Day.

Southcentral Foundation’s Board of Directors passed a resolution naming the newest building on the Alaska Native Health Campus the Dr. Katherine and Dr. Kevin Gottlieb Building.

Have you heard of Michael Pollan’s book, In Defense of Food? It details an experiment that strongly supports the theory that abandoning a Western diet in favor of one consisting of traditional foods can lead to vast improvements in your health. Last year, a group of Igiugig High School students got their hands on Pollan’s book, and after reading it, were compelled to initiate
a Native food challenge in their community.

While visiting New Zealand to exchange best practices and share the Nuka System of Care with local indigenous tribes, Southcentral Foundation President/CEO Dr. Katherine Gottlieb and the SCF delegation were honored with a traditional haka by the Tainui Māori people.

The 2017 class of Southcentral Foundation’s Certified Medical Assistant Student Intern Program, Gabe Larson and Monica Mazza, wrapped up their course studies at Alaska Career College on Oct. 12, and hit the ground running.

Learning circles are opportunities for people to connect and build relationships through a variety of wellness activities.

On Nov. 16, people gathered in Anchorage’s Town Square Park to take part in the annual Covenant House Candlelight Vigil, which raises awareness of youth who have no place to call home.

Many children who are admitted at the Alaska Native Medical Center over the holidays will enjoy homemade crafts for Christmas — thanks to the Alaska Native Medical Campus’ Pediatric Christmas Project.

Six years ago, Southcentral Foundation was awarded the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the highest presidential honor for performance excellence. Now, SCF has wowed for the second time.