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Livey to replace Perdue as health and social services commissioner

...a deputy commissioner of the Department of Health and Social Services to head the agency when outgoing Commissioner Karen Perdue leaves in October. Jay Livey will take the top post on Oct. 9, one day after Perdue leaves after serving seven years...
State to purchase Charter North hospital

...a new home for the Alaska Psychiatric Institute within the next two years. Health and Social Services commissioner Karen Perdue said the purchase of an existing psychiatric hospital is a cost-effective move. The state has been looking for a...
Alaska rescinds offer to new medical examiner medical examiner after Dr. Michael Propst retired from the position in January. In August, health commissioner Karen Perdue announced the state had chosen Dibdin. He was to begin Oct. 1. Dibdin e-mailed the Anchorage Daily News on Tuesday...
Around the Peninsula

...Knowles to address combined chamber meeting Gov. Tony Knowles, Department of Health and Social Services Commissioner Karen Perdue and Department of Education and Early Development Commissioner Richard Cross will speak to the Kenai and Soldotna chambers...
Officials divided over national surgery center trends, merits

...Regional and ask them because the hospitals are cheaper than the surgery centers in Anchorage and we will be, too." Karen Perdue, president and CEO of the Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association, said the competition might ultimately...
Report: Alaska health care industry booming

...costs ? but $178 million was uncompensated care of patients who just couldn't pay the bills, the report said. Karen Perdue, the association's president, said those unpaid costs get shifted to others and show up in higher bills for those...
Welfare families face five-year limit

...projections. Those figures don't include more than 1,300 families whose cases are handled by Native organizations. Karen Perdue, state Health and Social Services commissioner, said her agency needs additional funding from the Legislature and...
Report: Profits drive cost of health care; hospitals hit back

...reimbursement, or payments by non-government employers, averaged 38 percent higher than the comparison states. However, Karen Perdue, director of the Alaska Hospital and Nursing Home Association, a trade group, said these comparisons must be looked...
New Anchorage-based commissioners worry Juneau officials

...of Labor and Workforce Development; Rick Cross of Education and Early Development; Margaret Pugh of Corrections; Karen Perdue of Health and Social Services; Attorney General Bruce Botelho; Joseph Perkins of Transportation and Public Facilities...


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