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Community health care provider faces financial challenges

...either the patient or an insurance company, is not the sole purview of clinics like PCHS.According to the Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association and data that it gathered from 17 acute care hospitals statewide, health care organizations...
Medicaid expansion event brings out lawmakers

...event, which was crowded. She was challenged on some points by Democratic lawmakers and the president of the Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association, who support expansion. While state health Commissioner Valerie Davidson has given...
News DCS. Sixty-three children went to psychiatric residential treatment facilities. Six others were placed at a state hospital, and two ended up in the juvenile justice system.DCS Director Mary Beth Bonaventura said the mental health initiative...
Group plan increases smaller than individual rate spikes well as those with individual policies in 2015 and 2016, Grazko said.Becky Hultberg, director of the Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association, said she has heard similar reports of only modest increases through insurance carriers...
Mentally ill people must be treated, like it or not

...son refused, as was his right. Attias was found not guilty by reason of insanity, and spent 10 years at Patton State Hospital in San Bernardino County. In January 2001, Scott Thorpe shot and killed three people in Nevada County, including...
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...Nursing Home Excellence in Care Award presented by Mountain-Pacific CEO Janice Connors during this year's Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association annual conference. Soldotna lawmaker given award State representative Kurt Olson, R-Soldotna...
Report: Alaska health care industry booming

...New data on health care employment, payroll and its rising cost comes from a report recently released by the Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association, an industry trade group. The report highlights the contribution health care makes...
Wyoming man arrested in Seldovia after 31 years on the lam

...burglary, Lockwood said. He served time in the state penitentiary in Rawlins, Wyo., before being transferred to the state hospital in Evanston, Wyo., for substance abuse treatment. He escaped from the hospital in May 1981, and has been on the...
Needed: Alaska health care workers of health care," said Dennis Murray, director of long term care and workforce development with the Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association. Murray said high school was the critical grade level where these efforts should focus...
Seldovia fugitive's sentence commuted after 31 years on lam

...sentenced to 16 to 72 months in the Wyoming State Penitentiary in Rawlins. He was transferred on March 11, 1981, to the state hospital's alcohol treatment program in Evanston. But time has muddied the facts from there. Welch contends that by late...


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