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Swine flu possible cause of Alaska patient death for type A influenza. The swine flu strain, or H1N1, is a type A flu.Jay Butler, the hospital's director of community health services, describes the patient as a young adult who died Tuesday. Butler says he can't release personal...
Native Medical Center patient death not from flu

...low, according to Cooper."That does not represent how much flu is out there," he said.Jay Butler, director of community health services at the Alaska Native Medical Center, said the young adult who died Tuesday after being admitted to...
Five-year study tracks links between Native lifestyle, health The national research project is in its fourth year, said Kari Lundgren, SEARHC assistant medical director of community health services. Research results may be used to help combat potentially life-threatening illnesses, she said...
SEARHC names interim president

...Gorman has a long history with SEARHC. He was vice president of Community Health Services since 1989 and deputy director of Community Health Services for two previous years. "I'm honored to fill this role during a critical and sad time in SEARHC's...
Consortium VP Mark Gorman to depart after 22 years

...Gorman has been Vice President of Community Health Services since 1989, and before that he was Deputy Director of Community Health Services from 1987-89. He also served as Interim President/CEO for five months in 2007 following the death...

...president/CEO Ken Brewer. Gorman has been vice president of community health services since 1989. He was deputy director of community health services from 1987-89. His division provides services to 19 rural villages in Southeast Alaska. These services...
Marrow drive registers 1,010

...donors is probably better when there's a name and face attached to it, said Dr. David Vastola, the medical director of community health for SEARHC in Sitka. One reason the family of Alex stepped in is because blood banks find it very expensive...
Alaska officials dispute magazine's claims about halibut

...servings of fish each week, saying omega-3 fatty acids from fish promote heart health. Dr. Jim Berner, director of community health with the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, said his studies of maternal blood have shown higher mercury...
PCB report on St. Lawrence Island stirs controversy among scientists, health officials

...thing. "It is our strong feeling that traditional foods are very good for people," said Dr. Jim Berner, director of community health services for the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, which signed on to the state's bulletin. "The...


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