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Health consortium closes medical training unit

...The Daily Sitka Sentinel reported that the closure ends three decades of training in first aid, CPR and emergency medical services.Consortium spokeswoman Stacy Smith says the program had been funded by grants. After those ended in recent years...
My Turn: Time to continue moving Alaska forward year and ensured Alaska bases aren't facing the threat of shutdown. We passed advance authorization for VA medical services so our veterans' needs don't depend on annual congressional budget fights.As chair of the Fisheries and Coast...
Police & Fire for Friday, Nov. 21, 2014

...m. Wednesday, CCFR was dispatched to an EMS call on Fifth Street, and patient was assessed and not in need of medical services.? At 11:14 p.m. Wednesday, CCFR was dispatched to a fire alarm on Douglas Highway, and no fire was found...
Police & Fire for Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014

...removal. Patient was assisted and not in need of medical services.? At 3:40 p.m. Saturday, CCFR was dispatched...on scene upon arrival. The man was not in need of medical services and he was transported by other agency.? At 8...
Kenai Peninsula College's EMS program grows

...practiced at least 250 injections."This fall, nine students are in the 10th class to go through KPC's Emergency Medical Services program since its conception 10 years ago, said Perry. By the end of the program, they will join 73 alumni who...
Fire at partially built Bethel treatment center

...blaze wasn't known late Monday night.The regional health corporation runs a Bethel-based hospital and provides medical services for more than 50 surrounding villages.Bach says the treatment center was being built as a 16-bed facility and...
Building on numbers: Assessing housing solutions

...clients and the services most often used: emergency medical services, health care, mental health and corrections...street and sometimes still need to call for emergency medical services," Johnston said.Police department numbers didn't...
My Turn: It's time to change Juneau's sales tax policies

...electricity, fuel (heating and propane) for every Juneau resident. The Assembly should retain the exemptions for medical services and medicine. The city also should retain the hardship exemption for property tax. These exemptions should accompany...
Anchorage hospital to acquire Medicare clinic

...additional $800,000 to keep the lights on," Rhyneer said.He said about 50 percent of the price clinics charge for medical services pays for overhead costs while the other half pays the physician. Since Medicare only covers about half the bill...
Pedestrian struck by suspected drunk driver

...52-year-old Charles Kreusel. The pedestrian sustained non-life- threatening injuries and was taken by Emergency Medical Services to Bartlett Regional Hospital for evaluation. Neither Kreusel nor his passenger, a 49-year-old woman, were...


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