Latest stories from Alaska

Treating Trauma
Alaska CARES helps child victims

The work that Alaska CARES does is not celebrated nor do its advocates reach out for recognition. However, the work they do is silently and critically important. Alaska consistently has one of the top five rates of child abuse in ....
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Meeting Patient Needs
Palliative Care offers support beyond medicine

At the Spenard home that Edgar Preiss built for his family decades ago, his grown children still wear the loss of their father in their eyes. Edgar’s wife, Marion, catches herself speaking of him in the present tense, as if he is still in the room ....
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Empowering Youth
Seward Sources of Strength helps teens cope

Steven Osborn believes the best way to create a positive school culture is to simply be present. By this, he means being accessible to his peers and genuinely interested in their lives. Sources of Strength, a national program funded locally in part by ....
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About Providence Health & Services in Alaska

Providence Health & Services has a long history of serving Alaska, beginning when the Sisters of Providence first brought health care to Nome in 1902 during the gold rush. Today, Providence serves Alaskans in six communities – Anchorage, Eagle River, Kodiak Island, Mat-Su, Seward and Valdez – with four hospitals, nearly 30 clinics and a diverse range of community services. With more than 4,000 caregivers (all employees), Providence is the state's largest private employer.