Maternal Child Health
Maternal Child Health refers to health care services provided to women and children. At the Alaska Native Medical Center (ANMC), this includes more than 20 clinics and programs located throughout the hospital and Anchorage Native Primary Care Center. These groups work together to provide a coordinated system of care equipped to handle the complete range of women’s and children’s health issues, from routine checkups to the most serious conditions.
Maternal Child Health Services at ANMC are rapidly expanding through upgraded facilities, additional services and better access to care. We are hard at work to create a Center of Excellence for the highest quality care, as well as a place of security and comfort for women, children and their families.
As part of this commitment, we are in the midst of a $12.5 million, multi-year renovation project to upgrade the Maternity Center, Inpatient Pediatrics and the Neonatal and Pediatric Intensive Care Units (NICU and PICU). Click here to learn more about the renovation project.
We have also expanded our care teams in areas such as high-risk obstetrics (high-risk pregnancy care), pediatric subspecialties (care of the lungs, glands, joints, brain and kidneys), speech therapy and various others. New team members add additional expertise to an already impressive group of providers and staff, as well as help improve access to a wide range of high-quality, specialized services.
We have also boosted our employee and customer-owner outreach efforts to help us develop useful and consistent health resources. Revised service brochures, health information materials and web pages are now in development. Additionally, outreach efforts such as discussion groups, one-on-one interviews and regular department presentations also allow us to receive ongoing employee and customer input as we continue to plan for improvements.
We look forward to hearing from you as we continue to work alongside the Native Community to help protect the health of the babies, children, mothers, aunties and grandmothers across Alaska.
Maternal Child Health services at ANMC include:
- Gynecologic Services (women's health, not related to pregnancy)
- Gynecologic Oncology (women's cancer)
- Midwifery (pregnancy followed by a midwife)
- Obstetrics (pregnancy followed by a doctor)
- Health Education Childbirth Education Classes (breastfeeding, hypnobirthing, Snuggle Time, etc.)
- Perinatology/High-Risk Obstetrics/Maternal Fetal Medicine for high-risk pregnancies
- Labor and Delivery
- Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU/ Special Care Nursery for sick babies)
- Breastfeeding Support
- Nutaqsiivik/Nurse Family Partnership (nurse home-visiting program)
- Inpatient Pediatrics (for children needing to be in the hospital)
- Pediatric Trauma (for children who get hurt in an accident)
- Pediatric Intensive Care (PICU) (for the sickest children)
- Surgical Services for kids, including General Surgery, Orthopedics (bone surgeons), ENT (ear, nose and throat surgeons), and Neurosurgery (brain surgeons)
- Pediatric Dental
- Pediatric Subspecialty Care, including Pulmonology (lungs), Endocrinology (glands), Rheumatology (joints), Neurology (brain), Nephrology (kidneys)
- Pediatric Outpatient Clinic
- Pediatric Dietitian and Nutrition Care
- Pediatric Audiology (hearing tests)
- Pediatric Optometry and Ophthalmology (eye care and vision tests)
- Pediatric Behavioral Health/Psychiatry
- And more
Magnet Status is the gold standard for patient care.