The ANMC Inpatient Pediatrics Department is jointly owned and managed by Southcentral Foundation (SCF) and the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC). SCF and ANTHC provide physician staffing, including SCF's eight pediatric hospitalists and ANTHC's three pediatric intensivists. This team is fully credentialed and has received the highest level of training in providing care for hospitalized children.
Facilities for special care of children
Inpatient pediatric services are provided in a 19-bed unit, all of which can be converted to intensive care beds if needed. Additionally, ANMC offers a 12-bed Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and a 17-bed newborn nursery. SCF's pediatric hospitalists are available around the clock to assist in high-risk deliveries.
In addition to caring for children while they are admitted to ANMC, hospitalists and intensivists provide 24-hour telephone consultation to outlying providers to answer pediatric questions and to assist in transferring pediatric patients to ANMC for further care.
Experts in pediatric care
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP), and Post-Resuscitation/Pre-Transport Stabilization Care of Sick Infants (S.T.A.B.L.E.) courses.
Ancillary pediatric services including pediatric dental care, pediatric pharmacy, physical therapy and speech/language pathology.
Pediatric subspecialty consultations in nephrology, cardiology, neurology, rheumatology, endocrinology, pulmonology and genetics for hospitalized children
Surgical services for hospitalized children include otolaryngology (ENT), general surgery, orthopedics, urology, neurosurgery and ophthalmology.
Magnet Status is the gold standard for patient care.