About FHP

In the late 1960’s, the only hospital available to Fairbanks area residents was St. Joseph Hospital, operated by The Sisters of Charity. The great flood of August 1967 devastated St. Joseph’s Hospital and closure of the aged and deteriorating hospital was imminent. In the Interior, times were hard, and the community didn’t want local government responsible for a new hospital. An incredible group of local volunteers envisioned a new community-owned hospital and the Greater Fairbanks Community Hospital Foundation was founded -  to plan, fund, construct and find an operator for the new hospital. The Hospital Foundation purchased Tanana Valley Clinic in 2008 to increase access to health care for Medicare patients in our community. Fairbanks Hospital Foundation and its visionary leaders are the reason Fairbanks has the continuum of quality medical facilities today.

Banner Health successfully operated Fairbanks Memorial Hospital and Tanana Valley Clinic for many years. In 2015, the Fairbanks Hospital Foundation decided that Fairbanksans know what’s best for the Interior and the team embarked on a plan of community owned and operated facilities.    

Beginning January 1, 2017, Tanana Valley Clinic, Fairbanks Memorial Hospital and Denali Center became part of Foundation Health Partners, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Greater Fairbanks Community Hospital Foundation. Foundation Health Partners operates all three facilities through a 15-member Board of Directors.

Community owned and now community operated – our commitment to the community continues. At Tanana Valley Clinic, Fairbanks Memorial Hospital and Denali Center, our patients and residents are at the heart of everything we do.

About TVC

TVC was founded in 1959 by Dr. Lawrence Dunlap and Dr. James Lundquist in a log cabin on the north side of the Chena River. Today, the clinic is home to over 50 providers in 15 primary and specialty care departments, and is the largest and most comprehensive locally-owned clinic in the state of Alaska. We have a 60 year history of providing the highest level of care to our interior community.

Our iconic four-story building is located on one of the main downtown arteries of Fairbanks, with our 1st Care Center conveniently across the street.

We are committed to growing with our state, branching out to meet the needs of our interior residents. We prove this by offering 15 specialized departments and 60 providers, working together to provide best health care to you and your family.

Tanana Valley Clinic providers serve all patients with the highest level of comprehensive care. We provide that care under one roof and we accept Medicare, Medicaid/Denali Kid Care, TRICARE, and private insurance. TVC is located on the corner of 10th and Noble street in downtown Fairbanks.

Our 1st Care Clinic provides walk-in care for minor injuries and illnesses, available seven days a week 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. 1st Care is located on the corner of 11th and Noble street in downtown Fairbanks.

About FMH

Fairbanks Memorial Hospital opened its doors in 1972 thanks to the voluntary efforts and monetary contributions of the citizens of Fairbanks. A 152-bed hospital, FMH serves patients from throughout the Interior of Alaska and provides care in more than 27 specialties.

As a community hospital, and as the most advanced medical facility for hundreds of miles, we are extremely committed to treating the medical needs of everyone who comes through our doors. We employ highly skilled nurses and work with more than 120 accomplished physicians, almost 90 percent of whom are board certified or board eligible. Many of our physicians have been educated at some of the most prestigious medical schools in the country—Harvard, Duke, Columbia, Georgetown and Johns Hopkins, to name a few.

The Greater Fairbanks Community Hospital Foundation was born out of the principles that founded our community hospital more than a hundred years ago; the promise to offer quality, innovative, personalized care to our community. This promise, along with community support, allows us to work with physicians and hospitals around the country to provide the best care possible for our patients – a level of care not typically seen in a community our size.

We have provided generations of care in the Fairbanks community, and we look forward to continuing to make sure that your family is well taken care of, at all stages of their lives, for many years to come.

About DC

Opened in 1994, Denali Center is a 90-bed comprehensive short- and long-term care facility located next to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital, and accessed through a corridor connecting the two.

Following the Eden Alternative,  Denali Center has a neighborhood-like architectural style and layout. We have beautiful plants, visiting pets and laughter. We encourage generations to talk and get to know one another in our comfortable, homelike atmosphere.

Our highly skilled and compassionate staff strive to meet residents’ needs while respecting their privacy and individualism. Denali Center also gives residents access to daily activities, visits from friends and family, a place to worship and on-site shopping options. 

Our Mission. Our Vision. Our Values.

A lifetime of excellent care provided by your community health care team. 


People First. Community Focused. Excellence Every Time.

Core Values

We work as a team to bring experience, advanced technology and best practices to our community in order to provide the highest quality care for our patients. 

Our actions are honorable, transparent and conducted in the best interests of our patients, their families, our employees, our community and our facilities.

With understanding and empathy, our team anticipates the needs of others and acts to meet those needs appropriately, meaningfully and with kindness. We genuinely care about and feel a responsibility for the well-being of others.

Our team meets the diverse healthcare needs of our community by wisely managing our human, physical and financial resources.

Our location on the edge of the Arctic inspires practical determination, strategic collaboration and a sense of independence that keeps us responsive to the people of Interior Alaska.

Viewed 117,269 times