For the safety and wellbeing of all patients, visitors and staff, Fairbanks Memorial Hospital is restricting visitors. Please understand that visitation policies are subject to change. For the most current visitation policy updates click here or call the FHP Information Line at 907-458-5066.
FHP COVID-19 Updates
We are facing crisis, seeing record high inpatient census with critical staffing shortages. Help us by being an advocate.
WE ARE FACING CRISIS. What to know…
We hit a new, unfortunate milestone today. As of 6am today, Sept. 9, FMH had 23 COVID positive inpatients and an unusually high patient census of 88, 26% of FMH’s inpatients today are COVID positive. Yesterday we had 21 COVID positive inpatients and the day prior we had 19. Our previous highs throughout the pandemic were 15, a number that had been reached three times.
McGown, Kiewit & Chandler meeting rooms are being reconfigured for patient care. As an…
What to know... staffing updates, employee vaccinations, help is needed, increased transmissions, key takeaways
What to know…
- In response to the critical situation we’re in, Emergency Management is standing up Incident Command again. (Incident Command is the leadership structure enacted in a time of crisis or emergency response.) Chief Shared Services Officer, Clint Brooks has asked Dr. Ramirez (Chief Medical Officer) to take the lead as Incident Commander. Incident Command will begin meeting next week. Meeting invites will be sent to the response team soon.
- AS of 6am today, FMH had 11…
Masking for vaccinated people, get tested, vaccine breakthroughs, COVID info, delta variant, increased transmission, mutation/variant 101, key takeaways
MASKING FOR VACCINATED PEOPLE: The CDC updated their masking guidelines on July 27 and recommend that fully vaccinated people resume masking in public indoor spaces in communities with high COVID-19 transmission. This includes schools – teachers, staff, students and visitors – regardless of vaccination status.
GET TESTED: The majority of people testing positive for COVID are experiencing symptoms they thought were related to allergies or a cold. If you have friends or family members who are…
COVID testing and vaccination updates for the Interior
COVID-19 TESTING SITES: See the updated Testing Site document here for information about where to get tested for COVID.
COMMUNIITY VACCINATION CLINIC: Yesterday, Tuesday, June 29 was the last day for vaccinations at the Carlson Center. Capstone Clinic, the operator of the community vaccination clinic is moving their COVID Vaccine Clinic operations to 3121 Airport Way (the former Kmart building). Capstone will be providing COVID vaccines and COVID testing at this location, albeit in two separate…
COVID-19 testing sites, TVC Pfizer vaccine clinics, JP Jones pop up vaccine clinic, Ester pop up vaccine clinic, host a pop up clinic, vaccine questions
COVID-19 TESTING SITES: There have been a number of changes to COVID testing site locations in Fairbanks. See the attached for the most current information.
TVC PFIZER VACCINE CLINICS: TVC Pediatrics is holding several upcoming COVID-19 Pfizer Vaccine Clinics. This free clinic is for all individuals 12 years and older. This is a great opportunity to get vaccinated in a fun, supportive environment with service dogs, summer fun and ice cream. The next clinic is Saturday, May 22, 9am-3pm at Tanana…
COVID Surge, visitation at FMH, alarming rates in Fairbanks, unvaccinated travel, COVID Roundtable discussion
COVID SURGE: FHP and the community are in the midst of a dangerous COVID surge. The number of COVID positive inpatients at FMH yesterday was higher than we have seen throughout the entire pandemic. These patients are younger (we have patients in their 20’s) much sicker and taking longer, sometimes 2-3 weeks in the hospital, to recover. This is worrisome for several reasons:
- The sicker the patients are, the greater the risk that they may not recover.
- A two-three week stay for patients…
Yesterday the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued a joint statement regarding the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine. Learn more here.
The Johnson & Johnson Vaccine
Yesterday the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued a joint statement regarding the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine.
To date, more than 6.8 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine have been administered in the United States. Of those, there have been six reported cases of a rare type of blood clot, called a cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) occurring 6-13 days after…
Interior Alaska COVID-19 Roundtable Discussion and Q&A, vaccine locations, Alaska among top 2 vaccinated states, Alaskans conquering COVID together
Interior Alaska COVID-19 Roundtable Discussion and Q&A: This week, learn more about the numbers that tell the COVID story. Find out why these numbers matter and what they tell us. Join the medical experts to learn more and to have your COVID questions answered. Click here to register or click here to access recordings of all past sessions.
Vaccine Locations: There are several places in Fairbanks that offer the COVID-19 vaccine. Go to COVIDvax.Alaska.gov regularly to check appointment…
New Appointments for Community Mass Vaccination Clinic, Interior Alaska COVID-19 Roundtable Discussion and Q&A, Talk to a Doc, Volunteers Needed, Alaska among top vaccinated states. highest number of recent cases per capita
New Appointments for Community Mass Vaccination Clinic: A new Community Mass Vaccination Clinic has been scheduled for March 24 at the Carlson Center. Appointments for this clinic should be available on the COVIDvax.Alaska.gov website by noon, today, Thursday, March 18. You can make an appointment online at COVIDvax.Alaska.gov or call 907-646-3322. (Remember, Chrome, Firefox and Safari are the recommended browsers for the state’s site.)
Interior Alaska COVID-19 Roundtable Discussion and Q&A:…
Roundtable discussion, volunteers needed.
Interior Alaska COVID-19 Roundtable Discussion and Q&A TONIGHT: This evening’s COVID-19 Roundtable Discussion is a great opportunity to get all of your COVID vaccine questions answered by a team of medical experts. Click here to register.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: There are several Community Vaccine Clinics scheduled at the Carlson Center in the coming months. Clinical and non-clinical volunteers are needed. Go to FairbanksACC.org to learn more or to register for a shift.
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