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A letter from our allergist, Dr. Foote
Hello fellow residents of interior Alaska from your Allergy Department at Foundation Health Partners and Tanana Valley Clinic.
We have been through a difficult time with COVID-19 in Alaska, with every area of life being affected. Thankfully, our current collective actions have helped limit the spread of this infection by “flattening the curve”. Our work is not done and we all have a part to play in keeping ourselves, our families and our community safe. Please continue to follow what the health…
Foundation Health Partners is participating in a nationwide Mayo Clinic clinical trial of treating infected patients with the antibodies of convalescent plasma.
A positive COVID-19 result can now make a positive impact. Convalescent plasma can make a life-saving difference.
Foundation Health Partners (FHP) is participating in a nationwide Mayo Clinic clinical trial of treating SARS-Cov-19 (COVID-19) infected patients with convalescent plasma. Convalescent plasma is collected from patients who have recovered from COVID-19. Plasma from recovered patients contains antibodies that may be used to treat critically ill patients currently infected with the same…
A month has passed since Fairbanks announced the first COVID-19 cases. Dr. Laura Brunner explains COVID-19 modeling that looks towards the future. Dr. Ramirez addresses where we are now, how we got here and what we need to continue to do.
View the video here.
Below is a transcript of Dr. Laura Brunner's video on COVID-19 modeling.
Modeling is like what we use to predict the weather. We use this information to prepare for what is coming. Unlike the weather, we can influence what will happen.
With modeling of infectious disease we are trying to prove the model wrong. We’ve all seen the predictions and curves that show hospital capacity being overwhelmed very quickly
Thank you Fairbanks, this is what so far we have avoided. We have…
Amazing job flattening the COVID curve allows a much needed temporary reprieve to front line health care staff.
Tanana Valley Clinic (TVC) 1st Care West will be temporarily closing starting Monday, April 20, 2020. TVC 1st Care East downtown Fairbanks (1101 Noble Street) will remain open with usual hours of 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. seven days a week.
The temporary closure is evidence of the successful precautions the Interior community has taken to flatten the curve of COVID-19 by social distancing, masking, staying home except for necessities and practicing vigilant with hand hygiene. These remarkable efforts are…
With a worldwide shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) maintaining the supply among Foundation Health Partners (FHP) facilities, Tanana Valley Clinic (TVC), Fairbanks Memorial Hospital (FMH) and Denali Center (DC) is crucial. Learn how FHP and the community have partnered up to meet this need.
With a worldwide shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) maintaining the supply among Foundation Health Partners (FHP) facilities, Tanana Valley Clinic (TVC), Fairbanks Memorial Hospital (FMH) and Denali Center (DC) is crucial.
“Our circumstance is different from the rest of the nation,” said Chief Quality Officer Teri Kiss. “At FHP we are fortunate to have the necessary PPE, but given so many unknowns with COVID, preserving our supplies is imperative.”
Knowing that, Kiss assigned RN…
Happy Medical Laboratory Professions Week! Celebrate the contributions of the scientific and technical personnel whose work in the medical laboratory gives our nation the best possible health care.
‘Laboratory professionals get results,’ couldn’t be a more fitting slogan for Medical Laboratory Professions Week, also known as Lab Week, this year in the midst of the pandemic.
The Fairbanks Memorial Hospital (FMH) Laboratory at FMH and Tanana Valley Clinic (TVC) have processed over 2,000 COVID-19 collections and results since March 4, 2020.
COVID-19 samples are collected at various FHP sites, including the drive-thru testing sites. A collection kit captures the patient’s sample through a…
Below is a transcript of Dr. Mishelle Nace's video on the importance of community masking. Remember shelter in place and staying home are the most effective ways to prevent the spread, but for when you do need to go out in public, MASK UP FAIRBANKS!
Below is a transcript of Dr. Mishelle Nace's video on the importance of community masking. View the full Facebook video here.
It is without a doubt the best thing we have to limit the spread of COVID-19 is to shelter in place --- To stay home!
If you do need to leave your house for an essential reason, we continue to ask you to practice social distancing by staying at least 6 feet from others, to use impeccable hand and face hygiene and now we are asking our community to wear a mask when in…
Below is a transcript of Dr. Mark Simon's video on creative ways to mask in public places. Remember shelter in place and staying home are the most effective ways to prevent the spread, but for when you do need to go out in public, MASK UP FAIRBANKS!
Remember shelter in place and staying home are the most effective ways to prevent the spread, but for when you do need to go out in public, MASK UP FAIRBANKS!
FHP resources for community masking can be found here.
Below is a transcript of Dr. Mark Simon's video on creative ways to mask in public places:
Hi my name is Mark Simon, I’m an emergency physician at FMH and I wanted to take a moment to talk to you about homemade masks.
Specifically I wanted to talk to those who don’t have a mask and…