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FHP COVID-19 Updates
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Foundation Health Partners (FHP) eases restrictions for visitors to allow for at least one visitor per patient at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital (FMH) starting Monday, June 1, 2020.
Foundation Health Partners (FHP) eases restrictions for visitors at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital (FMH) starting Monday, June 1, 2020.
As a preemptive measure, FHP began restricting visitors at FMH in response to the first COVID-19 cases in Alaska in March. Low case counts in Alaska and updated state health mandates have enabled the facility to allow at least one visitor per patient.
“Love and support is an important part of healing,” said Chief Nursing Officer Sarah Martin. “It was very hard to…
FHP launches a new COVID testing method
COVID-19 has made life a little uncomfortable for most, in the way we run our errands, do our jobs and socialize with friends. Not to mention, the test for COVID-19 has been said to be a little unpleasant.
Traditionally, to test for COVID-19, a medical professional inserts a Q-tip-like swab in a patient’s nose to the back towards the back of their throat where it collects any viral specimens. While not painful, it can be uncomfortable.
Foundation Health Partners (FHP) has implemented a new method…
The site will be adjusting the hours for testing. Operation will continue Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., but will be closed on Saturday and open Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., reserving those hours for patients with procedures early in the week.
With the introduction of State Health Mandate 15, more medical services have been permitted to give patients the care they need including non-urgent/non-emergent elective surgeries and procedures. For many of these, COVID testing is required for patients 48 hours prior, even if they are not experiencing any symptoms.
In response to the mandate, Foundation Health Partners (FHP) relocated the Tanana Valley Clinic (TVC) operated drive-thru testing site from a temporary location downtown to a more…
Interior Quilters’ Guild created custom patient care items
When the COVID-19 cases began to increase worldwide, local Interior health care leaders began implementing response actions and emergency preparedness preparations. The long laid plans of the Carlson Center transforming into an alternative care site to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital were among the readiness strategies. The planners began executing the logistics, one of which was patient comfort items, pillows and blankets. Lori Gibertoni, a 39 year nurse at Foundation Health Partners (FHP),…
Family, friends and community volunteers decorate vehicles to celebrate Denali Center moms.
The mothers of Denali Center won’t be spending Mother’s Day with their families. After weeks of isolation, over 25 Denali Center residents and their care partners gather spaced six feet apart on 19th Avenue for a unique Mother’s Day celebration- a parade. Family, friends and community volunteers drove by expressing warm greetings from a safe distance.
“This was an out of the box solution to help our moms celebrate with families while meeting social distancing and CDC mandates that prohibit…
Foundation Health Partners’ drive-thru testing site moves from its location on Noble Street to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital (FMH), to see the first patients starting Monday, May 4.
Foundation Health Partners’ drive-thru testing site moves from its location on Noble Street to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital (FMH), to see the first patients starting Monday, May 4. The drive-thru hours of operation will be Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to noon. Most tests will be by appointment with the ability to take urgent tests in-between.
In March, Fairbanks saw its first COVID-19 cases. As cases rose, the need for more testing was clear. To meet that need,…