History of Alaska Regional Hospital
Alaska Regional Hospital started in 1963 and was known as Anchorage Presbyterian Hospital. The hospital moved to its current location in 1976 and is now a 250-bed facility, continuing its care of patients through over 50 years. Alaska Regional has over 1,000 employees and medical staff with a total of over 550 independent practitioners. Their extensive team allows the hospital to treat patients with a variety of conditions, concerns and needs.
Alaska Regional Hospital has a designated cancer care center that not only offers cancer treatment to patients, but also an array of support services. Patient navigation is offered to patients and their families, helping them to understand a complicated diagnosis like malignant mesothelioma, determine their options and come to decisions that they feel confident in. Financial resources are available to help with treatment costs and there are various support groups. Patients can also take part in their bi-monthly “Look Better, Feel Better” program, offered in their Care Classroom to support patients through their treatment and recovery journey.
Alaska Regional Hospital’s Specializations
- Cancer treatment
Alaska Regional Hospital’s Accreditations
- American College of Surgeons, Commission on Cancer approved Community Hospital Cancer Program