Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium Senior Vice President Ken Brewer was selected to succeed Ethel Lund as president of the regional Native health organization
. Lund retired April 1 after having served as president for nearly 25 years.
It is the first critical care air ambulance run by a not-for-profit Native health organization
in the country, let alone the state, said Ed Hansen, corporate vice president for hospital services at Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation.
Allows Indian tribes and tribal organizations, and Alaska Native health organizations
that contract or compact for the operation of a hospital HIS clinic or Alzheimer's facility, to directly bill and receive reimbursement for health care services provided for which payment is made under Medicare and Medicaid of the Social Security Act or from any other third-party payor.
Increased awareness of maternal alcohol use and more complete documentation by Alaska Native health organizations
might result in more vigilant reporting of potential cases of FAS, which could contribute to high reported FAS prevalence in this population (4).
The thrust of Native health organizations
in Canada is to educate Natives in cities and on reserves about prevention, she said.