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COLLABORATION & TRAINING

AHHA brings healthcare professionals from member facilities together for education, training, and collaborative work throughout the year.  We engage community partners and other stakeholders in workgroups, studies, and initiatives to develop and enhance systems, build pathways, and pool resources and efforts to improve outcomes across the continuum of care.

 

Below is information about networks and initiatives that AHHA is currently leading and/or facilitating.

 

Please visit the EVENTS PAGE for details and registration for upcoming events.

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Representatives from member facilities serve on a number of committees, meeting regularly to provide input, exchange ideas, and set direction for initiatives.

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AHHA members focus on statewide improvement, working together to share expertise, best practices and learn from each other with the goal of reducing patient harm. 

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AHHA offers a variety of educational opportunities throughout the year, in person and online, to support the needs of hospitals, nursing homes, and other healthcare partners.

Comittees

AHHA COMMITTEES

Executive Committee

Chair: Jennifer Opsut, CEO
Alaska Regional Hospital

AHHA Staff Contact: Jared Kosin

 

Small Hospital Committee

Chair: Melanee Tiura, Administrator
Providence Valdez Medical Center

AHHA Staff Contact: Jeannie Monk

Long-Term Care Committee

Chair: Kay Turner, LTC Administrator
SEARHC | Sitka Long-Term Care

AHHA Staff Contact: Connie Beemer

Nurse Leadership Committee

Chair: Kim McDowell, COO
Bartlett Regional Hospital
Vice Co-Chairs:

Cindy Booher, DON
Providence Extended Care and
Providence Transitional Care
Sarah Martin, CNO
Fairbanks Memorial Hospital
AHHA Staff contact: Cristan McLain

Legislative Committee

Chair: Ryan Smith, CEO
South Peninsula Hospital

AHHA Staff Contact: Jared Kosin

Budget & Audit Committee

Chair: Jennifer Opsut, CEO
Alaska Regional Hospital

AHHA Staff Contact: Connie Beemer

Finance/ Reimbursement Committee

Chair: Shanda Richards, Revenue Cycle Director
Central Peninsula Hospital

AHHA Staff Contact: Jeannie Monk

Behavioral Health Committee

Chair: Hope Allison, Director of Behavioral Health
Mat-Su Regional Medical Center

AHHA Staff Contact: Elizabeth King

Patient Safety Committee

Chair: Dave Wallace, CEO
Mat-Su Regional Medical Center

AHHA Staff Contact: Cristan McLain

Workforce Development Committee

Chair: Hahn Stephens, Senior Recruiter
South Peninsula Hospital

AHHA Staff Contact: Marjie Hamburger

AHHA BOARD

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Executive Committee
CHAIR - Jennifer Opsut, Alaska Regional Hospital

CHAIR ELECT - Phil Hofstetter, Petersburg Medical Center

SECRETARY / TREASURER - Ella Goss, Providence Alaska Medical Center

PAST CHAIR - Shelley Ebenal, Foundation Health Partners

AHA DELEGATE - Dr. Bob Onders, Maniilaq Health Center

AHCA DELEGATE - Nathan Dahl, Maple Springs Wasilla

AHCA ALTERNATE - Tina Rein, Denali Center

TRIBAL DELEGATE - Angie Gorn, Norton Sound Health Corporation

SMALL HOSPITAL COMMITTEE - Melanee Tiura, Providence Valdez Medical Center

LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE CHAIR - Ryan Smith, South Peninsula Hospital

PATIENT SAFETY COMMITTEE CHAIR - Dave Wallace, Mat-Su Regional Medical Center

LONG-TERM CARE COMMITTEE CHAIR - Kay Turner, SEARHC, Sitka Long-Term Care

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