ANMC’s Quyana House has provided 54 semi-private rooms adjacent to our hospital for many years. ANTHC also contracts with local hotels to ensure that there is enough housing for everyone who needs it. But that is not enough. In response to this need, ANTHC has made patient housing a top priority and has welcomed patients from around the state into new ANMC Patient Housing.
The last walls have been built and the final touches are being prepared for the six-story, 202-room patient housing facility. The facility has been fully provisioned, from bedding and linens to coffee cups, rocking chairs for family rooms and appliances for communal kitchens and “wiggle walls” – 90-inch interactive video screens that can recognize the movements of children, installed in play areas on the first and sixth floors.
“We are especially excited for the amenities designed for families and kids, since these are not typically found in the lodging where our people would stay before,” said Phil Degnan, ANTHC’s Housing General Manager. “These family-friendly spaces will provide moments of fun during their health treatment.”
The patient housing facility will be a home away from home for patients traveling to receive care at the Alaska Native Medical Center. Ensuring convenient and available lodging reduces the travel barriers to care and health care system costs, and increases access to the quality care that will advance ANTHC’s vision that Alaska Native people are the healthiest people in the world.
For more information about the project, visit http://anmc.org/new-anmc-patient-housing/.