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ABOUT
ASHNHA

The Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association (ASHNHA) represents more than 65 hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies, and other health care organizations distributed across Alaska’s vast expanse of over half a million square miles, from PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center in Southeast Alaska to Samuel Simmonds Memorial Hospital in Utqiaġvik, north of the Arctic Circle.

Our diverse association unites every small rural hospital, nursing home, and large hospital system in the state around common goals. For over 60 years, ASHNHA members have worked together to improve health care in Alaska.

ASHNHA's mission is to advance the shared interests of Alaska’s hospitals, nursing homes, and healthcare partners, to build an innovative, sustainable system of care for all Alaskans.

WHAT WE DO

Advocacy & Policy

Educate legislators on issues that affect the health of Alaskans and the important role that Alaska’s hospitals, nursing homes, and health care partners play in their communities.

Monitor policy issues that affect hospitals and nursing homes at the federal and state levels.

Take action by providing comments and testimony to governing bodies, participating in agency meetings, and developing collaborative relationships with organizations interested in Alaska’s health care industry.

Events & Training

Offer a variety of educational opportunities throughout the year to support the needs of hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care partners.

 

ASHNHA hosts two signature events each year - an annual conference in September to engage health care leaders from across the state on the latest issues affecting Alaska health care, and a Legislative Fly-In in Juneau in February.

Resources & Programs

Convene members and work through statewide partnerships.

 

Together, we develop and promote resources and build collective efforts to improve health care systems and patient care.

 

Current core areas of focus include:
 

  • COVID-19

  • Quality & Patient Safety

  • Behavioral Health

  • Maternal Health

  • Workforce

OUR TEAM

Jared Kosin

President & CEO
Anchorage

Jeannie Monk

Senior Vice President
Juneau

Connie Beemer

Vice President
Post-Acute Care & Finance
Anchorage

 
Elizabeth King

Behavioral Health Director 
Anchorage

Lynn Van Vactor

Quality & Performance Improvement Director 
Dillingham

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Communications Director
Anchorage

Debbie Lowenthal

Programs and Services Manager 
Juneau

Sara Bloom

Office Manager
Anchorage

CONTACT US

1049 W 5th Ave Suite 200, Anchorage, AK 99501
(907) 646-1444

426 Main St, Juneau, AK 99801
(907) 586-1790

Thank you!