Mark Peterson, MD - Medical Director: "NSHC physicians and staff are working directly with ANTHC and the State of Alaska on a daily basis in preparation for the possibility of COVID-19 infections in our region. We are fully staffed and have procedures in place in all departments for the safe evaluation and treatment of any patients who might present with COVID-19. We are preparing for any situation that may present."
Terry O'Malia, DO - Director of ER and Acute Care: "The ER and Acute Care units are open 24/7 and are fully staffed. Our physicians have done and will continue to do ongoing training specific to COVID-19 identification and care. We have not seen any cases of COVID-19. We are capable of dealing with the COVID-19 virus per CDC and Alaska Department of Health and Social Services recommendations. We ask that you call in advance of coming to the ED, if at all possible, so that we are aware that you are coming. Calling ahead allows us to better prepare for your treatment when you arrive."
Gary Kulka, MD - Director of Clinical Services: "Primary Care Clinic is open with regular hours of operation. The clinic is operating with a full staff, and we will continue to see our regular patients. However, we are asking those who are over age 60, or those who are immunosuppressed, to delay routine appointments for the next 30-60 days due to these patients being at higher risk. If patients are unsure if they should come in or not, we urge them to call and ask a member of the staff."