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Providence Alaska Medical Center

Providence Alaska Medical Center, a part of Providence Health System, is located in Anchorage, Alaska. Renowned as the largest hospital in the state, it aims to carry forward the healing ministry of Christ to serve the poor and weak. With the most advanced treatment facilities, the hospital extends its services in a variety of specialty areas. The Cancer Center at Providence holds to the highest standard of cancer care. Exceptional research facilities are available, and in association with the American Cancer Society, the center conducts screening and education programs. Full-care pediatric and women’s service are offered at the Children’s Hospital. Through Alaska C.A.R.E.S., an outpatient clinic near the hospital, it delivers sexual abuse evaluation and treatment services. The center also is a recognized referral center for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of cardiovascular conditions. Spiritual care and supportive services are available at the Spiritual Care Department. In addition, it features music thanatology – which focuses on the use of "music vigils" for their terminally ill patients. The Infusion Center, accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), boasts outstanding chemotherapy and biotherapy facilities. Other facilities at Providence include the Diabetes and Nutrition Center, Family Medicine Center, Wound Center, Sleep Disorders Center, and the Cystic Fibrosis Clinic. A full spectrum of surgical, radiological, dietary, and behavioral health services also are offered. Providence Alaska Medical Center also features long-term care services through its satellite facilities. Excellent accommodations for patients and their families can be arranged at Providence House, a 28-guest room facility adjacent to the medical center. Medical social workers at the hospital provide assistance for social and emotional issues associated with illness, while interpreter services are available for the hearing impaired.