Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation

The Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation Hospital in Bethel, Alaska. - Courtesy of YKHC

The Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation in Bethel, Alaska. – Courtesy of YKHC

The Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation is working towards a 250 million dollar project that would build a new clinic connected to the hospital. It would be double the size of the current hospital, which itself would be renovated. YKHC President and CEO Dan Winkelman says the region needs more services for the long term.
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YKHC consists of a regional hospital in Bethel, nine regional facilities and 47 village clinics. The corporation employs around 1,500 people and has an annual payroll of 70 million dollars.

YKHC Hospital – Bethel, AK.

The Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation received good news this week for the prospect of building a new clinic and renovating the hospital. Last year YKHC submitted a proposal to the Indian Health Service for their joint venture construction program to build a new outpatient clinic and renovate the hospital.
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Bethel Police Department logo. Courtesy of BPD

Bethel Police Department logo. Courtesy of BPD

Three Bethel buildings were broken into over the weekend: the Association of Village Council Presidents, Grant Aviation and the Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation were all hit according to the Bethel Police Department.

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NWS_Logo National Weather ServiceY-K Delta Coastal communities are bracing for a storm predicted to hit over the weekend.
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141027 Prematernal Home Window

The window art at the new YKHC Prematernal Home in Bethel. Photo by Daysha Eaton

A facility that has lowered infant and mother morbidity rates in the Y-K Delta has a new home. Bethel’s Prematernal Home has moved to a new building along the Chief Eddie Hoffman Highway. The new Home is three times the size of the old one and has improved amenities for the region’s expectant mothers during the final stage of pregnancy.
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A fire burned an alcohol treatment facility in Bethel Monday night. Photo by Dean Swope

A fire burned an alcohol treatment facility under construction in Bethel Monday night. Photo by Dean Swope

Officials are investigating a large fire in Bethel that started just after 8 o’clock Monday night, behind the Bethel post office. The Fire destroyed an alcohol treatment center under construction by the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation.

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Bethel PoliceA 20-year-old Bethel woman is dead after reportedly collapsing at a home.
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Everett Semone was arraigned on murder charges via video teleconference in a Bethel courtroom Thursday, October 9th. Photo by Daysha Eaton

Everett Semone was arraigned on murder charges via video teleconference in a Bethel courtroom Thursday, October 9th. Photo by Daysha Eaton

Everett Semone of Shageluk was arraigned on murder charges at the Bethel court this afternoon. He is accused of brutally killing his parents with a axe in the village of Shageluk earlier this week.

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Dan Winkelman took over as CEO of YKHC. Courtesy of YKHC

Dan Winkelman, YKHC, CEO/President. Courtesy of YKHC

The Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation in Bethel has deployed health care workers to the village of Shageluk where Alaska State Troopers are investigating two deaths.  Read more →

YKHC Layoffs Begin

by Daysha Eaton on June 2, 2014

YKHC consists of a regional hospital in Bethel, nine regional facilities and 47 village clinics. The corporation employs around 1,500 people and has an annual payroll of 70 million dollars.

YKHC consists of a regional hospital in Bethel, nine regional facilities and 47 village clinics.

The Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation started handing out pink slips Monday. Switchboard operator, Hilary Jung, says she went into work for her noon shift and was called into an office by managers.

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