President of Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium in Juneau, Alaska, Charles Clement manages a $125 million operation. Staying current on topics impacting the health care industry, Charles Clement and SEARHC maintain a strong relationship with the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC).
ANTHC is in the progress of constructing a 202-room patient housing facility in Anchorage. Supporting the Alaska Native Medical Center, the infrastructure is slated to open fall 2016 and will provide lodging for patients and families traveling to Anchorage to receive care. ANTHC believes the project will ease the burden of travel and hotel expenditures for both the patients and the Alaska Tribal Health System.
With 30 rooms dedicated to pre-maternal patients and their families, the facility will connect directly to the medical center via a sky bridge. Patients with high-risk pregnancies or who require specialty medical care or infusion and radiation therapy will have improved access to treatment as well. Planned building features include communal living spaces, cooking areas, self-serve laundry rooms, and an exercise room.