To improve wellness by providing high quality, compassionate healthcare regardless of ability to pay.
To address the unmet primary health care needs of our community.
- Respect — Serve our patients, each other and community members with courtesy, respect, and cultural sensitivity. We value the diversity of staff and clients and will strive to honor each person.
- Compassion — Provide accessible and affordable services in an empathetic and thoughtful manner. Promote an open and friendly manner to invite others to feel welcomed and valued.
- Personal Integrity — Assume personal responsibility for achieving the highest standard of ethics, honoring our commitments and fostering an environment of mutual trust and stewardship.
- Excellence — Achieve a high level of excellence in fulfilling our mission and working with each other. Demonstrate excellence with exceptional customer service and unquestionable work ethics.
- Collaborative Spirit — Demonstrate a willingness to work with each other, patients, government agencies, donors, and our community.
History and Profile of the Health Center
In 1974, Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center (ANHC) began service to Anchorage with a handful of clinicians in a trailer. Since that time, it has grown to become one of Alaska’s largest and most comprehensive primary care medical and dental practices. ANHC is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) under section 330 of the Public Health Act. It was Alaska’s first community health center and remains the state’s largest, serving over 12,000 individual patients through over 40,000 visits per year. From its new health center facility in Midtown Anchorage, ANHC contains the following facilities:
- 45 exam, procedure, and medical consultation rooms organized around 3 medical pods; each pod can support 5 full-time medical provider teams
- Full-service state-of-the-art dental clinic with 10 operatories
- In-house Laboratory services integrated with electronic patient records
- Digital x-ray services and 3D tomographic digital mammography (new in Fall 2012)
- Pharmacy with services closely coordinated with clinical teams and synchronized with patient finances, offering steeply discounted drugs and consultation programs
- Patient education space for consultation on diabetes and other health conditions
ANHC is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b, and deemed by FTCA under 42 U. S. C. 233 (g)-(n).
- Chief Executive Officer – Tammy Green, MPH
- Chief Dental Officer – Ghazal Ringler, DMD
- Chief Information Officer – John Bartholomew
- Chief Operations Officer – Sarah Baylous
- Chief Finance Officer – Katie Blank, CPA, MBA
- Medical Director for Population Health and Quality – Jenny Love, MD, MPH, CPE
- Scharla Baker, Human Resources Director, SHRM-CP
ANHC is proud of our 140-person team dedicated to providing quality, accessible care in our community. Our professional health staff includes labratory and radiology technicians, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, registered nurses and certified medical assistants, patient care coordinators and educators, and dental hygienists and technicians. Professionals in facility maintenance, finance, reception, billing, patient records, technology, and administration support the services for our patients.
Board of Directors
The ANHC board is composed of ANHC consumers and interested members of the community. Federal requirements and ANHC bylaws mandate that the majority of members be “consumers” who represent the individuals being served in terms of demographic factors, such as race, ethnicity, sex and neighborhood.
The Board meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 6pm in room 301 at the Health Center. Patients and community members are encouraged to attend. Meeting announcements are posted publicly on our Facebook feed that is accessible from this website.
If you are interested in more information about the board of directors, please contact ANHC Administration at 743-7205 or email us at email@example.com. You may also complete our board info sheet & application and a member of the Board will contact you.
Current Board Officers – 2015-16
- Cindy Gilder, Chair – appointed 2009 – State of Alaska – DEC
- Michelle Nesbett, Secretary – appointed 2013 – Dillon & Findley, PC
- Mark Johnston, Treasurer – appointed 2014 – Municipal Light & Power
- Rhonda Kitter, Past Chair – appointed 2008 – Public Education Health Trust
- Vice Chair, Vacant
Current Board Members – 2015-16
- Joel Neimeyer * – appointed 2006 – Denali Commission
- Vanessa Salinas – appointed 2006 – Providence Alaska Hospice
- Dr. Aharon Sternberg – appointed 2010 – Retired
- Leslie Pridgen – appointed 2010 – Home Instead Services
- Molly O’Malley – appointed 2012 – Hope Community Services
- Karen Turner – appointed 2013 – Municipality of Anchorage
- Leah Van Sandt – appointed 2015 – State of Alaska – DEC
- Jay Butler, MD – appointed 2015 – State of Alaska – DHSS
- Steve Pattison- appointed 2015 – Retired
- Sarah Nash – appointed 2016 – Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
- Becky Zembower – appointed 2016 – Retired
* past Board Chair
We are proud to present our 2014 Annual Report. Whether you are a patient, staff member, or health center supporter, we thank you for playing a role in our success. The opening of our new health center enabled us to greatly expand access to both new and existing patients, as well as integrate additional quality care and measurement activities into our daily routines. View the report here.