Providence Alaska Medical Center

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Providence Alaska Medical Center
Providence Health & Services
Providence Alaska Medical Center is located in Anchorage
Providence Alaska Medical Center
Location on a map of Anchorage
Location Anchorage, Alaska, United States
Coordinates 61°11′18″N 149°49′08″W / 61.18833°N 149.81889°W / 61.18833; -149.81889Coordinates: 61°11′18″N 149°49′08″W / 61.18833°N 149.81889°W / 61.18833; -149.81889
Emergency department Yes
Beds 371[1]
Lists Hospitals in Alaska

Providence Alaska Medical Center is Alaska's largest hospital, has 371 beds, 766 nurses and more than 500 physicians on staff. It is located at 3200 Providence Drive in Anchorage, Alaska. In the last year with available data, the hospital had 16,358 admissions, 69,133 emergency room visits, 5,350 annual inpatient surgeries and 7,770 outpatient surgeries.[1] The hospital is accredited by the joint commission.[2]

Some features include: The Children's Hospital at Providence, a Maternity Center, which houses the state's only Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit; Heart and Cancer Centers; Alaska's largest emergency department with LifeGuard air ambulance transport; full diagnostic, rehabilitation and surgical services; and both inpatient and outpatient mental health and substance abuse recovery services for adults and children. Other programs include a Family Practice Center, Sleep Disorders Center, Providence Imaging Center, Providence Home Health Care and telemedicine services for other Alaskan communities.

Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage is part of the Providence Health & Services in Alaska, which oversees several other Alaska medical centers and long-term care facilities. With more than 3,000 employees, Providence Health System is the second-largest private employer in Alaska.


Providence Alaska Medical Center is accredited through the Joint Commission of Hospital Accreditation. The hospital holds national accreditation for its radiation oncology department through the American College of Radiology.[3] The sleep disorder center is accredited through the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.[4]


As of 2010, a $150.3-million expansion project that affects NICU, Prenatal and Mother-Baby Units, surgery, pharmacy, sterile processing, and materials management is in its beginning stages. It is named the Generations project because of the Providence commitment to care for generations of Alaskans. A Certificate of Need has been applied for, and construction is expected to start in January, 2011. Construction and renovation is not expected to be complete until 2014.

Providence Alaska Medical Center is transitioning to an Electronic Health Record (EHR). Implementation of the new system is expected to begin in 2011.


  1. ^ a b "Providence Alaska Medical Center". U.S.News & World Report. 
  2. ^ "Hospitals: Providence Alaska Medical Center". Consumer Reports. 
  3. ^ Providence Alaska Medical Center (December 6, 2012). "Providence earns national accreditation for radiation oncology". Anchorage Daily News. 
  4. ^ Staff Reporter (November 2001). "Providence sleep disorders center wins five-year accreditation". Alaska Journal of Commerce.