A YKHC physician assistant received the ‘Distinguished Provider Award’ from the Healthy Alaska Natives Foundation

A Bethel wellness treatment supplier has won a statewide award for her provider to the area. Anne Anttila Komulainen has labored as a Physician Assistant at the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health and fitness Corporation (YKHC) for just about 15 years. During her tenure, she’s served as the principal care supplier for the communities of Kipnuk, Marshall, and Napakiak.

Komulainen acquired the “Distinguished Supplier Award” from the Nutritious Alaska Natives Foundation. The firm presented its annual Luminary Awards at its virtual Raven’s Ball on April 20. The award is presented to a provider who has produced a distinction in the life of sufferers in the Alaska Tribal Overall health procedure.

“She is identified for her critical contributions as an advocate, and as a front-line health treatment supplier. She is described as an ‘Xtra-Tuf on the tundra,’ giving outstanding care for the people with compassion and empathy,” President and CEO of the Alaska Native Tribal Health and fitness Consortium Valerie Nurr’araaluk Davidson reported when presenting the award to Komulainen in a pre-recorded online video.

Komulainen also approved the award in a pre-recorded movie. In it, she highlighted what she has discovered about dwelling in rural communities as a rural health and fitness company, and she spotlighted the work of village health clinic workers.

“But ultimately it is about the people, the folks of the Y-K Delta. I’m so grateful to have been capable to kind interactions with my clients because of to the longevity I have at YK[HC], from my twinlets in Kipnuk, who I have gotten shots with for the past 5 several years, to remaining enthusiastic about prolonged-awaited pregnancies, to cheering on my college-age individuals when they are competing in athletics, to the unhappiness that I sense when expensive Elders, who I dwelling-visit every time I go to their village, have passed absent,” Komulainen mentioned.

Other well being care pros also received Luminary Awards. President and CEO for Bristol Bay Space Indigenous Wellbeing Company Robert J. Clark acquired the “President’s Legacy and Leadership Award.” The staff at the Maniilaq Association’s Behavioral Health Counseling and Recovery Center gained the “Outstanding Rural Health and fitness Winner Award.”