Fairbanks Memorial Hospital


Health professionals in Fairbanks are repeating their plea to the public to prevent the spread of COVID-19 as cases in the Interior increase.

A resident of Denali Center in Fairbanks has tested positive for COVID-19. The long-term residential health facility is part of the community non-profit Foundation Health Partners, FHP, that also runs Fairbanks Memorial Hospital and Tanana Valley Clinic. There are also five FHP staff members who have tested positive for the disease, and more announcements are expected today. 

Fairbanks Rescue Mission

Homeless shelters around Fairbanks are changing some of the ways they do business to prevent spreading the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. That includes screening people for symptoms of COVID-19 and requiring them to maintain six feet of social distancing. But those measures have presented new challenges for the shelters.


Mar 27, 2020

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Foundation Health Partners

Two of the Fairbanks area’s recent COVID-19 cases are health care workers. Speaking during a daily incident management team video conference yesterday (Wednesday, March 25), Shelly Ebenal, Executive Director of Foundation Health Partners (operator of Fairbanks Memorial Hospital, Tanana Valley Clinic and Denali Center) said the first individual isolated at home after experiencing symptoms March 20th, then got a positive test result Monday.


Mar 24, 2020

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Foundation Health Partners

Alaska has its 2nd and 3rd confirmed cases of Covid 19, as samples from 2 Fairbanks residents tested positive late yesterday (Mon) for the novel coronavirus caused illness. KUAC’s Dan Bross reports.

Tanana Chiefs Conference

Work is well under way on the Tanana Chiefs Conference’s newest clinic in Tok, which is scheduled to open this summer. It’s the latest of several health-care facilities the organization is building around its region to improve delivery of health care to outlying communities.

Sobering Center To Open

Nov 7, 2017
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Fairbanks has long struggled with how best to help people who regularly drink too much and end up endangered on city streets. Community Service Patrol officers routinely bring chronic inebriates to the hospital or jail, but this month Fairbanks has a new option: a sobering center. KUAC’s Dan Bross reports.

Boys and Girls Home of Alaska

Fairbanks, AK - A youth mental health facility in Fairbanks would change hands under a deal in the works. The Boys and Girls Home would be taken over by Family Centered Services under a purchase agreement recently signed by the two non-profit organizations.

Officials with the Iowa-based Boys and Girls Home could not be reached for comment, but Family Centered Services Executive Director John Regitano says the residential treatment facility has struggled financially since opening in 2008, and his organization has experience that will keep it operating.