Fairbanks Memorial Hospital

Witnessing Heroism

Apr 5, 2020
Foundation Health Partners

The Fairbanks Unified Incident Command reported the first COVID-19 death in the Interior. A 73-year old died on Friday, April 3, at Fairbanks Memorial Hopital. An announcement from Foundation Health Partners reported the patient was admitted on March 25.

FHP reported that the woman had underlying health conditions. Results for a COVID-19 test came back positive on March 27. 


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
Dan Bross / KUAC

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.