Alaska Heritage Tours package named best in U.S.
The Best of Kenai Fjords National Park tour offered by Alaska Heritage Tours (AHT) has been selected as one of National Geographic Traveler magazine’s “50 Tours of a Lifetime.” Now in its ninth year, this annual list features the best-guided, most authentic and most sustainable tours from around the world. The “50 Tours of a Lifetime” feature appears in the May 2015 issue of the magazine and online at http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/tours/north-america-tours-2015/.
AHT is the Anchorage-based vacation package provider of CIRI Alaska Tourism Corporation, offering unforgettable tourism experiences throughout the state.
ANTHC Patient Housing Project moves forward with donation
The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) received a $450,000 donation from the law firm of Sonosky, Chambers, Sachse, Miller and Munson LLP for its Patient Housing Project, a planned 202-bed facility that will house patients and their families travelling to the hospital for long-term or follow-up medical care. The donation was announced at the Healthy Alaska Natives Foundation Raven’s Ball on March 21. The firm also contributed a $450,000 challenge grant toward the construction of Southcentral Foundation’s new Nuka building, which will house a therapy center and offer other health and wellness services. ANTHC and Southcentral Foundation jointly own and manage the Alaska Native Medical Center.
Southcentral Foundation leader honored
Southcentral Foundation (SCF) President and CEO Katherine Gottlieb accepted the 2015 Harry S. Hertz Leadership Award on April 14 during the 27th Annual Quest for Excellence Conference in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. P. George Benson, chair of the Baldrige Foundation, shared that Gottlieb was chosen for her visionary leadership and commitment to customer-driven quality improvement in health care.” The Harry S. Hertz Leadership Award was established in 2013 as an annual award to recognize an outstanding leader who serves as a role model for performance excellence and inspirational leadership.