On August 3rd, YKHC was honored to host Dr. Vivek Murthy, the United States Surgeon General. After a briefing about healthcare delivery in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, local opioid use and treatment options, and other regional health issues, YKHC staff brought Dr. Murthy to Napaskiak.
While in Napaskiak, Dr. Murthy toured the village clinic to meet clinic staff and get an introduction to frontline healthcare delivery in the remote region.
Upon returning to Bethel, Dr. Murthy attended a meeting with the Orutsaramiut Native Council, the Bethel City Council, and other local leaders. Dr. Murthy even made a short visit to Bethel Meyers Farm before attending a dinner meeting with local Commissioned Officers of the US Public Health Service. Quyana Dr. Murthy for your visit to southwest Alaska!
Contributed by Tiffany Zulkosky, YKHC