Alaska Communications and Kodiak Area Native Association Bring New
Healthcare Services to Kodiak Island
Telehealth Services Help Physicians, Clinics and Patients Consult Via Video
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- March 28, 2013
Alaska Communications (NASDAQ:ALSK) and Kodiak Area Native Association (KANA)
are improving healthcare for residents on the nation’s second-largest island,
Kodiak Island, located in Southwest Alaska.
Alaska Communications has committed to provide the native healthcare
organization with the broadband circuits to provide enhanced telehealth
services to the association’s six village healthcare clinics. Telehealth
services enable health care providers to consult remotely with patients and
other providers. The services will help KANA’s healthcare clinics expand
access to specialist services, such as mental health, cardiology and critical
care experts – vital for patients and physicians in rural and remote areas
like those on Kodiak Island.
Alaska Communications partnered with Old Harbor Native Corporation, one of
Kodiak Island’s largest Native Corporations, to deliver the broadband network
that will enable telehealth services. Alaska Communications will also provide
ongoing support for this network.
“We are pleased to help all communities served by KANA get the care they need
regardless of location. We understand the urgent need in Alaska to provide
telehealth services and the broadband solutions required to support them,”
said Anand Vadapalli, Alaska Communications president and CEO.
“We’ve chosen Alaska Communications’ broadband network to support our
telehealth services because of the speed, security and reliability anticipated
from its network and of course, their dedicated customer service,” said Andy
Teuber, KANA president and CEO.
About Alaska Communications
Headquartered in Anchorage, Alaska Communications (Nasdaq: ALSK) is a leading
provider of high-speed wireless, mobile broadband, Internet, local,
long-distance and advanced broadband solutions for businesses and consumers in
Alaska. The Alaska Communications network includes advanced broadband and
voice networks and the most diverse undersea fiber optic system connecting
Alaska to the contiguous United States. For more information, please visit
www.alaskacommunications.com or www.alsk.com.
About Kodiak Area Native Association
Kodiak Area Native Association (KANA) is a non-profit corporation providing
health and social services for the Alaska Natives of the Koniag region. It
services the City of Kodiak and six Alaska Native villages: Akhiok, Karluk,
Old Harbor, Ouzinkie, Port Lions and Larsen Bay.
Heather Cavanaugh, 907-564-7722
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