Providence Alaska Medical Center

401 Beds

3200 Providence Drive
Anchorage, AK  99508

Level II Trauma Center

Level II Pediatric Trauma Center

Level III NICU

The second-largest private employer in Alaska, Providence Alaska Medical Center is also the biggest hospital in the state in revenue and beds. Opened in 1937, and then moved to its present location in downtown Anchorage, Alaska in 1962, the hospital has 401 beds with 1190 nurses and 850 physicians on staff. In 2010, the hospital underwent an expansion project that included a NICU, Prenatal and Mother-Baby Units, surgery, and pharmacy among other improvements. Providence Alaska Medical Center experienced more growth in 2018 with their Children’s Emergency Care center, which added 13 beds. This hospital is part of the Providence branded non-profit, Catholic health care system that includes supportive housing, educational services, as well as medical centers across seven states. In 2021, Providence Alaska Medical Center was awarded the Environmental Excellence award by Practice Greenhealth, “the nation’s leading organization dedicated to environmental stability in health care.”

Located in Southcentral Alaska, Anchorage is nicknamed “The City of Lights and Flowers.” The subarctic climate lends itself to cool but mild summers, averaging between 55 and 78 degrees Fahrenheit, and cold winters that can be between 5 to 30 degrees Fahrenheit. The city’s latitude accounts for long summer days and brief winter daylight hours. Both the Port of Anchorage and the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport are some of the busiest transportation hubs for cargo due to their location. The area boasts a steady economic growth while achieving the title of the United States’ most tax-friendly city. Anchorage has a vibrant downtown cultural scene in the performing and visual arts, along with numerous parks. Wildlife and recreational areas can be found in the surrounding wilderness areas, making Anchorage a great place for outdoor activities such as fishing, skiing, and hiking. If you’re a nurse who enjoys wilderness adventures, cooler climates, and who also doesn’t mind long/short daylight hours, Providence Alaska Medical Center may be a good fit for you!

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1 - Independent, minimal medications needs, alert and oriented, continent, less than two co-morbidities, English speaking
10 - Dependent, lots of meds, confused, incontinent, more than two co-morbidities, non-english speaking

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