Andrea Akerelrea Welcomed to Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center

February 2023 – Summit Talent Group is pleased to announce the placement of Andrea Akerelrea BSN RN as the new Director of Nursing for Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center (ANHC). A Federally Qualified Health Center located in Anchorage Alaska, ANHC has become one of Alaska’s largest and most comprehensive primary care medical and dental practices.

Andrea comes to ANHC from Alaska Native Medical Center, where she served as Clinical Nurse Manager. With over 15 years of experience in the nursing industry, Andrea has honed her skills in various roles, including Clinical Nurse Consultant and President of Nursing Staff.

As Clinical Nurse Manager, Andrea reported to the Nursing Director of Inpatient Pediatrics and worked to ensure the delivery of high-quality care to patients and families. One of Andrea’s key accomplishments was her work in improving the patient satisfaction scores of the Inpatient Pediatrics unit. Despite the challenges posed by changes in staffing, pay and structure, Andrea focused on consistent messaging to staff regarding support and safety issues, ensured proper education and support, and advocated for the use of the safety reporting system. As a result, the unit saw improvements in its scores for patient safety, career development opportunities, and the way staff was treated with respect.

In addition to her role as Clinical Nurse Manager, Andrea has also served as Clinical Nurse Consultant, where she provided clinical oversight and mentored and evaluated the management of complex care to patients and families.

Andrea holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Alaska Anchorage. She holds various certifications and licensures, including BLS, NRP, PALS, and TNCC. Akerelrea has a wealth of experience in the field of nursing, having served as Chair of Pediatric Unit Based Council and as the former Chair of the Nursing Research and Evidence Based Practice Council. Andrea was recognized as the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium’s Employee of the Year in 2015. She has also participated in several other ANMC Committees and initiatives, including serving as a presenter at nurse orientation and other training events.

Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center is a Federally Qualified Health Center, providing primary health care services for everyone in the community, with a special focus on those who face extra barriers to care.

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