Southcentral Foundation has come up with an approach to pain treatment that takes advantage of SCF’s system of integrated care and uses traditional Alaska Native values to support customer-owners, with an emphasis on early recognition of the diagnosis and interdisciplinary treatment to avoid development of complex chronic pain syndromes and addiction to opioids.
SCF is excited to welcome attendees from around the world to learn how our Nuka System of Care has improved health outcomes, reduced costs, and improved customer satisfaction. Read about Keynote Speakers Derek Feeley and Katherine Gottlieb.
Southcentral Foundation’s Integrated Care Teams build strong relationships with customer-owners in order to provide more effective care which addresses their unique health needs and helps them achieve overall wellness.
Integrated Care Teams are flexible, and other health care providers can be added to the care team as they are needed. Learn about the roles and responsibilities of a dietician, pharmacist, and behavioral health consultant.
At Southcentral Foundation, primary care is provided through Integrated Care Teams (ICTs). The core members of an ICT are a primary care provider, nurse case manager, certified medical assistant, and case management support. Learn about the roles and responsibilities of each core team member.
How to effectively manage employee performance is an important question, no less so in health care than any other industry. A strategy that gives employees the chance to innovate and helps them develop professional skills while keeping work focused on the mission and vision of the organization can help an organization tremendously.
Change management is important for any organization that wants to make significant changes to the way they operate. Implementing changes can be difficult, especially at larger organizations, and these changes can sometimes face institutional resistance.
At Southcentral Foundation, relationships are a key component of how our organization operates. Relationships between providers and customer-owners are the core of the Nuka System of Care, but SCF values many other kinds of relationships as well, such as between co-workers, and relationships with the community.
Medicine used to be a discipline for heroes. Doctors and nurses were these heroic self-sacrificing figures who went without food, sleep, personal comforts and any hope of a normal work-life balance. They dedicated their lives (and often unwittingly their families’ lives) to the service and sacrifice of the practice of medicine. They were pillars of the communities they lived in, respected for the work they did. Then came “healthcare.”
Learning and development is important for employees in many different fields, and health care is no different. Investing in employee learning and development can help with employee retention, boost performance, and help ensure sustainability at an organization.