Nuka Health Care Executive Leadership Experience

Join Southcentral Foundation’s President/CEO Dr. Katherine Gottlieb and a small group of world-class health care executives for a once-in-a-lifetime leadership workshop and experience hosted at SCF’s remote Silver Salmon Fish Camp on the coastline of Lake Clark National Park.

Recognized as one of the world’s leading examples of health care redesign, Southcentral Foundation’s Nuka System of care is a relationship-based, customer-owned approach to transforming health care, improving outcomes and reducing costs. This selective, personalized workshop is an opportunity for you to discuss and discover new leadership approaches to address the challenges of our constantly changing industry.

Network, exchange ideas and participate in strategic thinking exercises while fishing and viewing brown bears. Participate in two interactive, customized learning sessions on leadership and engaging your community.

Registration & Fees

Registration is $7,100 per person. Included in registration is:

  • A charter flight to and from Silver Salmon Camp
  • Accommodations during the experience
  • Meals and refreshments
  • Use of fishing supplies (waders, fishing pole sets, etc.)
  • Workshop, learning sessions and materials

**In the event that weather doesn’t permit flights into Silver Salmon Fish Camp, similar accommodations will be made elsewhere


Thursday, August 9 (PRE-EVENT)

Evening – arrive in Anchorage
Welcome Dinner / Reception

Friday, August 10 (DAY ONE)

Southcentral Foundation overview on the Alaska Native Health Campus in Anchorage
Tour of SCF’s Anchorage Native Primary Care Center

**Depending on weather, we may depart on this day to fish camp. We appreciate your flexibility!

Saturday, August 11 (DAY TWO)

Morning flights to fish camp
Camp orientation and tour of facility
WORKSHOP Engaging the Community to Own and Design the Health System

Discuss SCF practices in partnering with a patient (called customer-owner) population

Examine the effects of partnering with customer-owners on health outcomes and design aspects of health care delivery

Learning Circle Roundtable Discussion: Best Practices

Group excursions
Dinner & campfire

Sunday, August 12 (DAY THREE)


WORKSHOP Leadership Principles that Build a Culture of OWNERSHIP

Describe SCF’s leadership principles of OWNERSHIP
Describe how SCF leaders apply these principles on the job
Explore applying these leadership principles

Learning Circle Roundtable Discussion: Redefining Leadership in Health Care

Group excursions

Monday, August 13 (DAY FOUR)

Please plan to be flexible with you departure day in the event that weather delays departure. Consider adding time in Anchorage following the experience.


Silver Salmon Fish Camp is located on the western shores of Cook Inlet. We coordinate travel from Anchorage, Alaska by small plane on a one-hour scenic charter flight over tidal marshes, streams and volcanic mountain ranges.

Accommodations in the lodge feature cabins, a separate restroom facility with a banya (traditional sauna), and communal dining and living areas. ATVs are used to transport participants for nearby fishing, bear viewing and sightseeing activities. Count on n0t having cell reception at the camp; there is WiFi and a camp phone.

For participants interested in taking advantage of the world renowned silver salmon fishing, SCF will arrange an opportunity for you to purchase the appropriate fishing license. Information about rules, regulations and acquiring a fishing license online will also be provided.