Staff News

Staff News

Bethel Family Clinic is pleased to announce Mary Laraux has joined our team. She is the Human Resources Generalist. Mary comes to us with extensive experience in Human Resources. Mary is born and raised in the Delta region. Mary has 1 daughter and 2 sons. She enjoys a subsistence lifestyle with her partner, Gerald. Mary is an avid outdoorswoman enjoying snow mobiles, boating, fishing, hunting and harvesting. Welcome Aboard Mary!

 

 

 

Bethel Family Clinic will be saying farewell to longtime employee Roy Alexie, Jr. Roy is moving to Anchorage with his family and will be pursuing other opportunities. Roy joined Bethel Family Clinic in 2013. We wish him godspeed and all our best for his employment opportunities in Anchorage. He will be very missed.

PRESS RELEASE: Bethel Family Clinic Appoints New Executive Director

PRESS RELEASE: Bethel Family Clinic Appoints New Executive Director

PRESS RELEASE: Bethel Family Clinic Appoints New Executive Director
Perry Barr, President | July 18, 2018
BETHEL, AK – Bethel Family Clinic, Inc., a Bethel-based Primary Care Clinic, is pleased to announce the appointment of Deborah L. White as Executive Director. Ms. White’s appointment is effective July 18, 2018.
Ms. White has been a resident of Bethel for the last five years and previously worked at Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation as the corporate Human Resources Director. She also served as the Human Resources Director for the Association of Village Council Presidents. Ms. White previously worked in healthcare and legal associations as their Senior Administrator. As the Executive Director, Ms. White will direct all facets of the organization – including the expansion of services, financing and asset management.
About Bethel Family Clinic
Incorporated in 1982, the Bethel Family Clinic is a Federally Qualified Health Center which receives Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) funding and has Federal Public Health Service (PHS) deemed status. The Clinic provides services to the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta region. Bethel Family Clinic received the 2014 Level III certification as a Patient-Centered Medical Home in 2016.

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Strep Throat Prevention

The best way to avoid strep throat is to avoid close contact with someone who is already infected with strep. It may also be helpful to reduce stress, get plenty of rest, and fortify your body’s natural defenses. Frequent hand washing can help prevent infection as well.

The bacteria is spread by sneezing, coughing, shaking hands, putting your hands to your face or eyes, or close contact with people who are infected. You can also pick up strep by touching objects such as books, doorknobs, tables, or other hard surfaces that were touched by a contaminated person and then touching your eyes, nose, or mouth — hand washing or using alcohol-based hand sanitizer can help prevent this.

See your doctor if you quickly develop a fever and sore throat simultaneously. These are the hallmark symptoms of strep throat. Stomachaches and headaches are common in children with strep throat. However, most people with strep do not have prominent congestion, cough, or diarrhea. Early treatment may help prevent strep from developing into a more serious problem, such as rheumatic fever.

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